Green Tourism at East View Farm in Norfolk
East View Farm has been awarded a Gold Award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) in recognition of our efforts to become as sustainable as we possibly can.
Sustainable tourism protects environments, respects local cultures, supports communities, conserves natural resources and minimises pollution.
Green Tourism has been running since 1997 and is not-for-profit organisation. Choosing a Green Tourism member means you are supporting a business that is positively working towards being sustainable; one which is accountable and genuine in its approach.
Green Tourism members are on a green journey and their level of sustainability is shown in the grading level they display – Bronze, Silver or Gold.
So far our commitment to sustainability means we have done the following at East View Farm:
Installed our own wind turbine to power all the properties.
Installed solar panels on the Workshop.
Planted over 3,000 native trees and shrubs.
Planted over 2,500 native hedging plants.
Created a wildlife pond.
Created a native wildflower area.
Our rainwater is harvested for plant watering and for filling a pond.
All our cleaning products are eco-friendly.
Wherever possible, we use low energy light bulbs and every new appliance purchased is as energy efficient as we can possibly get.
The cottages have recycle bags and bins, bio-degradable liners for food waste for use in our compost bins and we recycle used carrier bags for general waste.
With our new website enabling us to take bookings on-line, we are reducing our use of resources, but when we need to print we either re-use paper or use FSC quality paper.
We encourage our visitors to use our excellent local train service and the Coasthopper bus, as well as enjoy the beauty of the Norfolk countryside by walking and cycling.
We actively promote the excellent food, drink and local produce in our area.
We encourage all our visitors to adopt a green ethos – every little bit helps!
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