Camera Obscura & World of Illusions are extremely dedicated to local and national sustainability and to becoming as environmentally friendly as possible. We aim to exercise the best environmental practice in order to reduce our impacts on the environment and encourage sustainability both locally and globally. We are committed to meeting and exceeding all environmental legislation as well as the Equality Act 2010 and Modern Slavery Act 2015.
To show our dedication to the environment, we are measured and assessed under the Green Tourism Business Scheme – the leading sustainable tourism certification scheme within the United Kingdom.
In order for us to reach our goals, we have committed to the following;
We recycle a full range of materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metals and glass. We reuse building materials within our attractions to create new structures and exhibits.
Our attraction is closed down fully at the end of each working day to conserve energy. Our bathrooms are fitted with hand sensors when washing hands to minimise the wasting of water. We are currently in the process of replacing the majority of our lighting to LED.
We support the local charity CCLASP by encouraging our staff and visitors to donate any spare change in our donation boxes provided. We also support other local causes where we can.
The free tea and coffee we provide for our staff are all certified Fairtrade & organic. The milk provided is sourced from a local farm in East Lothian. We also provide fresh fruit every day for our staff to enjoy.
The staff & management team at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions play a key role in delivering and fulfilling our environmental vision but we recognise that our visitor’s assistance is important in making this possible. Below are some small steps that you can take to help us: