We know that many of you have concerns about our impact on the environment. We want you to have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday at Lower Treave, so we have done some stuff to give the planet a break whilst you stay with us. As members of the Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Network (CoaST) we try to make it easy for you to continue all the great green things you are doing at home whilst you are on holiday. Don't worry, you won't have to sign up to any 'policies', wear a hairy shirt or beat yourself up on home-grown muesli. Just go with the 'eco-flow' and if you have any useful suggestions about how we can make your stay more sustainable then please let us know. Here are some of the things you will see happening around the site and might want to help out with.
Reduce - We try and reduce the amount of energy the site consumes, without compromising on the quality of your holiday. Low energy lighting is used throughout the site, and timers and sensors ensure we don't leave lights on when not needed. Using a washing line instead of a tumble dryer is a new spin on an old technology, but the dryers are still there if you need them on the odd wet day!
Reuse - Water butts catch the rain and then it is used to irrigate our pots, tubs and planters. Compost bins are available to our guests - next time you see your potato peelings they will be a healthy mulch on the flower beds.
Recycle - Please re-cycle as much as possible the bins are next to the rubbish skips which go to landfill. Our aim is to get bigger recycling bins and smaller skips, but we can only do this if the demand is there from you. Then we can ask our waste contractors to recycle more and landfill less.
Buy Local, Eat Local - Holidays are a great time to try something different. Why not use this opportunity to try some of the great fish out of Newlyn market, or some meat from one of our local butchers in St Just. Sennen Farmers Market runs each week and is the place to buy fresh vegetables. There are also great restaurants and pubs doing menus from locally sourced produce which are well worth a visit.
Getting About - Here's an idea, how about planning one car-free day during your holiday? We can give you all the information and timetables you need to get around on buses, boats and trains, either there and back, or circular trips. Arrive in an electric car and we will charge it up for free!