Shades of Jade

Roberts Creek, BC

“We selected this property because of it’s beautiful big trees in a park like setting which inspired our B&B name”

“Growing up on the Sunshine Coast gave me a huge appreciation for nature and our duties to protect it. If we all chip in and encourage others what a difference it will make. Making recycling and composting easy for guests is one start down this path.”

Operators: Sylvie Bruce & Will Schmidts



  • Drip line irrigation
  • Linens replaced upon request with reminders for water conservation
  • All LED lighting with evening lights on timers
  • Easy and comprehensive recycling and composting bins in each suite
  • Geothermal Heat Pump for heating and A/C
  • High insulation values in building including windows
  • Bus service and amenities in walking distance supports car free travel

Old Courthouse Inn

Powell River, BC

“We feel taking these steps are the responsible thing to do. If we are all doing our part by going green that is the way to go. It’s easy really.”

Let’s Talk Trash is a fantastic local resource that helped us get started on this path.

Operator: Kelly Belanger




  • LED lighting
  • Compostable takeout containers via Aaron Service
  • Comprehensive recycling and composting program onsite
  • Cycle Friendly with bike storage
  • New efficient boiler for heating and hotwater