Outrigger launches ‘sustainable summer’ across the South Pacific
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts offers its guests a wide variety of on-site activations and engages in sponsorships and collaborations with local events, all related in one way or another to the preservation and protection of the environment, as part of its Sustainable Summer initiative.
Outrigger’s Vice President of Global Communications and Social Responsibility, Monica Salter, said Outrigger’s sustainable summer began on June 8 for World Oceans Day and will run through August 31. .
She said this platform is an extension of Outrigger’s ZONE (OZONE), the global hotel brand conservation initiative that delivers meaningful experiences for Outrigger’s guests, guests and local communities, with a focus on health of oceans and coral reefs.
“Throughout the sustainable summer, fun and engaging family activities, beach cleanups and educational offerings allow guests to share what they’ve learned back home with them, allowing efforts to expand well into the beyond the shores of the Outrigger properties,” she said.
Some of the June activations include: coral planting at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort (June 10 from 3:30 p.m.); Round the Island Beach Cleanup at Castaway Island – join the environmental team for a walk around the island to pick up litter washed up along the beach (June 16 at 2:30 p.m.); Terrace of Modern Art (TOMA) at Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger – a festive art exhibition with renowned surf photographer Zak Noyle to benefit the Surfrider Foundation (June 18, 6-10 p.m.); and the 6th Annual OZONE Day at the Waikiki Aquarium: fun for the whole family with a dozen ocean-focused booths from NOAA, the Bishop Museum, and Raw Elements sunscreen at Friends of Hōkūle ‘a and Hawai’iloa (June 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
Outrigger’s other resorts in Asia Pacific, Thailand, Mauritius and the Maldives, are hosting a myriad of sustainability-themed events and activities throughout World Ocean Month, engaging hosts, guests and the community. From planting corals and making fish shacks, to cleaning up beaches and submarines and planting coastal trees and mangroves, there are so many exciting experiences to explore.
For those who prefer to stay closer to “home”, there are ocean movies, in-room videos, Kids Club activities and presentations on manta rays, whale sharks, turtles and conservation of coral reefs.
“As owners and operators of premier resorts in Hawai’i, Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius and the Maldives, Outrigger is at the forefront of the connection between healthy oceans and healthy communities,” said Salter. .
“The goal of Sustainable Summer is to inspire guests and hosts to take individual action towards a sustainable lifestyle, which collectively positively impacts the future of our planet and extends far beyond. beyond this summer season.”
Beyond community partnerships and customer engagement, Outrigger has invested resources in its ESG (environment, social, governance) initiatives, including benchmark measures for the reduction of energy, water and waste at its properties around the world.
This Earth Day, Outrigger announced its commitment to be the first hotel brand in Hawai’i and internationally to be Green Seal certified, protecting human health and the environment through conservation efforts and quality. indoor air.