True Blue wins CTO Sustainability Award at the Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Development
On August 29th, True Blue Bay Boutique Resort (True Blue Bay Resort) received the Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism award from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) at the Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development. The hotel’s operations manager, Ms Mary Calliste, travelled to the award ceremony in St. Vincent to receive the award on behalf of the resort.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation congratulated True Blue Resort on being successful with their ongoing efforts to transform the Caribbean tourism landscape and celebrates its commitment to sustainable tourism development within the region.
Environmental conservation is a priority for True Blue Bay Resort
True Blue Bay Resort has made environmental conservation a priority since opening its doors over two decades ago with its stellar commitment to operating and developing it’s business sustainably. At the start of 2019, the resort opened the doors to its new block of 21 climate-smart Cocoa Pod rooms and suites which are powered primarily by solar energy and harvest rainwater for use in it’s bathrooms. The boutique resort has advocated passionately for island-wide policy and legislative changes, including the recent ban on styrofoam and the importation of single-use plastic bags.
Russ Fielden, True Blue Bay Resort’s co-owner, says “It is my belief that here in the Caribbean if we are to maintain our tourism sector we must provide destinations that offer net carbon zero accomodation to offset the carbon used in flying to the islands…I believe it is quite possible.”
Community Outreach Coastal Cleanups in September
True Blue Bay Resort is also dedicated to reaching into the island’s communities in a hands on way by spearheading campaigns like the recent Green Up Grenada Coastal Cleanup Project. This project, which is now a collaborative effort with fellow businesses concerned about the state of our environment takes place around the island throughout September in honour of International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21st.