Environmental Policy

environmental policy at leen organics / An Tí Glas

Our environmental policy is not a marketing ploy or something we have added on. It has always been at the centre of our life and our business. We believe that respect for and protection of the environment should be the foundation on which we live, and we have tried hard to minimize our impact on the natural world.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors we borrow it from our children” Native American Proverb

Below are some of the finer points of what we are doing and our policy

  • An Tí Glas was renovated using environmentally friendly products including lime, hemp, lime paints and wood.
  • We incorporated the most up-to-date green technologies in the restoration including a wood pellet stove, solar panel, reed bed waste water system, thermostatic valves on radiators, double glazed wood windows and high levels of insulation.
  • Guests receive our own organic produce in season: fruit and vegetables, eggs and bread
  • The biodiversity of the farm is maintained and improved by feeding birds, planting trees, creating/maintaining habitats and careful management of the farm
  • We use eco-friendly products for washing and cleaning and in the soap and shampoo dispensers
  • Comprehensive recycling facilities are made available to guests and our aim is to recycle 90% of all waste
  • Airtricity has supplied our electricity since the year 2000
  • ‘A’-Rated appliances are used where possible and environmentally friendly light bulbs
  • We monitor the consumption of water, electricity and wood pellets with a view to reducing consumption year on year
  • Rainwater is collected for use in our polytunnels
  • We support local and independent producers and shops, the farmers market and local tradesmen
  • We support local and national NGOs like the Irish Seed Savers and the Irish Peatland Conservation Council
  • We operate a “Leave no Trace” policy with guests staying in An Tí Glas

To see a full and detailed version of our environmental policy click here.

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