Northern Ireland's Galgorm Collection has unveiled a plan of action to achieve carbon neutral status by 2030.
Galgorm Collection's new green policy is a 10-point plan, and from waste management to water use to energy to transport, every area of the collection's operations will be impacted by its initial first-stage plans to 2026, with the collection's entire estate ultimately becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
As the largest property in the collection spanning 380 acres, Galgorm is currently progressing installation projects to commence later this year in both solar and hydro power, harnessing the power of the River Maine, which flows through Galgorm Estate.
An additional 3,000 native trees will also be added at Galgorm with a focus on improving biodiversity in the area. Galgorm is also engaged in activity with a number of partners in the local area to further enhance green space and open up access to the estate with additional walkways and cycle networks.
Galgorm Collection has also pledged to introduce a fleet of zero-emission vehicles and to increase the number of EV chargers available across all its properties.
The plan also prioritises a sustained focus on healthy living, wellbeing and diversity. Key initiatives include introducing new outdoor pursuits at Galgorm, developing a new £250,000 state-of-the-art fitness suite at The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, developing an outdoor spa at The Old Inn, and introducing a refreshed well-being programme and revamped menus focussing on healthy eating across all properties.
Statement By Head Of Spa Operations And Chairperson Of The Sustainability Committee
Head of spa operations and chairperson of the sustainability committee Tara Moore stated, "Carefully considered and consulted at every level, our sustainability pledge and plan of action will realise our goal to create an exciting, fully sustainable destination that works for the environment, our guests, our team and communities.
"We are open, transparent and ambitious in our plans and we are committed to continually reviewing and reporting on our progress and successes in the months and years ahead as part of our shared cleaner, greener future."
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