Minimize Your Vacation Footprint


Population growth and global industrialization are accelerating the depletion of our natural resources. Around the world, demand for energy continues to grow and fresh water scarcity is becoming a global reality. How we respond to these challenges will determine the sustainability of our future lifestyles, the sustainability of our communities as we know them, and ultimately the sustainability of our planet.

Our aim at the Yosemite Gateway Chalet is to provide you a comfortable vacation experience while also meeting the highest standards of sustainability.

Examples of our commitment include:

    • Heating: the chalet is heated exclusively with geothermal heat pumps. We are the site of the first retrofit in Mono County!
    • Construction: Throughout the course of our recent remodel we have worked to use sustainable materials, including the 43% recycled Alaska Grey ceramic tile throughout the Chalet.
    • Recycling: Mono County does not yet support residential recycling, yet we pay to be one of the few in the June Lake loop that actively recycles. See Sierra Conservation Project for more details.
    • Lighting: 80% of the center is lit with CFL light bulbs.
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