ALL THINGS GREEN
Sea Breeze, St Ives, Cornwall
Guests are very welcome to relax in our lovely garden, a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle of St. Ives, find a quiet corner to read the paper or a book. The garden is visited by many different birds from woodpeckers to birds of prey.
We are members of COAST [Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project], Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the Green Tourism Business Scheme, we understand why visitors come to Cornwall to enjoy the wonderful environment, with it’s clean beaches, wild rugged coastline, wildlife and fresh air.
We are committed to doing our bit to keep Cornwall special for generations to come and you will notice measures we have put in place to help us achieve this, including a Podpoint electric vehicle charging unit, if you own or hire an electric vehicle we can charge it up for you.
Below is some additional information about our commitment to Cornwall.
THE ENVIRONMENT - OUR POLICY
Here at Sea Breeze we are privileged enough to live in a beautiful part of the Country, with rugged coastline, unspoilt countryside and beautiful beaches. Our dilemma is that we rely on attracting more visitors to share this with us, this in turn impacts on the environment, clearly we have a responsibility to minimise our impact.
We are therefore committed to;
Using resources efficiently without compromising your health or welfare.
Ensuring that we provide information to help/encourage you to act in the most environmentally way possible; on local transport, local wildlife and nature and local restaurants sourcing local food for instance.
Energy efficiency measures. We use energy efficient light bulbs, radiator thermostats and would encourage you to turn off lights and appliances when not in use to help us reduce our consumption.
Saving water, we have showers in all our bathrooms, we use water hippos in our loos and we only use rain water to water the garden, which we collect in water butts.
Recycling, please use the COAST bags in your room to put any paper, plastic bottles, glass, cardboard e.t.c. which we will recycle for you.
Supporting local producers and services. We are happy to provide advice and suggestions on good places to source local produce, crafts etc so you get the best from your visit to Cornwall. We use local Cornish produce wherever possible and employ local services/craftsmen too. Please also feel free to use the COAST bags in the porch for all your local shopping.
Encouraging wildlife. We have bird feeders, nest boxes and other wildlife habitats in and around the garden. We have a wildlife diary in the breakfast room, where we would encourage you to note any sightings.
Using environmentally friendly products. Where possible we use recycled products, such as paper, refuse sacks. We use cleaning products that are phosphate and toxin free.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and do let us know if there is anything that you can share with us to help us reduce our impact on the environment. The above is not exhaustive and we see this as a continuous programme of improvement, overall we believe we are moving in the right direction!
RESPONSIBLE VISITOR CHARTER
Wherever we go and whatever we do, we have some impact on the environment and community. By making positive choices during your visit, you can help to look after Cornwall and this special area ensuring that it retains everything that is special about it for your next visit. You can have an impact right here at Sea Breeze!
1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
In Cornwall we take our recycling very seriously, as we hope you do at home! Say no to packaging where possible, especially plastic bags. You will find recycling banks in most main car parks across the area. In Cornwall we work hard to recycle all we can. Please help us by using the Coast Bags in your room to place glass, plastic, paper, news paper etc. We will recycle them for you.
2. Reduce traffic: walk, cycle or use public transport
Walking and cycling are great ways to see the area without adding to traffic. Use public transport if you need to travel to your start point, but try exploring near to where you are staying - there are some fantastic places to see right on your doorstep!.There are more and more fully accessible routes becoming available, ensuing access for all. Please ask and we will provide you with details of bus and train timetables.
3. Stay Local, Eat Local, Buy Local, See Local
Support local producers and services - this way your visit has a real benefit to the communities of Cornwall. And you get to see and taste the real quality that Cornwall offers. Visit Farmers Markets, farm shops, village stores, pubs and cafes. Much of our distinctive culture is evident in the hundreds of community events that happen throughout the year and are well worth supporting – and the food and drink is simply fantastic. Please feel free to use the Jute Coast bags in the porch when you are shopping, then return it when you are finished for others to use.
4. Chill out – switch off….
Enjoy a fabulous, light touch holiday…..switch off lights and dripping taps; use the voluntary laundry card scheme where you see it, so that only towels that need washing are laundered; every single effort helps protect and enhance our beautiful environment. It takes a moment and it’s all worth it!
5. Follow the Countryside Code: respect – protect – enjoy.
The Countryside Code reminds visitors to protect plants and animals; take litter away; leave gates and property as you find them; keep dogs under close control; consider other people and users when visiting the countryside.
Enjoy your holiday! Thank you!