Brobacka bed and breakfast and café are Green Key certified
The Green Key award is the leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. The Green Key is awarded hotels, smaller accommodation services, camping sites, restaurants, conference centers and museums that meet a set of high standard environmental requirements.
The requirements are both practical and more abstract. For example, the establishments aim to use locally produced and organic food and drinks, lower their water and energy consumption, recycle and separate waste and use eco-friendly cleaning methods. They also inform and encourage their customers to sustainable activities and educate their staff in environmental work.
Today there are more than 3 200 Green Key certified establishments in more than 60 countries. At the moment, more than 20 sites are awarded the Green Key certificate in Åland.
At Brobacka we think it’s interesting and fun with responsibility for the nature and environment and we always try to come up with new ways to be more eco-friendly. Our vision at Brobacka is to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible, a vision we are hoping to reach in association with our customers, suppliers and co-workers. We want to run a café and guesthouse business that inspires and encourages our guests to choose an eco-friendlier alternative too.
Eco-labelled & locally produced:
Locally produced food and products, especially products from the Åland Islands are something we care deeply for here at Brobacka and we are happy to cooperate with several local companies here on the island. The flour we use in our bread and cakes is eco-labelled and locally produced at “Överängs kvarn” in Saltvik. Most of our dairy products are from our local dairy industry ÅCA.
Inspiration & encouragement:
In well-chosen places all around the guesthouse and the café there are small frames with information on several ways how to save e.g. water and energy.
There are recycling bins in both of the guesthouse kitchens, which gives our guests the possibility to recycle their trash. There are separate bins for mixed waste, compost, glass, metal, newspapers, batteries and bottles/cans.