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Going Green - Fast! - 30/08/2009
In 2008, Rothay Garden was awarded Gold Level by the Cumbria Business Environment Network (CBEN) for the hotel's involvement in reducing its carbon footprint and encouraging biodiversity.
This year has seen the team working closely within the scheme and continuing to look for new ways to reduce Rothay Garden's impact on the environment. For example, all our food produce is sourced locally, and we are currently looking at energy effiicent lighting for the hotel and other strategies to help us "go green".
To promote a healthy diversity of wildlife at Rothay Garden, the team is following a number of schemes in the grounds. Helen, the hotel's gardener, doesn't use any pesticides or harmful chemicals, and has put together two excellent compost sites to encourage the "good bugs". Bird boxes will be going up at the end of the winter to bring more local bird life to the gardens, and we provide a bird table for the hardy British bird lasting out the colder months.
The word "Garden" is at the centre of the hotel's name, and we fully intend to keep our beautiful grounds looking lovely through the winter and into next Spring.
"We did have the perfect answer to our exertions, plunging into our en-suite whirlpool bath in the delightful Rothay Garden Hotel, which provides an oasis of luxury on the edge of Grasmere."
Nottingham Evening Post
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