YOUR HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION CREATING WOODLANDS

Today’s guests care more than ever about choosing sustainable holidays. Beds4Nature provides an easy way to make your holiday accommodation carbon friendly whilst contributing to the sustainability within local communities.

Beds4Nature members are supporting native woodland creation and increasing biodiversity for generations to come.

We just hope you can inspire other property owners to do the same. 

 

The average property in the UK produces between 3 and 4 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

Let’s find out how many tonnes of CO2 emissions your holiday property produces & how to reduce that.

 

STEP 1

Find your woodland project

We carefully select and partner with professional woodland developers to create, plant and manage native woodlands across the UK. For example Forest Carbon Limited, eForests, Plant One and Creating Tomorrows Forests. We continue to expand our network of woodland developers.

Importantly our tree planting program adheres as closely as possible to The Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) verified projects. WCC is internationally recognised for its high values for sustainable forestry and carbon management. The WCC generates independently verified carbon units, backed by the Government and experts within forestry and the carbon market. Where possible we always strive to ensure that the tree planting we offer via our partners are part of the WCC. 

The black pins show the Woodland Projects that are live now, whilst the grey pins shows those coming soon. When you find a project you like, move on to STEP 2.

STEP 2

Calculate your property emissions and commission planting trees

Once you have selected a woodland creation project to support let’s calculate the emissions your property(ies) generate when guests stay.

More details on the calculation

Notes on calculation

  • If you disagree with the last Energy Performance Certificate figures used here then adjust using an approximate value given your improvements since you acquired the property.
  • If you can’t find your property (or enter a fake postcode) it will ask for the area of your property in square meters. (Also ideal for glamping, yurts, etc)
  • We assume in the calculation you have an average of 34 weeks occupancy a year – please adjust up or down if required.
  • We present the number of trees and cost it will take to reduce the carbon footprint over 20 years. Please remember that trees take this time to grow and absorb CO2. Growing trees in reality isn’t an instant solution.

NB: If you are a holiday letting agency, please contact Beds4Nature to discuss your options.

Why get involved?

Guests at your accommodation will use heating, lighting and local services including waste collection and water usage – all generating carbon emissions.

Yes, we use energy efficient options where possible. From switching lightbulbs and installing solar panels to providing an electric vehicle charger to help your guests make greener choices. We can ensure the holiday property is well insulated, ask guests to keep doors and windows closed during the colder months and switch off the heating if they go out during the day. More and more make a mindful effort to do this anyway. It all helps. But to be totally carbon neutral, we need to do more.

Beds4Nature is a simple solution providing a sustainable travel option for potential guests. By increasing wildlife and native woodland in your area and supporting the local community.

HOLIDAY PROPERTY TREE CALCULATOR

Enter your property address below to calculate the carbon emissions that guests staying in your holiday accommodation generate.
You will see how many trees need to be planted over certain time periods to reduce that effect.