Through conservation programs and employee training our environmentally friendly actions are making a difference!
Sustainable practices are becoming more and more common in our homes. We recycle, compost and are continuously looking for ways to conserve the water and energy we use daily. Traveling, whether for leisure or business, does not mean you have to leave these practices at home. Our resort is an extension of your home, it is easy to make a positive impact no matter where you are.
Here are just a few things you can do that will help make a difference
Watermark Beach Resort is committed to a Green Program that reduces our impact on the environment and protects the planet for future generations. Our Green Program is founded upon three principles: Leadership, Neutrality, and Progression.
Watermark Beach Resort is a member of the ecobase Certified program. This ecobase Certified is a 3rd party program that hold Watermark Beach Resort accountable as we measure and reduce our carbon footprint. Instead of buying carbon offsets, we are actively working to cut down our use of energy, fuel, waste and water by investing in more efficient technologies and tracking our reductions. In support of this, we have added a $2+gst fee to each guest room night. Our eco funds will help our Resort be as sustainable as we can possible be before we become carbon neutral.
Leadership is the role we play for our internal and external guests as well as our business partners. For our team, we provide the training, tools, education and knowledge needed to complete their jobs with a focus on the environment. We also profile and support our community organisations that contribute to education, conservation and climate action as well as experiences in our environment for sustainable lasting understanding. For our external guests, we will educate them about our sustainability practices and provide them with options to contribute to our environmental policies. We choose our business partners based on similar environmental standards and ethics outlined in our policy.
Neutrality is our commitment to reduce our waste and pollution as well as our consumption of water and energy. This is achieved through the resorts many environmental initiatives. We actively seek every opportunity to reduce waste. While each idea may seem small on its own, the total impact can make a large difference.
Progression is our commitment to continually improve. With everything we are currently working on, we know that there are always other ways to reduce our carbon footprint. With this in mind, we are constantly seeking new ideas and new ways to become more eco-friendly. We also actively support organisations and our community initiatives to educate and take action for our water system, our land, air, light and our overall impact on the environment in which we live.
As part of our commitment to the environment, we at Watermark have undertaken several projects and initiatives. These include:
Medley Organics, Summerland BC
Don Garlic Organics, Rock Creek BC