At Oaklands Country Lodges we are really thrilled to have been presented with a Gold Green Tourism Award for our work to ensure that our three fabulous luxury lodges are as environmentally friendly as they can be. Awarded by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, it’s a tough award to get!
First of all you have submit an application and then you have to be audited – in lots of detail! The Green Tourism Business representative spent hours with us at the Lodges checking that everything we that we said we did, we actually did. It was a really thorough process, even the final audit report we received from the assessor was 16 pages long – phew!
Here is just a little bit of what they said in the report – we’re so proud!
“The business has achieved a Gold Level Green Tourist Award, a commendable achievement, reflecting the vision and determination of the owners. The properties make good use of air source heat pumps and solar PV… The environmental policy is well thought out and green matters are efficiently managed… A pond, fed by rainwater, is a notable feature and Oaklands has planted significant trees and hedges which help to support wildlife. A very good business.”
If you’d like to know more about our Environmental and Sustainability initiatives then why not take a look at our policy which summarises some of our recent eco work? See www.oaklandscountrylodges.co.uk/blog
If you’d like to know more about the Green Business Tourism Scheme then take a look at its website at: www.green-tourism.com
And if you’d like to talk to us in more detail about our environmental credentials, then please just drop us a line or pick up the phone, we’re always keen to hear your views and ideas.