“It is our passion to share the beauty of the Nature Island and empower people of all ages to protect the environment,” said Beverly Deikel, owner of Rosalie Bay Resort, located on Dominica in the Caribbean.
Rosalie Bay is a sanctuary amid the wilds of Dominica. This award-winning eco boutique resort ranks among Green Globe’s top performing members, and is a pioneer in the region when it comes to the environment.
The Rosalie Bay Resort shines with a wealth of CSR activities, and promotes environmental awareness within the community. The property recently hosted a local school group to bring their classroom learning on renewable energy to life.
The third grade class from Pioneer Prep School in the capital of Roseau had been studying renewable and non-renewable energy sources. To enhance their learning and view renewable energy in action, the students took a field trip to Rosalie Bay Resort.
There, the students met with the resort’s Renewable Energy Engineer to witness first-hand renewable energy in action. The group toured the property to view the more than 200 solar energy panels and 225 kW wind turbine that power the resort. A highlight for the students was seeing the wind turbine, which is the largest in the region.
During their visit, the students also learned about the resorts’ environmental and conservation efforts, such as using sustainable materials for construction, native plants on the grounds, local and organic ingredients for the cuisine, energy and water conservation efforts, and sea turtle conservation.
“We were honored to collaborate with the school to expand upon the classroom learning of such an important topic, and look forward to welcoming additional school groups in the future,” added Beverly Deikel.
Rosalie Bay founded the island’s sea turtle conservation efforts more than 10 years ago and offers a safe, protected nesting ground for the endangered species. The program has been a great success and since spread island wide. Each year from March to October, guests and residents of the island are invited to aid researchers in the protection efforts. This includes patrolling the beach to protect nesting turtles, helping researchers collect data or relocate nests that are too close to the ocean to the turtle hatchery, or being “on call” for when baby sea turtles emerge and make their way out to sea.
About Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica
Rosalie Bay is an eco-boutique and wellness resort nestled in the foothills of the Morne Trois Pitons where the Rosalie River meets the black sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Rosalie Bay is a pioneer in its environmental efforts with the largest wind turbine in the region and founding Dominica’s sea turtle conservation program. The hand-built sanctuary seamlessly blends into its 22-acre surroundings with 28 spacious rooms and suites, waterfront spa, wellness program and organic cuisine. Stunning natural beauty and modern touches work in perfect harmony to create a vacation that is simply magical.
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