Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts has taken the pledge to be a part of the Water Sense H2Otel Challenge. Water Sense is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partnership program designed to help save water for future generations. Bucuti is the only resort outside of the United States and North America that has taken this initiative at this time.
The initial step of the program is “ACT”: assess water use and savings opportunities; change products or processes to incorporate best management practices; and track results. Upon assessment, Bucuti will begin replacing existing products with Water Sense-labeled models. Simply replacing a showerhead could save an average of four gallons of water per shower.
“After years of maintaining our multiple environmental certifications, it was time for a new challenge. The H2Otel Challenge give us access to new and innovative products as well as case studies on what others are doing,” said Ewald Biemans, owner and managing director of Bucuti. “A high-quality guest experience and eco-friendly practices can co-exist and that is what our resort illustrates so beautifully. We are passionate about protecting and preserving Aruba’s resources and look forward to implementing and developing initiatives that allow us to do so for years to come.”
The resort’s Green Team, led by Biemans, has set the benchmark in sustainable tourism, earning more than two dozen environmental awards and certifications, including the Highest Achievement Award as the top performing sustainable travel and tourism business in the Caribbean by Green Globe Certification.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, www.bucuti.com