Sustainability

Sustainability

A Leading Hotel in Sustainability


The Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate stands out in the areas of Sustainability, heritage and luxury. The Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate combines Ali's background and knowledge for Eco-tourism with Caroline's passion for connecting with nature. A firm belief that luxury and sustainablility can be combined without compromise is core to what we do here on the estate.

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Our target is to operate completely free of single-use plastic from day one. Our signature water infused with fennel (and bottled in glass) and we offer free water refills to guests and non-guests alike as part of the TAP Water initiative.

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Our CSR Initiatives & Partnerships


We are proud to building a leading Eco-Hotel and presence here in the Azores. We work with or belong to a number of NGOs's supporting the environment. We believe that there is a lot to learn and do in the Azores. Membership of these organisations helps us to be more sustainable and be an advocate for Eco-tourism here on São Miguel.

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A Plastic Free Hotel


Our target is to operate completely free of single-use plastic from day one. Our signature water infused with fennel (and bottled in glass) and we offer free water refills to guests and non-guests alike as part of the TAP Water initiative.

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Powered with Solar Energy


As part of our commitment to Sustainability, we are proud to be the first hotel in the Azores with a strategy to gain the majority of our energy needs from solar panels on the estate. Our 3-year construction plan outlines solar energy generation on each building providing the majority of our energy needs.

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#PlasticFreeAzores


Here at the Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate we reach out beyond our own walls and have founded the #plasticfreeazores movement. The core aims are to help, advise and guide hotels, B&Bs and other businesses to reduce their own and their customers’ single plastic usage.

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Sustainable Seafood: Azores


Portugal and the Azores are well known for their seafood. With crystal clear waters and fishermen who have respected and feared the Atlantic waters for generations, the Azores has an important relationship with the ocean. However, fish stocks are under threat, as well as other environmental challenges. Read more about what local seafood is sustainable.

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