The Glen of Aherlow is in Ireland’s “Golden Vale” , this is a fertile region of rich grass pasture enabling dairy farming and livestock raising, and has been settled since prehistoric times. It also has a rich diversity which needs to be protected, we wholeheartedly agree.
From that train of thought we feel that it is important that we have an environmental policy in place to help to protect this beautiful area that we reside in. Corderry Farm is set in a natural grassland, moorland, woodland and a nature reserve with a river running through the farm which we share with many species of natural flora and fauna.
Corderry Farm has been in our family for generations and we wish to have this amazing environment intact for generations to come. It also has two megalithic structures that are of great importance to our national culture. Therefore, it is our mission to make sure that neither we, nor our guests, have a negative impact on this beautiful natural environment.
To help us achieve our commitment we have created the Corderry Farm Green Policy listed out below:
- For our business to create less waste we encourage our guests to use our recycling bins as much as possible to reduce waste going to landfill.
- We have incorporated pigs into the farm, who will in turn eat all our guest’s food waste, leading to reduced waste going to landfill.
- We are increasing the use of low energy consuming appliances and have changed all lighting in our cottage and around site to low energy LED bulbs.
We encourage our guests to switch off electrics when not in use.
- Our Woodland and rivers are a haven for birds, bats, squirrels, and otters to name but a few of its residents alongside our guests. For that reason, we have planted more forestry and left some of our grounds to be wild.
- We produce from our own farm, buy our supplies locally, encourage our guests to use local businesses where possible and enjoy supporting local community projects.
- We strive to comply with relevant environmental legislation and regulations.
- All of our guest information, guide books and blogs are online which reduces the need to print and reprint this information every time something changes.
- Linen and towels are provided for all guests and it is our policy to only replenish these mid stay if you are staying longer than 7 nights. This is to reduce the amount of laundry our property produces and in turn the impact it has on the environment.
We support and enhance our grounds for flora and fauna:
- We have installed 15 bird boxes and 15 Bat boxes around the farm to encourage and protect an abundance of birdlife.
- Our grounds are planted with flora to encourage bees and other pollinating insects.
- Replanting of trees and forestry.
- Removed some of farmland from productivity and turned it into a nature reserve.
- In order to minimize disruption to wildlife we share our surroundings with, we do not allow our guests to bring pets with them.
- We hope to install PV Solar panels by the end of 2023, to produce renewal energy for the cottage and farm thus reducing our carbon footprint.
- We are committed to reviewing our policy and continually looking for new ways to improve our sustainability and reduce our impact on the environment.