A simple checklist of development guidelines to encourage small resorts and hotels in Fiji to build and operate in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.
Making Small Hotels and Resorts Environmentally Sustainable : A simple Checklist for Fiji Operators
This guide is designed to provide simple ideas for actions that you can take when setting up and operating a small hotel or resort that will make it simpler for you to save energy and reduce damage to the environment. If you require more detailed information, there is a list of
publications and organisations you can contact at the back of the booklet.
There are eight main subjects in this guide:
1) Construction and Building Design
2) Saving Energy
3) Saving Water
4) Reducing Rubbish and Litter
5) Reducing Pollution
6) Managing Gardens and Landscapes
7) Choosing Suppliers and Contractors
8) Involving Staff and Local Communities
There is also an appendix with some design and construction tips.
Most of these guidelines are simple to follow and can help you take the initiative without having to rely on outside help to begin.
Authors: Professor Bill Aalbersberg (Institute of Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific), Tracy Berno (Tourism Studies, University of the South Pacific), Manoa Malani (Ministry of Tourism), Helen Sykes (Resort Support), Batiri Thaman (Institute of Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific), Dr Dick Watling (Environmental Consultants)