Living and working in tourism on this small, beautiful island has given us many reasons to think about sustainability and become more responsible for our environment.
Practical considerations like the threat of no water or a power failure just at dusk have had an influence, but it's easy to form new ideals, as there are no recycling plants on an island with just 100,000 inhabitants.
It is up to us to find ways to make Almost Paradise as environmentally friendly as possible.
SOLAR ENERGY for lighting, fans, music.
RAINWATER for laundry, toilets, showers, garden, etc.
WIND for natural ventilation in all buildings.
SUNSHINE for drying laundry.
BIODEGRADABLE detergents and garbage bags.
REUSABLE PACKAGING like bottles and cloth shopping bags.
ENERGY SAVING LIGHT BULBS.
ORGANIC fruit, herbs, cheese, cocoa for restaurant use.
COMPOSTING to save on garbage and for garden use.
CLEANING with hot water, vinegar, baking soda.
We are always looking for new ways to preserve our natural environment, and we encourage our guests to participate and contribute their own ideas.
After all, we're still only ALMOST ECO!