Environmental Statement and Action

On-going clean-up of old farm waste. Photo courtesy of M.H. Bulmer, 2014.

On-going clean-up of old farm waste. Photo courtesy of M.H. Bulmer, 2014.

At the core of our business ethos we are continually striving for a greener and sustainable future. In all decisions and actions we are attempting to reduce our environmental impact, ensure compliance with relevant legislation, and demonstrate to staff, customers and partners that we are managing our environmental risks and liabilities responsibly. In renovating, restoring and improving Roedown we have been very influenced by different life styles, values, land stewardship and food production practices we have seen in our work internationally and around the USA and UK. We are particularly grateful to Edward and Emma Bulmer  and Caroline in sharing their experiences and ideas about places to raises families and from their businesses. We have pursued differing professions but share increasing commonality in our approaches to addressing environmental and social issues in our lives and businesses.

We have tractors and engines on machinery that conform to new EPA standards and energy efficiency. The new septic system uses state-of-the-art Aerobic Treatment.

Environmental Management System:

Inspection of different components of a furnace. Photo courtesy of M.H. Bulmer, 2014.

Inspection of different components of a furnace. Photo courtesy of M.H. Bulmer, 2014.

Annually, Roedown Research R² undertakes a state-of-Roedown assessment to identify areas where improvements are needed, can be made and appear feasible. This highlights the potential for cost savings and achieving competative distinction. Examples of our improvements are set out on the R² page. Across Roedown recycling, reuse, rennovation, restoration and repurposing is undertaken wherever possible. We wait to see what changes will occur to the ‘social cost of carbon’. This refers to costs caused by emitting one ton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. New technologies are adopted such low energy light bulbs which have been installed as each renovation project is undertaken and completed. In the main house an interior environmentally-sustainable paint has been used. We have been working with Brett Thompson (202 498 7734) on installing electrics in the renovated stables that are now being used for our lab work.