Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
1 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR, 0131 229 9131
The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is known all over the world for its exclusivity and luxury. But what you might have not known: the 5-star hotel is sustainable as well for it holds the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award. The Sustainable Resources Team at Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa works in accordance with Starwood’s Global Citizenship Initiative to achieve a more environmentally friendly and sustainable world.
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G&V Royal Mile
1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, 0131 220 6666
Situated right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, the G&V Royal Mile recently won the Sustainability Award from the Scottish Hotel Awards for its three beehives that it has on its roof producing honey for the guests each morning at breakfast. The honey is also used in cocktails and on the restaurant menus. In terms of other practices, the G&V Royal Mile has its own EvoGro Hydroponic which sits in the lobby and allows to grow own herbs and spices that get used in the restaurant Cucina and in the cocktail bar Epicurean.
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Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
The Exchange Edinburgh, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, 0131 300 3000
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre’s Plan-it green™ programme is an approach to plan your individual event sustainably by the Plan-it green™ team and their sustainable stakeholders. Whenever it is possible, the EICC looks for environmentally friendly and local products and services. Having signed the Zero Waste Scotland Hospitality and Food Service Agreement, the EICC aims to reduce waste in general, and reuse and recycle whenever they can. The EICC encourages the supply chain to increase their positive impact on the environment.
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Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1NF, 01764 662231
Known in the world as the 2005 host venue for the G8 summit of world leaders, the Gleneagles Hotel holds the gold award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme and shows its commitment to make sure that its services are sourced, managed and delivered responsibly, ethically and sustainably. At Gleneagles Hotel, there is an attempt to protect the environment, respect the local culture, support communities in general and preserve natural resources by minimising pollution.
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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ, 0131 650 5326
Are you looking for a venue that combines both history and sustainability? In that case, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation is perfect for you. Whilst combining the historic atmosphere (it has once been Sir Walter Scott’s high school!) and all modern appliances, it has been the first historic venue in the United Kingdom to accomplish the BREEAM Outstanding Award, a building sustainability award, in 2013. 96 % of the materials used in the refurbishment of the historic building were already existent and could therefore be reused and the remaining 4 % are sustainable and local materials.
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Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, 0131 555 5566
The Royal Yacht Britannia strives for best practice procedures. It is gold‑certificated with the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award and is therefore an environmentally friendly venue. Reducing water use and recycling waste are the main objectives. The Royal Yacht Britannia encourages every visitor to get there by public transport, bicycle or foot and to support local and green businesses. To appreciate the environment by not destroying it is their approach in saving the planet.
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134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, 0131 334 9171
Edinburgh Zoo has been awarded with the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award and works with a caterer that only uses compostable cutlery. The main objective is to preserve nature’s wonders by decreasing the negative effect on the environment. The Edinburgh Zoo and its staff want to act as a shining example and hereby help raising each visitor’s awareness of the damaging of the planet and how each and every one can make a difference.
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112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, 0131 550 7800
You can go through all climate zones at Dynamic Earth while understanding the story of the beginning of the planet. Dynamic Earth offers several workshops for young and old to learn about climate change and environmental and ethical sustainability. As a holder of the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award, Dynamic Earth tries to help their visitors to understand their own impact on the planet. The aim is to change this impact for the better.
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Edinburgh Corn Exchange
11 Newmarket Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ, 0131 477 3500
The Edinburgh Corn Exchange and its staff are aware of their responsibility for the environment. That is the reason why they rely on local businesses for their suppliers and have been changing the lighting system to LED and mostly daylight to save energy. They are continuing to improve their procedures to become more sustainable. Whenever possible, they reuse or recycle waste.
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