Environmental Policy Statement
“We recognise that our business has an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations and to help secure the long-term sustainability of the Burren & Cliffs of Moher GeoPark”. To this end we at Hazelwood Lodge are committed to taking the following actions.
We collaborate with all stakeholders to collectively develop the Geopark as a sustainable tourism destination, for this generation and for the ones in the future.
A cared-for landscape
We actively participate in conserving our natural and cultural heritage by been actively involved with the Ballyvaughan Tidy Towns and the “Adopt a Hedgerow” project.
A well-understood heritage
We offer quality information and interpretation to communicate our stories and the unique character of our place. We do this by telling the Burren story to our guests and the printed material we have on display.
We work to ensure that tourism makes a positive social contribution so that it benefits our community as well as our guests. We encourage or guests to stop and talk with local people who know the area and its folklore and its history.
We contribute to the local economy by maintaining and supporting local employment, by sourcing services and locally produced foods wherever possible, and by engaging with other businesses in promoting our region as a sustainable tourism destination. By signposting business to other local service providers and encouraging our visitors to stay a little longer in the Burren & Cliffs of Moher GeoPark.
Sustainable tourism management
We work to an Environmental Action Plan, which includes targets for improvement that are reviewed annually. We have effective systems for monitoring and adequately managing our waste, water, water usage and energy. Harvesting rain water, solar power and our own state of the art treatment plant all contribute to lessening our carbon footprint.
We endeavour to lower our impact on the Burren environment as much as possible. In engaging with our guests and impressing on them necessity of always be aware of their surroundings and to leave as little evidence as possible of been there.