Sustainability 2018 Part 1
Sustainability has been a keyword for us in the planning and delivery of our business activity since day one 7 years ago in February 2011 when we first received the keys to Thorney How.
By taking on a Grade 2 listed building in conservation area and a National Park ( noow a World Heritage Site) it was hardly a surprise that we would want to adopt sustainable and eco friendly practices wherever we could.
Since then hardly a day goes by without us questioning what we are doing and how we can improve sustainability within the constraints of running a business and local planning legislation.
We produced this short video two years ago highlighting some of our established activities, such as our biomass fuel heating, free electric car charging points for guests and growing our own produce.
Things we think that guests feel are important:
- Saving water e.g. reduced flush toilets
- Saving energy e.g. LED bulbs
- Using renewable energy
- Cutting down travel
- Using public transport
- Using a low carbon emission vehicle
- Buying locally
- Growing our own food
This year we are embarking on a new phase which joins up with an international research programme looking at the role that our guest play in delivering sustainability. We will be monitoring our daily energy and water usage and encouraging guests to participate in achieving reductions and proactively recycling.
Before we get started we would like to get some feedback from guests about their attitudes towards sustainability.
This short survey will only take about 2 minutes to complete. We will publish the outcomes here on our blog.