Our commitment to sustainable tourism
Since we took over Camping Vert Auxois in 2021, we have been working hard to ensure that everything we do at the campsite is geared towards sustainable tourism and respect for the environment. In order to reduce our environmental impact, these issues are factored into each and every one of our development projects.
At the beginning of 2023, we installed solar panels in order to enable us to generate a portion of our electricity using sunlight. This should cover 1/3 of our energy needs.
We are gradually replacing all our lighting with energy efficient bulbs. Our toilet facilities are already equipped with LEDs.
We have invested in a bubble cover for the swimming pool to reduce heat loss at night.
Our new website is environmentally friendly: a sober, uncluttered design and web hosting involving servers powered by renewable green energy.
At the beginning of 2022, we purchased a scrubber dryer for cleaning the floors of the toilet facilities, which has enabled us to considerably reduce our water consumption in this respect. This equipment has also helped us to reduce the workload for both our employees and ourselves.
In addition, our toilet facilities are now cleaned using eco-friendly cleaning products.
The washing machine, which has been available to campers as of this season (2023), was also chosen based on its energy efficiency and low water consumption.
The taps in our rental accommodation and toilets are equipped with water-saving flow regulators.
Respect for the environment and biodiversity
We do not use pesticides anywhere on the campsite. All clippings are composted or shredded and reused in flowerbeds and around plants, in order to prevent weeds from growing and to control soil temperature.
We also promote biodiversity through the planting of some twenty different species of shrubs each autumn.
As far as our restaurant is concerned, we use local producers as much as possible. Bread, pastries and burger buns are made by a bakery in the village, and a portion of the meat we use is also supplied by the local butcher.
We are proud of our region’s gastronomic tradition, and we are delighted to be able to showcase its produce and specialities.
Our wine list is made up mainly of wines from Burgundy. We also offer an organic beer, La Voûte, which is brewed 800 m from the campsite.
In addition, our Epoisses hamburger features a cheese that has Protected Designation of Origin status. It is produced in the Côte d’Or department, as well as in a number of communities in the neighbouring Yonne and Haute-Marne departments.
As a beneficiary of the Sustainable Tourism Fund, we would like to thank Côte d’Or Attractivité and the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME) for their support.