The Travel Foundation in association with the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority conducted a Composting Training Workshop for hotel properties in St. Lucia. The Foundation, founded in 2003, is the travel industry’s own charity, set up to respond to concerns over the sustainability of travel and tourism. It is an independent UK charity which helps the travel industry understand, manage and take effective action on sustainable tourism and exists to protect and enhance the environment and improve the well-being of destination communities, as well as the holiday experience for visitors.
The workshop was held at the Bay Gardens Hotel on Monday, April 30 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and culminated in a practical example of setting up a simple compost pile. The workshop was aimed at promoting the understanding of the importance of the role of green practices and waste reduction in hotels in their efforts at protecting and sustaining the environment.