Alila Anji resort supports sustainable tourism by opting for newer techniques
Alila Anji is supporting sustainable tourism and reducing its carbon footprint through the use of biodegradable materials. The resort takes great care in minimising its environmental impact by using primarily local materials and working with the landscape to preserve indigenous ecosystems.
To reduce the plastic waste, the resort has discontinued serving plastic straws with beverages in support of the #NoPlasticStraws campaign, since April 2018.
In July this year, Alila Anji achieved the internationally recognised EarthCheck Bronze certification. Around the same time, CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) formally approved EarthCheck as a certification programme in China’s blossoming sustainable tourism industry. Alila Anji has achieved energy savings of over 12% per available room and savings of over 10% in overall hotel energy consumption this year as compared to last year.
“The team at Anji has worked hard to reach this milestone, which demonstrates Alila’s continuing commitment to integrating and preserving its natural surrounds,” stated Kenneth Fong, VP Engineering & Sustainability.
Recently, Alila Anji was selected as the destination for the bi-annual Tesla Owners Club retreat, with a tailor-made banquet and family-fun activities. Already more than 11% of all Tesla owners in China are based in Zhejiang province. Meanwhile, Tesla’s presence in China is growing at a rapid rate and the introduction of the new Tesla Model 3 will surely bring the brand from strength to strength.
“To celebrate the launch of the new model, Alila Anji is proud to have installed onsite two Tesla charging stations. This is our next green initiative, taking sustainability to the next level. As many of our guests are already driving to property, why not encourage more electric car drivers to come to a place of beautiful countryside and clean air like Alila Anji,” announced Jack Widagdo, General Manager of Alila Anji.
March 15, 2019