Living green initiative

Sustainability & Environment Policy


We are on a journey to significantly improve our processes and practices to reduce any harmful impacts we are having on the environment.

Living Green is Clayton Hotels environmental movement that inspires care for our environment as a “Way of Life” throughout our hotels; both for our people and our guests.

Biodiversity


We have recently embarked on a partnership with Trees on the Land, a not-for-profit cross-border initiative that plants young native trees across the island of Ireland. We intend to raise funds to purchase trees to plant in Q1 2022 through selling “Green” Meeting Room packages and donations from our guests and employees alike. To find out more or to make your own donation directly please visit Trees on the Land.

Bee Garden – Coming Spring 2021


“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
― Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee

Energy


 To reduce our energy consumption by 5% per sleeper in 2021.  We have converted all lighting to low energy LED’s and restricted A/C in bedrooms from between 18C to 24C.

Water


To reduce consumption of Mains Water by 5% per sleeper in 2021. This shall be achieved by adding aerators to all taps in the building. Also, the continued use of our towel reuse program.

Waste


To reduce waste by 10 Tonnes by segregating our waste into Mixed Dry recycling, Cardboard, Glass, Food & Compost.

Green Purchasing


To engage with our suppliers to reduce packaging by 10%. To increase usage of recycled paper products to 10% of all paper or cardboard purchased.

We will convert our coffee cups and straws to 100% biodegradable. To increase purchases of locally sourced food by 10% and ensure 80% of our main courses are from local suppliers.

12 Things You Can do To make Your Stay Greener


  • Adhering to our ‘Towel Reuse Programme’
  • Not running water while brushing teeth
  • Not running water while shaving but rather fill the basin
  • Turn off the air conditioning when windows are open
  • Place all clean dry recycling items in the metal bin in the room and general waste in the bin in the toilet
  • Please call reception if you would like your linen changed
  • Turn off lights in bathroom when not in use
  • Turn off lights and tv if not needed
  • Take your key card from socket when leaving your room

The Future


Clayton Hotel Galway is committed to continuing our efforts in reducing our environmental impact. If you have any recommendations or would like to know more please contact us.

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