Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Is Now Certified Carbon Neutral

Courtesy of Aruba’s Bucuti &Tara Beach Resort

Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort reports that it is now the first hotel in the Caribbean to be carbon neutral certified. To be distinguished in this manner, the resort needs to follow the CarbonNeutral Protocol made on August 28, 2018.

Businesses who reduce their (CO2) greenhouse gas emissions to net zero receive the CarbonNeutral distinction. According to Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, people who stay leave no footprint. The company has diminished its carbon emissions to the greatest possible level; the small remaining gap is compensated by carbon credits via its Vader Piet wind farm.

Giving everyone who stays a reusable water canteen has kept more than 280,000 single-use plastic water bottles per year from landing in Aruba’s landfill. Bucuti has also reduced food waste by nearly one third after providing healthier portions to guests and installing the island’s largest solar panel system.

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Ewald Biemans, owner and CEO of Bucuti & Tara and environmentalist, has implemented sustainable practices within the resort since it opened in the late 1980’s. The place of stay is considered the Caribbean’s most eco-friendly resort, becoming the first ISO 14001 certified hotel in the Americas and the first in the Caribbean to get a LEED Silver certification.

The hotel is distinguished as the World’s Most Sustainable Hotel/Resort by Green Globe. Biemans is the first person to get the Leader in Sustainability Gold Adrian Award from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International and National Geographic Traveler—an award that was solely bestowed to organizations.

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