Sustainability is really important to the team at Walby Farm Park and we always try to find sustainable ways of working to do our bit for the environment. Below are some of the ways in which we have made changes to ensure we are a sustainable organisation.
- We are accredited with VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme.
- We buy local wherever possible, using locally produced food and local suppliers, as well as home-cooking as much as possible.
- We became Cumbria’s first Approved Farm Park for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST). We are involved in the conservation, breeding and promotion of rare breeds and demonstrate the importance of rare breeds to our visitors as well as to school children on educational visits.
- Our Environmental Policy Statement can be found HERE.
- 2013 & 2012 Gold Award, Cumbria Business Environment Network (CBEN) – For more information please download our Environmental Manual HERE.
- Complimentary babycare products are available in our Family Rooms – Naty / Simply Eco.
- We installed solar PV panels on to our Play Barn & The Cowshed Café roof so that we can generate and use our own electricity, supplying any surplus back to the National Grid.
- We recycle all glass, tin, cardboard and plastic used on the farm park and working farm.
- Cooking oil from our kitchen is recycled into biodiesel and food waste is entered into our Hotbin Composters.
- We minimise energy and water consumption as far as possible and aim to reduce the use of all raw materials, energy and supplies. For example, the toilet facilities are operated using an economy flush system. Water is sourced for our farming operations by our own borehole that we drilled on our land, providing a sustainable supply.
- We harvest rainwater where possible to supply our livestock.
- Manure is put back on the land to replenish the soil’s nutrient levels and organic matter.