Metropolis lodge celebrates 15 years of award successful inexperienced initiatives

Spectacular sustainability ambitions recognised with gold award

EDINBURGH’S largest impartial lodge has been praised for its spectacular sustainability initiatives, by sustaining the best rated inexperienced accreditation for a document 15th consecutive yr.

Situated within the coronary heart of Edinburgh’s Outdated City, Ten Hill Place Lodge was first awarded a Inexperienced Tourism Gold Award in 2008 in recognition of its many sustainable initiatives throughout its operations and has maintained the award degree for a formidable 15 years.

In recent times, the 129-bedroom lodge has collaborated with Ecologi to off-set half a tonne of CO2e per night time for company that forgo day by day housekeeping, leading to almost 300 tonnes of CO2e prevented, the equal to 225 lengthy haul flights.

Operated by Surgeons Quarter – the industrial arm of the Royal Faculty of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) – earnings from a keep at Ten Hill Place Lodge are put again into advancing surgical requirements and bettering affected person outcomes worldwide.

Surgeons Quarter, Cafe 1305

Mark McKenzie, Basic Supervisor of Surgeons Quarter stated: “Reaching 15 consecutive years of Inexperienced Tourism Gold certification is an unbelievable milestone that displays our lodge’s deep dedication to environmental sustainability.

“It’s crucial to us that we make choices which positively affect the atmosphere and guarantee that is on the coronary heart of all of our operations – whereas additionally actively encouraging company to minimise their results on the atmosphere.

“Ten Hill Place Lodge is a good selection for eco-conscious travellers as a result of we’re devoted to doing our half for the planet. With increasingly more folks seeking to reside a greener life at dwelling, it is sensible to remain at a lodge with comparable inexperienced ambitions.

“We’re nonetheless aware of the results that journey, and tourism has on our planet, which is mirrored in how we fulfil all of our sustainability commitments and frequently try for the best potential requirements.”

Different inexperienced initiatives applied within the lodge embrace eradicating single use plastic water bottles, which has saved over 80,000 bottles. These have been changed with wildflower seed packets for company to take dwelling, extending the reminiscences of their keep and making a constructive affect to their very own gardens.

EV Charging ports have been additionally put in on the lodge – a £20,000 funding – with hopes that the automobile park will ultimately be accessible solely to electrical autos.

Euan Haggart, Atmosphere & Sustainability Assessor for Inexperienced Tourism stated: “Ten Hill Place has achieved a wonderful job in sustaining the Inexperienced Tourism Gold award and it displays the more and more excessive requirements anticipated for a sustainable enterprise.

“The group continues to show a formidable understanding of sustainability, consciousness of alternatives and the challenges related to operating a accountable enterprise. Congratulations on attaining 15 years at our highest award degree.”

Out of 1037 Inexperienced Tourism Members in Scotland, 113 are based mostly in Edinburgh with companies starting from caravan & tenting websites to golf golf equipment, resorts, convention venues and tour operators.

Throughout the Surgeons Quarter campus, partnerships with Equal Alternate and Caffia have additionally been shaped, supplying ethically sourced merchandise to Café 1505 and the occasions venues.

Earnings from the Surgeons Quarter portfolio go in the direction of the development of surgical procedure and the advance of affected person outcomes worldwide.

Surgeons Quarter’s Ecologi profile could be discovered right here: https://ecologi.com/surgeonsquarter

For extra info on how the organisation is working sustainably please go to:

https://www.tenhillplace.com/media/1965/sustainability-policy-2022-july-6.pdf For extra info on the Inexperienced Tourism award, go to: www.green-tourism.com

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