Sustainability is at the heart of the island’s plans for the future, ensuring it’s protected for locals and visitors alike for as long as possible. During your holiday, you’ll find many ways to ensure your stay is as environmentally friendly as possible.
Travel with conscience: Since 2019, Condor Ferries reduced the use of plastic across its fleet by replacing with compostable and re-usable products.
Self-propelled power: Explore the island on foot, it’s a great way to find all the secret spots that locals love – pretty coves accessible only at low tide, the best viewpoints to catch the sunrise and the sunset, the loveliest little Guernsey cottages and the fun stalls and monuments that you’ll come across by just walking around. Cycling is another sustainable way to enjoy the island at your own pace while getting a little exercise at the same time!
Eat and drink local produce: Local restaurants love to take advantage of the amazing selection of produce in Guernsey. All you have to do is visit an eatery to enjoy the very freshest of seafood, caught that very morning along with fresh vegetables, meat and dairy. And for those who enjoy a homegrown tipple or two, try a local gin, cider or beer.
Do it yourself: If you’re self-catering, fuel up on some sustainable sustenance. There are lots of wonderful little food and artisan markets of all sizes dotted around the island throughout the year, including a Fresh Friday Market at lunchtime in the St Peter Port’s main Market Square, while Sausmarez Manor hosts a Farmer’s Market every Saturday. Another way to embrace local sustainable produce is via the island’s Hedge Veg offering. If you wander the country lanes, it won’t be long before you happen upon a hedge veg stall, where Islanders sell their homegrown goods for a pennies using an honesty box system.
Recycle and prevent waste: Guernsey recently announced hitting its goal early for recycling 70% of waste and visitors are encouraged to help with the recycling mission. There are many ways to get involved – from using a reusable water bottle and taking advantage of the free water refill systems at many cafes around St Peter Port, to using designated recycling and rubbish bins all over the island.