Puxton Park are committed to sustainability and endeavour to continuously improve environmental management on and around the park.
The Puxton Park reception building is covered in a living, green roof. The sedum planted there is incredibly absorbent and grows in shallow matts layered across it. This system dramatically reduces rainfall run-off because the water is collected by the plants and drained more slowly, which helps to prevent flash flooding. It also filters pollutants, creates a wildlife friendly space, protects the roof materials from weathering and frost and even works as insulation, reducing energy costs.
In addition to this, the around fifty percent of the park is run from solar energy, with panels lining both the farm shop, dairy barn and cheese factory roofs. Puxton is also partnered with a nine and three quarter megawatt solar panel farm that provides energy for the national grid.
The dairy farm run on site is certified organic, this helps reduce chemical pollution and encourages native wildlife to flourish on the Park.
Brackenburn are one of the tenants on the Puxton land, and they produce ‘brackettes’ from bracken grown on the land. These brackettes burn hotter than oak, so there’s no need to fell trees for firewood. This bio-fuel is ideal for log burners or open fires and creates a potash that’s a natural fertiliser. Brackenburn’s farming methods encourage natural flora and fauna to flourish in the area surrounding the park. The brackettes are available to buy in the farm shop.
Puxton Park also recycles 100% of the cardboard and paper wasted on site. New bins have been installed around the park in 2017, so that litter can be sorted and added to our recycling program.
In 2016 Puxton Park was awarded a Bronze Green Tourism Award for our efforts to source local and fair-trade products and services, to reduce our energy and offset our carbon footprint. We are delighted to keep working towards a more sustainable park here at Puxton and the management welcome feedback and suggestions.