May 26, 2024

Conference hotel plants 26,500 trees for guests who opt out of room clean

Wyboston Lakes Resort has planted 26,500 trees for guests opting out of having their rooms cleaned.

Guests staying more than one night at the 380-acre resort, popular for conferences and events, can choose to have a tree planted instead of a room clean.

The initiative is part of Wyboston Lakes’ Room2Grow sustainability initiative, which was launched a year ago. 

As part of a commitment to reduce food waste, a biodigester has also been acquired and installed. The new device turns food waste into fresh compost for use across the site, such as tree planting. 

In September, Wyboston Lakes published a four-year Green Energy Roadmap. It serves as the foundation for the resort’s plan to become self-sufficient by producing its own green energy using the natural resources available on site. 

All electric energy now comes from renewable resources, reducing the resort’s carbon footprint by 65%. It is also on track to achieve its Net Zero Carbon Emissions target.

Steve Jones, Managing Director of Wyboston Lakes Resort, said: “The response has been phenomenal, many times greater than we expected. It’s marvellous that guests have been so willing to make this choice and take the chance to help us with our commitment to our philosophy of ‘More Sustainable, No Apology.”

The resort has been zero-to-landfill since 2015. Wyboston Lakes is currently eradicating fossil fuels from the resort, as well as ensuring that zero food waste goes off-site.