I am helping the environment.
Now Jade Riviera Cancun is committed to employing a variety of eco-friendly and socially responsible practices to promote a sustainable tourism environment.
Now Jade was recently recognized by the Rainforest Alliance for implementing a waste management program in its Exemplary Practices for Sustainable Tourism publication. Click here to learn more!
Amigos de Sian Ka'an
Now Jade is a proud member of Amigos de Sian Ka'an, the mission of which is to conserve biodiversity, promote the socioeconomic development of local communities, and influence environmental culture and policies.
Since 2009, Now Jade has been an active member of the MARTI (Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative), helping to sustain community development and protect the Mesoamerican Reef.
Green philosophies include:
- Energy-saving, motion-sensor light switches
- Water-efficient bathroom systems
- Biodegradable bathroom amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, body wash)
- Grease from kitchen safely discarded through a third-party
- 100% eco-friendly cleaning products
- Discarded paper used for arts & crafts in the Explorer’s Club
- Waste recycling program
- Protected mangroves surround resort
- Turtle release program
Rainforest Alliance Verified™
Now Jade has been awarded with the Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark for achieving significant and measurable sustainability milestones. This verification assures the commitment of Now Jade to reduce the impact of its activities on the planet and local communities.
To demonstrate a commitment to the community, handmade, local products are sold in shops and stores at Now Jade. Additionally, soft and hard goods are donated to local charities.
Waste Management Program
Now Jade Riviera Cancun recently implemented an integrated waste management program as a sign of their commitment to reducing, treating and safely disposting of hazardous/non-hazardous wastes.
The first step in their program included an analysis of the existing conditions & the education of their personnel. THe hotels worked closely with professionals trained in identifying, handling and sorting hazardous, chemical and solid wastes. Then, they held a series of training events for hotel personnel.
In response to the training events, Now Jade has recovered and recycled more than 32 tons of materials that would otherwise have ended up in the municipal landfill. Also, the courses raised awareness to employees regarding hazardous nature of certain wastes and health conditions that could arise without proper inhandling.
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