Caribbean: The True Blue Bay Resort in St. George’s, Grenada has received Green Globe certification.
Owner Russ Fielden said: “We are very proud to receive this prestigious recognition from Green Globe Certification. Our management and staff have been working hard to come up with innovative ideas to help keeping the environment clean and play a beneficial role in Grenadian society. A beach clean-up was just recently accomplished by our staff and friends, who collected over 17 large bags of garbage on a nearby beach. We will continue to improve our environmental efforts, promoting awareness and sustainable practices on all possible levels.”
Among the elements of the property’s long-term sustainability management system is a dedicated Green Team to monitor the progress of green measures. Over the past year the resort has experimented with solar lights, and “True Green Rooms,” which will virtually use no electricity and be powered by solar energy, are currently being planned. Packaging is reduced to a minimum, and a reuse and recycle program is implemented.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said: “We are extremely pleased to award certification to the True Blue Bay Resort in Grenada. This property impresses with their contribution to the community. Owner Russ Fielden is passionate about education, energy saving, and simply getting things ‘right.’ He teaches at Vendome Primary School, coaching many of the kids and bringing them to the resort when possible for field trips and meals. Many local events are sponsored throughout the year: Grenada Triathlon, Grenada Sailing Festival, Drum Festival, school events, and community happenings. Guests are always encouraged to join local activities, promoting the spirit and good cause.”