100% solar-powered Fiji resort combines 5-star luxury with sustainability

June 18, 2018 by  
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Luxury travel doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. At Six Senses’ new Fiji Resort , visitors can indulge in five-star comforts and minimize their stay’s carbon footprint. Crafted by Auckland design firm Space Studio , this 24-villa resort on Malolo Island is powered entirely with solar energy and promotes environmental awareness throughout. Opened last month, the Six Senses Fiji comprises 24 villas, two restaurants, a lounge, a library, welcome and guest service areas and a spa. The development will soon include a total of 60 privately owned residences — 11 of which have already been completed. The five-star resort blends contemporary design with elements of traditional Fijian culture, which is celebrated in the handiwork and artwork produced by local villagers, the Rise Beyond the Reef charity and the local material palette of grass cloth wallpaper and timber. In addition to cultural awareness, Six Senses Fiji also turns its spotlight on sustainability. The 100 percent solar -powered resort is equipped with its own water filtration plant on site so that staff can bottle water in glass and eliminate single-use plastic bottles. Reusable containers can be found in places like the on-site gourmet deli, and guests are encouraged to return those containers for reuse. Food waste is turned into compost for the resort’s farm and garden with a worm-based septic system. Recyclable waste is sorted in the resort’s “recycling corner,” after which the items are shipped to Denarau Island on the return barges that bring food supplies twice a week. Related: Experience bliss at a luxury Indian spa nestled in a former coffee estate “We also try to have as little waste as possible by creating a lot of our own homemade tonics and bitters using local produce and shrubs, so there’s no waste to begin with,” said Karen Morris, Six Senses Fiji director of sales and marketing. “We’re growing our own kombucha, so we don’t need to ship it in, and we’re creating our own tepache, a fermented pineapple drink.” A luxurious night at Six Senses Fiji starts at $870. + Space Studio + Six Senses Fiji Images via Six Senses Fiji

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Green Getaways for Eco-Conscious Travelers

June 4, 2018 by  
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Summer travel season is just around the corner and for … The post Green Getaways for Eco-Conscious Travelers appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Woman-Powered Ripple Effect Rows the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

June 4, 2018 by  
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In June, the only all-women team in this year’s Great … The post Woman-Powered Ripple Effect Rows the Great Pacific Garbage Patch appeared first on Earth911.com.

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14 Pacific island nations considering world’s first ban on fossil fuels

July 15, 2016 by  
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14 Pacific island nations are currently considering the world’s first ban on fossil fuels. The measure is part of a climate treaty that would embrace the historic Paris climate deal and design a roadmap to meet the international goals. The proposed agreement up for discussion at the annual leaders’ summit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) would ban new coal mines, create targets for renewable energy growth, and set limits for temperature increases. Insiders are optimistic that the treaty will progress, as national leaders have so far responded positively. “They seemed convinced that this is an avenue where the Pacific could again show or build on the moral and political leadership that they’ve shown earlier in their efforts to tackle climate change,” Mahendra Kumar, climate change adviser to PIDF, told The Guardian . Kumar said the treaty, written by a group of non-governmental organizations called the Pacific Island Climate Action Network (PICAN), will undergo several rounds of consultations leading to a report at next year’s summit. The earliest the climate treaty would go into effect, according to Kumar, is 2018. Related: Fiji is the first country in the world to ratify the Paris climate agreement Fiji ’s leadership established the PIDF in 2013, purposely excluding Australia and New Zealand, reportedly because those two nations (which belong to the older Pacific Islands Forum) tried to sabotage PIDF’s first meeting. The newer group embraces the ambitious 1.5C target set in Paris and seeks to ban new coal mines , as well as guarantee “universal access” to clean energy by 2030. The proposed treaty would also set up a “Pacific framework for renewable energy ” to that end, as well as establish a fund to compensate communities that have suffered the consequences of continued climate change. + Pacific Island Climate Action Network Via The Guardian Images via Wikipedia (1, 2, 3 ) and PICAN

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Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Designs for Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji

November 30, 2012 by  
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There appears to be a common thread among current underwater hotel projects —they all take a staggering amount of time to get off the ground. Or, under the sea. Poseidon Undersea Resorts is no exception. Located 40 feet underwater in a 5,000 acre lagoon near a Fijian island, Poseidon Undersea Resort is slated to be the “world’s first permanent one-atmosphere sea floor structure and world’s first true undersea resort.” It was initially scheduled to open in September 2008, and now, four years later, designs have been finalized for the ambitious submarine-inspired five-star hotel. Read the rest of Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Designs for Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-tourism , fiji , marine vacation , poseidon undersea resorts , scuba diving , submerged hotel , underwater architecture , underwater hotel , underwater vacation

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Pacific Green Creates Sustainably Harvested Palmwood Furniture

November 15, 2010 by  
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Pacific Green is a sustainable furniture manufacturer located in Fiji that exclusively uses sustainable harvested palmwood to create gorgeous contemporary pieces.

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