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are champions good or bad for your business??

are champions good or bad for your business??

So - are Green Champions good or bad for your business? Talking point...

By manda
upcycling is the new black....

upcycling is the new black....

Refurb is just that - and common sense has finally landed. Upcycling furniture is finally getting the profile it deserves....

By manda
climate changed

climate changed

This may well be something we need to be getting used to. And we also need to understand how we are ALL affected...

By manda
a quick run down on the facts of climate science

a quick run down on the facts of climate science

Just in case you weren't sure what the science was REALLY saying....

By manda
the bath bone

the bath bone's connected to the sea bone...

CoaST is working with Bude Cleaner Seas to develop bespoke towel cards - and they're doing the business!

By manda
Cornwall is UK

Cornwall is UK's first rural Social Enterprise Zone

That stuff about the triple bottom line? This is what we MEAN! :)

By manda
social enterprise

social enterprise

This is what we are. A social enterprise; a not for private profit business, trading for people and planet: here to bring benefit to the communities, and the lands, in which we work, and using a business to do that.

By manda
Green tourism - certify, promise or greenwash?

Green tourism - certify, promise or greenwash?

Want to see a greenwash evaluation of all the schemes??

By manda
outstanding cornwall bodmin walk

outstanding cornwall bodmin walk

More Outstanding Champions born...

By marja
outstanding cornwall trelissick walk

outstanding cornwall trelissick walk

More Outstanding Champions born...

By marja
bristol green doors

bristol green doors

Fantastic programme to share green home expertise...we love it!

By manda
outstanding cornwall stepper point walk

outstanding cornwall stepper point walk

More Outstanding Champions born...

By marja
Caravan and campsite pollution prevention guide

Caravan and campsite pollution prevention guide

Caravan and campsite pollution prevention guide...useful help for owners and managers

By manda
green hotelier case study

green hotelier case study

Green Hotelier magazine case study of its 2013 winner....

By manda
Listen Up!

Listen Up!

steps tourism providers can take to support hearing impaired visitors
By marja
clean, green and gorgeous hits Bodmin

clean, green and gorgeous hits Bodmin

How cleaning need not be a cardinal sin against the environment...

By manda
carbon site visits

carbon site visits

Intensive support to help WHS located businesses use the carbon calculator, and pass on their knowledge to others.

By marja
Our Land Live Wire

Our Land Live Wire

Our Land Live Wire is live!

By manda
outstanding cornwall west penwith walk

outstanding cornwall west penwith walk

More Outstanding Champions born...

By manda
outstanding cornwall lizard walk

outstanding cornwall lizard walk

More Outstanding Champions born.....

By marja
clean green and gorgeous hits Newquay

clean green and gorgeous hits Newquay

The Importance of Having Good Props....

By manda
clean, green and gorgeous in Penzance

clean, green and gorgeous in Penzance

Desiging out pollution with a new cleaning habit...

By manda
cornwall opens uk solar centre

cornwall opens uk solar centre

UK to open solar centre as solar capacity looks set to enter global top 20

By manda
Groundwater protection: Principles and practice update

Groundwater protection: Principles and practice update

By manda
Managing your environmental legal responsibilities...made easy.

Managing your environmental legal responsibilities...made easy.

By manda
walking into a resource crunch?

walking into a resource crunch?

Sleepwalking is an over-rated way of running our businesses....

By manda
coast towel card

coast towel card

CoaST member towel card. Saves money, water, detergent, waste and, crucially, gives an easy way for visitors to participate in our efforts. And they work. Now in Cornwall, Devon and "anywhere" flavours!

By manda
talking sustainability with employees

talking sustainability with employees

getting the sustainability conversation going....

By manda
how much do we really pay in subsidies for renewables?

how much do we really pay in subsidies for renewables?

The real price of renewable subsidy is £2 per year, says the Renewable Energy Association...

By manda
Cornwall Green Doors

Cornwall Green Doors

Bristol started this! But we love it - a rolling programme of CoaSTies who throw open their doors to share their smart green expertise....

By manda
water framework what?

water framework what?

Water Framework? Directive? Wossat? It's a new bit of law. From the EU. And it'll help us clean up our waters....

By manda
West Cornwall and Clay Business Grant now open

West Cornwall and Clay Business Grant now open

West Cornwall and Clay Business Grant now open for applications from micro businesses in the area....

By manda
love food hate waste

love food hate waste

Throwing food AWAY? We must have lost our minds. Did you EVER do that as a child??

By manda
101 things to do on a rainy day

101 things to do on a rainy day

This website, developed by CoaST Ambassador Bedknobs B&B, provides a guide to wet weather activities in Cornwall. They Just Did It. :)

By manda
survival of the fittest

survival of the fittest

Tourism Minister launches White Paper..sustainable tourism is GO...

By manda
tamar valley champions

tamar valley champions

One Valley. A thousand stories...

By marja
greentraveller.co.uk

greentraveller.co.uk

Green travel. From start. To finish. We love' em.

By manda
communicating climate change with businesses...

communicating climate change with businesses...

Great research programme on cliamte change data and how businesses react to it....

By manda
carbon monoxide poisoning

carbon monoxide poisoning

carbon monoxide poisoning

By marja
flood water impacts beaches, too

flood water impacts beaches, too

Marine Conservation Society warns of impact on beaches of flood run off

By manda
green car guide

green car guide

2012 is being hailed as the year of the green car. Wise Up navigates you through what's on offer under the Government's Plug-in Car Grant...

By manda
Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

We can offer the best of both worlds when it comes to networking, too...

By manda
south west and midlands now in drought

south west and midlands now in drought

Official drought zones have been declared in a further 17 English counties, as a warning came that water shortages could last until Christmas.

By manda
the sweetie jar is nearly empty, guys...

the sweetie jar is nearly empty, guys...

The (old style) party is over. The era of cheap and abundant resources is ending. Are you ready?

By manda
university of exeter

university of exeter

We work with the University of Exeter in various ways...

By manda
the future is green, George!

the future is green, George!

By manda
drought measures announced

drought measures announced

Hosepipe bans are now in place in the east of England...

By manda
green start action plan

green start action plan

The Green Start resource can help you put together your action plan for your business - simples!

By manda
solar fits cost half what was thought

solar fits cost half what was thought

Solar FiT costs half original estimates, Barker admits
By manda
do you know what the Green deal is?

do you know what the Green deal is?

New green building regulations to drive demand for Green Deal

By manda
green light for electric vans

green light for electric vans

Green grant to cut the cost of electric vans by £8000....

By manda
lloyds on-line sustainability tool

lloyds on-line sustainability tool

Lloyds bank has its own on-line sustainability tool.

By manda
carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households

carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households

A fantastic new web tool to measure your business's and household's carbon footprint

By marja
tamar valley: food and farming valley style

tamar valley: food and farming valley style

There's a fantastic new project developing in the Tamar Valley. Just loads and loads of common sense.....

By manda
bring on the batteries

bring on the batteries

This man just got up and solved the problem.

By manda
six top tips for getting your message across

six top tips for getting your message across

Here are six super simple tips for getting that message across...

By manda
carbon benchmarking in hotels taking off

carbon benchmarking in hotels taking off

Leading hoteliers are working to develop common standards to calculate and report on the international tourism industry’s carbon emissions with the aim of having the first ones in place by early 2012.

By manda
Good Energy holds steady on prices

Good Energy holds steady on prices

Good Energy is keeping its prices steady. Now that's definitely a Good Thing.

By manda
hotels are getting canny about carbon

hotels are getting canny about carbon

Carbon is moving fast up hoteliers' agendas....

By manda
good energy

good energy

Good Energy. Just what it suggests. And it's got our backing.

By manda
template how to get here

template how to get here

this is how we tell our visitors to get to our office

By marja
steppa project

steppa project

We are working on an European project called STEPPA comparing sustainable tourism practices in protected areas in Europe

By marja
transport cornwall

transport cornwall

This carries some useful links to great sites - many of which you can carry on your own site

By marja
slow travel

slow travel

Have you ever come home more exhausted than you were before you left? Say no more... have a look at these links to those fantastic slow travel movements who can help you help your visitors travel in a more relaxing pace.

By marja
templates

templates

CoaST members are an astonishing resource of good practice and they send in their good practice examples to show other members what seems to work for them.

By marja
footprinting

footprinting

many issues confront Cornwall's tourism industry: seasonality, wages, staffing and loss of tourism accommodation to name a few....

By marja
water efficiency

water efficiency

There are a heap of small actions, gadgets and calculators you can use to reduce the amount of water you use.

By marja
carbon roundtable

carbon roundtable

A programme being currently run by the University of Exeter, this provides space for leaders and open innovators to come together and start to crack the carbon conundrum. Helmets will be provided.

By manda
carbon off-setting

carbon off-setting

Offsetting your carbon is a way of trying to make up for the carbon you do use, that you cannot physically reduce any further. It's not supposed to just make you feel better.

By manda
carbon benchmarking

carbon benchmarking

This is essentially a way to figure out where you sit compared to other businesses like you, in terms of your carbon appetite.

By manda
carbon management

carbon management

This is how to manage the amount of carbon you use, and make a plan to use less each year. In a nutshell. And the canny among us are all starting to do it.

By marja
trading for people and planet

trading for people and planet

Great ideas for investing in your community...add your own!

By manda
campsite campaign

campsite campaign

We work closely with the Environment Agency to help campsites tackle a whole heap of issues.

By manda
cornwall sustainable building trust

cornwall sustainable building trust

CSBT have been operating for some years and have barrow loads of information, advice and guidance.

By manda
carbon footprint

carbon footprint

There are many carbon calculators; household, business, on and off line.

By marja
coast linen card

coast linen card

CoaST has designed a linen card to go with its sister towel card

By manda
coast consultancy services

coast consultancy services

From dipping your little toe into the waters of sustainable tourism, to your first lengths, to full on open ocean breaststroke. We can help you with the kit, the swimming costume, and the training programme.

By manda
one planet tourism network

one planet tourism network

This is where you are right now. This is the centre of what we do; the pivot of all our activity.

By manda
coast hosts

coast hosts

One of the ways we communicate with our members is by running CoaST Hosts - gatherings at a CoaST member property, to build in good opportunities to talk face to face, to celebrate achievement, hear new ideas, and plan the next ones.

By manda
green edge training

green edge training

CoaST is fully certified and has it own stifferkits to deliver the Green Edge training on behalf of Welcome to Excellence.

By manda
sustainable tourism case studies

sustainable tourism case studies

Some fantastic real life case studies of businesses walking - or sprinting -  the talk...

By marja
community energy plus

community energy plus

Community Energy Plus have been operating in Cornwall for over ten years - and these are THE energy anoraks...and know all the other energy anoraks across the south west - so start here.

By marja
green build case studies

green build case studies

CSBT is the Cornwall Sustainable Buidlings Trust, and that's exactly what they do.

By manda
rezolve

rezolve

These guys are THE waste Anoraks in Cornwall. They know more about waste than is strictly good for you. Which makes them galactically useful.

By manda
go real

go real

Go Real is the UK Real Nappy Campaign, run by ReZolve from Cornwall. And if you didn't know anything about nappies, you've come to the right place...

By manda
leadership

leadership

In CoaST speak, though, not the sort of leadership that involves elbowing your way to the top as fast as humanly possible ensuring at all times that one is seen to be better than the rest. .

By manda
compost caddies are cool

compost caddies are cool

Just think how many tea-bags our land has to absorb every summer...

By manda
st petroc

st petroc's society

St Petroc's is a Cornish organisation working with single homeless people, which could well use unwanted materials that could come from a tourism business refurbishment - bedding, furniture, toiletries.

By manda
cornwall reuse and recycling

cornwall reuse and recycling

If you want to know who has what, takes what, recycles what, and where it goes, this is the place to go. Just a click away.

By manda
greenwash

greenwash

A Bad Thing. Like whitewash, only worse.

By marja
chefs

chefs' charter

We believe that good food, good company and happy times go hand in hand with really considerate use of the energy, water, waste and people that go into making them. We’re doing our bit – and then we’ll do even more!

By marja
bedknobs lighting energy audit

bedknobs lighting energy audit

CoaST Ambassador Bedknobs is sharing its Lighting Audit Spreadsheet....

By manda
sw-ecowarehouse.co.uk

sw-ecowarehouse.co.uk

Online resource of suppliers for all eco-build projects. Bingo.

By manda
europarc charter

europarc charter

CoaST is collaborating with the Cornwall AONB and has succesfully secured the Cornwall EUROPARC Charter.

By marja
climate change case studies

climate change case studies

Real weather, real businesses, real adaptation to a changing world.

By manda
coast visitor charter

coast visitor charter

The CoaST Visitor Charter (5 Ways to be the Best Sort of Visitor) is dead simple.

By manda
certification: green acorn award scheme

certification: green acorn award scheme

SECTA's Green Acorn Award Scheme

By manda
climate south west

climate south west

Climate South West provides tourism specific support on adapting to climatic changes

By manda
certification: green tourism business scheme

certification: green tourism business scheme

GTBS is the Green Tourism Business Scheme. 

By manda
carbon literacy

carbon literacy

It's the new metric, the  stuff in our pencils, the fizz in our drinks, what makes us all human and what we breathe out. It's a Good Thing, and has Made Our Lives Great. But we have to treat it right.

By manda