Climate Change and Cabot Shores: The Power of the Sun

Trees, plants, grass, animals, humans, limbs, nails, hair, relationships, personalities—these are all things that have the capacity to grow. We are always in the game of growing. Yet, there are limits to how much we grow within a finite world. This is part of the reason why climate change is such a catastrophic global issue …

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Breathing Easy – Aspiring To Be Fragrance/Scent-Free

Many scents are created with unnatural, man-made chemicals. As a result, many guests (and staff) are sensitive to them. These scents are found in daily items, such as personal care products and perfumes, laundry & dish soaps, dryer sheets, and cleaning products.
Symptoms of sensitivities can include wheezing, difficulty breathing, a sense of heaviness in the chest, a feeling of panic, scratchy throat and nose, itchy, watering eyes, fatigue and more. A lot of people experience these symptoms, but don’t know the cause.
While removing oneself from exposure to such products can help to reduce the symptoms, once a person is exposed, […]

Breathing Easy – Aspiring to be scent-free (except plant-based scents!)

Many of our guests and staff experience sensitivities to chemicals that are found in many items used in everyday life. These include laundry soaps, dryer sheets, cleaning products, personal care products and perfumes.  Symptoms of sensitivities can include wheezing, difficulty breathing, a sense of heaviness in the chest, a feeling of panic, scratchy throat and nose, itchy, watering eyes, fatigue and more.
While removing oneself from exposure to such products can help to reduce the symptoms, exposure can often increase a person’s likelihood of catching a cold and other respiratory problems, such as asthma.
For this reason, Cabot Shores is aspiring to […]

Solar Hot Water at Cabot Shores

 

Whiff’s lodge is home to guestrooms,  a full services Bistro, laundry services for guests of the whole Resort…in short, mucho hot water is consumed.

Developing a source of renewable energy for hot water became a priority.After thoroughly investigating our options, we decided to install a solar hot water system.  A team of staff and interns studying renewable energy looked into it and helped with the requirements and design and location.    Thierry Spiess, a graduates  of the University of Montreal, was especially helpful in the process.   Barbara and guests  Linda Kenney from and Sindy Malitz from Germany helped build the rock stairway and […]

Solar Heat at Cabot Shores

These days, with extended daylight and sunny weather, the solar hot air heaters – Cansolair – are going all out.  They work  very simply and directly in the following way: A couple of very small fans pull cold air out of the ground floor of the lodge and run it through 2 panels mounted on …

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Becoming a “Green Resort”

No,  Cabot Shores is not yet there–a “Green Resort”  Becoming one is just another journey set out in our vision. The vision in brief : Foster a wilderness destination that provides “comfort” to its guests, staff and visitors, while being in eco harmony with this special place called “Cabot Shores”  along Indian Brook, Church Pond, …

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