Green Island – As part of its commitment to conserve and protect the nature that surrounds it, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel participated this past weekend in the 2020 International Coastal Cleaning event, in partnership with the Scuba Dogs Society, with the aim of cleaning the beach of Isla Verde, where the hotel is located.
The effort on the part of the hotel belongs to Planet 21, an environmental and social sustainability program of the luxury hotel chain Fairmont.
Planet 21 encourages its guests, industry colleagues and employees, to take measurable actions voluntarily to minimize the impact of the hotel on the environment.
International Coastal Cleaning 2020’s mission was to preserve and take care of nature and at the same time offer the guest a clean beach in homage to its beauty, so that they live an experience of excellence inside and outside its facilities, they reported in written statements.
Scuba Dog Society, in coordination with local authorities and with the support of various non-profit organizations, businesses, and thousands of volunteers, has led shoreline cleanup for the past 18 years.
It has been punctual to achieve changes in social behavior on the protection of resources.
In addition, projects like this allow documenting the extent of the poor disposal of waste, highlighting the disproportion of consumption and the excessive use of plastics, one of the main pollutants in bodies of water.
Through action, educate and engage the community to conserve clean and healthy natural resources.
The team made up of Fairmont El San Juan Hotel employees, Scuba Dogs and registered volunteers at scubadogssociety.org, began their tour at 8:30 am and they collected various types of items such as plastic bottles, cans, cigarette butts, among others.
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel has implemented the “All Stay Well” platform, certified by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, with the new standards developed, and examined by a team of expert advisors to guarantee maximum effectiveness in preventing the spread of all viruses and pathogens, including COVID-19.
These protocols are overseen by world leaders in testing, inspection, and certification, as well as infectious disease scientists and physicians, and cleaning and hygiene companies.