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Suppying our Hot Water.

A sustainable stay on the Wild Atlantic Way.

A sustainable stay in Doolin.

Solar Pv

Powering our Hot Tubs

Enjoy a sustainable stay in Doolin.

A sustainable stay on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Working Together

Caring for the environment

Our Sustainability Green Ethos

We believe that ecotourism is the way for Doolin and the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark to develop tourism in a sustainable way. We try to consider the environment in all that we do. It is absolutely vital that we look towards long term, sustainable solutions that protect our outdoor spaces and minimize harmful CO2 emissions. At Sea View House we use technology and practices to minimize our impact on the environment helping to inspire others in our industry to take similar actions. This allows us provide luxury accommodation for our guests, while also sticking to our sustainable ethos. We are committed to reducing the impact our business has on the environment. Our environmental policy is not a marketing ploy, it has grown with us over the years as we have come to understand the impact we can have on the environment. To this end we are committed to taking the following action.

Use of Renewable Energy

To minimize our CO2 emissions, Sea View House primarily uses renewable energy sources. Photovoltaic solar panels convert energy from the sun into electricity which is stored in our battery bank and used to run our hot tubs and provide electricity to the lodges. Flatplate solar collectors convert energy from the sun providing hot water for Lodge bathrooms and kitchens. We use BIO LPG produced from renewable feedstocks such as plant and vegetable waste material to heat the lodges.

We have also taken steps to lower energy consumption throughout our properties, using advanced heating controls, LED lighting, motion-sensitive lighting and lots of insulation. Furthermore we replace our vehicles with fully electric models.

Electric vehicle charging stations

We are pleased to offer EV-Charger points for the exclusive use of our lodge guests. Eco solar powered charges are available as well as faster 7kw mains powerd charges if required.

Sustainable Practices

Sea View House uses various sustainable practices. All trash is separated into various streams for recycling, reducing the volume going to land fill. We give some food waste to our flock of chickens while the rest is composted on site for use in our gardens. We minimise our use of single use plastic and do not use single serve toiletries.

Burren Eco-Tourism Network

Sea View House is a long standing member of The Burren Ecotourism Network. The Burren Ecotourism Network is a network of tourism enterprises with the objective of establishing the Burren as a premier internationally-recognised sustainable tourism region ensuring the future economic and social growth and sustainable development of its communities, environment and heritage. .www.burren.ie/about-us/

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Ireland promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. The programme strives to build awareness, appreciation and respect for Ireland's natural and cultural heritage and is dedicated to creating a nationally recognised and accepted outdoor ethic that promotes personal responsibility. It encourages all outdoor enthusiasts (e.g. walkers, mountain bikers, canoeists, orienteerers, horse riders) to do their part to maintain those lands used by the public for the benefit of the environment and for future generations.

Practicing a Leave No Trace ethic is simple. Make it hard for others to see or hear you and LEAVE NO TRACE of your visit. To learn more about the Leave No Trace programme, visit http://www.leavenotraceireland.org/principles/ for more detail

As a responsible visitor these are some of the things you to can do.

In Doolin and the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark:

  • 1. Leave the limestone pavement as you find it.
  • 2. Preserve natural habitats and leave wildflowers undisturbed.
  • 3. Take care not to damage monuments, walls and buildings.
  • 4. Respect landowners, their property and their livestock.
  • 5. Park in designated areas.
  • 6. Leave no trace of your visit take nothing but memories.

While staying at The Lodges @ Sea View House.

  • 1. Ask for clean towels, only when you need them, not every day.
  • 2. Use the appropiate bins for bottles and recyclables.
  • 3. Turn off all the lights when you leave your lodge.
  • 4. Turn off electrical appliances at the wall when you finish using them.
  • 5. Ensure the hot tub cover is replaced after use.
  • 6. Try using public transport for some of your days out while you’re here.

Awards

TripAdvisor Green Leaders Gold This programme helps travellers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodation across Ireland.

Responsible Travel & Tourism Awards Highly Commended for Responsible Accommodation Provider

Responsible Irish Breakfast Award Winners, this award celebrates Travel and Tourism businesses that are committed to implementing responsible business practices that minimise their environmental impact.

Georpark LIFE Award We have received a number of awards from this scheme that recognises achievements and examples of good practice in the development of sustainable tourism throughout the Burren region.