At Rookery Mews Apartments we are committed to providing good quality service to our guests whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities. Our aim is to work is a sustainable manner in order to maintain the beautiful natural resources of Killarney without compromising the Holiday Experience of our guests.
As part of our commitment we have joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme, which provides accreditation and encouragement for Tourism businesses to reduce their environmental impact. We have been awarded Silver for our efforts thus far.
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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.
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.
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 Kerry Framers Markets
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.
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.
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.