We’re Green – it’s official!
We are members of the Green Tourism Award and have received a Silver grading. We are currently working towards Gold status so watch this space! To find out more about why we have received this award read below.
Carbon Neutral Tours
By planting trees in conjunction for Trees for Life for every tour we run, we offset 100% of Carbon emissions and help the rebuild the Caledonian Forest!
Turning Waste into Compost
On our Isle of Skye tour we’ve worked with suppliers to source compostable packaging. This then goes into our composting and turned into compost by our friends at Keenan recycling. We also use ‘The Green Sack’ biodegradable refuse bags.
Reduce Paper Usage
To travel with WOW you don’t need a printed ticket as we now have E-tickets. For 2018 we’re also done away with our printed list for tours as we check guests in electronically. We’ve also done away with our disposable menu lists and replaced these with a reusable menu.
No plastic bottles
We work our suppliers to ensure that we don’t offer plastic bottled water on any of our tours.
Locally sourced food
We source local produce where ever possible on our tours to reduce our carbon footprint and to ensure that we give back to the communities we are visiting.
Our buses are the newest on the market and comply to Euro 6 emissions. We’ve specified vehicles that are perfect for the routes we run and they uses around 30% less fuel than our previous vehicles! It also has an 8 speed eco-gear box, further reducing fuel usage.
We like to give back to the areas we are visiting to make sure our visits our sustainable. Recent donations have included donations to help with the upkeep of public toilets in Skye and Lochalsh. We also work with local businesses wherever we visit to ensure the communities we visit benefit from our visits. One of the ways we do is through the production of a free map of Portree where we give shops and restaurants a complimentary listing.
Green Company Cars
Our last company car is a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (a plugin hybrid) which can do up to 30 miles on electricity. As we are surrounded by wind farms we’d hope the electricity we are using is green too!
Our heating comes and hot water for our office (and home) comes from a ground source heat pump which used the heats earth to help generate heat. We also only use LED bulbs throughout the whole property. An 8 kwh solar system powers the office during the summer, and the rest of our electricity comes from 100% renewable sources!