Sustainable Practices at The IBNII Coorg
When Einstein famously said, ‘Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better’, it was perhaps a revelation from the greatest mind the source of its greatness. At Ibnii, we understand the spirit behind his words. We have realized everything is Nature and not acknowledging this truth is the root of all our problems, including the environmental crises. The last century is witness to the exponentiality of the human smartness but equally saw the depravation from the human disconnect with nature. We have reached a point where it’s not enough if just the leadership of the world and scientists conjure up a solution but requires each of our imminent participation in doing our bit both personally and through our ventures.
With this ideology forming the core of who we are, we wish to create a successful model that not just exemplifies what is possible but also stands inspirational for others to emulate. The Ibnii is barely a year old but our commitment to sustainable practices and responsible living is a deeply entrenched one – where we believe in taking individual responsibility to do our part to conserve nature, reduce carbon foot-print and manage waste efficiently.
We have 3 large water catchment to save the copious monsoon the region receives annually, to not just sustain our needs but most importantly to support our fauna through the dry months. Besides serving a valuable purpose, these lakes are now a central attraction for our guests offering us an opportunity to inspire them with the story of its creation.
We didn’t stop there. We have installed a state of the art STP plant to recycle all our used water to further minimize dependency on fresh water. We use this recycled water for all our landscaping purposes.
At Ibnii, we have in place a robust waste segregation system where the organic waste is used in our Vermicompost to generate generous quantity of high-yield, organic manure which is in turn used in our green house to grow fresh organic vegetables and fruits. We also use the excess manure in all our landscaping.
LEED – IGBC Certification
With our certification audit underway, The Ibnii will very soon be a LEED and IGBC certified property. LEED is the world’s premier and most widely recognized green building rating system partnering in India with IGBC to certify energy and resource-efficient, sustainable, cost-effective buildings that impose minimal stress on the environment while enhancing personal health.
Commitment to Community
At the Ibnii, we understand the importance of being relevant in the community we operate in. We have set in motion a few guidelines to satisfy this commitment:
Everyday Smart Practices
‘Paths are made by walking’ and we couldn’t agree more with Franz Kafka. For a new habit to be internalized, we must practice it relentlessly every day until it becomes our second nature. We realized it’s not enough to have our commitments written on paper but to action it out in small forms on our SOPs so that it percolates down to the last man standing. Though this is a continuous process, these are some of the things we have enshrined in our SOPs.
Discourage Plastic Use
EV Only Zone
Minimal Paper use
Greenhouse Organic Farm