At Fairbanks House, we don’t believe that sacrifices in comfort need to be made in order to keep our commitment to the environment.  Our idea is to offer you the best possible experience without having you notice just how “green” you are.

What You’ll See

  • No smoking anywhere – including our grounds
  • Recycling bins in each guest room
  • Pitchers of water, rather than water bottles
  • Reflective roof on all buildings resulting in a 30% reduction in energy use
  • Native plants
  • Drought-tolerant plants
  • Herbs grown organically on site
  • Large variety of berry-producing shrubs for migrating birds
  • Energy-efficient light bulbs
  • Butterfly garden
  • BeeKind earth-friendly upscale toiletries made with no petroleum products
  • Biodegradable packaging for in-room amenities

Behind the Scenes

  • Participation with Clean The World soap recycling program
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Best practices for water use
  • Elimination of 75% of overhead watering – further reductions planned
  • Environmentally-safe cleaning products
  • Paper products made from 100% recycled paper
  • Highest efficiency HVAC systems
  • Locally sourced produce and dairy
  • Farmers Market purchases whenever possible
  • Donations of all “gently used” items from inn to local charities for re-use
  • Purchase of refurbished items when practical

Produce Gardens

  • Raised beds made from recycled materials surrounding back yard gazebo
  • Herb bed featuring year-round harvests for inclusion in breakfast and hors d’oeuvres
  • Several raised beds of seasonal produce
  • Tangerine, orange, Meyer Lemon, grapefruit and lime trees
  • Blueberry bushes lining the backyard walkway
  • More to come…