22 September 2008, Belize – The Lodge at Chaa Creek has achieved the prestigious Green Globe Benchmarked Bronze status under the globally recognised Benchmarking programme. This programme recognises The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s commitment to operating to the world’s highest environmental standard.
In achieving Benchmarked Bronze status, The Lodge at Chaa Creek committed to benchmarking its energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment; along with implementing an integrated environmental and social policy. These measures will ensure efficient practices and large cost savings, ensuring The Lodge at Chaa Creek is on the path to securing a sustainable future for the environment.
About Green Globe
Green Globe is the worldwide Benchmarking, Certification and performance improvement system assisting international organisations to attain sustainability. Green Globe provides a certification system that responds directly to the major environmental problems facing the planet, including climate change, waste reduction and non-renewable resource management.
About The Lodge at Chaa Creek
The award-winning Belize Resort employs 120 Belizean nationals, supports 12 local students in their scholarship program, and extends outreach opportunities for many Belizean students on the job training. Hundreds of school children arrive annually to receive hands on knowledge through utilization of the Natural History Centre, Butterfly Farm, and Maya Medicinal Trail, all set within Chaa Creek’s 365 acre nature reserve. Mac Morpho, Chaa Creek’s mascot and illustrious blue morpho emissary, works as the reserve’s winged ambassador by teaching the young and the old alike about the world’s most precious treasures and Chaa Creek’s stewardship of sound conservation ethics. A respect for the environment and the nation’s number one asset, the Belizean children who will inherit it, combine to form a winning ticket for the future, a future that Chaa Creek is honored and proud to be part of.
For more information please contact:
The Lodge at Chaa Creek
P.O. Box 53
San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
Tel: +61 7 32381931
Fax: +61 7 3211 4734
Web : www.greenglobe.ec3global.com