THE GREEN VENUE DIRECTORY

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Ashridge House,

Hertfordshire

The historic Ashridge House located in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, is a dedicated conference venue. Offering, a combination of historic and modern meeting rooms, suitable for 2 to 250 delegates, Ashridge House is set within 190 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and is located just 30 minutes from London.

Top 5 Sustainable Items:

  • Long-term target to eliminate the use of fossil fuels on site and to cut overall carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.
  • Investments to reduce carbon emissions caused by heating, electricity and transport.

  • 57% of all waste is now recycled.

  • Reduced paper usage by 73% since 2008.

  • Local and seasonal food used where possible, use herbs from own herb garden whilst all tea, coffee and bananas are Fairtrade and all fish is sustainably sourced.


 

Friends House,

Euston

Friends House is centrally located, opposite Euston Station, and within walking distance of King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations. It is easily reached by all major rail, bus and tube services. Their meeting rooms and event spaces are of high quality, honestly priced and you are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome, respecting Quaker values.

Top 5 Sustainable Items:

  • Have reduced carbon footprint by 29% since 2009.

  • Use biogas from Ørsted to heat the building and have reduced heating emissions by 91% since 2017.

  • The carbon footprint per delegate per day has been reduced by 30% since 2017.

  • Use 100% renewable energy.

  • Have a rainwater harvesting system in their garden.


 

Lane End Conference Centre, Buckinghamshire

Lane End is a residential conference centre set in 26 acres of the Chilterns countryside in Buckinghamshire. The venue is purpose-built for conferences and includes five distinct buildings. Each of the self-contained buildings offers a main conference room and a number of syndicate rooms, dedicated bedrooms, dining room, lounge, and bar.

In total there are eight main conference rooms and 24 syndicate rooms, 111 en-suite bedrooms, three dining rooms, four bars and four coffee lounges. The venue offers dedicated conference facilities that are ideal for any group size between five and 150 delegates.

Top 5 Sustainable Items:

  • Planted a tree orchard which will give them the opportunity to use the produce on-site as well as all the environmental benefits with the planting of trees.

  • The sales offices reduced paper use by 90%. Now using dual monitors and online tools for the signing of contracts and documents with a full ban on printing of emails, contracts, and invoices.

  • All Lane End employees are using the search engine Ecosia on their work computers, an eco-friendly search engine who use their profits to plant trees.

  • Recycle all ourtheir coffee beans to be used as garden compost.

  • They recycle all their used cooking oil into biodegradable fuel.


 

Madingley Hall,

Cambridge

Located 60 minutes from London in magnificent gardens just four miles from the centre of Cambridge, the 16th Century country house provides a memorable setting for your conference, meeting or events.

At Madingley Hall, there are 14 well-equipped meeting rooms capable of accommodating up to 100 delegates along with en-suite accommodation, all within seven acres of spectacular gardens and grounds, designed in the 18th century by ‘Capability’ Brown.

Top 5 Sustainable Items:

  • Platinum Award from the University Green Impact Scheme for the last three years – the only Cambridge University Venue to achieve this.

  • Sustainable Restaurant Association Members - They sign up to use local, ethical and sustainable produce and
    all tea/coffee is Fair Trade.

  • 100% of their food waste is taken offsite to be recycled/composted.

  • Their Chef team have their own section of the garden to grow herbs, tomatoes, runner beans.

  • They have been using refillable glass bottles for water for at least the last 3 years.


 

Robinson College,

Cambridge

Commercially focused, award-winning year round facilities available for meetings and events for up to 390 delegates along with 220 comfortable en suite study bedrooms on site during vacation time. A short distance from London and closely linked to major routes servicing the Midlands and eastern counties, Robinson College offers a convenient location with easy access, proximity to Cambridge City Centre and parking close by.

Top 5 Sustainable Items:

  • Solar panels installed supplying , sending nothing to landfill.

  • All staff have been supplied with refillable water bottles.

  • Food waste is turned into fuel.

  • Introduced a more sustainable food policy in the college and the conference centre.

  • Unique water source heat pump, which harnesses water from a brook running through the College.


 

Wyboston Lakes,

Bedfordshire

The impressive Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, offers three distinctly different meeting venues all on one site with easy access to London yet set in a rural location. At Wyboston Lakes, the new Woodlands Event Centre offers 16 bright meeting rooms, a main conferencing room that hold 620 delegates complete with all the high quality tech you could want for a conference or event.

Top 5 Sustainable Items:

  • Electric car charge points across the resort.

  • Paddy and Scotts coffee cups all compostable.

  • Part of the H20percentless scheme and have already achieved 19%.

  • Reduced paper use with electronic flipcharts and squiggle boards in the meeting rooms.

  • Have a zero to landfill policy.


 

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