What we have done in the cottages to be awarded the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold (top) award.

What

When

Installed cavity wall insulation

2001

Installed Green Cone, kitchen waste digester

2007

Switched to Fairtrade tea and coffee

2007

Supplied recycling containers to facilitate recycling

2007

Installed new dish washers, A rated

2008

Installed low energy lightbulbs

2008-10

Stopped supplying coal for the open fire in Highbridge Cottage

2009

Installed rechargeable batteries in smoke alarms, torches, etc

2009

Installed more loft insulation

2008, 2011, 2014

Installed solar panels on roof, for hot water

2009

Replaced boilers with more efficient condensing boilers

2009

Switched to “100% renewables” electricity and gas supplier

2009

Installed dual flush toilet, and other water-saving devices

2009, 2010

Organic laundering of guests' laundry

2009

Acquired eco-kettle, to save energy on boiling water

2009

Switched to eco-friendly soaps, cleaners and detergents

2009

Switched to recycled toilet paper

2011

Supplied information on local food and “green” suppliers

2010

Encouraged guests to “spot” local flora and fauna

2008

Supplied detailed bus and ferry timetables

2010

“Bag it and bin it” notices on lavatory cisterns, to reduce lake pollution

2010

Installed "Quattro seal" insulation on all sash windows

2010

Installed double glazing on all non-sash windows

2010

Installed new clothes washers, A+ rated

2011

Awarded C rating on Energy Performance Certificates, no improvements suggested

2011

Donated £3249 to the Nurture Lakeland Ospreys project

2009-11

Switched personal funds to ethical investments

2013

Installed new, aerated shower heads

2014




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