Fond Doux hosts Students for Earth Day
While the world celebrated Earth Day yesterday, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort last week hosted Grade 6 students of Reunion Primary to teach them about healthy, sustainable living.
“We will be hosting the students for a site visit and lecture on the importance of protecting the environment, and a workshop on planting a vegetable kitchen garden,” said Fond Doux co-owner Eroline Lamontagne. “Our mantra is simple: if an individual does not nurture or nourish their own bodies, then we will face serious health consequences – and the same goes for the planet earth.”
This passion for responsible tourism has led the Fond Doux team to become an advocate for sustainability practices, supporting organizations like the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST).
“Sustainability is now becoming more mainstream within the tourism industry,” explained Lamontagne. “Increasing numbers of businesses are creating environmental departments, adopting environmental and ‘best practices’, seeking certification, mitigating and adapting to climate change realities, and looking at ways to ‘green’ their supply chain.”
The Caribbean is tourism dependent and highly vulnerable to climate change so responsible tourism and sustainable practices are more important than ever before. “Global warming is a reality and it will affect many tourism destinations,” said Lamontagne. “We must do everything we can to reduce our carbon emissions and slow down climate change.”
Students and teachers with staff of Fond Doux.