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The Historic Requa Inn

The Historic Requa Inn

This ideal accommodation for your vacation experience in northern California's awe inspiring Redwood National Park is supporting North America's other great forest, the Boreal of northern Canada, by offsetting their emission through a carbon balanced partnership with us since 2009.

Owners and Innkeepers Dave and Barb Gross are also following the ideal path to sustainability by reducing what they can and utilizing our Carbon Plus Credits to bridge the gap that remains. Aside from ongoing energy and water conservation efforts, the Inn has signed up for Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Program, which allows customers to buy energy from renewable sources. That means that some of their electricity comes from zero emissions sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal sources. With these ongoing improvements the carbon footprint of The Historic Requa Inn will continue to decrease, but we'll always be proud to offset whatever remains.

Since joining efforts with us in January 2009, the partnership which is based on offsetting the emissions from the vehicle needs, electricity use and propane heating of the Inn, has resulted in 44 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions being offset.  In turn, this translates to the planting and care of more than 132 trees that have been growing in Dad's Forest since 2007, as part of our efforts to bring back the Boreal.   

The Historic Requa Inn is an amazing place and the Redwoods are a must see. And though we are the first to admit that our trees won't grow as big as the majestic Redwoods, our lodgepole pine are making a positive impact towards mitigating climate change and restoring the grandeur of the Boreal. They are even impressing residents of the mighty Redwoods!

When asked what she thinks about our operations and our forests, Barb is quick to respond, "We love them, and we love what they’re doing in the Boreal.  It’s fantastic."  

The partnership is already making a positive contribution towards the Inn's continued success, beyond the obvious environmental gains. Thanks in part to their choice to become a carbon balanced business, The Historic Requa Inn is included in National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 2009 Stay List, a collection of 129 “Hotels We Love” in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

As Barb explains, "When we decided to become carbon neutral with the Carbon Farmer, we did it because it was important to us, but now we have found that it helps with marketing.  Our guests have responded enthusiastically. Many of them have told us they chose our Inn because of our philosophy."

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