The global search began earlier this summer, where we searched for members of the public to post images on Instagram of themselves doing an eco-friendly activity, such as recycling, reducing their carbon emissions, enjoying a vegan meal or cutting down plastic use, tagging @edenroccapcana and using the hashtag #EcoEdenRoc.
The entries were strong, so accordingly we’re chosen three winners:
Overall winner Instagram user @kirtanya_ impressed the panel of judges with her lifelong commitment to sustainability, reducing food waste, cutting her carbon footprint, using eco-friendly products and helping to plant thousands of trees in a South African Reforestation programme, which was the image used in her entry.
The first runner-up is @lizacohenn, whose entry detailed her approach to sustainability, from using plastic free or recyclable grooming and beauty products, using reusable products at every opportunity (including bringing reusable straws for friends and family) to composting at home.
The second runner-up has been named as @shellchain for her creative recommendations on material use across a range of entries, including turning wine corks into keyrings, cutting wine bottles to make glasses, creating lamps from tetrapak and turning used coffee capsules into jewelry.
We were thrilled with the range of entries we received and are excited to continue our sustainability journey. Recent activities including the banning of plastic straws across all six of our restaurants and bars and throughout the resort, as well as providing glass instead of plastic bottles during turndown service. All transport within the resort and to the nearby award-winning Punta Espada Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and three million square meter equestrian ranch and polo park Los Establos is done via the electric golf buggies assigned to each suite, and we already work closely with governmental sustainable companies to ensure we recycle all possible materials, so that cardboard, plastic, oil, and glass can be reused rather than dispersed into the environment, such as the oil used at the resort being transformed into soap and fuel.
We’ll keep you all updated with our next move to help preserve the environment off the back of stays from our three top entries. Stay tuned!