Green Tourism Assessors visit Roundhouse Barns
We're committed to helping create a green and sustainable tourism industry here in Cornwall. It's such a beautiful place to live, we desparately want to keep it that way!
We've applied to become members of the national Green Tourism Business Scheme. Before we can become a member, we have to be inspected so that our commitment to the green agenda can be independently assessed. We were inspected last week - a comprehensive visit lasting 4 hours. We will know the results of the inspection in a few weeks time (watch this space and our Blog page for further updates)
In addition to the recycling initiatives that we have already implemented, we have recently fitted low energy bulbs throughout our own accommodation, the B&B and our self-catering cottages. Self-catering guests will also spot "Crocks" under their kitchen sinks to dispose of peelings/food waste. There's a new green bin in our vegetable patch into which guests can empty the contents of their Crocks.
We've also signed up to EDF's Green Energy Tariff which means that whilst we pay a little more for our electricity, this money is ring-fenced by EDF, doubled and invested in their Green Fund. EDF's Green Fund supports renewable energy projects across the UK.
We're also meeting with a representative from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust in June to talk about converting our personal memberships into a corporate membership so that we can better support their work.
From our guests...
“Lovely weather, lovely cottage. Thank you for the cream team on arrival. Delicious!”
The Easoms - Felsted, Essex (June 2008)