The Cookery Renews Travel Green

The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar highlights a number of sustainable features, including the flooring which is made from reclaimed Wisconsin barn beams.

The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar has renewed its Travel Green Wisconsin certification and has received 73 points. After completing the construction of their new building, the restaurant has gained 12 additional points for the sustainable initiatives completed with the new building, as well as the sustainable business practices implemented. The Cookery was first certified by Travel Green Wisconsin in 2008 with 61 points.

“We made a conscious effort throughout the building process to make sustainable choices,” Courtney Holdmann Skare, General Manager, said. Reclaimed hardwood flooring, energy star equipment, a highly efficient HVAC system, low VOC paint and recycled products, such as a host stand made from recycled sunflower seeds, are a few sustainable initiatives put into place in the new restaurant. Additional points were gained by the restaurant for their ongoing effort to use sustainable practices in the business.

To achieve Travel Green certification, applicants must earn a minimum of 30 points from a checklist of basic requirements covering a wide range of “green” practices, including:  waste reduction, reuse and recycling; energy efficiency, water conservation and wastewater management; air quality; wildlife and landscape; transportation; purchasing; and local community benefits. The Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, an independent third party, then certifies Travel Green Wisconsin applicants.

For more information about Travel Green Wisconsin, a partnership of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, visit For more information about The Cookery, visit

Door Peninsula’s Travel Green Certified Businesses and Points Earned


Door County Kayak Tours 34

Washington Island Hotel, Restaurant and Culinary School 34

Bay Shore Outdoor Store 36

Eagle Harbor Inn 40

The Bridge 43

Door County Lighthouse Inn 43

Bay Ridge Golf Course 45

Terra Cottages 47

TR Pottery 48

Rock Island State Park 50

Birchwood Lodge 51

Little Sweden 52

Brodd’s Little Cottage 52

Washington Island Ferry Line 53

Havenly Inn 53

Quiet Cottage on the Lake 54

Journey’s End Motel and Cabins 55

Greens ‘n Grains 57

Ecology Sports 58

The Ashbrooke Suites 59

Black Walnut Guest House 61

Country House Resort 61

Juniper Inn 61

Potawatomi State Park 62

Lodgings at Pioneer Lane 65

Come On Inn 65

The Rushes 66

Blacksmith Inn On the Shore 68

Peninsula State Park 73

The Cookery 73

Bread and Water 74

White Gull Inn 75

The Flying Pig 78

Cottage Retreat 88

White Pines Victorian Lodge 94 

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