The problem with Disposable Coffee Cups

The problem with Disposable Coffee Cups

Disposable Coffee Cup Recycling (infographic)

 

 Are you a coffee lover?  Do you take your coffee on the fly?  Have you ever considered what happens to all those disposable coffee cups?  It hadn’t really crossed our minds, ’til one day the guys over at Cater4You sent us an infographic on the subject…and well, we were shocked!

 

Do the world a favour and check out this infographic, you will be amazed at the impacts and issues created by all those coffees!  Did you know that coffee is now the second most popualr drink in the world, second only to water!  We need to get this issue sorted!  Hats off to all those suppliers offering an alternative to old school disposable coffee cups.  Please do your part and help alleviate this massive waste and recycling issue!  It should make you think twice next time you’re chasing a shot of liquid intelligence!

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Leave No Trace in Nature

Leave No Trace in Nature

 

 Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.

At Crann Og Eco Farm we actively promote the seven codes to our guests to ensure the preservation of our ecofarm and the surrounding woodlands and wetland areas.

 

Here are the Crann Og Eco Farm Leave No Trace Codes of Conduct:

Plan Ahead and Prepare

Know the regulations and special concerns for the area. Visit in small groups. Repackage food to minimize waste. Travel & camp on durable surfaces. Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.

Dispose of Waste Properly

Pack it in, pack it out. Pack out all trash & leftover food. Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.

Leave What You Find

Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them. Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species. Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.

Minimize Campfire Impacts

Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry.

Use only designated fireplaces at Crann Og, do not light fires in the woods. Use only wood supplied by Crann Og, do not collect firewood from the forest.

Respect Wildlife

Observe wildlife from a distance. Never feed animals. Control pets at all times, or leave them at home. Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.

Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Let nature’s sounds prevail. Avoid loud noises.

And why would we follow and support those principles?

Nature plays an important part in our daily lives and impacts us positively whether we are aware of it or not. Preserving the natural environment is one of our missions here as we are located next to protected woodlands and are advocates of reconnection to nature for education and health.

Following these principles is also a requirement for our Gold Certification with Ecotourism Ireland, the national ecotourism organization, ratified by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Get more info about our Leave No Trace & Conservation Values.

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A Terrific Eco Getaway: Magazine Review Article

A Terrific Eco Getaway: Magazine Review Article

The Native Woodland Trust

 

Crann Og Eco Farm featured in Woodland, the membership magazine of the Native Woodland Trust as a ‘terrific eco friendly break in Galway’.

‘Crann Og Eco Farm is a popular eco tourism destination in south County Galway, on the doorstep of the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren National Park, the Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City’

Woodland – Magazine of the Native Woodland Trust – Issue 21 Summer 2015

Unique Self Catering Holiday Rental, IRELAND

Unique Self Catering Holiday Rental, IRELAND

Best of Ireland's AirBnB Rentals

 

Searching the internet we found this wee gem about us as far back as 2014, demonstrating that we have been doing our thing for some time now.

Ever stayed on an eco farm? Cuddled a sheep? Fed a horse? Seen a heron up close?

The Journal named Crann Og Eco Farm one of the best Airbnb rentals in Ireland, and also one of the most unique ones!

Read the full article here.

Want to learn more about our self catering holiday accommodation?

The Longhouse Cabin – a spacious wood cabin sleeping up to 10 people
The A-Frame Cabin – cosy off-grid wood cabin ideal for a couple or small family
The Yurt – comfy & warm off-grid yurt, a unique stay for a couple or small family
The Bell Tent – spacious & light, fully fitted bell tent sleeping up to 5 people
Pitch Your Own – bring your own tent, camp on the green fields of our eco farm

Want to know more about what you can do at Crann Og and the area?

ReNature Retreats – immerse & reconnect in Nature
Nature Schooling – fun & very interactive outdoor education for kids
Nature Therapy Walks – therapeutic guided walks through Nature
Wild Food Foraging – informative foraging days through the seasons
Weekly Yoga Classes – gentle yoga for beginners, intermediate & advanced students
Monthly Sound Bath – a healing sound journey to deep relaxation
Magical Walk & Camp Fire Night – experience the forest & tell stories around a fire
Free Activities – join us to care for our animals, play games and more

Take a break from the city life!
Our cabins are hidden gems!

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