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We are delighted to announce that Hoe Grange Holidays has been selected as one of four finalists for the Best Business Initiative category in the Climate Week Awards to be held on Tuesday 4th March at the Excel Centre, London, as part of the launch event for Climate Week 2014.
Instigated by Kevin Steele in 2011, Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities from 3rd to 9th March 2014, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society that help people live and work more sustainably.
Renewable technologies help to reduce the carbon footprint at Hoe Grange
The judges were impressed by how we combine a range of renewables to offer low-carbon holidays on our working farm in the Derbyshire hills. We have strived to minimise use of fossil fuels; 75% of energy needs are produced on site with a 10kw wind turbine, solar power enhanced with a tracking system, heat pumps and zero waste to landfill.
Together these initiatives have reduced our carbon output by over 21 tonnes per year. Constantly seeking to improve we are just putting in a 12kwh solar panel roof mounted system so that we can become fully self-sufficient for electricity.
As members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme we are continually striving to reduce our impact on the environment, whilst enabling guests to share our special Peak District landscape.
We are delighted to be finalists in these prestigious national awards. We hope our actions not only inspire guests and businesses alike to find out more about climate change and what can be done to reduce energy and waste, but also how to adapt to change. Climate Week is a great opportunity for us all to concentrate on reducing the amount of energy we waste in our homes and workplaces every day. We believe small improvements can be as important as big innovations and can really make a difference.
What will you try for Climate Week? Find out more about local events and how to take part in the Climate Week Challenge; a competition for teams of 4 to 6 people, which gives experience of tackling real-life environmental issues to a deadline, at www.climateweek.com
David and Felicity
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