The vision of a more sustainable future warms our hearts and hands.
Fortunately, passion-generated heat doesn’t add to global warming! On the contrary: at WOOD, we’re contributing to a healthy and balanced ecosystem in all sorts of small, playful ways.
Construction of the hotel
In the construction industry we opted for sustainable installations, such as high insulation, all electric and heat pumps for vrf system, hot water and solar.
Our point of pride: our Tree Fund
Our point of pride: our Tree Fund. For this project, we joined forces with the Zeeuwse Milieufederatie (Zeeland Environmental Federation or ZMF). At the moment, the fund is in a start-up phase and we are looking for a suitable plot of land where we’ll plant trees together with ZMF. The more lungs of the earth, the merrier!
We are able to do this thanks to your stay with us. Every time you rent a bike or scooter, purchase a parking ticket or decide to skip cleaning & use your towels and sheets for another day, we donate a small amount to the Tree Fund. And if you want, you can opt for offsetting the CO2 emissions of your trip to Middelburg. This money, too, goes to more rustling trees on our peninsula!
Phase 2 - November 2020
The first trees funded by our Tree Plan have now been planted at OEST. OEST is located on the Hof ter Linde estate in Ritthem, just outside Middelburg, and is a place where food has been grown ecologically since 2016. Mainly perennial edible plants and many varieties in order to increase biodiversity and enrich the environment. There is a food forest under construction in which tent spaces have been created where people can stay and where dinner parties are organised during the summer months. The chefs at Wood look forward to preparing beautiful dishes for our guests with the harvest from the food forest. As a hotel guest of Cityhotel Wood it is also possible to take a look at OEST or take part in one of the guided tours or workshops. More information can be found on the website of Hof ter Linde and Oest Farm and Stay.
It is also possible for hotel guests of Cityhotel Wood to take a look at OEST or participate in one of the guided tours or workshops. More information can be found on the website of Hof ter Linde or ask for it when booking!
Feeding instead of filling
In the kitchen, too, our chefs are working hard to reduce our ecological footprint. For instance, we strive to keep food miles down by focusing on local and seasonal produce.
The products that enter the kitchen are close to nature with vegetables in the leading role. Unprocessed and pure, with a short line to their source.
We use the whole product as much as possible. For example, we use pulp from the vegetable juices in our cakes and we are experimenting with growing our own oyster mushrooms on a bed of coffee grounds that would otherwise be thrown in the bin.
Durable tableware from Figgjo
Figgjo is the only remaining porcelain manufacturer in Scandinavia. They have everything in house to make beautiful, functional, durable porcelain. Figgjo is a green manufacturer. They use no harmful materials and recycle all materials that do not end up as an end product, there are no toxic emissions. This is not only crucial for keeping our environment clean - no waste is also very good for business. It means we can do more with less. It really is a win-win situation.
The tableware at Cityhotel Wood has been carefully selected, the elegant details and colors perfectly match The Green Room, attention has been paid to every detail. The porcelain is translated from modern and classic design into functional and durable porcelain.
The Good Roll
100% tree friendly and sustainable toilet paper at Cityotel Wood.
The Good Roll is made of 100% recycled paper, without chlorine, colouring agents or fragrances. The packaging of the toitlet paper is plastic-free. In addition, The Good Roll invests 50% of its profits in the construction of toilets in developing countries.
Ecotap water in The Green Room
In The Green Room we serve still and sparkling water from the Ecotap.
The taps of EcoTap water work trough a unique 3-phase filter system, which turns tap water into table water of mineral water quality. After filtering, the water is cooled by using a special 'cooler carbonator' and transformed into deliciously refreshing still or sparkling table water that tastes at least as good as bottled mineral water.
And let's be honest: plastic bottles of mineral water are outdated, aren't they? Surely transporting water that can also be tapped on the spot is just a sin? Unnecessary transport, CO2 emissions during production and (stray) waste damages the environment.
For each subscription 36,000 liters of water goes to Kenya
In the Netherlands the tap water is about super good quality. But in many countries this is very different. There you get sick when you drink water from the tap. EcoTapwater believes that everyone in the world has a right to clean drinking water. That is why Ecotapwater works together with the ''Verkaart Development Team (VDT project)''. They take in orphan girls and albino children in Kenya and give them food and drink, clothing, education and protection.
In all our rooms and citylofts the care products (handsoap, body lotion, shower gel and shampoo) of iLoveEcoEssentals can be found.
iLoveEcoEssentials wants to have a positive impact on your well-being, your skin and our home planet. The range is certified for your guarantee; both the content and packaging are carefully selected on the basis of agriculture, processing, production and working conditions that meet strict sustainable health and environmental requirements.
The products are bottled from recyclable collected waste plastic. All ingredients of iLoveEcoEssentials are certified by ECOCERT Natural & Organic, and are made without the use of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, colorants, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and colorants or animal ingredients.
100% natural and organic ingredients and naturally free of microplastic - making ILEE safe for groundwater, marine life and future generations.
Durable ILEE facts:
- Natural products provide long-lasting effectiveness on the skin.
- Natural products let your skin 'breathe'.
- The natural nutrients (e.g. Vitamin E, Vitamin C) of which the products are composed keep the skin healthy and at the same time reduce your daily burden of chemicals.
- Natural products are free of synthetic and/or toxic substances.
- iLoveEcoEssentials consists of a series of high quality products that embody pure luxury and are enriched with active ingredients that help to nourish and care for your skin.
Become a fan of the products during your stay? At the reception the complete line (including body-oil, aromatic mist and conditioner) is offered for sale.
Dyson Airblade Wash & Dry
Our public toilets are equipped with Dyson Airblade Wash & Dry. This saves 80% water and CO2, compared to a normal tap and disposable paper towels.
The air in restrooms can contain microscopic particles, including bacteria and viruses. That's why all Dyson Airblade hand dryers come with HEPA filters, a proven way to remove 99.95% of airborne particles, including bacteria and viruses. So hands are dried with HEPA filtered air and not dirty air.
Moist hands can block up to 1000 times more bacteria than drying hands. Hygienic hand drying is therefore just as important as washing hands.
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