Star Outdoors Eco Policy
Star Outdoors is proud to have been accredited with a silver award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The accreditation shows that our business is committed to providing an exceptional experience to our customers while minimising the environmental impact of our activities. Our aim is to work in a sustainable manner in order to maintain the beautiful natural resources of Kenmare without compromising the holiday experience of our guests.
The South Kerry Visitor Charter
Feel good on holiday
We are continuously working with the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) to make South Kerry more eco-friendly, but we need your help. We can all reduce our impact on the environment by making choices. As a visitor you have a very important role to play in helping us to conserve our natural assets and become a more sustainable destination.
Here are our recommended tips on how you can help:
Reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if heating is on. Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland provides information on what you can do at home, visit www.seai.ie.
Give the Car a Rest
Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle or use public transport. We will happily provide you with advice on local transport options.
Use local products, they give you a flavour of the area and help support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink and arts and crafts. Find out about local markets or local and regional produce www.kerryfarmersmarkets.com.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Try to avoid overly packaged goods and say no to that extra carrier bag. You can also support the destination and businesses in their efforts by using recycling facilities provided. Ask us as we have information on what you can recycle locally.
Be Water Wise
Ireland has rising costs for water treatment and flood defence so please use water wisely. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and adhere to towel policies or other water saving initiatives, for more information visit, www.taptips.ie.
Help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly. Ensure you adhere to the principles of Leave No Trace when out in the countryside, www.leavenotraceireland.org.
Support Green Tourism
There are numerous businesses in South Kerry working to reduce their carbon footprint through the GTBS. Choose green accommodation when you are booking your holiday in South Kerry, visit www.greentourismireland.ie and www.greentourism.ie.