Sustainable Tourism and Social Responsibility
Sustainable Woodland Eco-Glamping Holidays
At Woodland Escape Glamping Holidays we are committed to the principle of implementing sustainable tourism.
Sustainable tourism encourages tourists that visit a location to try and only make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy. This can mean using local services, buying local produce and utilising local transport links to ensure that a guests stay is contributing to the local economy.
At Woodland Escape we work hard to support our local society, economy & environment by partnering with local suppliers wherever possible, such as our ongoing partnership with local artisan food provider, Joni's Kitchen.
Wherever we can, Woodland Escape endeavours to minimise the impact our business has on our environment. We can have implemented solar lights inside our woodland glamping accommodation, minimising our carbon footprint and will always attempt to conserve precious energy & resources wherever we can. We have a continuous process of improvements on the glamping site with a view to preserving our planet's natural resources and reducing energy usage. So far we have implemented the following measures to protect the environment:
- Solar lighting on paths across the glampsite and inside each accommodation
- Push taps in our off-grid flushing toilets to minimise water wastage
- Tree planting to offset our carbon footprint
- Maintaining the site to encourage bees, butterflies and dragonflies.
- Recycling of plastic and glass
The UN General Assembly declared that 2017 would be the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for development with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of promoting responsible tourism. The official launch of the Year of Sustainable Tourism was held in Madrid on January 18, 2017. Among the proposal for the Year of Sustainable Tourism is a commitment to reduce global CO2 emissions by five percent by 2030, in addition to raising funds to protect heritage, wildlife, ecosystems and natural resources.
Here in Somerset at Woodland Escape we continually explore new ways that we can help make your glamping holiday as sustainable as possible.