The inescapable truth: Every holiday involves some cost to the planet.
No matter how close to home you might be staying and your mode of transport, or whatever kind of property you are staying in, your trip will have an associated environmental impact.
Put simply - a carbon cost.
Coolstays are on a journey of our own - to reduce our company's impact on the environment, and become as sustainable as possible.
We've split our mission into 3 distinct goals. Read on to learn more about them...
We've partnered with the sustainability specialists at Positive Planet to measure and analyse our carbon footprint. They are helping us create a carbon reduction strategy to minimise the emissions that we can control and offset those that we cannot change.
Measure our Carbon Footprint - the emissions generated by our business activity, both from sources we control and from those we don't.
Take steps to reduce the emissions we can control - offsetting our remaining carbon footprint with certified projects in Britain and around the world.
Develop and regularly review a credible net-zero carbon strategy, to maintain our Carbon Neutral Certification.
We know that carbon offsetting is a contentious issue, and besides - we want to go further than net zero and be a "climate positive" business if we can. With that in mind we are doing what we can to shift the balance with immediate action - donating a proportion of our business revenue to support wildlife projects around the UK.
Coolstays are working with GreenTheUK, who distribute our funds to UK wildlife projects that are delivering a measurable local impact - conservation and restoration projects on land and sea, delivered by experts in their field.
For 2022/23 we've chosen to support 4 of their partnerships that resonate most with our team.
Click on an image below to read more about the projects.
Once you arrive at your destination, it's important that accommodation minimises its impact on the local environment and is managed as responsibly and sustainably as possible.
Many owners are already doing this by repurposing old and derelict buildings and vehicles, or building new sustainable holiday accommodation. They are also adding eco-friendly touches, from compost loos and solar power, to state of the art heat pumps and EV charging points.
Coolstays are detailing the eco credentials of the properties we list on the site, for those guests that want to make an eco-informed choice about where they are staying.
We’re also highlighting the top performers with a green leaf “Eco Score” that is easily visible on the site search results - recognising the owners that are championing the cause.
You’ll now find the highest rated eco-friendly stays grouped together in our Eco-Friendly collection.