Carbon Smart Winchester programme: Two Hoots Campsite
Caz and Dave, owners of the Two Hoots Campsite, purchased a small five touring van campsite and changed the name to Two Hoots. Quickly they gained planning permission, added four Eco Friendly Camping Pods giving a distinctive appeal for a cosy get-away. A recent addition is the utility building for toilets, showers & kitchen room, great for the greener camper travelling light.
Two Hoots Campsite collaborate with many local businesses including eateries & have incorporated many environmental practices including both PIR & LED lighting, some solar lighting without much outside lighting enabling all to enjoy the night sky. In addition to this they have added many other energy saving devices & practices such as A rated appliances, metered electric for the touring vans, push taps & token timers for the showers.
Two Hoots have planted native hedges & trees, and installed bird, bat and bug boxes within their cops to help maintain the natural insect predators and aid nature.
Two Hoots have gained the Gold level Certification award from the Carbon Smart Winchester programme because of their continuous carbon reduction, active environmental management and innovative ideas for reducing resource use.
“Carbon Smart has helped us develop commercially, become more viable, sustainable, reduce carbon emissions, raised our profile and has helped us help our local rural economy, and in doing so, has linked us to other local opportunities…
Being Carbon Smart Certified is a rewarding experience; we appreciate the recognition for our efforts in such a small business like ours. It shows our customers and our local community that we are dedicated to lowering are carbon footprint, which in turn will help raise our profile: the publicity attracted by the certification is like free advertising. We have gained further enquiries and customers for not only us but some of the local businesses alike. Being able to use the certificate in our advertising has been extremely beneficial and has enabled us to share our story and attract future / potential customers. It is a great idea for all; it makes you feel like you’re doing your bit, which gives you a sense of pride!”