Other environmental initiatives include:
Recycling More Than Just Bottles and Cans
Turning Stone recycles an average of 310 pounds of shredded paper every day, and recycles more than 20,000 gallons a year of fat from restaurant fryer oil to produce biofuel. The culinary team now sources select products that are in recyclable plastic pouches rather than large unrecyclable steel cans. Because of the Nation’s comprehensive recycling program, nearly 25,000 pounds of linens, more than 900,000 plastic and glass bottles, and 57 tons of paper are kept out of landfills every year.
Water-Based Cleaning Solutions
The Nation recently began working with Orbio Technologies to introduce water-based solutions to clean all public areas throughout Turning Stone. This technology enables cleaning equipment to achieve quality results while eliminating the hazards and environmental footprint of chemical cleaning products.
Eco-Friendly Golf Courses
Turning Stone’s Shenendoah, Kaluhyat and Atunyote golf courses are officially certified Signature Sanctuaries by Audubon International for demonstrating continued commitment to the environment. These courses meet extensive standards for protecting water quality and conserving natural resources and were designed to safeguard existing wetlands, native plant life and animal habitats.
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Species
During the summer of 2019, the Nation conducted activities to reduce the presence and impact of two types of aquatic invasive species located on Nation lands within the Great Lakes Basin. These activities consisted of physical removal of water chestnut from Oneida Indian Nation marina locations at Oneida Lake and the destruction of giant hogweed along Sconondoa Creek.