Lectures, workshop on sustainable kitchen garden part on Itinerary
While the world celebrates Earth Day and the landmark signing of the Paris Agreement by over 120 other countries, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort will be hosting the Grade 6 students of Reunion Primary to help teach them about healthy, sustainable living.
“In celebration of Earth Day, we will be hosting the students for a site visit and lecture on the importance of protecting the environment and workshop on planting a vegetable kitchen garden”. “Remember every day is Earth Day” says Fond Doux co-owner Eroline Lamontagne.
“Our mantra is simple: if an individual does not nurture or nourish their own bodies, then we will face serious health consequences – and the same goes for the planet earth.”
This passion for responsible tourism has led Lamontagne and Fond Doux to become an advocate for sustainability practices and to supporting organizations like the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST).
“Sustainability is now becoming more mainstream within the tourism industry,” says Lamontagne. “Increasing numbers of businesses are creating environmental departments, adopting environmental and ‘best practices’, seeking certification, mitigating and adapting to climate change realities, and looking at ways to ’green’ their supply chain.”
Since the Caribbean is one of the the most tourism dependent regions of the world – as well as highly vulnerable to climate change – responsible tourism and sustainable practices are becoming more important than ever before.
“Global warming is a reality and it will affect many tourism destinations,” says Lamontagne. “We must do everything we can to reduce our carbon emissions and slow down climate change.”
Over the past year Fond Doux Plantation & Resort has received a third straight Travel Weekly Magellan Award honoring the best in travel, as well as a fourth consecutive Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor, and a 2015 World Boutique Hotel Award.
About Fond Doux Plantation: Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is a 19th century eco-friendly resort situated amidst a 250 yr. old working plantation and features an assortment of fifteen uniquely crafted cottages and two onsite restaurants. They are conveniently located just minutes away from some of the island’s main all within the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sustainable tourism activities at Fond Doux are guided by an environmental policy consistent with Green Globe Certification requirements.