St. John’s Antigua- Sandals Resort received yet another accolade for championing the environment in Antigua & Barbuda and its Caribbean sister territories.
The Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart owned-hotel chain has been given the title ‘Champion of the Environment,’sharing the spotlight with CIBC FirstCaribbean, the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica, and other regional private sector groups.
According to Jamaican Environmental Trust (JET), champions of the environment are those companies that have donated over $1 million per year in “unrestricted funds”; leaders of the environment give between $500,000 and $999,9999; protectors donate between $250,000 and $499,999; and supporters are awarded for giving between $100,000 and $249,999.
The announcement came as Sandals Resorts, through its philanthropic arm – the Sandals Foundation – undertook several environmental projects in Antigua & Barbuda and the Caribbean to celebrate Earth Day.
Recently, Sandals Foundation and the Environmental Division implemented an ongoing climate change project that has planted 3,000 trees thus far.
In addition to all Sandals resorts meeting the earth check requirement for sustainable tourism practices, a release said Sandals Foundation has embraced the environment as one of three main pillars on which its development philosophy is built.