PROTECTING CORNWALL’S ENVIRONMENT
The main reason people come to Cornwall is to enjoy its unique and beautiful environment – the beaches, the rugged cliffs, the flora and fauna, the historic sites and the Cornish way of life. We all have an impact on this environment and, with a little thought and action, we can help to preserve it for future generations.
What we are doing:
1. We recycle all newspaper, glass, plastic bottles and cardboard.
2. We use energy-efficient lightbulbs wherever it is practical to do so; most of our toilets are now linked to cisterns which minimize the amount of water used.
3. We endeavour to minimize the use of water and detergents.
4. We keep local maps, details of bus timetables and local places to eat available for our guests.
5. Our chickens help out by “recycling” kitchen scraps! Please ask us if you wish to give them anything to “recycle”.
6. We do what we can to encourage wildlife into the garden – providing bird feeders, nestboxes and uncultivated areas for insects and other wildlife.
What you can do to help protect our beautiful county:
1. Separate the recyclable items from your rubbish and place them in the bins provided behind the shower block. Remember to “reduce, reuse and recycle”.
2. Conserve energy and water – switch off the lights you do not need; do not leave taps running.
3. Do not use your car all of the time; this is a wonderful area for walking – we have plenty of good, up-to-date maps to help you to explore. In addition, there is a summer bus service which stops right outside the house. We have copies of all relevant bus timetables.
4. Stay local, eat local and buy local. There are many excellent pubs and restaurants in the area which serve locally sourced food; similarly there are many shops in Penzance and St Just which offer good quality local produce. We have a number of unique community events happening throughout the year – don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch and/ or participate.
5. Follow the countryside code – protect the plants and wildlife around us – bring litter home; leave gates and property as you find them.