6 ways to make a difference

1 reduce, re-use, recycle refuse packaging and bags you don’t need, use the recycling banks in main car parks, recycle here and use our jute bags for shopping www.recycleforcornwall.org.uk

 

2 car free days out open top bus, cycle, canoe and horse riding are great ways to see the area and are just on our doorstep

 

3 think local, eat local buy local enjoy what cornwall has to offer and benefit the community - visit farm shops, village stores, pubs, cafes and restaurants www.tasteofthewest.co.uk

 

4 star quality help reduce light pollution, energy use and co2 emissions, switch off lights, stand-by buttons and reduce water consumption. St. Ives now has new street lights so you can enjoy the stars

5 nature awareness from Patrick the farmer protect plants and wildlife and beaches from litter, stick to the marked routes and leave gates as you find them www.countrysideaccess.gov.uk

 

6 the birds (Hitchcock was right) St. Ives has a serious problem with aggresive gulls and they can cause harm. Do not feedthem and be aware when eating outside,especially when they are rearing young

 

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green tourism

The Organic Panda is a member of CoaST (Cornwall sustainable tourism project) and has been awarded gold from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The Organic Panda is run on a green energy tariff and uses eco light bulbs and meters its water, we also have a water butt. We recycle our household and guests waste. Most of our cleaning products are eco-friendly and paper products organic and/or made from a sustainable source. We do not produce brochures and we buy in bulk to reduce packaging. Peter has a Btec intermediate level in green tourism. In July 2011 we are attending a green foundation project at the Eden Project. Our furniture includes reclaimed timber tables and beds and biodegradable lampshades. We use organic cotton bed linen, bamboo towels, organic toiletries and support local and organic produces. Our home is surrounded by mature cornish plants and palms. We grow a number of wild ‘weeds’ to attract the unusual hummingbird moth. We have jute bags available for you to use for shopping and beach trips. see links for more info.

fun things to do and car free days out

Each room is supplied with a folder that contains lots ofuseful information to help you plan your holiday so you can make the most of what Cornwall has to offer. There arestunning walks, boat trips, unique shops, eateries, galleries /artists studios as well as Tate Gallery, Barbara HepworthMuseum and Garden, The Leach Pottery, St Ives Museum andour famous golden beaches. Here are a few other ideas :

Shiatsu clothed massage at the Organic Panda, enquire
Wild Food Walks with Caroline www.fathen.org
Attic Cellar treatments/massage 01736 799 396
Sail Loft Ocean Spatreatments / pampering 01736 448 545
Feldenkrais classes with Shelagh www.nicefeldenkrais.co.uk Porthmeor Surf School, hire & lessons 01736 793 938
St. Ives School of Painting life drawing classes 01736 797 180
Scenic open-top bus tours every few hours from bus depot
Recreation Centre and pool at Treggenna Castle Hotel
Ghost/Pirate walks with Shanti Baba 07986 123305
Litery/History gulded tours with Valerie 07816 180639
Boat Charter/Seal Island trips with Adam 07531 092879
Canoe Hire on Porthminster Beach
Golf at Treggenna Castle Hotel
Penhawyn Trekking Centre 01736 797 381
Bike Hire in Penzance 01736 351 671

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