Club La Costa’s Trenython Manor resort in Cornwall is setting Olympian records with its awards – it has just struck Gold following a grading visit by a tough assessor from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
The resort was already the proud holder of the silver award and came under scrutiny in a wide range of areas, like energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and commitment to flora and fauna.
The resort’s recently acquired composter, which turns food waste into fertiliser, was identified as making a dramatic reduction in the amount of waste going to landfill and there was praise too for the work in the garden areas, following the development of the nesting boxes, interpretation boards, a bird hide, and the children’s garden. Significant savings to the resort’s electricity bill were also given the assessor’s seal of approval.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme has been running since 1997 and with more than 2,000 members across the UK and Ireland it is the largest and most established scheme of its type in the world. The scheme helps businesses introduce and maintain good environmental practice, and encourages natural flora and fauna for future generations.
Club La Costa’s resorts in the UK, Trenython Manor and Hustyns in Cornwall, and Duchally in Scotland, all boast eco-friendly and energy saving measures and all have been awarded the Green Tourism Business Scheme silver award. Trenython was first to be reviewed since the silver awards and Resort Manager Nick Waddington is delighted to have stepped up a grade.
“We work hard to conserve natural resources by ensuring the responsible use of energy, water and materials while still providing the quality of service expected by our guests, and we would not have achieved what we have, had it not been for their co-operation and support. Their backing for our common-sense energy conservation activities has helped us cut our electricity bill by £50,000 compared to two years ago,” said Nick.