- Inclusive and sustainable economic growth;
- Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction;
- Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change;
- Cultural values, diversity and heritage; and
- Mutual understanding, peace and security.
- Water conservation
- Energy use
- “Environmentally friendly” transportation practices
- Optimized waste management
- Use of sustainable materials
- Conservation leadership
- Paperless interactions with their PADI Regional Headquarters
- Donation to Project AWARE
Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy
Earth Day: April 22nd
Earth Day 2017 falls on the same date every year. For the past 45 years April 22nd commemorates the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, a day dedicated to public consciousness about air and water pollution was born. A symbolic day driven by hopes to force issues of environmental protection onto the U.S. national political agenda.
The tremendous efforts of the first Earth Day resulted in the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.
“2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. In honor of this milestone, Earth Day Network is launching an ambitious set of goals to shape the future of 21st century environmentalism.” (earth day.org)
The theme for Earth Day 2016 was Trees for the Earth. On the date an ambitious goal was set. Plant one tree for every person on the planet, a total of 7.8 billion trees, by Earth Day 2020.
Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy
April 22nd, 2017 is dedicated to launching a 3 year commitment to ensure that every student graduates high school as an environmental and climate literate citizen. This commitment is part of the Earth Day Network’s campaign launch for global environmental and climate literacy by Earth Day 2020. As the effects of climate change are a global issue, global education is the key to change.
The Earth Day Network aims to get as much support as possible while teaming up with a large collaborative network of nonprofits, government organizations and business leaders.
“Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.” (http://www.earthday.org/earthday/)
You can participate this year by gathering your school or community together for a Teach-In literacy program offered by the Earth Day Network or any other environmental education program near you.
Earth Day at Ceningan Resort
Ceningan Resort is committed to sharing environmental information with those around us in order to increase literacy. We offer guests facts on the health and protection of our surrounding ocean and mangrove forest. We take the necessary steps to show our care and encourage others to do the same.
Our eco-friendly, green resort is part of our commitment to minimize impact of environmental degradation. We are proud of the steps that we have currently taken to reduce consumption and waste. As part of our Earth Day inspired plans we aim to continue taking steps to reduce our usage and create an even greener resort for future generations of guests. Not only that, we hope to inspire other neighbouring businesses and resorts to follow suite. Putting into action and sharing our passion and commitment to change is our Earth Day 2017 goal.
Together, let’s embrace the power of change towards a cleaner, greener world. Take inspiration from this years’ Earth Day and start by learning how you can contribute to creating a better future for our uniquely magnificent planet.
Visit earth day.org to learn more.
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
Ceningan Resort and Ceningan Divers are committed develop and maintain Sustainable Tourism practices. This has been apparent through our various initiatives since our opening in 2015. That it be through our educational programs with our guests and divers, or our ongoing effort to make our resort facilities 100% eco and sustainable.
We aim to work closely with the local community, other businesses, our team and guests to ensure that our footprint on this small 7 square kilometres island has as little impact on the environment, the community and its future generations.
Whenever possible, we choose environmentally-friendly solutions. We buy from local suppliers and producers. We promote the 3 Rs principles “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle”.
We are a lifetime member of The International Ecotourism Society. We follow the Principle of Ecotourism as part of our mission and business plan.
In 2015, we completely eliminated the use of plastic at our resort for single serving items such as water bottles, toiletry kits, or straws for drinks. Our guests have access to our “free flow” water station and can refill their reusable water bottles free of charge. In November 2016, we completely redesign our bio septic system to better manage the human waste and reduce water usage at our resort. We perform a complete maintenance of our systems, bungalows and redid all of our roofs and added new energy saving materiel to help reduce our electricity consumption and impact on the local power grid.
Throughout 2017, we will host a series of events, educational programs, as well as special offers for our guests. Our aim is to promote eco-friendly, sustainable solutions, conduct reef and dive site clean ups, or local cleanups with the school and community to help keep the island beautiful. Each month we will post new information, tricks, tools and update on our sustainable projects and programs.
THINK Globally ACT locally!
Our 2017 Sustainability Project is to create a recycling program and facilities for Nusa Ceningan. We are currently in the process of working with other local businesses and the community to establish a garbage and recycling collection system for the island. We hope to have an action plan in place by the end of the 1st quarter of 2017 with an operating facility by the end of the second quarter.
We will post more on this project later in February.
In the words of Margaret Mead. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world. This is the major goal of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 that will start in a few days.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The International Year aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable tourism sector than can contribute effectively to the SDGs.
“This is a unique opportunity to build a more responsible and committed tourism sector that can capitalize its immense potential in terms of economic prosperity, social inclusion, peace and understanding, cultural and environmental preservation” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
Accounting for 7% of worldwide exports, one in eleven jobs and 10% of the world’s GDP, the tourism sector if well managed can foster inclusive economic growth, social inclusiveness and the protection of cultural and natural assets.
The International Year will promote tourism’s role in the following five key areas:
*We will update you at the end of January on how we hope to address each of the 5 key areas in our 2017 action plan.*
The presentation of the International Year will take place in Madrid on 18 January 2017 on the occasion of the Spanish Tourism Fair, FITUR.
UNWTO invites all partners to join the celebrations by sharing their activities and initiatives to advance sustainable tourism for development at www.tourism4development2017.org
The Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet:
We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.
We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.
We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.
We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.
We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focussed in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people.
The interlinkages and integrated nature of the Sustainable Development Goals are of crucial importance in ensuring that the purpose of the new Agenda is realised. If we realize our ambitions across the full extent of the Agenda, the lives of all will be profoundly improved and our world will be transformed for the better.
ABOUT WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO)
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide. UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, to maximize tourism”s socio-economic contribution while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development. UNWTO generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through technical assistance projects in over 100 countries around the world. UNWTO”s membership includes 156 countries, 6 Associate Members and over 400 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities. For more information visit www.unwto.org.
Nusa Lembongan Eco Resort
Ceningan Resort is proud to announce that we are now a lifetime member of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES). We are one of the few Nusa Lembongan Eco Resort. We offer eco-friendly facilities. We participate in outreach programs promoting sustainable and environmental friendly practices.
Our team continues to actively engage in various educational and cleaning programs to ensure that we limit our footprint on the local environment. We work on increasing awareness and the importance of social responsibilities within our local community.
About Pt Nusa Ceningan Resort
Ceningan Resort is located 500 meters on the left side of the yellow bridge in the pristine mangroves of Nusa Ceningan. Our coconut trees and mangrove sanctuary with private jetty is an oasis for everyone seeking an alternative to the busy hustle of Bali and Nusa Lembongan. A truly unique Balinese experience. On site you will find the Mangrove Restaurant, the Ceningan Shisha Lounge, the Jetty Bar, and our Dive Centre. We are a Green Star Award, Eco-Friendly, PADI 5 Star Dive Resort. We offer land-based activities and water sports for both divers and non diving guests.
About The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
TIES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism. Founded in 1990, TIES has been in the forefront of the development of ecotourism, providing guidelines and standards, training, technical assistance, research and publications. TIES’ global network of ecotourism professionals and travelers is leading the efforts to make tourism a viable tool for conservation, protection of bio-cultural diversity, and sustainable community development.
Through membership services, industry outreach and educational programs, TIES is committed to helping organizations, communities and individuals promote and practice the principles of ecotourism. TIES currently has members in more than 90 countries, representing various professional fields and industry segments including: academics, consultants, conservation professionals and organizations, governments, architects, tour operators, lodge owners and managers, general development experts, and ecotourists.
The International Ecotourism Society: www.ecotourism.org
Ceningan Eco Resort
When we took over the Jetty Resort earlier this year, we drafted our business and action plans. As part of our commitment, our operation will follow eco-friendly practices and promote awareness through educational programs. We also want to limit our impact on our community and Ceningan island.
With that in mind, we are renovating our facilities. We are adding a water collection system on our main building. We dug a new well, installed seveal water reservoirs to ensure that our capacity and consumption does not impact the local community. We are installing new energy saving appliances; AC units, fans, light bulbs, and low volume shower heads in our bungalows to reduce our energy and water consumption.
While we are doing these renovations, we are doing our best to use local materials and suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint. We are using organic material whenever possible, and we are installing bioseptic tanks to process the grey water from the showers, sinks and toilets of our resort’s 8 bungalows and restaurant facilities.
As a PADI 5 Start Dive Resort we will also dedicate a good part of energy in promoting Project AWARE educational programs, actions, and participate in fundraising innitiatives.
Ceningan Resort – Green Star Award
We are happy to announce that today, after discussions with PADI, our resort has been granted the Green Star Award.
What is the Green Star Award?
The PADI Green Star™ Award is granted to PADI Dive Centers and Resorts that demonstrate a dedication to conservation across a wide range of business functions, including (but not limited to):
The Green Star Award identifies dive businesses that care about the environment and are acting to protect it.
While diving with us, you can rest assured that our team does everything possible to ensure that we have a limited impact on the environment and is helping make our world a better place for future generations.
Contact us for more more information on our conservation projects or to book your Project AWARE internship program.