Going Green can be tough, but when you work together, it makes achieving green goals so much easier.
The south coast hotels along Maxwell Coast Road, led by Bougainvillea Barbados, teamed up on Sunday, November 25 to clean-up the beach and neighbourhood and beautify their community.
The combined effort, organized by the Bougainvillea Barbados’ Green Team was led by Environmental Coordinator Toni Stewart and saw the clean-up event bringing together the likes of Barbados Beach Club, Sandals Barbados, and Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels. Together, the clean-up teams dedicated their morning to removing garbage which included discarded glass and plastic bottles that had been tossed along the roadside and tree-lined areas. Further heavy duty work was also done with a joint effort to de-bush overgrown areas along Maxwell Coast Road.
This focus on looking after the environment is not just about keeping the area clean for guests. It is an initiative that benefits everyone in the community as a whole – neighbouring residents, hotel staff who work in the area daily, and Barbadians who enjoy frequenting Maxwell beach and the surrounding area.
In discussing green goals for Bougainvillea Barbados, Operations Manager Dawn Kirton commented on her hotel’s decision to phase out the use of plastics in the restaurants and bars. “Currently, we are in the process of discontinuing the use of plastics in our restaurants. Plastic poses a threat to the environment and marine life in particular as straws and other discarded plastic materials are often mistaken as food. This can have a negative impact on our fish and our endangered turtle population. It is our corporate responsibility and duty to the island as Barbadians to do all that we can to negate any possible harm,” she said. (PR)