Our Green Page- Environmental and Ethical Policy
Colin and Deborah acknowledge "We are very lucky to live in this beautiful part of Wales. We want to protect this wonderful heritage for our children and future generations. Environmental issues are not a philosophy at The Hilary they are our way of life".
We are proud owners of a silver Green Tourism Award, the first in Llandudno to receive this. We are also proud to be the first in Llandudno to have been given a Fair Trade certificate by the Conwy Fair Trade Association.
Whether you belive in Climate Change or not, we are sure you believe in saving money. We try to give you the best deal we can at The Hilary and if our guests can help us save money then we can pass those savings back on to our guests.
Ø Reducing Waste - Wherever possible by thinking about what we buy and how we use it. Non-essential documents and emails are not printed. We constantly review which internal documents and external publications are essential, if they are not needed they are cancelled thus reducing waste and saving money. We ensure all our printing and photocopying is double-sided.
Ø Re-use - Wherever possible by trying to find a second life for items. For example, scrap paper, used envelopes etc are used for taking messages and writing notes. When the girls grow out of their clothes they are sent to local charity shops (the clothes that is not our daughters!).
Ø Recycle - All paper, card, cardboard, glass, plastic, cans, garden waste, food waste, inkjet cartridges and mobile phones are recycled. We support social economy organisations and charity shops to recycle materials as appropriate.
Ø Buy Recycled - Where possible we use items made from recycled material.
Ø Purchase Fair Trade and Environmentally Sound Goods We use fair trade tea, coffee, sugar and bananas as a minimum when possible and source as many purchases as possible locally,
Ø Minimize Use of Energy, Water & Other Resources For example lights and equipment are switched on only when used. Energy saving bulbs and low flush toilets are used. Our windows have been double glazed and our loft and wall spaces insulated.
Ø Reduce Pollution, Waste and Emissions - By using chemical-free cleaning products. We minimise the use of our own car by walking or using public transport if possible. Nor do we use chemicals in the garden. We don't have much food waste at The Hilary (once you 've had the breakfasts you'll understnad why) but what we do have goes into our wormery or is recycled. In turn the wormery provides excellent liquid fertiliser and compost for our award winning garden and for the fruit and vegetables Nicol and Katie grow in our private garden.
Ø Raise Awareness - By keeping up to date on environmental issues and encouraging our guests to be more environmentally sensitive. We like our guests to help us and provide a green section in the welcome folders in our rooms to do this.
Ø Future plans - We are continually looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact, however small or large they may be. We will continue to monitoring water and energy consumption to help this.
Ø Community - We are actively involved in our community in a number of ways: school governor, member of the PTA, Brownie and Rainbow Leader and Director of Llandudno Hospitality Association. We also have 2 local hospices as our chosen charities.
We are proud to be listed on The Green Traveller Website. Green Traveller
"The first place to look for green holidays"
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