Respect The Environment

     

At La Fontaine we aim to reduce our impact on the environment and invite you to help us. Here are some actions we can all take:

Water

We

  • Collect rainwater for our plants
  • Only use our washing machines when they are full
  • Use low flow tap heads

You

  • Minimise showering time
  • Turn off taps
  • Drink tapwater, it tastes as good as bottles

Energy

We

  • Only heat rooms when booked or occupied
  • Do not iron linen
  • Have double glazed windows and insulated rooms
  • Change bed linen every three days for multiple night guests
  • Use light timers in the corridor and energy saving bulbs

You

  • Keep windows closed in the cold
  • Request towel changes only when necessary

Recycling

We

  • Recycle used palettes for picture frames, garden objects, etc
  • Recycle all disposable materials (paper, cardboard, metal, glass etc)
  • Buy produce without excess packaging
  • Compost organic materials

You

  • Recycle disposables in the bins provided outside La Fontaine
  • Return brochures and guides for others to use

The Environment & Pollution

We

  • Shop locally and use market produce to reduce car pollution
  • Provide habitats, food and water for wildlife ( eg bats, nesting birds and lizards)
  • Use biodegradable cleaning products
  • Use soaps and shampoos from containers and glasses in the rooms

You

  • Can arrive by train, bus (1€), foot, horse or bike and visit the beautiful region without using a car
  • Can remove all rubbish when visiting the area

Local Produce

We

  • Serve homemade Roussillon apricot jam and local honey, seasonal fruit at breakfast
  • Grow tomatoes, chillis and pumpkins in our small potager
  • Buy local produce in Olette’s Thursday market and Prades Tuesday market

You

  • Can support the local shops and market buying seasonal produce
  • Can cook a BBQ on our terrace using produce sourced locally

 
 
 
 
 
   

La Fontaine, Place de la Victoire, 66360 OLETTE, Pyrenees Orientales.       Tel: +33 (0) 4 68 97 03 67    Email: hugo@atasteofcatalonia.co.uk