At the Wedgwood Collection we
believe in protecting the natural advantages that make our part of
Pennsylvania so special - the woods and hills, the Delaware River and Canal,
the clean fresh air, and not surprisingly our small village of New Hope -
(incorporated in 1622 and also a National Historic District) and the nearby
farms that surround us.
We are avid supporters of our
local land conservancy and the nearby Wildflower Preserve at Washington
Crossing State Park as well as the Audubon Society's Honey Hollow
Environmental Center - which we encourage you to visit. Our fourteen covered
bridges, three lakes and numerous hiking and biking trails in our nearby
state and county parks are also great spots to explore. Without the
intelligent and thoughtful combination of human and natural resources,
however, nothing would distinguish New Hope and Bucks County from other
rural Pennsylvania places.
Our guest houses have a number
of environmental programs about which we would like you to know. We welcome
your suggestions for other practical things we might do to generate less
waste and pollution.
We separate our trash and
recycle weekly. Please help us by putting newspapers and magazines you
wish to discard to the side of your wastebaskets - same with travel
brochures - so that we will have a head start on separating them from
ordinary garbage. Your housekeeper will collect them daily.
We recycle glass (all colors)
aluminum cans, tin and plastic, Leave to the side of your wastebasket or
give them to your innkeeper or housekeeper.
We use shower aerators and
are in the process of installing low-flow toilets to reduce water
We have our own composting system for clean garbage and. landscape refuse.
Whenever available, we use
biodegradable, low-phosphate cleaning agents, recycled paper and natural
packaging products. Please tell us about any products you're familiar
We do all our laundry
inn-house. Bed linens are changed every other day, bath linens every day.
Should you feel that any of your linens are still fresh and you wish to
use them again, please tell your housekeeper or your innkeeper, and we and
the environment will be grateful to you. "Individuals can make a
We appreciate any cooperation
you can give us.
Dinie and Carl