The threat posed by climate change and the need to preserve natural resources are some of the most important issues facing us today. At The Duke of Richmond, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to confront these problems head-on, and have instituted a Green Team to investigate and implement the ways we can contribute to this global process.
We are committed to our community and dedicated to social responsibility. Supporting local charities, conservation, preservation, nature, heritage and green initiatives including the personal development of each member of the Red Carnation team, is at the heart of everything we do.
Keeping the Island Clean
It is important for us to keep our island clean and free of rubbish which has a detrimental impact on our environment in partnership with Island Waste. Everyone at the hotel gets involved in regular ‘clean-up's that allow us to improve on our recycling practices and minimize waste.
We have taken the inicitiave to start changing all our bin bags in the hotel to compostable bags allowing us to better save the island from all the plastic that is being used.
The Last Straw
Did you know that the world uses over 500 million unrecyclable plastic straws a day? Plastic straws are one of many types of plastic polluting our earth and harming our wildlife.
They are also one of the top 10 items littering our marine environment. In an effort to reduce plastic waste & protect our environment, we are excited to announce that we have done away with plastic straws!
Supporting Good Causes
Les Bourgs Hospice at Andrew Mitchell House was founded for the people of the Bailiwick in 1990 who recognised the need for a Hospice to provide the highest levels of compassionate and professional care to patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses, as well as their loved ones.
The Duke of Richmond participate in preparing and packing gift boxes for The Rotary Shoebox Appeal every year for children in need. The scheme has become a national project supported not only by Rotary Clubs but also by individuals, schools, companies and churches.
From the Blog
From "Me To We"
ME To WE is part of WE, a family of organizations making doing good, doable. WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering domestic and international change. A social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help directly benefit their local communities and the world, their teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education.
The new chocolate bars to be sold in the hotels have been voted the best chocolate in Ecuador. It is ethically sourced, benefits cacao farmers and gives back to WE Village communities – supporting education, health and food programming.
The Green Team
Our green initiatives are all supported and encouraged by Red Carnation Hotels, as a family run brand they are committed to acting sustainably. Red Carnation have reached a number of green milestones and donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to charities such as Great Ormand Street Hospital and The Starlight Foundation.