The following article was featured on the Newsweek website on April 15th, 2019.
Each year at the end of April, 193 countries celebrate Earth Day. It is an opportunity to appreciate the earth and reflect on ways to contribute to sustainability. One of the best ways to appreciate the Earth is to see it in all its facets, through travel. Unfortunately, unsustainable travel can have harsh effects on local ecosystems and the world at large. To celebrate Earth Day, check out these hotels and resorts that minimizing their footprint by reducing plastic use, restoring coral reefs, combatting deforestation and even promoting vegan and vegetarian options.
Plastic pollution has been a major topic over the past few years, and for good reason. Plastic is extremely slow to degrade and has created huge problems for our oceans, lakes, rivers, and beaches.
Saint Lucia’s Calabash Cove Resort and Spa’s embraces being plastic free
A popular all-inclusive, adults-only boutique hotel in Saint Lucia, Calabash Cove Resort and Spa is a Caribbean gem offering seclusion, beauty and mesmerizing views at every turn. Along with being completely plastic-free, here are some other notable green features the intimate 26-room property offers: solar power to heat water, energy saving LEDs in all light fixtures, operate own on-site water treatment plant and recycle the water for irrigation, timers for all pool pumps, collect rainwater, no disposable food containers or disposable cups and glasses, lunch boxes made from recycled material, straws made from degradable paper, no disposable plastics like cutlery or plates, all produce sourced from local farmers whenever possible, collect used kitchen oil and send to a commercial laundry and Saint Lucia Distillers on island – it is used as fuel to heat laundry water or fire a distillation still, extremely seldom fog grounds for mosquitos to allow birdlife to flourish, grass cuttings are mulched back into the ground, kitchen waste is collected and given to a pig farmer and more.
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