The world is producing an estimated 2.12 billion tonnes of waste each year, with future estimated expected to hit 4 billion by 2100. Legislation and government action can only get us so far, and so, there are pockets of people all around the world who are looking to take matters into their own, creative hands.
Green Tourism is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK, and is the only scheme validated by VisitEngland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourism Board through the International Centre for Responsible Tourism and is endorsed by VisitScotland and Failte Ireland.
Fairmont St Andrews has welcomed over 20,000 dark native Scottish honey bees to the five-star resort as part of their ongoing commitment to green tourism.
Over the past year, John Keating, general manager at Fairmont St Andrews and Johnny Mitchell, head gardener at the resort, have been training to be beekeepers with The Fife Beekeepers Association. The day finally arrived this month when two bee nucleus’ arrived onto the resort.
Sally Thompson is the England Tour Development Specialist at self-guided walking holiday provider Macs Adventure. She spends her days scouring the length and breadth of the country to find the best routes and trails. Here are four of her top picks for an unforgettable walking holiday.
For those seeking myth and legend, the spectacular landscape of Scotland is a great place to start. The wild and wonderful Cairngorms and Scottish Highlands are atmospheric to say the least, setting the tone for this majestic country. Lochs and glens nestle between imposing peaks and largely inaccessible terrain, creating truly breathtaking views.
Zero Waste Scotland has launched a nationwide initiative calling on businesses, local authorities and other organisations to help cut the cost of litter clean-up and join forces to prevent it from happening in their communities.
The call was launched today at the Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre and an important visitor attraction, newly-opened by the River Forth in Stirling, where regular litter picks take place. Historic Environment Scotland, which manages the Engine Shed, is supporting the initiative.
Leading wildlife product and habitat designers, Wildlife World, have created a new premium range of high quality multi-purpose bird food for garden birds.
The product comes in three varieties, one for bird tables and seed feeders, one for free flowing bird feeders and one for ground feeding species.
Food Mix 1 contains all kibbled peanuts, sunflower hearts and hemp, and no wheat or cheap filler is used to bulk out the food.
Just ten miles south of the Brecon Beacons, mid-way between Cardiff and Swansea, the outstanding natural beauty of Caerau Parc will be the location of the brand new Afan Valley Adventure Resort covering some 485 acres. From high octane flights down zip wires, to scaling challenging climbing towers and exploring treetop playgrounds, visitors will be offered an adventure experience like no other.
In a welcome piece of good news, it recently emerged that the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 6% in 2016. In the fight to protect the planet for future generations, such a drop is clearly cause for celebration. But, how has the UK managed to reduce its pollution, and what part have businesses played in helping to move towards a greener future?
Energy sector plays an important role