Room2Grow: Wyboston Lakes Resort’s latest environmental initiative will reduce energy usage and increase tree planting


Wyboston Lakes Resort has launched Room2Grow, a new environmental initiative that will not only reduce energy usage but also result in the planting of thousands of trees this year.

Whenever a guest staying 2 nights or more decides not to have their room cleaned, a tree will be planted in Resort’s 380 acres of grounds. This is an opt out scheme so the team will assume the guest is happy to go without a clean, unless they hang a sign on their door to say otherwise.

Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing at Wyboston Lakes Resort says: “With more than 400 bedrooms and many large residential courses booked this year, we’re aiming to plant in excess of 5,000 trees by the end of the year. Our philosophy is to be ‘More Sustainable, No Apology’ and we’re always looking for new ways to reduce energy consumption and all types of waste. Every little saving can cumulatively make a big difference and the more trees we plant the better for everyone.”

A tally of how many trees have been planted will be kept up to date on the Resort’s Sustainability web pages.

The commitment of Wyboston Lakes Resort to sustainability has been widely recognised with Platinum accreditation from Eco-Smart, a Gold Award from Green Tourism and the IACC Gold Star.

These have been earned through a wide range of energy and waste reduction initiatives. Last year for the seventh consecutive year, zero waste was sent to landfill and currently the aim is to ensure that no food waste goes off-site. All electricity used on the site is generated from renewable energy sources, saving more than 1,300 tonnes of Co2 emissions and the resort is working towards a 2040 Net Zero Carbon Emission Goal.