Sometimes, at Quality Unearthed, members of our team have to travel out of our quaint little office in the heart of Wales to meet prospective clients or go to conferences, and when we have to leave our little slice of heaven, we do not go without our latest copy of Positive News.
Ever been travelling? No? It’s great, but there are factors that can make this incredible experience affect the environment for the worse. Think about the energy and fuel it takes to transport you to these places, and the tour trips on coaches, etc. So what can we do to help reduce these factors? Well, how about you follow these six simple steps we have on saving energy and reducing waste in your quest to become the best green traveller you can be?
Land diversification is becoming increasingly important to land owners in the current market situation, with more and more needing to find alternative uses for their land as a source of income. There are many ways in which land can be diversified, from repurposing spare land into animal training facilities or kennels/stables, creating your own products such as ice cream/milk, honey beekeeping or offering guided walks and rambling routes. One of the best options however, has to be to create a great glamping adventure! This seems to be an idea that is increasing in popularity of late, and for a great reason! Here are just a few reasons why your next diversification step should be glamping in 2017:
We’re delighted to be joining in on this day of celebration for all we have to be thankful for on this planet with Earth Day. As it is Earth Day, we have decided to share with you some top tips to be kind to the Earth whilst you are on holiday, some of these ideas are very easy to implement and with little to no thought you’ll make your holidays greener!
Earth Day is coming up on the 22nd April and to get you all ready for it we’ve created a little quiz to help you find out how eco-conscious you are! You might find the quiz offers a little inspiration on how you could be more eco-friendly in the future, from switching the lights off when you leave the room to thinking more about your shopping and holiday habits. Who knows, maybe it will change your perspective!
It’s that time of year again folks, the time to make significant changes to aspects of your life you’re not completely happy with for a healthier and happier self. That’s if you stick to them at least. One popular New Year’s resolution for 2017 is to be more eco-friendly in the upcoming year. A great way to kick start this goal is by swapping the yearly Benidorm trip for a stay in our beautiful eco cabins. Here are our top 8 green resolutions for you and your family to try out in 2017:
As temperatures begin to drop, things start getting festive and the days are shorter than ever, have you ever wondered what happens to bees in the winter time? If you’re planning a glamping trip this winter, there’s no better place to be then outside and amongst nature to spot a winter bee. Be sure to check out some of the tips below on how you can help the bees during colder weather.
Over 1.3 billion tonnes of food grown globally is wasted each year. In total, that’s about a third of all food produced for human consumption. This wasted food takes its toll on the environment due to the sheer amount of fresh water, land and labour it takes to produce and is responsible for over 3 gigatonnes of carbon emissions each year. If the waste was a country itself, it would be the third highest contributor to greenhouse gases in the world. Britain is one of the worst culprits in Europe, with over 15 million tonnes per year feeding no one.
Research based on the opinions of UK holidaymakers has found that they think the travel industry, as opposed to the Government, should be the ones who take the reins to lead the way when it comes to responsible tourism.