EcoChit Business Profile - Taking a Deep Dive into Sustainability at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

EcoChit Business Profile - Taking a Deep Dive into Sustainability at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

This World Ocean Day, EcoChit celebrates its partnership with the Oak Bay Beach Hotel as they unite to take restorative action for our ocean.

Situated on the unceded and traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, recognized today as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and EcoChit recognize the importance of reconciliation and ecological regeneration within these ancestral lands.

Our world's ocean plays a fundamental role in supporting life on Earth. Covering more than 70% of our planet's surface, it produces at least half of the planet's oxygen and harbours a major portion of Earth's biodiversity. However, overfishing, plastic pollution, and climate change pose serious threats to marine ecosystems.

Taking restorative action deeper with EcoChit. 

Among these ecosystems, underwater kelp forests are declining and in need of restoration. Kelp forests can store a substantial amount of carbon and grow rapidly, making them a powerful natural climate solution.
EcoChit offers 100% plastic-free, eco-friendly receipt paper that allows businesses to contribute to the restoration of kelp forests through SEAforestation, which involves restoring, planting, and managing underwater kelp forests.

Given our very close proximity to the ocean (literally our backyard!), we are always searching for new ways to support ocean education and action, and part of that is SEAforestation. Shrinking kelp forests need our protection, especially as these forests protect the coast from the impacts of extreme weather events, which the world experiences more of every year," said Anneke Feuermann, Head of Marketing and Public Relations at OBBH.

We love the thoughtfulness and intention behind EcoChit’s eco-friendly receipt paper. Having a custom-printed QR code on the back of the receipt allows us to share the information and education that we know about EcoChit with our customers. Tracking the number of trees and kelp planted with each case of receipt paper is a great additional feature, she continues.

Sustainability at the forefront of every experience.

Part of the magic at OBBH is catching a lucky glimpse of the majestic Southern Resident Orca or a playful otter swimming by in the nearby waters. These marine species rely on a healthy ocean and the survival of kelp forests. It’s no wonder that OBBH puts sustainability and ocean conservation at the forefront of their business!

To further their kelp planting efforts, OBBH offers guests the option to decline stayover room cleaning, in exchange, they will plant 10 kelp plants in Hotham Sound, B.C. This restoration project is made possible through a local partnership with veritree.

Recently, OBBH became Biosphere Certified! This certification closely aligns with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Additionally, the Boathouse Spa and FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room are Gold Level Certified by the British Columbia Green Business (BCGB).

We have made a conscious effort to reduce our environmental impact through the services we provide, the products we use, and the businesses we partner with. Ensuring that tourism remains sustainable is at the forefront of every experience we offer. Making the switch to EcoChit was an easy step towards achieving our sustainable goals.

Even a small change to your receipts can create a ripple effect!

This World Ocean Day, we encourage other businesses to support the SEAforestation initiative by switching to EcoChit’s eco-friendly receipt paper.

We firmly believe that even the smallest actions taken can create significant ripple effects leading to major impacts and systems change, far beyond our expectations.

Join the movement today and help protect our ocean for future generations. To learn more EcoChit email us at