SUSTAINABILITY

Vintage Ercol Chair

ENERGY & RESOURCES

90% LED lighting throughout 100% green electricity Mains switch in all rooms to help reduce energy consumption Low flush offset for toilets Notice to encourage guests to help reduce water/cleaning by re-using towels/linen more than once during their stay Complimentary filtered water Low consumption hand dryer Reduced gas consumption through underfloor heating

FOOD MILES

Reduced food miles through local sourcing Striving towards British seasonal ingredients Buying directly from small local farms South West British organic meat

SOURCING / PROCUREMENT

Where possible organic, local or/and fairtrade produce Neal’s Yard Organic Remedies in room amenities Eco-friendly printing supplier, FSC paper and eco-inks FSC* – Forest Stewardship Council

CLEANING

Eco-friendly cleaning products – BioD / Ecover Reusable sponges and cleaning towels that are washed each day E-cloths to reduce cleaning product usage Partnership with ethical laundry company

MINIMISING WASTE

Recycling of glass, card/paper, cans, plastic Recycled, Upcycled and refurbished furniture Compost coffee grounds and green kitchen waste

PEOPLE

Ethically responsible employment policy – all above living wage, pension contributions Fair Trade sugar, tea, coffee and chocolate

COMMUNITY

Participating in beach cleans
Supporting Surfers against sewage Support
Tassy Swallow Surf Ratz and Surf House Events
RNLI – box for change collection
Supporting the Skatepark community project of St Ives to raise funds for them

COMPLETED PROJECT’S IN

2018 Joined and regular headed steering committee #noplasticstives – assisted lobbying other businesses in town to implement changes Ordered Keepcups for the house – now offer reusable coffee cups to sell with an incentive of a free coffee from us

UPCOMING PROJECTS FOR

2019 Set up our own Flowhive Bee hive with the hope of producing a bit of honey but mainly to introduce more bees into our immediate environment Find incentives for guests to travel by public transport and communicate