The Crooklands Hotel Bar and Restaurant
What we actively do to Reduce our Carbon Foot Print..
We Take this very seriously and are always trying to improve and reduce our carbon footprint.
Our Progress so far...
JOINING FORCES- We have joined a Green Business Hub as part of this we meet with other local green businesses and discuss ideas to create a greener working environment. CREA also work within the hub to provide advice and support to help reduce our carbon foot print.
RECYCLE- Glass, Paper/Card, waste Oil, Plastics, Light Bulbs, Wooden Pallets (kindling), Plastic delivery trays are collected and reused by our suppliers and compost is made from grass cutting and vegetable peelings and used as fertilizer.
GREEN TECHNOLOGY- Recently installed highly efficient boilers, Eco glazed units, Zoned heating for both accommodation floors, Individual thermostatic controls in guest rooms,99% of our toilets are dual flush and fitted with hippos - reducing water wastage, Sensor taps or push taps in all public toilets,Water sensors in men toilets for urinals, Energy saving fittings and lighting. Storage area for bikes and cycling and walking guides are available.
HELPING CHARITIES-Old Blankets are donated to the local animal centre, Paper is shredded and used as animal bedding, Plastic tubs are used as animal bowls, TV's go to the Salvation Army.
WE ALL CARE- Employees trained on energy saving issues. Including our lights off policy; all lights are switched off in unused areas and encourages staff to cycle to work or car share. Eco -Cleaning products are used throughout the hotel.The receptionists are encouraged to use e-mail confirmations as apposed to postal confirmation.
GUEST ROOMS- Small bottles of toiletries have been replaced to large refilled soap dispensers. Sustainable bathroom products are used. The guest rooms and restaurant use fair-trade and local products. Guests are encouraged to participate in the guest environment policies, see Guest Charter for further details.
SOURCING- All our fresh food is locally sourced, we are using Plumgarths for all our fresh meats and sausages. Fresh fish delivered daily from Neve's of Fleetwood, our vegetables and salads are from Ribble Farm, Longridge, freshly made desserts from Lathams, Fulwood. Home-made delicious ice cream from English Lakes Ice Cream, Tea & Coffee from Farrer's of Kendal. Herdwick Carpets have been chosen because of their use of wool from the local Lakeland sheep. All local stone is used during our building works/repair works.
What's Next @ Crooklands?
Increase our double sided printing - DONE - new eco printer purchased
Introduction of new lower energy consumption- DONE & still in process of completeing
Work on our wild life pond and our other nature corners to increase further new wildlife - On going
Green travel promoted to all hotel users- On going
Increased L.E.D lighting - On going
Investigating water and electric usage to try and reduce the amount used- Currently CREA are helping you to monitor our average usuage.
Looking into alternative fuel sources and making our fuel sources as efficient as possible- Boilers are serviced regularly to maintain efficiency.
Collection of rain water for toliet flushing or grounds maintenance - Currently investigating the potential along with costings.
We also help to conserve energy and water whenever possible and encourage staff to continue to implement green initiatives in their own homes by providing on going staff training. In addition to this we use other local companies who supports sustainability.
Charity @ Crooklands
Our family values of supporting charities and good causes also reflect in the way we run our business.
It is becoming increasingly tougher for all of us, but despite that there are still a lot of people who need our help and support. We have a number of chosen charities that we support, some of them being the local Lancaster Canal Trust, click here to visit their website.
The other is a small charity called the Osiligi Charity Projects. They help relieve poverty in the Masaai areas of southern Kenya. Click here to visit their website and find out more on what they do. To help either or any other Charities that we support, just speak to a member of staff who will be more than happy to help.