Sustainability is at the core of Aura Accommodation, in fact one of our key values is ‘Educate and inspire – we are the change our world needs.’
Follow our progress as we implement more sustainable initiatives into the day to day running of our business, and educate and inspire our guests to make more sustainable choices.
We are committed to providing composting facilities to our guests and have set an ambitious goal to compost over 50% of our waste. That requires commitment from both sides. What’s best, we can even pack up some compost and send it home with you.
In Room Waste Sorting
We make correctly sorting your waste easy by providing clear information and different bins within your room. We then do the rest to ensure it finds it’s way to the Compost, Recycling or the Landfill. We even keep some food aside for Farmer Brown and his local pigs.
Rotorua is small. Rather than jumping in the car to see the city, we actively encourage walking, biking or scootering around the city. We provide bikes and scooters free of charge to our guests to venture off and explore.
We are powered on Geothermal Energy. Well not exclusively, but all our hot water is heated from clean, green, geothermal energy. This means your shower, the tap water, the in room radiators, outdoor pool and thermal steam box for cooking. We tap into earths renewable goodness to keep things toasty.
No more single use milk cartons! We bottle our milk in renewable glass jars. Less waste to the landfill and a better tasting drop in your morning coffee.
We are involved in the Beyond Skin Deep soap recycling programme. This is a great company that collects used soap bars, produces new bars and distributes them to vulnerable communities to improve hygiene practices.
Committed to Sustainable Tourism
We are part of the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment , this committing to support our local community and enhance our natural environment while delivering high quality accommodation experience.
Send Your Service
Send Your Service is an opportunity for our guest to forfeit their daily housekeeping service for a $5 donation to a local charity that we are supporting. It’s our guests way to do good in our community. So far we have donated over $14,500.
When the suns out, we run on solar. Further reducing our environmental footprint, we now use our electricity more smartly, timing operations for peak solar production to use our own generated electricity. Extra electricity is provided by a 100% renewable energy provider.
Removing Plastic Bin Liners
Wasteful and unnecessary. We’ve removed plastic bin liners from our bins (most), and instead are re-using paper to line our bins. This, on average, saves 8,000 plastic bags entering our landfills – little change, big difference.
With our drive to find ways to continually reduce our environmental footprint, we’ve got plans for the future – reinstating chemical free cleaning (when safe), minimising our chemical use in our pools and further supporting our local charities to name a few.