We care about the environment
Sustainability and the environment are at the heart of everything we do: enjoy these short films about our environmental practices and Plan Green Zero.
We have won multiple awards for our environmental focus including a Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Sustainability) twice, Chamber of Commerce Environmental Award and gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme. See our full list of awards.
Our Environment Zone provides information on the challenges faced by our planet and its wildlife, and what everyone can do to make a difference.
We practice what we preach - below is an overview of our Environmental Code of Practice:
We have a Green Team which ensures we are green at all times!
We use alternative energy sources wherever possible - check out our Plan Green Zero film.
Our cameras on the Firth of Forth islands are solar powered, as is our car park ticket machine.
We have solar panels and a wind turbine.
We continuously monitor and minimise our water, gas and electricity consumption.
We use environmentally-friendly products whenever appropriate and possible.
We use locally-sourced products wherever we can.
We recycle, reduce and re-use at every opportunity including:
• Using water ‘hippos’ in flush toilets to save water
• Providing dedicated recycling units
• Re-using furniture and fittings
• Using low energy and reactive light bulbs
• Recycling waste cooking oil
We encourage car share and cycling to work - we have cycling racks!
We offer discounts to ScotRail customers.
We provide environmental awareness and training as part of our induction programme and invest in environmental and awareness training for all our staff.
We are involved with environmental lobbying and campaigning.
The Scottish Seabird Centre is a member of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) a coalition of around 60 organisations in Scotland that are campaigning on climate change. Together we represent over 2 million people in Scotland, an amazing 40% of the population.