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Icon Company: Mission Hills China

Although it pains me to think of the thousands of people who probably lost their homes as their villages were bulldozed over to create this monstrosity of a place, at least the administration of Mission Hills is thinking seriously about sustainability. And on a golf course, no less!

Wait, make that 12 golf courses.

But seriously, this place is super dreamy. Here’s a quick count of the steps they are actively taking to be sustainable and to protect the beautiful Chinese countryside:

  • Solar and wind energy for heating and lighting
  • Bicycle security patrols
  • Heat recovery system from the air conditioning system provides guests with hot water
  • Constructed wetlands to treat waste water
  • Rain water and grey water for irrigation
  • Organic waste is collected and composted to become organic fertilizer
  • Recycle bins on properties for guests to properly dispose of trash
  • Used the locally abundant volcanic rock as a sustainable building resource while making the hotels and golf courses
  • Focused on selling sustainable and natural products as well as purchasing from a network of suppliers with sustainability practices and environmental management
  • Encourages a climate of sustainability among all staff and employees

Now THIS is a place where you can go and relax, knowing that your imprint on the environment is being managed.

Sustainability_Mission Hills China.

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