Festive family camping holiday, Bedfordshire

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Departure information

The event is taking place between the 13 24 August 2021

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

We are committed as individuals, and as a collective of friends, to minimise our impact on our environment throughout all aspects of the work we do, ranging from efficient transport logistics planning through to adept choices in energy supplies for our needs. We believe our attitude in looking forward to a sustainable future is paramount for the welfare of the next generation and continually re-assess ourselves to strive towards improving our standards.

We have chosen Hearthwork as our accommodation provider because;
Our Tipi poles are all made from local, sustainably sourced wood.

Tipi covers are all made from robust long-lasting Polycotton Canvas.

Many of their products are biodegradeable, eg. wooden frames, tipi poles, tent pegs, pure wool felt covers.

Their off-grid power generation investment for use at festivals (currently a solar array) will be integrated with a grid mains system when not in use to reduce fossil fuel & nuclear requirements.

They recycle all waste, excluding wood which is used as fuel for heating, and biological waste which is composted.

Their yard and office heating and hot water systems have been made as efficient as possible. The office and main sewing area are well insulated.

The Impacts of this Trip

We believe that Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development should contribute to a better quality of life for everyone, now and for future generations to come. And, 'Sustainable Procurement' is at the heart of this, it is about embedding principles of sustainable development into both everyday spending and longer term investment decisions.

By taking sustainable development issues into account during the procurement cycle, we are able to support the improvement process within the context of our broader ethical commitments. This means we are committed to meeting needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis, thus generating benefits not only to us, but also to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

For this reason, we endeavour to look beyond the initial price to take account of whole life costs, quality and other benefits. In particular, account is taken of:

* Environmental impacts
* Social and Economic Issues
* Health and Safety of both customers and our workers
* Equality and Diversity, including Accessibility

In addition;

Staff and sub-contractors based in local community and utilising car-sharing wherever possible.

We use and prefer local suppliers and family businesses, where this is not possible we use fair trade products and environmentally friendly cleaning products.

We are proud to have many fine local crafts people on board in the manufacture of our Tipis.


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