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Our Green Policy

We are conscious of the environmental impact each and every one of us has on the environment. Here at Salmon Leap Farm we are committed to providing the best possible service to our guests while at the same time minimising the impact our business activities have on the environment. We know that these actions will help in a small way to preserve the local valley and the south Kerry region for visitors and residents.

Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions about our green initiatives and you may have suggestions that could help us improve our policy.

At Salmon Leap we:
  • Adhere to good environmental practices.
  • Adhere to environmental law.
  • Aim for sustainable environmental improvement.
Aims achievable through:
  • protection of heritage site
  • protected wild life area on property
  • bat protection in out-buildings
  • waste recycling e.g. glass, cans and plastic
  • solar panels to help heat water
  • eco friendly cleaning/laundry products
  • eco friendly soaps and shampoo
  • towel policy (we wash towels left in shower)
  • cfl light bulbs replacing halogen bulbs (ongoing)
  • green electricity supplier (Airtricity)
  • aerated waste water treatment system/composting
  • eco ball laundry wash and air-dried laundry
  • reduced toilet flush
  • bulk purchase of soap/shampoo (refill containers)
We support local environment, services and suppliers by the following actions:
  • fair-trade tea and coffee
  • local produce where possible
  • advice on local walking routes/cycle tours

SOUTH KERRY VISITOR CHARTER

Feel good on holiday

We are working with the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) to make South Kerry more eco-friendly, but we need your help. We can all reduce our impact on the environment by making choices. As a visitor you have a very important role to play in helping us to conserve our natural assets and become a more sustainable destination. Here are our recommended tips on how you can help:

Conserve Energy
Reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if heating is on. Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland provides information on what you can do at home.
www.seai.ie

Give the Car a Rest
Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle or use public transport. We will happily provide you with advice.
www.buseireann.ie
www.irishrail.ie

Shop Local
Use local products, they give you a flavour of the area and help support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink and arts and crafts. Find out about local markets or local and regional produce
www.kerryfarmersmarkets.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Try to avoid overly packaged goods and say no to that extra carrier bag. You can also support the destination and businesses in their efforts by using recycling facilities provided. Ask us as we have information on what you can recycle locally.

Be Water Wise
Ireland has rising costs for water treatment and flood defence so please use water wisely. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and adhere to towel policies or other water saving initiatives.
www.taptips.ie

Respect Nature
Help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly. Ensure you adhere to the principles of Leave No Trace when out in the countryside.
www.leavenotraceireland.org.

Support Green Businesses
There are numerous businesses in South Kerry working to reduce their carbon footprint through the GTBS. Choose green accommodation when you are booking your holiday in South Kerry.
www.greentourismireland.ie
www.greentourism.ie

Contact Salmon Leap Farm B&B

Your Host: Sean O Donoghue
Our Postal Address:
Salmon Leap Farm B&B,
Glenflesk,
Killarney,
Kerry
+353 64 7753005
+353 863499480