We use low energy light bulbs. Low energy light bulbs use 80% less electricity but produce the same amount of light. By using less electricity, the amount of carbon dioxide produced is much less, therefore being more environmentally friendly.
We use water saving devices. Water is a precious resource which needs to be shared by people and wildlife alike. Water shortages can affect all wildlife and the environment. We use water saving devices also known as “hippos” in the cisterns of our higher flush toilets. This means that approximately 3 litres of water is saved every time a toilet is flushed. As our toilet blocks continue to be refurbished, our higher flush toilets will be replaced with low flush ones.
We compost our grass cuttings. Wooda collects all of our grass cuttings, compost them and spread them on the grass at the end of the season to replenish the ground.
We support local charities. We sponsor Bude Sea Pool, an outdoor seapool in Bude that has been in operation for many years. The pool risked closure a few years ago so local people got involved to prevent that happening. We are proud to be able to help, and the money we donate goes towards making the sea pool an enjoyable place for everyone, including all our lovely visitors. You can find more information about Bude Seapool on the website. We are heavily involved with the Macmillan Cancer Support Committee in Bude and often hold events here at Wooda to raise money for Macmillan. Our sports barn is sometimes used for functions, and we support other local charities through offering use of a venue for their events in low season. You will also see a few charity boxes in our shop and reception too!
We use recyclable products. To help support the environment even further, Wooda use recyclable black bags for the disposal of any waste. By using this as a method of helping to preserve our area, it means that when the bags or rubbish are taken away for further disposal they biodegrade and are therefore kinder to the environment. We encourage our customers to recycle glass, paper, cans, plastic and batteries. There are two recycling points on site.
We use our own ground water. The water used to feed the toilet and shower systems is naturally sourced from the ground using a water device called a Borehole therefore using less energy and water from the mains water supply. We also have a rainwater harvesting system in place that we use to wash caravans for our customers.
We use solar panels. Here at Wooda, we have five solar panel developments. Two are on our toilet and shower blocks to heat hot water, one is on our sports barn to provide electricity and the other two are ground mounted systems which provide electricity for our touring and camping pitches.
We buy locally sourced produce. All of the produce used at Wooda is locally sourced helping to reduce the number of miles in which it travels to reach the park. We sell Cornish produce in the shop, and our restaurant uses locally sourced food too. By doing this, we reduce the number of food miles travelled, reducing air pollution within the area and supporting our local economy. All our building materials for our developments here are also locally sourced, therefore benefitting local businesses and helping the economy.
We employ staff that live within the local area. Each member of staff employed at Wooda lives within the local area. We see this as a positive impact to the environment as the distance that each employee travels is much less, and we are also supporting our local economy.