The ecological commitment at Nature Surf Camp
As surfers and living in our beautiful region of Les Landes. Supporting the ecological issue seems obvious.
But the surfer life is not always green: transport, gear…As any sector, we are facing a certain kind of consuming form which is almost essential to practice our passion.
Anyway, we are in permanent touch with the element. We are on the frontline to the climate changes, and we can watch about it season after season. That’s why every day in our private life and at the Nature Surf Camp, we implement customs that seem easy and clear in a way to protect our Mother Nature.
Recycling can be the simplest move, but probably the most important. So that it is very required at Nature Surf Camp. Our chicken friends take care of the food waste of the camp and there is a compost box for all the other green waste. Then, the recycling stuff are managed by the Sitcom, the chickens turn the food waste into fresh eggs, and the organic rubbish is reused the next year as a potting soil for our garden.
A well has been dug for the garden watering and all the other plants of the camp which need to be hydrated. This drill water is also used for washing the wetsuits, jacuzzi filter maintenance, terrasse cleaning, and the other different works.
On the energetic point, photovoltaic panels have been set so that we maximized the autonomy of the camp: cell phones and fatbikes batteries recharge, water heaters, jacuzzi, diverse maintenance devices consuming, heaters. We haven’t place swimming pool heater, the sun will do, then it will follow the Ocean temperature 😊
We organize a shuttle system from the station or other point to encourage you to move with train or carsharing. On site, wonderful bicycle paths welcome you so that you can enjoy your moves riding and that you don’t have to turn on an engine.
Our purchase, for the cleaning or for the breakfast, are done most of the time with local providers. With ecological friendly products, helping the little producers and making the first choice on a French production.
We try to reuse as much as we can dilapidated material on new projects and then reducing our travels to the recycling centre.
The building has been made respecting RT 2012 rules which commit a certain protection to the cold and to the heat. And then, not using non natural energy.
Of course, we are aware that nobody will be perfect towards the challenge we are facing. But through social cohesion and small moves. Let’s go together on the same direction so that the next generation can enjoy the Ocean as we are doing.
The building of our accommodations has been thought on a “energy-saving” way: buildings insulation, windows orientation, eco-friendly materials selection. We do have other projects such as: solar energy for hot water, but also rainwater salvage.
The life on the camp
Recycling set-up and waste management at Nature Surf Camp “less waste on the Landes Country”.
“Zero Waste” shopping awareness, providing our guests with tools which allow purchasing without using plastics.
Compost Using, which will be used for the vegetable garden elaboration. Electricity and water savings with some low-consuming lighting bulbs. Instructions on how to use the lights and taps. Naturals use such as acacia, bamboo, or driftwood to decorate and build the camp.
One of our goal is to make people aware of the critical situation of the environment, in our region, the dunes is important, so we put some billboards on how to protect it and the coastline protection.
For the surf lessons, we only use petrol-free wax. For the breakfasts, we’re choosing products from the fair-trade industry and selecting fresh products from the nearby vegetable market.
During the high season, we’ll be reaching our “wild” beach with an electric bike, in a way of not using your car. A fun and eco-friendly way to reach the spot for your daily surf, or to go doing your “zero waste” shopping. To do no jealous so, our partners Louetonvelo.com propose electric fatbike with some 50% bargains.