When booking directly 5% of the profit goes to local charity Headway, working to support people affected by acquired brain injury across Oxfordshire.
All the supplied teas, coffees, biscuits are fair trade.
As much as possible is recycled, water bottles are glass refillable from filter and all the rooms have a filter in the fridge. Toiletries are refilled and bottles and pots reused, as are the jars of coffee and tea. Furniture is mostly upcycled, fabric reused from other projects, chairs recovered. Furniture that is no longer used gets passed on to homeless charities.
Fascilites that use energy such as fridges, showers, lights, are all environmentally friendly models or with adaptions, for example the shower heads conserve water without effecting the pressure, all fridges are AA models and bulbs are low energy. When rooms are not in use heating and the fridges are turned down or off.
The laundry is taken in by a local company in Kennington, Rub a Dub Dub, which is also recommended to guests who have a long stay.
We are always looking for ways to make green innovations and source things more locally or ethically. We have just partnered up with a local bike company and will soon have a supply of bikes for guests to rent. We already encourage use of the local bus service.