We joined the new CoaST initiative to become ‘Environmental Growth Champions’. This includes an environmental audit, aiming to improve our sustainability in six areas: Pollinators, Soil, H20, Habitat, Planting, and Communication.
To be as sustainable as possible we:
• Use many local food producers (more info here)
• Collect surplus produce from supermarkets for animal feed
• Recycle paper/glass/plastic/metals/timber etc.
• Compost garden waste, giving surplus to local good causes (more info here)
• Harvest rainwater to flush toilets
• Print leaflets on FSC paper, reduce print runs, use more smartphone vouchers.
• Record and minimise power use – insulate bird huts plus thermostats/timers.
• Provide information to reach us by public transport (more info here)
• Support ‘Hayle in Bloom’ including community lunch
• Provide information about native species (more info here)
• Are Cornwall Wildlife Trust business members
• Breed species to restore biodiversity
• CHEFS award promoting ‘safe, sustainable and nutritious food to improve local community health and well-being’.
• In Bloom ‘neighbourhood award’
• Work Placement Provider award from Cornwall College
An innovative educational idea from our staff was for Kea parrot Newton to join our bird show. He drops cans into a recycling bin – in the wild parrots are injured by eating litter.