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Environmental Policy

At Moor Hall Hotel & Spa we recognise the potential effect of our operations on the local, regional and global environment. As part of our objective to be the first choice hotel in the area, we are committed to minimising and controlling our impact on the environment through a series of continuous improvements.

We will strive to improve our environmental performance and to prevent pollution by achieving the standards set by the Green Tourism Business Scheme - www.green-business.co.uk.

We are committed to meeting the requirements of all relevant legislation and regulations and, where no legislation exists, we will set our own minimum standards.

Our commitment:

  • We will encourage and support our ‘Green Team’ to identify ways to reduce our carbon footprint and to implement eco-friendly policies.
  • We will source food locally as much as possible.
  • We will work with our suppliers to reduce transport and packaging.
  • Our energy, water and paper use will be monitored and controlled to reduce consumption at every opportunity.
  • We will use alternative energy sources, such as solar power, where possible.
  • We will continue to operate an eco-friendly transport policy, utilising electric company vehicles and sharing journeys where appropriate.
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Latest Environmental News
 
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Earth Hour – Saturday March 25th 2017

At 8.30pm on Saturday 25th March we joined hundreds of millions of people across the world by switching off all non-essential lights.

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At 8.30pm on Saturday 25th March we joined hundreds of millions of people across the world by switching off all non-essential lights for 60 minutes to show our support for Earth Hour, a global initiative which aims to raise awareness of sustainability and climate change in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.

For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org

 

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Earth Hour - Saturday 19th March 2016

At 8.30pm on Saturday 19th March we joined hundreds of millions of people across the world by switching off all non-essential lights.

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At 8.30pm on Saturday 19th March we joined hundreds of millions of people across the world by switching off all non-essential lights for 60 minutes to show our support for Earth Hour, a global initiative which aims to raise awareness of sustainability and climate change in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.

For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org

 

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Solar
A Brighter Future Powered by Solar Panels

Our latest green initiative is the installation of 16 solar PV panels on the walls of the laundry at the rear of the car park.

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Our latest green initiative is the installation of 16 solar PV panels on the walls of the laundry at the rear of the car park.

Angela Burns, Chief Executive said: “We are totally committed to becoming an environmentally friendly hotel and the installation of the solar panels is the latest initiative to help us achieve our goal and to keep our Gold Green Tourism Award”.

Each of the solar panels will generate 3.92kw of electricity per day, although the output may be less of dull days – we have our fingers crossed for lots of sunny days!

 

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It’s great to be green!

Becoming a more environmentally friendly business has long been at the top of our agenda at Moor Hall.

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Becoming a more environmentally friendly business has long been at the top of our agenda at Moor Hall, and recently we have received official recognition for our efforts in the form of two awards and a nomination.

 

 

 

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SME energy Award
SME award for Energy Efficiency

The national Environmental and Energy awards celebrate excellence and innovation from businesses and are seen as one of the highest accolades for sustainability in the corporate sector.

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The national Environmental and Energy awards celebrate excellence and innovation from businesses and are seen as one of the highest accolades for sustainability in the corporate sector - in 2011 there were a record number of entries for the 13 categories so we were delighted to be one of the winners!

 

 

 

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Green Restaurant Awards
Birmingham’s Green Restaurant Awards – Waste Management award

In 2011 we won the Green Restaurant Award for Waste Management from Birmingham City Council which places us as one of the city’s most sustainable and environmentally aware dining establishments.

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In 2011 we won the Green Restaurant Award for Waste Management from Birmingham City Council which places us as one of the city’s most sustainable and environmentally aware dining establishments.

Amongst the green initiatives praised by the judges was a food waste converter which converts 1 ton of food waste per week into pellets which are used to fuel power stations, a heat recovery system which redistributes excess heat from the swimming pool to other areas and the installation of energy efficient light bulbs, infra red lighting in some areas and energy efficient boilers.

 

 

 

 

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Green Champion
Green Champion of The Year

Carl Mullen, a member of our Maintenance team, was shortlisted for the national Considerate Hoteliers Green Champion of the Year award.

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Carl Mullen, a member of our Maintenance team, was shortlisted for the national Considerate Hoteliers Green Champion of the Year award which recognises the dedication and determination of staff who inspire others and lead the way with green initiatives in their hotel. Carl was highly commended for the work he has put into restoring the woods around Moor Hall - in his own time, with help from a colleague, Ray Lamb, he has cleared away several tons of decomposed leaves and over seventy laurel bushes to reveal a beautiful serpentine pathway, stone arches and what was once a shrubbery garden. The area was officially opened by Andrew Mitchell MP on Friday 17th June 2011 as part of the hotel’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

 

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Electric Car charge
Free of charge!

You may have seen the electric cars on TV, maybe on Top Gear, but would you know where to charge one if you were to go away for the night?

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You may have seen the electric cars on TV, maybe on Top Gear, but would you know where to charge one if you were to go away for the night? Well, now you do! At Moor Hall there is a charging point which is absolutely free for guests to plug into! If you wish to charge your electric car whilst staying at Moor Hall, all you have to do is let our reception team know when you book.

 

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Local Walks
Local Walks

We offer a range of walks around the local area from 3 miles to 6.5 miles. Please pick up a leaflet from our Leisure Club reception when you arrive.

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We offer a range of walks around the local area from 3 miles to 6.5 miles. Please pick up a leaflet from our Leisure Club reception when you arrive.

Here is a sample of the walks available:

3 mile walk from Moor Hall

4 mile walk from Moor Hall

 

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Responsible Visitor Charter
Responsible Visitor Charter

At Moor Hall we have made a commitment to reduce our impact on the environment wherever we can and we would value your support in this.

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At Moor Hall we have made a commitment to reduce our impact on the environment wherever we can and we would value your support in this, whether you are staying at the hotels or attending an event. This charter sets out a number of simple steps that you can take as hotel guests, organisers, visitors and delegates to help us make a difference.
 
1. Conserve energy
Help us to reduce our consumption of energy and to keep our prices low by switching off lights and closing windows if the heating or air conditioning is on.
Turn off all electrical equipment when not in use and avoid leaving computers, projectors and TVs on standby or adaptors plugged in but not connected.
Choose not to turn up the temperature, layers are much better!
 
2. Give the car a rest
 Controversial maybe, but why not leave the car behind, even if it’s just for a day? Walk, catch the bus, take the train or cycle to us instead! Our reception team will be delighted to provide you with details of the local bus and train services.
 
3. Shop local
Help to support our local community by buying local products. We are fortunate to have some fantastic farm shops and craft centres on our doorstep - ask at reception for more details.
Insist on using re-useable bags; better still bring your own!
 
4. Reduce, re-use, recycle
Don’t print unless absolutely necessary. Photocopy and print double sided.
Recycle as much as you can; hand your unwanted paper to a member of staff or leave it next to your bin and we will happily recycle it for you.
Consider providing delegate information on memory sticks made from recycled products.
 
5. Be water wise
We have fitted water saving devices wherever we can, but we ask you to support our policy by:
Turning off all taps when not in use.
Re-using towels if you are staying for more than one night.
 
6. Respect and enjoy our natural surroundings
Help us look after our beautiful surroundings; avoid littering the countryside - use the bins!
Guard against fire; safely dispose of your flammables.
Always stick to the footpaths and cycle ways; they are there for a reason.
 
7. Support green businesses
Moor Hall has joined thousand of businesses in England and Wales working towards reducing their carbon footprint in conjunction with the Green Business Tourism Scheme. By using the businesses who have joined the scheme and by following our recommendations, you can help us to help save the planet! www.green-business.co.uk
 
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