Once again, the Pacuare Lodge has been awarded the Bandera Azul Ecológica (BAE) for our efforts to protect and preserve the Pacuare River basin and watershed. The team at Pacuare Lodge is proud to be a part of the BAE program and truly honored to receive the highest ranking possible for 2016. Being awarded the Bandera Azul Ecológica (Ecological Blue Flag) not only fuels our commitment to the program, but when you have the blue flag, you are sending a signal to the world that you are committed to sustainable and responsible practices. Plus, being awarded the BAE means that your efforts are paying off and the Pacuare River remains one of the world’s most revered white water rafting destinations.
Bandera Azul Ecológica is a project that allows us to demonstrate the company’s commitment to the care and improvement of the Pacuare River and its surrounding communities. We are convinced that we are having a positive impact on our environment, and that encourages us to keep pushing forward.
Programa Bandera Azul Ecológica
The BAE program is a collaborative nationwide effort to protect our planet, with a particular effort to protect our rivers, oceans, and beaches. Programa Bandera Azul It is a major initiative and another sign that Costa Rica is a global leader in the fight against global warming.
The BAE encourages businesses and private citizens to all work together to protect and preserve our nature, as well as our rivers, beaches, and oceans. Besides making sure that our luxury eco-lodge doesn’t have an adverse impact on the Pacuare River, making sure to keep the waters clean and the surrounding rainforest thriving, we rely on our staff and our community to help out. Some of the requirements for the BAE are:
- Protecting the Pacuare River basin and watershed from contamination
- Protecting the surrounding environment
- Minimizing trash along the river bank
- Reforestation efforts
- Practicing sustainable hospitality
- Educating the community on sustainable practices
- Community involvement
Sustainable luxury tourism
We are proud to lead the charge on sustainable hospitality. We have found a way to marry luxury and sustainability to making Pacuare Lodge one of the leading examples of sustainable luxury tourism. We will continue to minimize our impact on the environment, and fulfill the requirements set forth by the BAE.
As we increase our efforts and involve more and more people from the community, the message of environmental responsibility and sustainable practices begin to spread to other businesses, schools, municipalities, and private citizens. And, we’re proud to say that our carpenter and longtime employee, Don Miguel Campos Rivera, here at Pacuare Lodge has just been awarded a Green Star from the BAE for his personal efforts to mitigate climate change.
Congratulations to Don Miguel on fulfilling the requirements for “Hogares Sostenibles” and being awarded a Green Start by the BAE. Keep up the important work!
When you love what you do, and when you see your efforts paying off, it is not unusual to take your work home with you. And, that is exactly what Don Miguel did. The Hogares Sostenibles (Sustainable Homes) program requires participants to:
- Reduce, reuse, recycle
- Minimize water consumption
- Minimize energy consumption
- Reduce fossil fuel consumption
- Practice responsible consumerism
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