This Grade II-listed Victorian villa situated in the heart of Bournemouth is now one of the UK's foremost ecologically responsible hotels. The Green House has been awarded GOLD level from the Green Tourism Business Scheme and, is also a member of Considerate Hoteliers, a group dedicated to running their hotels and establishments in an environmentally sustainable manner.
From the wallpaper, printed on FSC paper with vegetable ink and wrapped in a natural starch product rather than cellophane, to furniture handmade by local craftsmen from wood harvested by tree surgeons or salvaged from trees felled by storms, every single aspect of this hotel has been considered from an environmental angle.
Here are the five guiding principles that The Green House has put in place and adheres to in order to maintain its green status:-
- Source as locally as possible
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Consider what comes in and what goes out
- Insist on high welfare standards
- Be transparent, open and honest
To find out more about how these principles are applied, head to their website using the links at the top and bottom of this page.