Wildlife & Environment
Cornwall, is one of the countries finest counties for wildlife and we understand that one of the main reasons people come to Cornwall is to enjoy the natural environment.
At Martha’s Orchard, we are committed to preserving the stunning natural Cornish Environment and we help our guests to support us.
What we do
We try to minimise our consumption of energy by using low energy lighting where practical and provide recycling opportunities for glass, cans, plastic, cardboard, batteries and paper. It is our aim to continue to increase the amount we recycle and reduce the amount we send to landfill. As a business we have as many separate waste streams as possible, including: TVs, fridges, strip lights, batteries and metal. In addition, we produce our own compost.
To support the local economy we try to promote local businesses and attractions. We also try, wherever possible, to source products and services from local suppliers and to use products with a low environmental impact.
We try to increase our use of electronic communications to reduce consumption of printed materials. Whilst much of the Orchard requires the grass etc to be kept short, where possible we allow grass and hedges to grow encouraging wild flowers, insects and other animals to thrive. At the Orchard, we have a sensory garden for our visitors to enjoy and to enable all kinds of wildlife to thrive.
What you can do
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Please help us by refusing packaging and bags you don’t need. Then try to reuse bags and resources, real nappies, etc. And finally, please recycle, using our recycling point. We also have a composting area in the Orchard so please use this for your kitchen waste.
Get out of the car!
Travel green, travel better….get out of the car! If you are coming by car, try to bring only one car. This has many green benefits: fewer cars on the highways. Use public transport where possible.
Walking, cycling and riding are great ways to see Cornwall without adding to traffic. There are some great ideas elsewhere on our website. Try to use public transport if possible, but start by exploring using the Coastal Path that runs along nearby on Constantine Bay Beach – there are some fantastic places to see right on our doorstep… just ask!
Stay local, eat local, buy local, see local
Purchasing local goods and services minimises the leakage of £’s outside Cornwall, enhancing the local economy. Visit Farmers’ Markets, farm shops, village stores, pubs and cafes. Our distinctive culture shines through the hundreds of community events that happen throughout the year.
Chill out – switch off!
You can see the stars at night in Cornwall. Help us reduce light pollution, energy use and CO2 emissions by switching off lights and all those standby buttons when you don’t need them. Help us reduce water consumption by using just the water you need; and then sit back and relax…