SLAIDBURN VILLAGE HALL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Here at SLAIDBURN VILLAGE HALL we are committed to providing a good quality service whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities.
A symbol of this commitment is our membership of the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The scheme provides accreditation and encouragement for tourism businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. By encouraging sustainable practices the scheme ensures the continued enjoyment of the environment around us for future generations.
Our aim is to be as environmentally responsible as we can be, to take into consideration the environmental and social impacts of our business on the environment. Some of the main steps we have taken to reduce our impact are:
- Installed low energy lighting throughout the building and utilise sensors
- Fitted good insulation
- Introduced renewable energy in the form of an air to water heat pump For more info. see out fact sheet (pdf)
- Installed double glazing
- Re-cycle whenever possible
- Actively involved and support Forest of Bowland AONB, to recognise that our business is part of a protected and valuable landscape
- Supportive of local community events
- Provide wildlife refuges in form of bat boxes and encourage car free- activities through the provision of a wide range of leaflets
- Work closely with the villager magazine to provide information of local
attractions and events
Have a look at our Visitor Charter to see how you can get involved!
Updated January 2011
The Forest of Bowland AONB team also utilise our facilities for meetings and events and showcase our venue as an example of good sustainable practice (pdf file) and on their website.
Our Green Team
The green team will look at our purchasing and see where we can improve on buying recycled goods and informing staff and customers about our action plan.
The team consists of:
Jackie is manager of the hall and has attended a number of the Sustainable Tourism meetings and has been on a Green Ideas Day Conference.
Caroline is a committee member of Slaidburn Village Hall, she has a degree in environmental science and is keen to help in making the hall as green as possible.
Working with Green and Local Businesses
We are members of the Forest of Bowland Sustainable Tourism Business Network and the Bowland Experience - Supporting Forest of Bowland Tourism Businesses
European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas