Harnessing the natural resources
At Sustainable we are passionate and proactive about reducing everyone’s carbon footprint whilst harnessing the natural resources around our Pop Up campsites. For instance, we are fortunate to have a plethora of hazel and willow on our Sussex campsites to naturally up cycling as windbreaks which help to keep the streambeds from eroding whilst also recapturing the nitrogen fertiliser that runs off from the nearby farmer’s field.
Wildlife and eco-friendly camping
Similar to the Roman style marching roads, we are planting crab apple, hazel, sloe, wild plum and willow trees to create natural hedging. This will provide edible produce for those enjoying the countryside to eat along route. Also, deer, hare, heron and newts are just some of the wildlife campers can spot at pop up campsites and the fast growing trees we have planted will help to provide habitat for pollinators and animals whilst nurturing carbon storage and shade.
As a generation of tree lovers who appreciate the satisfaction of planting a tree, the beauty and majesty of our ancient woodlands, we know that we need many more trees planted in the right location.
A future with fast growing trees such as Willow and Hazel will be the answer to our campsite wood for fire pits and heating of our homes. Because their growth is so vigorous, Willow trees absorb vast amounts of CO2. Indeed sequestration rates of over twenty ton of CO2 have been recorded annually.
So with all this Willow worship we have coppiced more Willow withies than needed for winter planting and will be bringing our Baby saplings down to create soft break way spaces for the campsite, and once we are all packed away they will return in our container and be sustainably planted.
We hope that you find the following few quotes related to the environment as interesting as we do.
“People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.” David Attenborough
“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” Read more about David Attenborough here
“Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.” Erma Bombeck