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October 7, 2008updated Feb 08, 2013

Half Moon Receives Green Globe Certification

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Rose Hall, Jamaica – Half Moon, the 400-acre luxury resort located in the elite enclave of Rose Hall, is Green Globe certified.

Long a pioneer in green initiatives in Jamaica, the resort was commended for its detailed, concise and sound environmental practices and social responsibility that are at the heart of the 400 acre resort’s operation.

Half Moon has integrated various green practices and initiatives in its operations. Among such initiatives are: a towel re-use program; shredded papers are used as packing materials for guest when transporting craft items; saw dust from the furniture shop is sent to the equestrian centre to be used as horse bedding; horse dung is used as soil conditioners in the nursery; old batteries are sent to a battery dealer; waste oil is sent to a factory to be used in the manufacturing of poultry feed; waste auto oil is used in the manufacturing of bio-diesel. Guests of the resort are also afforded the opportunity to contribute to these programs through various conservation signs such as water, electricity and chemical usage.

“We are thrilled to receive this mark of distinction as it represents the commitment of our board of directors and management to employ sound environmental practices. More importantly, it represents the commitment of the staff to implement and drive the small measures, enforce the larger policies and practices and to go out amongst the community to infect these positive practices that are good for all of us, “said Richard Whitfield, Managing Director.

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