Brattleboro North Recognized as One of the Top Three KOA Campgrounds Leading the Way in Green Practices!At the 2012 KOA Owners Convention in Orlando Florida, the Brattleboro North KOA received a plaque in honor of it being one of the top three campgrounds incorporating eco-friendly practices and upgrades. The Dummerston Vermont location is one of 480 KOA campgrounds across Canada and the United States.
In 2011, the Brattleboro North KOA Campground received Kampgrounds of America’s Kamp Green Certification for environmentally friendly steps taken. The goals accomplished in 2011 included replacement of all T12 fluorescent lighting in the park with highly efficient T8 lighting. Motion sensors in the campground’s game room, laundry, lounge, bathhouse and utility closets were installed to automatically shut off lights when the rooms are not occupied. Other steps included:
- The addition of CFL lighting to all lamp fixtures in the cabins.
- The expansion of recycling programs for bottles, cans, paper and plastic.
- Site maps that are printed on 100 percent recycled paper with eco-friendly inks.
- Use of ecologically friendly cleaning solutions with on-site dilution to reduce packaging.
- Updated the campground’s refrigeration and laundry appliances to be more energy efficient.
In 2012, green goals that were accomplished included replacement of multi-gallon per flush toilets with one gallon per flush ones in the cabins and bath house and upgrading the showers in the bath house. In addition, with the adoption of the pony Sway, it was decided to participate in Project COW. Project COW is Windham County, Vermont Solid Waste Management District's Converting Organic Waste composting program. This is a great opportunity for local residents to compost their household food, low-grade paper, and animal waste and bedding. One a week, the buckets that contain the daily collected waste are brought to the composting facility in Brattleboro.
We look forward to see you here in 2013!
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