CARBON NEUTRAL RESORT
The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba has become the first hotel in the Caribbean to achieve carbon neutrality.
The developers of the 140-room property worked with SCS Global Services (formerly Scientific Certifications Systems) to verify the emissions of its operations, as well as with Natural Capital Partners, carbon offset experts in the delivery of solutions for positive impact on carbon, renewable energy, biodiversity and water.
Initiatives range from gifting every guest with a reusable water bottle – keeping 290,000 single-use plastic water bottles from landfill sites annually, to installing the island’s largest solar panel system.
Ewald Biemans, the owner and CEO of Bucuti, said: “We must protect and preserve our environment on a meaningful level to deliver this experience in the future.
“I believe the hard work, passion and dedication of our sustainability team to achieve carbon neutrality will inspire others to consider similar action.”
Bucuti was the first hotel in the Caribbean to achieve LEED Silver certification and has been named the World’s Most Sustainable Hotel by Green Globe.