environmentIf you are serious about protecting the environment and reducing your carbon footprint they you may want to organize your holidays this year to take advantage of the many eco-friendly hotels and guesthouses that are now available.

The Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel in Cornwall has state of the art facilities and a stunning view looking out over the beautiful bay, but it is also committed to sustainable environmental management. The hotel adapts strict waste reduction policies including a recycling scheme, and encourages both staff and guest to use public transport, cycling and walking to get around. The hotel also sources produce for the kitchen from the local area to reduce food miles and carbon emissions, and encourages self-catering guestsLittle Haven, Pembrokeshire to buy locally as well. You might also be interested in the new eco-friendly holiday village being developed in Pembrokeshire, which comprises of timber lodges and cottages that follow a tradition Welsh village layout, but that are powered by renewable energy sources such as biomass fuels that are developed from local crops.

It is also a good idea to keep an eye on which hotels win awards in the highly acclaimed Considerate Hotel of the Year Awards, which seek out those establishments that have the best environmental and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performances each year. These awards include categories like ‘Green Team of the Year‘ and ‘Green Champion of the Year‘, but the main award to look out for is the ‘The Considerate Hotel of the Year‘ award, which goes to the best all-round environmental performance, which was won in 2007 by The Cavendish Hotel in London.

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