Becoming a Green Hotel was very important for us at Cedar Manor. We love the Lake District and sharing the beauty of the National Park with our guests, but we do want to minimise the impact that we as a business has on the environment. Sustainable tourism takes the needs of our environment, local residents, their businesses and visitors into account.
Green Tourism is relevant to all tourism enterprises of any size and location. Whichever form of tourism it applies to, Green Tourism businesses are actively involved in reducing the things that contribute to a negative environment.
With the help of GTBS (the Green Tourism Business Scheme), we can support a more sustainable tourist environment.
By giving your custom to a Green Tourism Business Scheme business, you will be guaranteed...
That the business:
That the site:
That we will:
As part of our membership, we receive regular bulletins and updates from the GTBS and a bi-annual grading. We are now able to measure our Carbon Footprint and we are happy to show you some of our goals and targets (below in the PDF document). This is our Environmental Management Scheme. It’s a working document and shows you where we are up to with our plans.
Was launched in May 1994 to help support dozens of projects that are running within the National Park. We have joined a program called Visitor Giving where we ask for a voluntary contribution of £1 per guest per visit. This fundraising is split between two projects that we are passionate about – Fix the Fells and Save our Squirrels. To date, we have raised, with our guests help, nearly £8000 for these projects. You can read much more about Nurture Lakeland’s work by clicking the logo on the left.