Sustainability

For the Team of the Masseria Agrituristica Lama San Giorgio sustainability is a priority element. In fact, by working closely with the environment, we are fully aware of the importance of taking actions, even the smallest ones, to safeguard our ecosystem.

Below we list some of them:

ORGANIC AGRICULTURE 

Organic farming is a type of agriculture that considers the entire agricultural ecosystem, exploits the natural fertility of the soil, promoting it with limited interventions, promotes the biodiversity of the environment in which it operates and limits or excludes the use of synthetic products and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The organic certification according to EC Reg. 834/2007 can only be issued by Certification Bodies recognized by the EU. In our case we use Bioagricert, one of the main Italian control bodies, for the control and certification of our organic extra virgin olive oil.

PHOTOVOLTAIC AND THERMAL SOLAR  SYSTEM

We have installed at our masseria a 50 kw photovoltaic system capable of powering the masseria only with solar energy for most of the day.

Solar thermal systems instead are devices that allow you to capture solar energy, store it and use it in particular for heating running water to replace boilers powered by natural gas.

All of our rooms use solar thermal to heat sanitary water, thus significantly reducing the impact on the environment.

CHARGING STATION FOR ELECTRIC AND HYBRID PLUG-IN VEHICLES

We have installed a charging station for electric vehicles at our masseria. The power of the recharge is 11 kw and it is reserved only for guestsof the masseria, who can book its use in different time slots. For more information on recharging, please contact the reception.

REDUCTION OF FOOD WASTE

We have inserted the à la carte ordering method for breakfast (but with dishes always included in the room price, without additional charges). This method of ordering makes the customers more aware, so that they have the possibility to order what they actually want, thus avoiding filling the plate at the buffet with foods that they may not eat later.

ORGANIC SOAP DISPENSERS

In all our rooms there are organic soap dispensers, both near the sink and in the showers, both for soap and for shower gel and shampoo.

This allows us to drastically reduce the consumption of disposable plastic, while offering an even higher level product than the usual hotel soaps.

THERMAL INSULATION WITH NATURAL MATERIAL

All our Suites are insulated using natural material (precisely cork). This allows for effective insulation of the rooms (resulting in less use of heating and air conditioning) without using materials that are harmful to the environment.

WASTE SORTING

At our Masseria most of the waste is separated, and also Rutigliano town is one of the top 10 Apulian municipalities for the number of waste collected through separate collection, a percentage that in our municipality exceeds 80% of the total waste according to the Legambiente Puglia report, available by clicking here.

VEGETARIAN MENU

In our restaurant we always offer the possibility to order a vegetarian menu, as well as offering a wide choice of vegetarian products for breakfast.

POSSIBILITY OF REUSE OF TOWELS

In our Masseria the change of towels in the room takes place every day, but we invite all guests, if they wish, not to request their daily replacement, using what is now an international code valid in all accommodation facilities:

  • If you leave the towels on the floor, you want to change them;
  • If you leave the towels in their place, you don’t need to change them.

In fact, the reuse of towels would avoid a huge waste of water and energy, necessary for washing them.

OUR SHORT-TERM GOALS TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE

  • We are committed to reducing the waste of printed paper, replacing it where possible with QR codes thanks to which it will be possible to view the same information digitally on smartphones.
  • We are planning to install an additional photovoltaic system, to enhance the existing one;
  • We plan to install additional charging stations for electric vehicles.