At the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre we celebrate the engineering significance of the Tamar Bridge and the Royal Albert Bridge whilst also recognising the environmental legacy of the Industrial Revolution.
The Visitor and Learning Centre is part of Tamar Crossings, which has identified tackling climate change as one of its top priorities,
“We recognise the Climate Emergency declared by the parent authorities, and we commit our support to their pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.”
The Centre is committed to investigate ways to contribute to the local (and global) transition to a net-zero carbon society. We aspire to bring sustainable development to all Visitor Centre activities.
What is being done?
- The Visitor Centre has achieved the Silver Green Tourism Award Green Tourism Accreditation process supported by Destination Plymouth.
- Recycling facilities are in place for visitors and staff, and all waste is collected on a zero to landfill basis.
- Solar panels are in place on the roof of the office.
- There are a variety of sustainable transport options to get to the Centre, and there are 2 EV charging spaces for the public to use in the visitor car park. You can also hire a Beryl Bike from just outside the Centre. We are also on the Tamara Coast to Coast Way.
- We are partnering with organisations who care about the River Tamar and the wider environment of the bridges.
- You can read about work being done by the wider Tamar Crossings such as recycling seaweed here
- We are aware there is much more to be done.