At the National Museum of Costume we are always proud to receive awards. Two years ago we received the Bronze award through the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Recently we have been aiming to achieve the Silver award.
On Friday 13 April we had our annual visit from Wendy, a Green Tourism grading officer. It was her job to inspect the work we had carried out since the previous visit to see if we could progress from Bronze level to Silver.
Over the winter I’ve been busy gathering evidence together to show the inspector. This included what kind of paper we use, for example, our writing paper is 100% recycled whereas our toilet paper and hand towels are 50% recycled. Other evidence ranges from the efficiency of our fridges and freezers in the tea room to our wildlife habitats outside. All this helps to achieve an overall score towards the Silver award. Some of the evidence proved a little harder to gather than other, but in the end I managed to gather everything I needed just in time!
Overall Wendy was very impressed with all the effort the National Museum of Costume had made and we were successful in our bid for the Silver award!