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Green Action

eco holidays isle of wightSilver Glades Caravan Park aims to provide quiet and tranquil holiday accommodation and believes that an environmentally aware approach can bring direct benefits. 

The Park’s good environmental practices have been recognised by several awards. It is committed to further improving environmental performance by addressing the following objectives:

  • Pollution prevention
  • Energy and water saving
  • Waste reduction and recycling
  • Environmentally-friendly purchasing
  • Sustainable transport
  • Enhancing bio-diversity
  • Encouraging wildlife

In practice, this means that guests will find environmentally-friendly products, recycling facilities and energy-saving equipment in use on the site.  The electricity used at Silver Glades is provided by a small company called Good Energy who only produce electricity from sustainable sources.

Guests at Silver Glades are encouraged to help address environmental issues during their stay and information on wildlife is available to further promote understanding. 

Silver Glades supports the Gift to Nature scheme which promotes environmental projects on the Isle of Wight.  Guests have the opportunity to contribute a donation for Gift to Nature, if they wish to do so.

Environmentally friendly practices and facilities are provided for guests.  The extent to which guests get involved in the green action is left to them.  If you would like to get more involved during a stay at Silver Glades here are a few simple suggestions which would help: 

  • Minimise your use of electricity, gas and water – Remember to turn off the TV, lights and other equipment when not needed.  Don’t leave taps running unnecessarily.   Make use of the washing lines rather than the tumble dryer.
  • Use our recycling facilities – you will find recycling bins for paper, glass, card, polythene, aluminium and metal.  There is also a kitchen caddy at each caravan for compostable waste.
  • Use environmentally friendly cleaning and laundry products – You will find some basic products in your caravan and the laundry.  If you wish to use your own please try to obtain environmentally friendly ones.
  • Help feed the wildlife – The local wildlife will remove almost anything edible. Any scraps or surplus food can be left at the feeding station in the woods.
  • Get your children involved – Recycling and learning about wildlife can be fun for children.  You will find lots of information and Wildlife Fun Packs in the Summerhouse.
  • Try local produce – Why not try some Isle of Wight food products or crafts?  You will find many outlets for Isle of Wight products, including farmers’ markets.  Many local residents also sell home-produced goods.
  • Have a car free day – Try exploring the local area on foot or by using public transport.  You will find some guides to local walks in Reception.
  • Support local businesses  –  Try using the local shop in Shalfleet Village and our local pub, which has excellent facilities for children.
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