Green Work

The Staff and Management of Hotel Doolin are committed to reducing water, energy and waste as well as purchasing locally.

70% of food produce for Glas Restaurant is sourced from a 50km radius of the hotel.

We have contributed to and raised nearly €80,000 for charities in the last four years.  Our three P’s are People, Planet and Profit and our three R’s are to Reduce, Re-use & Recycle!  

 

The Green Hospitality Programme aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the hotel.  Hotel Doolin is Ireland’s first certified carbon neutral hotel.  

Hotel Doolin won Ireland's Greenest Hotel at the Gold Medal Awards, Ireland's Green Business of the Year 2022, Best Medium Sized Organisation 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022 as well as the Tourism & Entertainment Award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2022 and the Sustainability Team of the Year 2021 at the Green Awards. Our Green Manager won IHI Environmental Manager of the Year 2019.

We won the Pakman Waste Reduction Award 2019 and Chambers Ireland CSR Award 2019 for Green Team Work.  The team won the Irish Red Cross Corporate Impact Award 2021 also.

 

Everyone has a role to play from the team to valued guests and suppliers.

Achievements:

In September 2019, Hotel Doolin achieved certification from Green Hospitality that the business is Ireland’s first carbon neutral hotel.

We have reduced our food waste by 28% since 2019.

Since 2017 (4 year period) have reduced our water usage by 59% per guest.

Since 2017 we have reduced our oil consumption by 68%.

We plant 10 native trees per wedding locally.  In the last 4 years, we have planted 2770 native trees.  Each tree offsets one tonne of carbon in its lifetime.

We changed to Calor BioLpg in November 2021.

In 2022, we forecast that we will offset more carbon than is created to run the hotel.

We have a 50 foot polytunnel where we grow lots of our own food produce.

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