Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

OLT promotes and models the "three Rs" of sustainable lifestyles - Recycle, Reduce, Reuse. We encourage visitors to include these ideas in their activities while visiting and after returning home. Use your imagination to think of new ways to implement the three Rs, because everything you do makes a difference.

Recycling Options

OLT provides collection points for recycling of glass, aluminum, plastic. However, the recycling, and the garbage, must be hauled by OLT nearly 100 miles for disposal. Because this long drive uses a significant amount of fuel, OLT suggests that visitors implement "pack it in, pack it out" principles for their recycling and trash if they have curbside pickup service at home. This helps reduce the overall impact on our planet. If you can't take it home, OLT will be happy to help recycle the items you use during your stay.

Waste Water

[use showers to collect sunblock, etc]

In the interests of sustainability operating entirely “off-grid”, Valley View’s waste waters are treated onsite. Organic nutrients carried by the water return to the ecological cycle where they support a wide range of plants and animals.

 

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.