Green Initiative Program
Since its implementation in 2008, the Green Initiative Program has impacted our resort through these main initiatives:
Madden’s peninsula location is one of the resort’s defining features. Of Madden’s 1000 acre property, 600+ acres remain undeveloped and are allowed to ‘grow wild.’ To protect our shorelines, shoreline restoration methods are practiced wherever possible.
By placing recycling containers and signage across all areas of the resort, Madden’s encourages employees and guests to contribute to our Green Initiative efforts. Madden’s retains a full-time employee and vehicle specifically designated for daily pick-up and transference of recyclables such as cardboard boxes, paper, plastics, steel, aluminum, and glass.
Madden’s has implemented an Ozone Laundry System to reduce our property’s overall carbon footprint. Through this new system, we have greatly reduced our natural gas consumption. Drying time is reduced because linens and towels washed with ozone do not hold as much water which saves even more natural gas or electricity. Ozone improves sewage water quality by 30 to 50 percent. The laundry facility also requires less energy to cool because less hot water and heat is present, thereby improving working conditions for employees. Ozone kills harmful bacteria thousands of times faster than chlorine.
Throughout property, new appliances and equipment carry the “Energy Star” seal whenever possible. The property-wide motto “when not in use, cut the juice” encourages our entire staff to turn off lights when not in use to contribute to our energy-saving initiative.