World Environment Day 2024

4th June 2024

It’s World Environment Day on 5th June, and there’s no better time to reflect on how we can contribute to a healthier planet. At The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells, we are committed to promoting sustainability and encouraging our visitors to adopt eco-friendly practices. This World Environment Day, join us in celebrating the beauty of the local area, while making environmentally conscious choices.

Green Travel

One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is by choosing public transport or cycling instead of driving. The Pantiles is well-connected by bus and train, making it convenient to reach us sustainably. If you prefer cycling, you’ll find plenty of places around The Pantiles to securely park your bike.

If driving is your only option, consider carpooling with friends or family. This reduces the number of vehicles on the road, cuts down on emissions and makes for a more social journey.

Eco-Friendly Shopping

Many shops and businesses in The Pantiles are committed to sustainable practices. Look for stores and eateries that offer locally-made, organic or eco-friendly products. Not only does this support the local economy, but it also reduces the environmental impact associated with transporting goods.

Always bring reusable bags and containers when shopping or dining. Many shops and food outlets at The Pantiles even offer discounts for customers who bring their own bags or containers, encouraging a reduction in single-use plastics.

Dine Sustainably

Enjoy meals at restaurants that prioritise locally-sourced and organic ingredients.
Many – if not all – restaurants, cafes and bars in The Pantiles pride themselves on their farm-to-table menus, ensuring that your meals are not only delicious but also environmentally friendly.

Opting for plant-based meals is a great way to reduce your environmental impact. Many eateries at The Pantiles offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options that are both tasty and sustainable.

Reduce Waste

Avoid single-use plastics whenever possible. Bring your own water bottle and coffee cup to reduce waste. Many cafes and restaurants in The Pantiles are happy to fill your reusable cup and may even offer a discount.

Make use of the recycling bins available in the town. Properly sorting your waste helps ensure that recyclable materials are processed correctly, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

Enjoy Nature Responsibly

The Pantiles is surrounded by beautiful green spaces and parks. Spend some time enjoying the natural beauty but remember to respect the environment by sticking to marked paths, not disturbing wildlife and taking your litter home with you.

Check out eco-friendly events and activities hosted at The Pantiles’ businesses. There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about environmental conservation while supporting local businesses.

Energy Conservation

If you’re staying overnight, select accommodations that prioritise sustainability. Many hotels and B&Bs in Tunbridge Wells are adopting green practices, such as using renewable energy sources, implementing water-saving measures and reducing waste.

Be mindful of your energy use during your visit. Simple actions like turning off lights when not needed, unplugging chargers and minimising heating or cooling can significantly reduce your energy consumption.

Educate and Advocate

Use World Environment Day as an opportunity to educate yourself about environmental issues and sustainable practices. Share what you learn with friends and family, encouraging them to adopt eco-friendly habits.

Many organisations and businesses at The Pantiles are involved in environmental initiatives. Whether it’s participating in a local clean-up event or supporting a green charity, your involvement can make a difference.

In Summary

World Environment Day is a reminder of the importance of preserving our planet for future generations. By making small, sustainable choices during your visit to The Pantiles, you can contribute to a healthier environment and support the local community.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Pantiles for a day of eco-friendly fun and discovery!