Burning Clean & Green - How Campsites Can Help Protect The Environment

Silverdale's pool is heated using green energy
Silverdale's pool is heated using green energy

Tuesday, 29, Aug 2017 04:41

By William Coleman

The carbon footprint. Something every traveller is aware of and responsible for. As responsible holidaymakers there are a wide range of things that can be done to ensure we reduce the effects our trips have on our environment. Like the very small task of cleaning up your own litter and disposing of it sensibly to the not so easy conversion to solar or electric powered vehicles. Cumbria's Silverdale holiday park is taking big steps in the right direction to protect our environment.

Guest's using the swimming facilities are now becoming fully submerged in the new methods used to maintain the temperature of the crystal clear water. The pools water is now fully controlled by 100% green energy.

Silverdale has a powerful 200Kw boiler that burns sustainable woodchippings. The power generated by this boiler heats the entire leisure centre including its gym, bar, shop, restaurants, offices and bowling alley.

The woodchips used to fuel the large boiler are sourced from the Forest in Lancashire which are recycled from offcuts used for construction and furniture making. The natural seasoning of the chips ensure that the moisture content is very low which results in greatly reduced emission.

Business owner Michael Holgate has always been interested in a greener approach, he said "Our policy has always been to run Silverdale along sustainable lines, and we're proud that the heating of the pool and our leisure centre is now more eco-friendly than ever,". With this clean approach ensuring all the facilities are maintained responsibly Silverdale is a must go for any eco conscious holiday maker looking for a green staycation.

Silverdale and the five other holiday parks belonging to the Holgates group were recently awarded the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for their efforts to protect the natural environment.

There is more information about Holgates parks here

Tell us your best ideas to keep your holidays clean and green. What would you like to see holiday parks doing differently to protect the environment?

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