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Green Snowdonia Tourism Awards 2009

Sponsored by CAE Sustainable Development Fund, Snowdonia National Park Authority, Countryside Council for Wales, Gwynedd Council, Dulas Ltd, Conwy County Borough Council, the Carbon Trust and Visit Wales

And the Winner is..........

From a strong field of entries the judges of this year's Green Snowdonia Tourism Awards have selected 6 businesses who demonstrate that operating sustainably can enhance the experience they are offering to visitors, and can go hand-in-hand with exciting activities and high quality accommodation.

Best Sustainable Tourism Business - Overall Winner
Sponsored by CAE and CCW
Tree Top Adventure Ltd, Betws y Coed, Sean Taylor - Managing Director

Promoting Language and Culture
Sponsored by Visit Wales
Llannerch Goch Guest House and Self Catering Accommodation, Capel Garmon, Eirian Ifan - Proprietor

Low Carbon Award
Sponsored by Dulas Ltd and the Carbon Trust
Yr Helfa Bunkhouse, Llanberis, Elizabeth Jane O'Donnell - Proprietor

Promoting Sustainability
Sponsored by Gwynedd Council
Coed Cae B&B, Dolgellau, Jacky and Graham O'Hanlon - Proprietors

Most Sustainable Campsite
Sponsored by CAE and CCW
Graig Wen (campsite, yurts, B&B, holiday cottages), Sarah and John Heyworth - Proprietors

Most Sustainable B&B
Sponsored by Conwy Borough Council
Bryn Bella Guest House, Mark Edwards - Proprietor

Emma Edwards-Jones, Green Snowdonia Project Manager said 'Not only are these businesses showing commitment and imagination in reducing their environmental impacts, but they are doing it with flair and style, providing exciting and high quality experiences for visitors to Snowdonia.

This is the third year of these prestigious Awards which reward tourism businesses in the Snowdonia National Park and surrounding area who have taken steps to improve their business in the following areas

Resource Management - Waste Management - Buying locally - Community Relations - Raising Staff Environmental Awareness - Raising Visitor Awareness - Promoting Welsh Language and Culture - Biodiversity Management

Businesses that have a green ethos at the heart of their activities are more efficient, more competitive and more marketable, making them better placed to withstand the credit crunch. In addition, sustainable businesses can have a clear conscience in knowing that they are minimising their impacts on the wonderful environment on which their business is based.

Emma Edwards-Jones, Green Snowdonia Project Manager, said 'The Green Snowdonia Tourism Award Winners are a resourceful, forward thinking lot who demonstrate the contribution the tourism industry can make to the environment, economy and communities of Snowdonia.

Directory of Green Snowdonia Tourism Award Winners