At Ballyhass, with over 100,000 day visits yearly, we deeply understand our environmental and community responsibilities. As an outdoor adventure hub, we've ingrained sustainability into our DNA. Here's a concise overview:
Awareness: We’re driving a culture of responsible tourism, with dedicated resources and adventure activities spotlighting sustainability.
Community: Our interactions with local communities revolve around sustainable practices and mutual respect.
Site Pollinator Plans: Boosting pollinator health through specialized habitats, flowering plants, and minimizing pesticide use.
Pesticide Free Zones: Embracing natural pest control methods.
Wild Area Creation & Biodiversity Corridors: Encouraging native flora and fauna, supporting connectivity between varied habitats.
Aquatic Conservation: Vigilant water quality monitoring, pollution reduction, and collaborations for aquatic species conservation.
Energy Efficient Buildings: Retrofitting facilities for reduced energy consumption. LED lights and sustainable heating/cooling methods are at the forefront.
Solar Power: Harnessing solar energy significantly, with ambitious plans to lean away from fossil fuels.
EV Charging Stations: Providing easy access for our visitors to recharge electric vehicles, aiming for an energy surplus by 2030.
Circular Waste Systems: Emphasizing reuse and repurposing materials across all core activities.
Waste Reduction Targets: Striving for a 10% waste cut annually, with a larger 50% waste reduction goal over five years.
Amplified Recycling: Initiatives like compostable coffee streams and boosting recycling rates by 50% underline our commitments.
Pollution Control: Best practices in waste management, water quality monitoring, and conservation collaborations ensure pristine water bodies.
Education and Inspiration: Our guests are educated on water conservation, driving a ripple effect of sustainable actions.
We're not just embracing sustainability; we're pioneering it in the outdoor adventure sector. Dive deeper into our commitments and progress on our Sustainability Page.