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How can you help the Broads?

horsey wind pumpWe’re working hard to make the Norfolk Broads more eco-friendly, but we’ll always need your assistance.

As a visitor, you have a very important role to play in helping us to conserve the fragile ecosystems that co-exist on the Broads. If you’d like to help sustain the wildlife and plants that make this special place so popular, we’ve pulled together some hints and tips to help you make sure your holiday is as green as possible:

Conserve Energy:

Reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if the heating is on. The Energy Saving Trust provide a wealth of hints and tips to get you started.

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.

Useful links:

http://www.translink.co.uk/

http://www.seat61.com/

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/

Shop local:

Wherever possible, use local products; they will 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 on the Broads. Ask us about local markets or local and regional produce.

Useful links:

http://www.norfolkbroads.com/shopping-days-out

http://www.enjoythebroads.com/things-to-do/farmers-market-hangar

Reduce, reuse, recycle:

Try to avoid overly-packaged goods and say no to that extra carrier bag. You can also support us in our efforts to recycle – please ask our staff for more details.

http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Environment/Waste_and_Recycling/index.htm

Be water-wise:

The UK has rising costs for water treatment and flood defences, so please use water wisely. Turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth and adhere strictly to towel policies or other water-saving initiatives. Use phosphate-free detergents for washing and cleaning.

Useful links:

http://www.water-guide.org.uk/

http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/environment/using-water-wisely/

http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/looking-after/managing-land-and-water/water-quality

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 always follow the Countryside Code.

Support green businesses:

There are thousands of businesses in Britain working to reduce their carbon footprint through the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Businesses are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold for their efforts to be more sustainable; we have just been given a Silver Award.

Accreditations Nurture The Broads Hoseasons Best in Britain Award 2018

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