The WWT London Wetland
Centre, a wildlife haven on the banks of the River Thames, has been awarded Gold
in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).
The centre also boasts
conference and exhibition facilities. The award was ‘due to the successful
efforts to not only increase the biodiversity of the wetland area but also to
educate visitors on the wider area of
“Conference and event
organisers are increasingly looking for venues with ‘green’ credentials, so
we’re delighted that we can now host events with minimal impact on the
environment,” said the Wetland Centre’s GM Martin
Initiatives at the
Centre included recycling 98 per cent of waste, providing bike racks for staff
and visitors, reducing energy usage where possible and monitoring the carbon
footprint each year.