Huatulco’s Efforts To Be Green Are Not Going Unnoticed
Huatulco is being praised yet again for their amazing efforts to stay green! As the area becomes a more popular vacation spot, local Tourism Development Fund FONATUR is working hard to stay on the leading edge of sustainable tourism. This means following strict guidelines for building infrastructures – whether it be roads, water supply, sewers or buildings.
Zimbo – a popular online interactive magazine – wrote an informative article depicting this vacation hotspot as a top green tourist destination. Below is a quote taken from that article.
“This year , Huatulco became the first tourism destination in the Americas to be certified EarthCheck Gold. The local culture has rallied around the cause: residents recycle their garbage, and hotels and developments recycle water to keep lawns and golf courses green. Many supplement their electricity consumption with solar panels. The Las Brisas Huatulco hotel (formerly a Club Med) even composts its organic waste for use by local agriculture. Visitors to Huatulco are invited to calculate the carbon footprint of their visit and make an offsetting contribution to green practices.”
FONATUR was smart to give the locals a sense of ownership and pride about keeping Huatulco eco friendly. Granted it wasn’t hard to do so – for the people that call this oasis home, wanting to conserve it was inevitable.
It would be a shame for the gorgeous beaches and stunning surroundings to be overrun by high-rise hotels and mass development.
Thankfully FONATUR and local green committees are working hard to ensure that Huatulco, Mexico remains a benchmark for sustainable tourism. Their recent EarthCheck Gold certification is proof that when it comes to being green, this tropical haven is a front runner!
If you’d like to read the full article from Zimbo, Click here!