Sustainable use of the environment (Eco Centres)
With increased use of recourses comes increased pressure on our already sensitive environments.
The Eco-Centre scheme was set up to allow outdoor centres to measure the impact they have on the environment and to take action to reduce this. It followed the Eco-schools model to encourage young people in schools to take responsibility for their local environment. By 2010 approximately 80 percent of Warwickshire's schools were registered as Eco-schools, ranking Warwickshire 11th in the table of LEAs with registered eco-schools.
The programmes at Marle Hall are designed to allow us to operate in an environmentally sensitive manner, both within the Centre buildings and grounds and during our outdoor activity sessions. By making this an intrinsic part of Centre life for staff and visitors, we can contribute to the sustainable use of the environments in which we live and work.
Marle Hall aims to follow the eco-centre model (although the funding to recognise achievement in the scheme itself has ceased). In order to do this there are a number of outcomes that we are trying to achieve. Throughout your stay here there are many things you can do to help us in this process, such as recycling your rubbish, reducing the amount of electricity and water that you use and reducing the amount of waste that you produce. We will give you more information on how you can help during your stay here.
For more information regarding this scheme, visit www.ecoschoolswales.org/category.asp?catID=12