One resort can change the world
Since the year 1880, temperatures worldwide have increased by just under 1°C. According to findings by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, evidence shows that this increase is due to a combination of several human factors that affect temperature in different ways: use of aerosols, ozone pollution, deforestation, and mainly the greenhouse effect. (Click here to see an excellent presentation showing the combined effects of all these human factors.) The greenhouse effect is caused largely by carbon dioxide (CO₂), a gas created by the burning of carbon-based fuels.
In recent decades, global warming has had devastating effects on our planets. Ice is melting in the north and south poles, taking away vital living space to the species that live there, like penguins. Precipitation has increased worldwide. The sea level has risen. Some animal species have migrated further north in search of cooler temperatures.
It appears that human activity is creating unnatural changes to our planted, and all living beings are paying the price. Right now the COP21 (21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is taking place until December 11, 2015 in Paris, France. One of its primary goals is to reach an international agreement to keep global warming under 2°C, and all of the humans living on this planet can contribute in our own way.
At Sandos Hotels & Resorts, our goal is to offer sustainable vacations to minimize our carbon footprint and improve the environment where we live. Our Mexico properties are located in some of the country’s most gorgeous destinations, each with its own incredible natural attractions. Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos boasts unbeatable views from a desert cliff, surrounded by the marine life of the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez (including whale watching). Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort sits by the beautiful Caribbean Sea with impressive shades of blue and turquoise. Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in the Riviera Maya offers incredible ecosystems to explore: jungle, mangrove, cenotes and beach. Sandos Playacar Beach Resort has one of the largest and most stunning beaches in the entire Riviera Maya, as well as indigenous plant species.
Eco Programs at Sandos
Preserving the natural beauty of Mexico and the rest of the world is important to us. We want to continue enjoying amazing beaches, and for all of the world’s species to have a natural and intact space where they can live freely. This is why at all of our resorts, we have implemented various programs to minimize our eco footprint.
At our properties, you’ll find:
- Environmental education programs for guests and employees
- Use of energy-saving programs and alternative energy sources
- Water-saving programs at our hotels
- Recycling programs, including on-site containers so guests can help by separating their organic and inorganic trash
- The “Plant a Tree” program at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort so guests can contribute to the well-being of our jungle
- Making sure organic leftovers from our restaurants and kitchens have a sustainable final destination as compost, sending them to our on-site compost system as well as a local ranch
- Programs to eliminate plastic contamination, like the use of our reusable Sandos cups and water jugs in our guestrooms
Help us change the world!
Come to our beach resorts on the coasts of Mexico to experience a sustainable vacation surrounded by some of the country’s most stunning scenery! Together, we can care for the environment while enjoying its beauty.
For more information on our al inclusive resorts, visit us at Sandos.com