In Devon, as in many other counties of the UK, green sustainable hotels are on the increase. People are much more aware of environmental issues these days than they used to be, and visitors to Devon and elsewhere are often concerned about the effect the hotel they choose to stay at is having on the environment. It therefore makes perfect business as well as ethical sense for hotels to ensure that they are, indeed, being friendly to the environment.
Devon Green Hotels
Green sustainable hotels in places like Plymouth, Exeter and inland towards Exmoor and Dartmoor strive to be as close to zero-carbon businesses as possible. They try to produce all their own energy, for example, and some hotels go so far as to purchase their surrounding woodland to help manage it more effectively and to absorb their carbon emissions. By adding more trees to the surrounding landscape many green sustainable hotels in Devon have succeeded in becoming CO2-neutral.
Sustainable Devon Green Hotels
Devon's green hotels are focused on the visitor experience just like other accommodation in the region, but with much more of a leaning towards sustainable tourism. So you'll find that they source their food from local suppliers to keep the 'field to fork' mileage down to an absolute minimum. However, going green doesn't mean you have to compromise on quality, and even if you decide to try 'glamping' as a green alternative to a hotel, you'll be guaranteed a high quality environment with all the modern comforts you would expect.
Sustainable Facilities at Devon Green Hotels
Sustainable hotels in Devon will often have signs in their guestrooms which encourage guests, for example, to use their towels for longer than just the one day, and organic bed linen is becoming more the norm. The toilets in these typically smaller hotels often use rainwater, and some of the food items served up in their restaurants have labels that trace their ingredients to a precise locale in the surrounding farmland. Many even have mattresses that are filled with natural materials such as horsehair, natural rubber and cocoa fibre, so do your conscience a favour and consider green hotels in Devon for your next trip!