Jamaica’s Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort Awarded Green Globe Certification

ROSE HALL, Jamaica – The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica has been awarded Green Globe Certification for its continued environmental conservation efforts.

Green Globe, one of the leading certification programs for environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility, awards travel and tourism business that operate at the highest environmental standards.

“The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort have displayed an incredible dedication in embracing environmentally-conscious practices and continually searching for new sustainable initiatives to be implemented on property,” said general manager, Tony Mira. “This achievement would not be possible without their extraordinary commitment and enthusiasm for creating a greener environment for our guests and Jamaica. This certification further exemplifies the hotel’s commitment of working towards a more sustainable future by protecting and preserving our island’s natural resources,” added Mira.

To garner Green Globe Certification, the resort implemented a variety of green practices in their daily operations, such as reusing linens, waste reduction, increasing energy efficiency, environmental education and community outreach.

Over the course of two years, sufficient data was provided demonstrating consistent and ongoing green initiatives, from utilizing recycled paper to planting an herb garden for use by the culinary department. Sustainable efforts were overseen by The Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Team (REACT), who educates all departments on environmental practices designed to minimize the hotel’s carbon footprint.

Internationally recognized, Green Globe Certification provides sustainability accreditation for travel and tourism businesses that operate in an environmentally responsible manner with efforts to conserve energy, water and other resources to reduce pollution and waste.

Travelers who have yet to experience The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica can take advantage of the best values this cold weather season with an island getaway. Now through April 30, 2011, the resort offers its Escape To Luxury All-Inclusive package starting at $599 per night, featuring all-inclusive dining at the resort’s acclaimed restaurants and a complimentary fifth night to experience the world class amenities that help make it one of the Caribbean’s favorite resorts.

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