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Our Strong Commitment to the Environment

Respecting our natural surroundings—from green power to responsible sourcing

For many reasons—including our love for our Mountain View Grand’s beautiful natural surroundings—we want to ensure future generations can enjoy the natural beauty of our planet as much as we have. We are proud of our continued (and award-winning) efforts toward being the best green hotel we can be by reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible. We also work hard to educate our guests on the importance of sustainability practices in their own lives.

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EPA Green Power

Mountain View Grand purchases green power for all of our electricity use—we are the only hotel or resort (and one of only a handful of companies) in the state to do so. We have been honored as a 100 percent EPA Green Power Purchaser by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

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Environmental Goals & Achievements

We are always looking for ways to be more eco-friendly. Our three most significant initiatives include energy and material consumption as well as wind energy supplemented by New Mix Wind Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates.

To reduce energy and material consumption, we use:

  • An integrated recycling program for managing cardboard, aluminum, plastic, vegetable oil, and organic waste
  • A towel and linen reuse program
  • Locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, including from our own herb and vegetable garden, reducing our use (and the resulting environmental impact) of packaged and shipped produce
  • A new composting system in our garden
  • Energy-saving lighting and greenfiber insulation to retain heat
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Ahead Of The Curve With Wind Energy

Can you believe that 100 percent of our electricity is provided through renewable wind energy? Between our on-site 121-foot wind turbine and purchasing NewMix Wind Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), all of our power comes from wind. It is exciting to note that this offsets our carbon footprint by about 2.5 million pounds annually, which equals:

  • The carbon emissions it takes to provide energy to 100 homes per year
  • The annual greenhouse gas emissions of 230 passenger vehicles
  • The carbon that is annually sequestered by 250 acres of pine or fir forests
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Green Meetings & Events

Hosting environmentally responsible events sends a great message to your guests—and it’s a way to personally and professionally reduce your impact on the environment as well. Here are a few ways we help make meetings and celebrations more sustainable: 

  • Online billing, paperless contracting and brochures
  • Bulk service instead of individual packets of condiments
  • Non-disposable drink containers, dishware, and cutlery 
  • Availability of white boards in place of flip charts
  • Pitchers instead of bottles for water service
  • Use of local produce and other seasonal sustainable menu offerings
  • Recycled and recyclable materials