We have just won a Gold Star Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme as the Best Activity Centre. “The Goldstar Awards are a recognition of the best of the best,” said Andrea Nicholas, Director of the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
“The Awards are intended to honour the highest GTBS achievers of the last 12 months in terms of innovation, ambassadorship and cost savings. A total of 52 green tourism businesses were shortlisted for the final this year, out of over 2,400 possible contenders. Everyone is an exemplar in the promotion and practice of sustainability. Unfortunately, there can only be a handful of overall winners but I have been hugely impressed by the efforts made by all the finalists. They have demonstrated how it is possible to be environmentally concious and successful and are prime examples of how going green makes good business sense.”
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We try not to over use areas and will avoid certain areas at times when our presence may affect nesting birds, seals and other wildlife. Where we see a need for reseeding bare areas at crags we have carried out the work and also worked with landowners and other agencies to make changes to improve and protect the environment that we use.
We have always recycled as much as we can and as the list has grown so has our recycle shed. On average we recycle 1 tonne per month.
Big Hanna is our food composter. She composts all our non meat food waste, for every Kg of food in we get around 65g of compost back.
With more recycling the amount of waste going to landfill has been reduced. We also have a waste compactor and can crusher which reduces the volume of waste we produce.
Every year we collected £1 from every course fee. In March 2012 we were able to distribute this money to a number of environmental projects. To date over £11500 has been distributed.
We are proud members of the Green Business Tourism Scheme. We are currently graded at Gold Level. For more information take a look at www.green-business.co.uk
We have an improvement plan which we set each year stating what environmental improvements we are planning to do during 2012/13. For up-to-date progress please look on our website or on our Environmental Notice Board. The detailed plan is available here
A lot of Tea & Coffee is consumed at the Lodge so a number of years ago we started only putting Fairtrade Tea, Coffee & Sugar in the bedrooms. In the dining room we have a wide selection of Clipper tea's for you to choose from, you could try a different tea everyday!! You will also find Fairtrade Instant coffee here to.
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