Going greener every year - ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism
Polrunny Farm’s charm is that our holiday cottages are set in a beautiful, natural landscape
As owners of Polrunny Farm, we love sharing our beautiful part of the world with our guests. We are committed to doing this in a way that protects, and ultimately enhances, our local environment. Polrunny Farm has a history dating back to the seventeenth century. It is our hope that this beautiful landscape will be enjoyed by many generations to come.
This page sets out our 'ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism' policy. It commits us to act in a certain way. It also asks you, as prospective guests, to act in a certain way when visiting Polrunny Farm.
We are excited to commit to ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism. Our ethos is “Progressively Greener”. We would love to do everything today, but the reality is that we simply can’t do that, so we are committed to becoming greener each year.
Our approach seeks to:
Below, we set out our environmental 'to do' list - the initiatives we are currently pursuing. If you want to read more about the context, then check out our 'going greener every year' blog post.
Minimising waste going to landfill
Using sustainable energy sources
Minimising energy use
All our buildings are old and unfortunately intrinsically environmentally inefficient compared to modern builds. We commit to providing progressive improvements to better insulate our stone cottages.
Minimising water consumption
Our water comes from a local freshwater underground spring. It’s filtered and regularly tested and maintains very high standards. We are sure you’ll agree that it tastes lovely. Given the volume of water heading down the valley, it’s a sustainable source with our usage providing no adverse impacts on the local environment. Nevertheless, we understand the significant pressure on water supplies locally and globally and don’t want to use any more than necessary:
Maximising environmental benefits
Keeping it local
Promoting sustainable transport
BEING GOOD NEIGHBOURS AND HELPING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
We know we haven’t got all the answers here. We would love to hear from you if you have ideas of other things we should be doing to further our goals of protecting our landscape and supporting our local area to flourish in a sustainable way.
If you would like to keep up to date with our progress, then check out our blog. We have already published a 'getting greener every year' article, and we will write more posts as our initiatives progress.