EARTH CAMP ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
At Earth Camp, helping sustain our Environment and saving the planet is at the heart of everything we do. We have built our campsite as environmentally friendly as possible, by repurposing many items, striving to buy the most eco-friendly products and aiming to educate our guests to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Our site is set deep in the countryside, and has its own woodland, so it is very important not to disturb the wildlife and its habitat.
We use composting toilets to reduce water consumption (flushing toilets use between 6 and 13 litres of water per flush) and to reduce excessive use of environmentally harmful chemicals. The compost waste, which is less smelly than that in the portaloo, is stored, decomposed, and eventually used to safely nourish hedges and trees (off site). Our compost toilets have been hand built using recycled or reclaimed wood where possible and we provide recycled toilet paper. Creating these toilets ourselves has helped us appreciate our access to flushing toilets in our homes, so we have decided on Toilet Twinning with toilets in South Sudan and DR Congo.
We provide environmentally friendly and biodegradable hand sanitizer and washing up liquid free of charge! Please only use our product so that we can avoid polluting the site. We also encourage that you use loofahs and coconut brushes (£3 each) to clean your pots and pans, as they are both effective and save on plastic waste too! When cleaning the site (which we do vigorously at least twice daily) we use the most environmentally friendly cleaning products, including our cleaning sprays and sustainable sponges.
We do our very best to keep our site as clean as possible, but please pay your part in picking up your litter, as litter ruins the wildlife habitats as well spoiling the site for other campers. We are bin-less site (as research shows this actually reduces littering, and encourages better habits) and request that you split your rubbish and recycling and take it with you when you leave the site please. Any rubbish left behind can be disposed of at a cost of £5 per bag and clean recycling can be left for free disposal at the welcome tent, however we would prefer you to take it home. Please also make sure you use our fire pits for your camp fires to avoid burning holes on the grass.
By opening our meadow and woodland to the public to camp in, we are trying to encourage people to spend more time outside in the British countryside. Spending time in nature can do wonders for our sense of wellbeing, while allowing us time to appreciate the beauty of the world, it's plants and its animals, and will hopefully encourage more respect for the environment. We encourage walking and will provide information on local footpaths and links to online footpath guides, we are also keen vegetable gardeners and aim to have a few seasonal vegetables and herbs available on site, for you to enjoy.
Finally, we offer a 10% discount to anyone who travels to and from our site on foot, bicycle or via public transport. Although there is no train line in Chailey, there are mainline trains from London to Haywards Heath, Uckfield and Lewes, and bus services to the village. If you do arrive by bus we will be happy to offer you and your luggage a free lift directly to the campsite from the bus stop (by pre-arrangement) and will even drop you back there at the end of your stay. We will also count you as using public transport as long as the train journey made up at least 80% of your journey (you can get a taxi from each station to our campsite for roughly £20). Please message us to discuss whether you qualify for our discount.