Environmental Policy for Copper Meadow B&B - Bodmin Moor Cornwall

Environmental Policy

Trevadlock Farm endeavours to ensure as far as possible that our activities have minimal impact upon the environment, and we do what we can to minimise our carbon footprint, energy levels, water and chemical usage. Where possible we attempt to:

Use local produce, use environmentally friendly products, recycle waste, conserve energy and try to preserve wild habitats.
Support, use and promote local produce, food drink and crafts.
Buy local produce e.g. Warrens bacon and sausages, all their meat is locally supplied by farms in the Launceston area.

Use energy efficient light bulbs, lower temperatures & switch off lights in unoccupied rooms, turn off all standby switches.
Reduce water usage by installing water saving devices in the cisterns, use water butt for watering flowers, and reduce the number of towels washed with environmentally friendly notice in bathrooms for guests.
Trevadlock Farm has its own supply of spring water but we still aim to conserve it using the above measures.

Reduce waste by recycling everything possible; glass, tins, aluminium, paper & plastic cardboard and composting kitchen & garden waste.
When reordering toiletries we will be using the refillable soap and shower dispensers.

Use scrap paper for note paper and reuse old envelopes where suitable.
Guest will find a Hessian bag on the landing for them to help us in achieving this aim by using it to dispose of their cans, bottles, glass or plastic and newspapers for us to recycle.

Our newspapers are recycled locally and all money goes to help the village hall. The bags are also available to purchase.
Buy recycled paper where possible, for business use.
Avoid purchasing products with unnecessary packaging and when possible bulk purchase items.
We minimises the use of the business vehicle as far as possible and combine trips with other purposes.
We shop on line where possible.
Use eco friendly cleaning products.

Activities are organised to ensure there is minimal car use. Public transport in this part of Cornwall is very limited but there are buses running from Launceston and leaflets are available on the trips. There are 'leave the car at home days' organised. From Bodmin you can travel by public transport to Falmouth, Fowey & Newquay, as well as three routes that you are able to do in conjunction with the Bodmin railway. Cycle the Camel Trail, or take a walk and visit the Camel Valley Vineyard. www.cornwallpublictransport.info.
The second part of the Camel Trail runs from Wadebridge to Padstow; hire bikes or bring your own and enjoy this lovely route with so much to see along the River Camel and offers a very good day out. Bicycles are available to hire; cycle to Padstow and enjoy fish and chips on the quay.

Wildlife
Trevadlock Farm is very much a working farm. We have taken part in the Level Entry Stewardship Scheme. To do this we have left wider margins not cultivated or have cut around the edges of the fields to encourage wildlife to flourish, i.e. field mice and providing food for birds. Hedges are only cut every two years and this is rotated around the farm.

We have also taken part in the Cornwall River Trust Project, a project to fence parts of the riverbank to save erosion by stock. Trevadlock Farm is situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor; we have leaflets on walks and the wildlife found on and around the moor. Leaflets are available with information on many walks in the area. Information on the wildlife is also available on www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves.htm