PATTY'S BARN ENVIRONMENT POLICY
We believe in making travel as low impact as possible and we’re always looking to improve. We are by no means experts and are constantly learning and striving to become more socially and environmentally responsible and welcome your feedback. We recently recredited our Green Tourism Award and are working towards the Gold accreditation.
We are home to an incredible array of plants and wildlife and other species, and have worked hard to make a space that our guests can explore and enjoy nature in.
Every decision we make has an environmental impact. The way forward to a more sustainable and responsible future starts with the everyday decisions we make. If you leave Patty’s Barn with at least one new habit that you try out at home then we all win.
We welcome you to embrace our Green policy. If this is all new to you, we hope you take something away from your stay that you can implement at home and if it’s old hat, that’s excellent news. We’re still learning so please do let us know what we’re doing well and how we can improve.
OUR JOURNEY TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT SUSTAINABILITY DURING YOUR STAY?
1. Coastal Cleanup
Living on the coast means we get a lot of wash up from the sea. Help us keep our coastline clean and a take a big bag out on your walks. We have proper litter picking equipment available on request.
2. Countryside Code
Adopt the ‘countryside code’ when walking or cycling on the many paths through the fields and woodland. Please respect your surroundings and the animals who live there and the farmers who farm
3. Explore our nature trail & connect with nature.
What did you spot? Record in our nature book any wildlife, plants or anything you have noted during your stay.
4. Turn it off
Save energy and turn off electrical equipment (lights, television, cooker etc) when not in use.
5. Use your feet
Explore ways of enjoying your holiday with minimum use of your car (and exploring public transport!).
COCKERHAM GREEN ENERGY
Anaerobic digestion (AD) processes plant materials (biomass) into gas for heating and power. The gas is called methane or biogas. It is produced by bacteria, which digest biomass and produce methane as a by-product
Cockerham Green Energy is an anaerobic digester that processes agricultural waste into gas for heating and power. Our main objective is to produce energy that goes into the National Grid. We currently provide 600K of energy with a potential to take this to 1000k.
What is an anerobic digester?
Based on a 200-acre dairy farm in Cockerham (6 miles from Lancaster University,we have been established since 2008 and are looking to maximise the use of our waste, which is primarily solid and liquid digestate.
HOW COULD WE DO BETTER?
If you have any ideas or suggestions of how we could continue to become more responsible in our practices we welcome your feedback. We are committed to continually monitor our working practices and to seek opportunities to improve them in ways that have a positive effect on the environment. Please complete the contact form below or send an email to email@example.com