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Grenada resort recieves Green Global certification

 

It’s not always the biggest resorts with the largest staff and deepest pockets that can pull off a Green Global accreditation, a stamp of approval in sustainable operating practices.

Green Globe recently accredited Mount Cinnamon, a boutique resort with 22 suites and villas on Grand Anse beach in Grenada.GayNagleMyers 

 

In order to pass the organization’s tough criteria, Mount Cinnamon had to implement a number of eco-initiatives to assure Green Globe inspectors that the resort was contributing to the island’s sustainability, according to Mark Scott, Mount Cinnamon’s managing director.

 

A “green team” was formed, headed up by reservations manager Jonnel Edwards, who served as the team’s environmental officer.

 

A number of daily procedures were implemented, including installation of energy-efficient light bulbs in guestrooms and public areas, manual monitoring of guests’ air-conditioning units, the use of locally produced natural soaps and reduction of unnecessary laundry detergents.

 

Guest linens were switched to a three-day rotation, rather than a daily change of sheets, and re-use of bath towels was put in place.

 

All glass and office papers were recycled, and the green team organized community-wide beach cleanups. 
 

Mount Edgecombe, the resort’s sister property, is a 17th-century working plantation in the north of the island, which supplies Mount Cinnamon’s kitchen with traditional crops, fruits and spices.

 

Other menu ingredients are locally sourced from farmers and fishermen.

 

“Besides the original initiatives, which were adhered to in order to meet the Green Globe’s criteria, the green team has more ambitious goals that extend to making the island more sustainable,” Scott said. “Their enthusiasm is contagious, and the effect on the community has been very positive.”

 

Source: http://www.travelweekly.com/Caribbean-Travel/Insights/Grenada-resort-recieves-eco-certification/



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