The Green Tourism Business Scheme(GTBS) is an Accreditation Scheme for Tourism Businesses relating to environmental and sustainable tourism practice.
The GTBS awards are divided into three levels
SILVER --Very good environmental practices.
GOLD -- Excellence in environmental practice.
As a Working Forge and an AA 3 starred Bed and Breakfast we are thrilled to have now been recognised as a Silver Green Tourism Business.
We moved to Sandhurst Farm Forge in May 1995 :a very rural and unspoilt area of the Kent Chalk North Downs.
As a family we have always re-cycled,re-used,or made last.It saves us money it saves environmental damage, and we we have an inbuilt dislike of throwing things away that are still useful and work.
Within our business we try and carry out as many healthy environmental practices as possible.
We look at what we buy,We look at the energy we use.We try to minimise our waste ,and like the little fledgeling Bluetit on the left,we have an abundance of beautiful countryside and a vibrant wildlife to look at and look after.