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We have a close working relationship with our suppliers and encourage them to share our concerns about minimising impact on the environment. Environmental awareness is fundamentally important to most Icelanders and they are proud that Iceland is one of the most environmentally responsible countries in the world.
Hotel Ranga and its staff fully support these views and have an on-going environmental policy to endorse them, including the following:-
Everything that can be recycled is, including glass, metal, paper, wood, batteries, office equipment.
Guests are asked to leave dirty towels on the floor so only dirty laundry is washed. There is a program to limit the use of soap and shampoo without impacting on quality.
Plentiful geothermal water is used for heating and it is recycled 3 times from radiators to floor heating to hot tubs.
Hydroelectric power is used throughout the hotel except for gas in the kitchen. Low energy lamps have been installed.
Local food products are sourced wherever possible for the restaurant. Fish, lamb, seafood, game and many vegetables are always local.
Guests are encouraged to drink water from the tap instead of bottled water as the water is so pure.
Local operators are used whenever possible throughout the year stimulating local business.
Iceland remains at the forefront of renewable energy initiatives, in particular harnessing the abundance of hydro-electric and geothermal sustainable energy resources to provide heat and hot water for nearly the entire country. In addition it plans to become the first 100% renewable energy ‘hydrogen economy’, aiming to power the country’s cars, buses and fishing trawlers through its abundant renewable resources.
We are proud to support the Iceland Nature Conservation Association (INCA) whose primary objective is to conserve and protect the wilderness of Iceland. It is heavily involved in the public debate on sustainable and wise use of hydroelectric and geothermal resources, as well as focusing on fisheries issues, climate change and the conservation of whales.
In 26 years of operation, we have raised a significant sum of money for a number of extremely worthwhile causes, including the Whale Museum in Husavik and one of Scott Polar Research Institute’s (SPRI) projects - ‘Eurasian Arctic: Melting Ice’ - an ongoing in-depth study of glaciers and icecaps with regard to their sensitivity to climate change.
We are proud to hold the AITO 3-star Responsible Travel accreditation recognising our commitment to sustainable tourism.
Back home in our offices we have an active environmental policy including recycling bins throughout; printing our brochures on FSC accredited paper from sustainable forests; systems to encourage a paperless office; and movement sensor lights which use the latest energy-saving long-life elements.
We are dedicated to ensuring that local communities and environment are treated with the utmost care and respect. We fully support local communities and are proud to use Hotel Ranga, which is owned and managed by Icelanders, employs local staff and uses locally sourced food products in its restaurant. Visiting the local natural wonders and taking part in excursions in the surrounding area brings the benefits of tourism, providing income and supporting local businesses, creating employment and contributing to the overall sustainable development of this region.
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