Environmentally Friendly

Environmentally Friendly

The following are the 30 steps we take to become Environmentally Friendly

LED bulbs installed where possible.
Computers are set to sleep to reduce the electricity consumption.
All Food waste is recycled.
Where possible electrical equipment is switched off and not left on standby.
Cold Water washing machines are employed where possible to reduce electricity consumption.
Guests choose how often they want the bedding or towels changed.
All A4 paper waste is cut up into small notepads.
All waste Oil is collected and recycled.
The Hostel offers its guest the use of Bicycles and walking guides
90% Recycling of glass bottles cardboard and plastic
Clothes in lost and found are donated to local charities.
Toiletries have been replaced to large refilled soap dispensers.
The hostel uses fair trade tea & coffee.
We do not print any hotel brochure as such but direct everyone to our website instead, and we only employ e-zines, on line agents and social media to market the property.
Scanning is employed where previously printers, were used cutting down on the use of paper and ink cartridges.
Dual push taps in all toilets reducing the water usage.
We provide our own UV treated drinking water reducing carbon emissions on transport
Refilling of fresh water bottles available to guests to reduce the waste of plastic bottles.
Walking and jogging route designed and promoted on website to increase exercise and wellbeing of our guests.
We only use e-mail to confirm accommodation bookings as opposed to postal or fax confirmation.
Staff regularly trained on energy saving issues.
Food is sourced locally to reduce carbon emissions
Zoned air conditioning for sleeping accommodation
Bedroom lighting (& air conditioning) is controlled by timers and staff conducting safety checks, ensuring that lights and Air conditioning units are switched OFF, when not in use.
Low level lighting employed to reduce the need for full lighting of a room.
Air conditioning and fridges maintained on regular bases to reducing wastage of electricity.
Removal of carpeting to ensure the floors are kept clean without the need for electricity eating vacuum cleaners and cleaners
Light painted walls, ceilings and mirrors to increase natural lighting to save electricity.
Building materials are sourced from local providers.
We will be employing our own form of carbon offsetting to reduce our and our guests Carbon Foot Print.

Future projects we will incorporate

Sensor lights in all stores, toilets / accommodation floors & stairwells.
Rain Water collection and usage in showers
Solar panels
Extend the Carbon Offsetting scheme to other hotels/hostels

Something to think about

1.    Switching off non-essential equipment in an office overnight saves enough energy to run a small car for 100 miles.
2.    A dripping tap that leaks one drop per second can add up to 165 gallons a month. That’s more than one person uses in two weeks.
3.    A photocopier left on overnight uses enough energy to produce over 1500 copies.
4.    An energy saving washing machine (including cold water washes) can save more water in one year than one person drinks in an entire lifetime!
5.    Leaving a P.C monitor on all night wastes enough energy to microwave six dinners.
6.    A screen saver on a computer wastes energy and can stop the computer from going to sleep which is an important energy saving feature.
7.    A heavy coat of dust on a light bulb can block up to half of the light.
8.    Lighting an office overnight wastes enough energy to heat water for 1000 cups of tea.


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