MADAMA GOES GREEN
At Madama Hostel & Bistrot, being eco-friendly is the name of the game. Our staff pay the greatest care and attention to every aspect of environmental sustainability, from choosing simple,stylish furniture – made by local craftspeople who are known throughout Italy for their contemporary, artisan style and use of upcycled materials or, where that's not possible, traceable rawmaterials from sustainably managed forests – to small everyday actions. Single-use plastic is banned. Instead, the plates and cutlery for our buffet and takeaways are made from biodegradable, organic materials, while the place mats and napkins are made from recycled paper. Straws have been doneaway with completely, and our sparkling and still water, which are served free of charge, are purified from tap water. In the interest of better environmental awareness, our staff are on hand to help guests in both the bistrot and the hostel, including in the bedrooms, to correctly sort waste for recycling.
We also have several green partners, including WorldRise Onlus, Legambiente Lombardia and Fauna Viva, who we work with to run monthly meetings to raise awareness among guests and locals about waste, resources, and protecting the environment. All of our actions that contribute to sustainable development have been broughttogether in the Madama Goes Green manifesto, a compendium of best practices.
``I think having the land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art form you could ever want.``