For some time now, Casa de Campo has made a commitment to make the world a greener and more sustainable place, under the slogan of “Ponte Verde”. On Wednesday, June 20th a group of volunteers met bright and early at the La Romana port and went out to Catalina Island to clean the beach, with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of keeping beaches clean and free of waste.
At the beginning of the month, we celebrated World Ocean Day with a focus on plastic pollution. One of the objectives is the sustainable management of the oceans, which are an important source of food and medicine and an essential part of the biosphere. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation. All these are great reasons to celebrate together with the beauty, the richness and the potential of the oceans.
Norma Enríquez, Director of Integral Quality of the Resort, directed the initiative and stressed that “Ponte Verde” is an environmental program that performs a set of activities that aim to promote among collaborators, sustainable practices for conservation and protection of natural resources in the surroundings of the Resort. The program includes informative and environmental care talks lead by the Provincial Department of Environment of La Romana on a monthly basis, as well as promoting participation of guests in ecological actions, such as reuse of towels, recycling of paper and other materials; the use of energy-saving lamps and bulbs, buses that work completely with 100% compressed natural gas and now cleaning beaches.
The activity of garbage collection in Catalina Island had the participation of Hotel and Central Romana collaborators, as well as personnel of the Provincial Department of the Environment, Civil Defense, and the Navy, bringing the total to 75 volunteers. During this activity, 150 bags of garbage and 25 sacks of glass waste were collected. The next beach cleaning is being scheduled for September and you can also join in! We will keep you posted on the exact date and details.
See below a gallery of pictures taken by Melodrone RD during the beach cleaning activity in Catalina Island:
and Wilfredo Alvarez