Although the Green Tourism Business Scheme GTBS does not operate in Guernsey we are hoping to follow their guidelines as closely as possible. Our efforts so far include;
We bought a Toyota Prius hybrid we use this vehicle to fetch the various supplies necessary to operate the self-catering business
We use the bus whenever possible (Bus stop right outside La Pointe Farm Self Catering Apartments) we would also encourage guests to make use of the buses which are a modern fleet heavily subsidized by the States of Guernsey. The fare is £1 per person per journey this fare can be further reduced by pre-purchasing journeys
The bus runs past La Pointe Farm Self Catering Apartments hourly from early morning to early evening – Having said all of that we are certainly not anti-car in fact without a car you may miss out on some of the things Guernsey has to offer. And quite often it is not practical to use the bus
Recycling – Recycling banks are one mile away in either direction at Longfrie Inn & L’Eree Bay
Local Produce – We buy all of our fruit & vegetables from local ‘Veg on the hedge’ stalls where possible, these roadside stalls many of them unattended operate on the honesty box system
The self-catering apartments are all double glazed & fully insulated, although central heating is available all of the radiators have a thermostatic valve that can be turned down or off, for the winter of 2013/2014 we installed Air Source heat pumps
Lighting – As our stocks of conventional bulbs run down we will replace with low energy wherever possible.