Owning and operating a small hotel company in the Lake District brings with it lots of responsibilities and challenges. We closely looked at our environmental impact after our first year trading and made some big changes. We moved to recycling as much refuse as possible and today we recycle or compost at least 95% of our waste. All lightbulbs are energy effecient and we have a water management system in place to manage water useage within the business. We are also fitting secondary glazing in all our rooms and trying to reduce our energy comsumption.