Wyboston Lakes Resort is a finalist in the Best Sustainable Initiative category at the Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards, the industry’s most highly coveted titles.
The finalists are chosen based on the nominations of readers of leading industry magazine M&IT and verified by a consultative committee. The prestigious titles are the oldest established awards in the meetings industry.
Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing said “This is wonderful testimony to continuing commitment of our team to driving innovations and implementing our policy of ‘More Sustainable, No Apology’ wholeheartedly.”
In June 2022 the resort introduced Room2Grow. Since then, more than 20,000 eco-conscious guests staying more than one night at Wyboston Lakes Resort have chosen to have a tree planted on the resort instead of having their room cleaned. This saves energy used on cleaning and laundry. The resort’s team have been involved in planting the trees.
Last year the resort launched a 4-year Green Energy Roadmap as the foundation for a plan to become self-sufficient by producing its own green energy using the natural resources at the Resort, helping to achieve its Net Zero Carbon Emissions target.
The resort’s commitment to sustainability has been independently accredited by earning gold awards from the Green Tourism Awards and the IACC, and EcoSmart Platinum Venue Award from Greengage Solutions. All electric energy on-site now comes from renewable resources, reducing the resort’s carbon footprint by 65 percent. Zero-to-landfill was achieved for the sixth consecutive year. It is currently eradicating fossil fuels from the site and ensuring that zero food waste goes off-site.
The results of the M&IT Awards 2023 will be announced at a gala evening in aid of the Meeting Needs charity on 15 September at Evolution in London.