Tortworth Court Arboretum

Reduce your carbon footprint with Four Pillars Hotels

Environmental issues are now becoming key to the purchasing decisions made by businesses. Further more, it’s now becoming a requirement for businesses to show staff and customers what it is they are doing to reduce their impact on the environment – communicating their carbon footprint.
Tortworth Court, Four Pillars Hotels’ magnificent four star Victorian mansion, has come up with a unique way of helping companies and organisations reduce their carbon footprint. For every large conference placed organisations are invited to plant a tree in the hotel’s beautiful arboretum of over 300 rare and protected trees, aiming to help offset the carbon emissions caused by the conference, for example travel to Tortworth Court. Each tree will be accompanied by a plaque stating the name of the supporting company.

Planting trees is one of the easiest ways to offset your carbon footprint and become carbon neutral. Trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen which is very useful for humans and other animals. Each tree planted ‘offsets’ environmental impact by ‘breathing’ in about 730kg CO2 emissions over its lifetime of 100 years. It is estimated that the average person needs to save about 7,000 kg of C02 per year. So planting just 10 trees each year is one strategy for achieving this.

General Manager of Tortworth Court, Stephen Cotton comments “Reducing your carbon footprint as a company is not just about manufacturing or transport techniques. Simple purchasing choices such as conference venues can also make a surprising difference. Here at Tortworth Court we are very proud of our arboretum and we are happy that companies are choosing to be environmentally responsible and contribute to the 300 rare and protected trees that flourish here.”
Tortworth Court built in 1849 is a Grade II listed mansion set in 30 acres of parkland on the edge of the Cotswolds. This traditional English venue is a superb venue for business meetings, conferences, training sessions and incentives. There is an impressive array of conference rooms catering for up to 400 delegates. Many of the rooms are in the atmospheric main house with high beamed ceilings and large windows offering outstanding views of the parkland.

The spacious grounds are ideal for team building events and in conjunction with specialist’s suppliers they can offer an extensive range of outdoor and indoor activities. Marquee events can also be held within the grounds.

For residential delegates there are 189 beautifully decorated bedrooms and suites. The mansions ornate library offers a table d’hote menu. The delightful Orangery Restaurant in the grounds and central sixty foot high Atrium, ideal for less informal meals, house the hotels three restaurants. These are complemented by bars and elegant drawing rooms. For Relaxation the hotel has fully equipped leisure club with spa treatment rooms.

So to help your carbon footprint as well as inspiring your team in a traditional English venue call the Sales Office on 01454 263000.

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