Being a rural business and supporting small businesses that may be rurally based themselves is not just something we say we do it is something we live! This is why ensuring that we are environmentally, rural and green-friendly is essential.
At Escape the Village, we are committed to protecting the environment and being responsible members of our local community. We recognize the importance of sustainability, conservation, and minimizing our ecological footprint. This Environmental and Green Policy outlines our commitment to environmental responsibility and our efforts to contribute positively to our village and the planet.
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: We will minimize waste generation by reducing consumption, reusing materials whenever possible, and recycling as much as possible. This includes using recycled and recyclable products and materials in our operations.
- Energy Efficiency: We will strive to reduce our energy consumption by using energy-efficient appliances and equipment, turning off lights and equipment when not in use, and exploring renewable energy options where feasible. From LED lighting with remote control to the latest energy-efficient technology we understand the difference even a light bulb can make!
- Water Conservation: We will be mindful of our water usage by fixing leaks promptly, using water-saving fixtures, and promoting water conservation practices among our staff.
- Sustainable Transportation: We encourage our everyone to use environmentally friendly modes of transportation and carpooling where possible. We also support and encourage the use of public transport where practical for meetings.
- Local Sourcing: Whenever possible, we will prioritize local suppliers and products to support the local economy and reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation. Our website hosting is local and we love our local farm shops, but that is just a fraction of our commitment.
- Waste Reduction: We will minimize single-use plastics and aim to provide reusable or recyclable alternatives in our business operations. We will also implement waste reduction programs, such as composting.
- Environmental Education: We will educate our customers and suppliers about the importance of environmental responsibility and encourage them to adopt eco-friendly practices.
- Green Initiatives: We will actively seek opportunities to participate in local environmental initiatives and community projects that promote sustainability.
- Compliance: We will comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and standards.
- Virtual Meetings: Rather than traveling to a meeting where possible we will arrange meetings on Teams, Zoom, or Google. There is nothing quite like a virtual coffee!
Monitoring and Review:
We will regularly assess our environmental performance to ensure we meet our environmental goals and objectives. Our policy will be reviewed annually and updated as needed to reflect our ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility.
This Environmental and Green Policy is available on our website and shared with our employees, suppliers, and customers. We encourage feedback and ideas to further improve our environmental practices.
By implementing and adhering to this Environmental and Green Policy, we aim to minimize our environmental impact and promote sustainability in our small village and beyond. We believe that together, we can make a positive difference for our community and the planet.
Escape the Village, November 2023
Over the last thirty years Elizabeth has start up and run a number of successful businesses in a variety of industries including events management, restaurant, webdesign, business training and gardening! This has led to extensive knowledge of business startup, management and marketing.
She is also a qualified and experienced business and life coach with a passion for supporting small business owners. In addition to all of this she is an experienced and qualified further education lecturer, having taught face to face courses and workshops across England, as well as a range of online courses in a range of business and marketing topics .