Green Credentials at Cedar Manor
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.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme
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.
How sustainable tourism works for everyone
With the help of GTBS (the Green Tourism Business Scheme), we can support a more sustainable tourist environment.
- Benefit our environment by saving resources
- Cuts down waste
- Reduces costs by being more efficient and raising staff awareness
- Satisfies the customers’ expectations of a business to look after its environment
- Brings in new customers
- Improves your image to the public
- Heightens the customers’ experience
- Provides better quality for the services you offer
- Helps the local community
- Benefits the local economy
- Cuts down pollution and congestion
- Enhances natural surroundings
By giving your custom to a Green Tourism Business Scheme business, you will be guaranteed...
That the business:
- Will be committed to Green Tourism and protecting the environment
- Will be working with the appropriate environmental regulations
That the site:
- Will meet the minimum standards of practice over a variety of sustainable indicators for development.
- Will have been audited by a professional to make sure that standards are being maintained.
- Will be committed to giving a reasonable quality of service at least (between 1 and 5 stars)
That we will:
- Check our site every two or three years in accordance with the regularly updated standards for sustainable development.
- Look into any complaints given to us about the environmental commitment or performance of our business.
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. Our Environmental Management Scheme is a working document and shows you where we are up to with our plans, see drop down.
The Lake District Foundation was established as a charity in August 2017. Prior to this, under the name Nurture Lakeland, the organisation had been working for 23 years to raise funds from visitors and the tourism industry. We also delivered sustainable tourism programmes and messages across Cumbria, gaining national recognition. The Lake District Foundation will build on this work and grow in reach, impact and influence. Historically Cedar Manor has raised funds for Fix the Fells and Save our Squirrels . We now support the Lake District Foundation Fund which will distribute funds via a grants panel. Groups and organisations that deliver landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage projects can apply for a grant from this fund. This will include Save our Squirrels. To date we have raised over £15000 for these projects. You can read all about the newly formed Lake District Foundation here.
Finally, we areCorporate Members of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust. We are delighted to be able to support the work of the charity who is doing fantastic work for Cumbrian Wildlife.
Michelle Waller, Senior Development Officer at Cumbria Wildlife Trust said: “We’re delighted to welcome Cedar Manor Hotel as corporate members of the Trust. This scheme is a great way for local businesses to show their commitment to protecting and conserving our fragile natural heritage. The hotel’s commitment to sustainability makes them a natural partner for us, as we stand up for Cumbria’s wildlife and wild places and raise environmental awareness across the county.”