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Sustainability

A responsible approach to nature

By sea instead of by air

Importing vegetables by air can mean up to ten times more CO2 emissions than vegetables imported by sea. Since 2020, the Gurten – Park im Grünen has avoided using food imported by air in order to reduce CO2 emissions.

The Gurten – Park im Grünen imports food by sea instead of by plane
The Gurten – Park im Grünen collects rainwater for toilet flushing

Gray water

The average Swiss citizen uses about 45 liters of drinking water every day just to flush the toilet. For some of its toilet facilities, the Gurten – Park im Grünen uses collected rainwater, thereby saving a considerable amount of drinking water.

Minimizing food waste

Thanks to improved purchasing processes, more efficient resource management and adapted services, the Gurten – Park im Grünen was able to reduce food waste this year by 47% compared to last year. We now offer take-out buffet menu boxes so that guests can take any uneaten food home with them.

The Gurten – Park im Grünen has reduced food waste by 47% compared to last year
The Gurten – Park im Grünen imports no vegetables from greenhouses heated by fossil fuels

No fossil fuels

The Gurten – Park im Grünen does not purchase fruit and vegetables grown in greenhouses heated by fossil fuels.

Renewable energy sources

The Gurten – Park im Grünen uses renewable energy sources. The electricity for the entire area is drawn entirely from Swiss hydropower.

The Gurten uses 100% electricity from Swiss hydropower
The Gurten – Park im Grünen boasts environmentally-friendly wood-chip heating

Heating with wood chips

The Gurten – Park im Grünen heats its buildings by means of wood chips. Burning wood releases the same amount of CO2 as is removed from the atmosphere by trees as they grow. Wood energy is therefore CO2-neutral.

Tea instead of coffee

A cup of coffee corresponds to 0.4 kg CO2 equivalents, while a cup of black tea represents only 0.09 kg CO2 equivalents. We therefore offer a wide selection of teas in our restaurants. We encourage you to drink more tea!

Tea is more environmentally-friendly than coffee – so drink tea
The Gurten – Park im Grünen knows its entire coffee supply chain

Sustainable coffee production

The Gurten – Park im Grünen is committed to sustainable coffee production. Accordingly, we purchase UTZ-certified organic coffee and are familiar with the entire supply chain right back to the country of origin.

Sustainable take-out tableware

The Gurten – Park im Grünen uses environmentally-friendly take-out tableware made from FSC-certified cardboard and paper and recycled PET.

The Gurten – Park im Grünen uses sustainable take-away tableware and cutlery