Dear Castle Visitors and Guests,
As custodians of this precious cultural heritage, we invite you to join us on a green journey that weaves into the castle's legacy a commitment to preserving the natural beauty that has been given to us.
Get to know the Green Scheme of Slovenian tourism
The Green Scheme of Slovenian tourism is a national programme and certification scheme which, under the umbrella brand SLOVENIA GREEN, brings together all efforts for the sustainable development of tourism in Slovenia, provides destinations and providers with concrete tools for assessing and improving their sustainable performance, and promotes this green performance through the Slovenia Green brand.
THE "GREEN KEY" ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL
The "GREEN KEY" eco-label is the leading standard of excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainability in the tourism industry, and signifies the commitment of providers to adhere to the STRONG CRITERIA set out by the International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
The label recognizes our EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY and SUSTAINABILITY.
We declare that:
- We are environmentally responsible in all areas of our business;
- We make our visitors, guests, friends, and family aware of the importance of sustainability;
- We are constantly looking for new solutions for the responsible management of natural resources and for the efficient use of electricity and thermal energy.
Green Key – Unlocking sustainability in the hospitality industry.
Operated by the Foundation for Environmental Education
The Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism (GSST) is a comprehensively designed national system to promote the development of sustainable tourism in Slovenia across all pillars of sustainable development: environmental, social, and economic.
As of 2023, Podsreda Castle has become part of the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, receiving the Slovenia Green Attraction label for Podsreda Castle and the Slovenia Green Accommodation label for Rooms and Apartments at Podsreda Castle. By signing the Green Pledge of Slovenian Tourism, in which we responsibly embraced 10 sustainable principles, we are committed to sustainable operations and ongoing efforts for improvement.
Podsreda Castle has thus become the FIRST ATTRACTION “colored” green in the wider Savinja region.
Rooms and apartments at Podsreda Castle have joined TWO MORE GREEN ACCOMMODATIONS in the Podčetrtek destination. This recognition confirms our commitment to responsible tourism experiences.
DISCOVER SUSTAINABLE LUXURY IN CASTLE ACCOMMODATION
We invite our guests to embrace the eco-friendly concept of Podsreda Castle and become part of our noble endeavour. For the land we walk on and the natural treasures we treasure are not just a legacy from our ancestors, but a loan from our children, entrusted to us to protect and pass on with respect and care.
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
Open your heart to green habits for a better future. We have prepared tips for you to visit Podsreda Castle. We will be very glad if you will help us to preserve the environment by acting responsibly.
6 SMALL STEPS FOR 6 BIG CHANGES
Let us pay tribute to the efforts of our ancestors and reduce our environmental footprint.
Light with purpose, embrace the legacy of conservation.
SEPARATE WASTE, PROTECT HERITAGE
Thank you for not leaving waste in nature or flushing it down the toilet.
In the accommodations, you will find separate bins for packaging and organic waste, and in the bathroom, there is a bin for mixed waste. Please leave paper and glass or other hazardous waste on your table for our staff to take care of. Let's take responsibility, protect our planet, and preserve our heritage.
WE DRINK WATER FROM THE TAP
When we drink from the tap, let's remember the heritage we preserve and remind future generations of the happiness brought by access to a stream of invigorating water. Our ancestors valued this gift and strove to provide clean drinking water for everyone. Let's continue their work and preserve this invaluable resource for the present and the future.
RESPECTING THE NATURE CYCLE: RETURNING GLASS PACKAGING FOR REUSE
If you wish, you can purchase the packaging and ensure that it adorns your home.
LET'S REUSE OUR TOWELS
In the spirit of the past, where every raw material was valued, we embrace the thoughtful use of towels and contribute to conserving energy and natural resources.
Hang towels on the rack or radiator for reuse, and if you want us to replace your towel, simply leave it on the floor.
Together, we can bridge the gap between the past and the present and build a better world for future generations.
RESPECTING BED LINEN CHANGE ON REQUEST
Out of respect for our heritage and the environment, please inform our castle office if you would like your bed linen changed. We change bed linen upon checkout, every fourth day, or at your request.
Join us in respecting heritage and creating a sustainable future through considerate bed linen changes on demand.