Dominica’s top dive resort, the Fort Young Hotel and Dive Resort in Roseau, just got greener.
The popular waterfront hotel has been awarded Green Globe Certification, one of the world’s highest standards for sustainability.
It’s just the second hotel in Dominica to earn Green Globe certification, joining the hotel’s sister property, Secret Bay.
“The resort should be commended for its management during the pandemic, choosing to dedicate its staff and resources to a number of community efforts, including Koudmen Kitchen, an initiative where the hotel donated meals to healthcare workers, and packaging food for the Care in Crisis program,” said Green Globe’s Chief Executive Officer Birte Pelayo. “Our independent audit review has found the management team to be very forward looking, and dedicated to continuous improvement across all sustainability indicators.”
To earn the certification, Fort Young had to pass a number of environmental impact assessments and show operation in accordance with a host of Green Globe standards.
That includes everything from zero-waste in food production to an on-property organic tomato and herb garden to the implementation of a waste management monitoring system and reduction in the use of plastic water bottles.
“We’re thrilled to receive our inaugural Green Globe certification, an honor our entire team has worked hard to achieve,” said Dinesh Kissoon, Fort Young Hotel’s general manager. “Every staff member has been committed to this endeavor and this is a huge step in our journey as we continue to expand and evolve our sustainability practices.”
It’s just the beginning for Fort Young, which also plans to install a new, modern refrigeration system, reduce carbon emissions with fuel monitoring systems and establish new energy and water conservation efforts.
The hotel made news last year when it became the region’s first “all-inclusive, island-included” resort experience, with access to activities and offerings beyond the hotel like lion fish catching expeditions and journeys to Trafalgar Falls.
For more, visit the Fort Young Hotel.