The Roadside Tavern has recently joined the Burren Ecotourism project. In our own Burren Smokehouse visitor centre nearby, there is an information point set up by Burren Connect giving online access to facts about environmental awareness, conservation, education, research and traffic management for the Burren. As a result, we have now created our own environmental management statement:
We are committed to conserve Energy, reduce Waste generated and Recycle as much as possible of the raw materials that we utilise in the Roadside Tavern. We are also committed to sustainable tourism and sustainable processing and sourcing of food.
The Roadside Tavern got an Energy Audit done in 2007 and follow the recommendations from that report. We have changed our electricity supplier to a company that uses renewable sources to create energy.
We are committed to care for the environment and to leave as little trace as possible.
We continually look at new, innovative ideas in our processes to reduce water and energy use.
All the fish we offer in our menu are 100% Irish, sourced from Clare Island in Co Mayo, Co Donegal and Co Waterford.
We are committed to source locally and/or organically produced raw materials and food to keep the food milage as low as possible. This helps to support and grow our local community and local economy.
The majority of the foods we use like cheeses, vegetables, fish and meat we source are produced in Co Clare and also from all over Ireland. Our priority lies in sourcing as locally as possible.
Birgitta & Peter Curtin are Slow Food Members and believe in as well as support that movement.
We employ staff who live locally. They support the local economy and its services.
We have an Environmental Action Plan in place. We also have a dedicated Green Team consisting of members of staff and management.