Outdoor Alternative aims to be a sustainable business and in October 2016 our solar panels had been operating for 5 years. In that time we have generated over 40,000 kWh of electricity saving more than 28 tonnes of carbon from being released into the atmosphere.
We also have solar water heating panels on each of the bunkhouses which save us using gas to heat water for showers. Solar contributes a further 5500 kWh to water heating.
We are always looking to do more, so this year we installed a composting toilet for campers to save on water, and we plan an additional solar system to heat water for campers showers in 2017.
As a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award holder, we keep a record of our carbon footprint. Click here to see our certificate for 2015.
Let us know if you have any other suggestions for improvements we could make.