Monday, December 19, 2011

Green Initiatives in Resorts


Many of our visitors come to Sabah to see our natural heritage, trek in our lush green jungles, unpolluted islands and beaches, dive in our clear waters, and visit the man of the jungle, the orang utans. Eco-tourism and international visitors bring in hard currency to the country, impressions plays an important role when they tell their friends and family about the adventures they have in Sabah, Borneo.

The resorts that we have here are beautiful and provide world class amenities to their guests. So what are they doing to promote conservation in the management of their resorts? Many hotels have lush vegetation on their premises, trees, creeper plants, scrubs, hedges, and well kept grass. It is a welcomed experience to stroll through a beautifully landscaped resort.

Are they doing enough?

Are any of our resorts certified eco-friendly? Is there even such a rating, and should it be just as important as how many stars a resort rate? How stringent are the controls the resort management implement?

Next time you visit a resort, ask them about their green initiatives. Perhaps if their guests ask them often enough, it will send the message that Going Green matters, and leads to heightened awareness. It is not just a matter of how beautiful and comfortable the resort is, it’s about sustainability.
 
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Water Conservation and Preservation
  • Employee Education
  • Sewage Treatment Plant

Source: http://aboutsabah.com/hotel/green-initiatives-in-resorts-2/

Green Sabah says: It is time for our resorts to initiate the green efforts. Eco-friendly resort certification is a good move to encourage our resorts to maintain the sustainability of our environment. It is pointless if the resorts are only look beautiful and comfortable but they don't conserve the environment. Mother nature has contributed a lot to us and it is our responsible for taking a good care of it. I bet this will attract more tourists to visit Sabah.

10 comments:

Mohd Ishak said...

Harap resort tempatan akan meningkatkan usaha dalam penjagaan alam sekitar.

Mohd Ishak said...

Harap lebih banyak hotel ataupun resort akan beroperasi dengan lebih mesra alam lagi selepas ini.

Irish said...

pembangunan industri pelancongan perlulah seiring dengan penjagaan alam sekitar. kita tidak mahu suatu hari nanti kita terkenal kerana industri pelancongan namun banyak sumber2 alam yang musnah semata2 untuk pembangunan tersebut.

Smookiekins said...

resorts must implement the green efforts. it is good to improve tourism industry growth in Sabah.

me gusta said...

Eco-friendly certification? That's great!

me gusta said...

Since tourism is the main attraction in Sabah, it is good if this industry emphasize the green efforts.

rebirth said...

yup.. our local resorts need to jointly with Sabah Tourism Industry and government to pursuing ‘green initiatives’ in an effort to maintain the delicate balance between tourism promotion and environmental protection to ensure long-term sustainability.

DorianG said...

I couldn't agree more

DorianG said...

Perhaps the 5 points that are mentioned with regards to the subject above should be taken into account not only in the eco-tourism line, but also in all facets of development overall

DorianG said...

very informative...

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