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Peak District EQM


We are  delighted to announce that Hargate Hall now holds the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark (EQM). “What’s all that about?” I hear you ask. The Environmental Quality Mark CIC runs the award on behalf of the Peak District National Park Authority. So to quote a bit from their website

The Peak District National Park Authority presents the EQM award to organisations that:

  • support the local economy
  • protect the global environment
  • enhance the local environment
  • invest in people and communities
  • celebrate what’s special about the Peak District National ParkPeak District EQM logo 


What do we do to get the Peak District EQM?

Essentially we look at everything we do and buy to see if we can improve, but with a local and environmental focus. For us this covers things like having the biomass boiler (covered in a previous post ). This has significantly reduces our CO2 emissions. We aim to buy from local shops and business and also to use environmentally friendly products where possible and practical. Also, we hope that guests staying here, will explore the local area, and support local businesses by buying from them.

If you would like to find out more about the award then have a look at these 2 websites.  www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/looking-after/eqm and www.eqm.org.uk/peakdistrict

Even better, support some of the other EQM businesses. Attached is a list of EQM award holders


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