Each year, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22 worldwide to demonstrate our support for environmental protection and the need for sustainable practices. In honor of Earth Day, Curator is sharing a selection of some of the eco-friendly initiatives our clients have put in place to take the lead on going green within their respective industries. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto
The resort’s environmentally-friendly initiatives include solar panel-lined roofs that collect and store power from the area’s more than 300 sunny days each year, a sophisticated seawater purification system that collects and purifies water from the Sea of Cortez for use throughout the hotel, a grey water recycling program, which helps with irrigation on the property, and the recycling of aluminum, glass and plastic.Guests who visit Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, located off the pristine eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula, are awestruck by the natural beauty of the region, which includes the majestic Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and indigo waters of the Sea of Cortez. The resort’s location within a protected National Marine Park helps limit the size and power of boats that traverse its waters, keeping pollution from watercraft to a minimum, meanwhile protecting the area’s abundant marine life (explorer by Jacques Cousteau once dubbed it "The Aquarium of the World" after all).
In addition, the resort maintains its own vegetable and herb garden, which are used in tasty meals at its three restaurants: The Market Restaurant, Casa Mia and the fine-dining Danzante Restaurant. Can’t get much fresher!
A champion of natural and organic products, Whole Foods Market is a big proponent of the trusty Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. From implementing a paperless ordering system to reduce paper waste, encouraging the use of reusable grocery bags, holding recycling drives for electronics, and more, Whole Foods Market’s mission is to reduce the impact we have on our environment.
In honor of Earth Day, the company has been hosting an Eco-Scale Spring Cleaning and 50 Percent Off Sale that began Saturday and runs through today. Whole Foods Market shoppers can save 50 percent on more than 130 Eco-Scale rated household cleaners, including everything from laundry detergents and fabric softeners, to all-purpose, glass and toilet bowl cleaners.
If you aren’t familiar, Whole Foods Market launched the Eco-Scale Rating System – an industry-first set of tiered, household cleaning standards – to help shoppers make smarter, greener choices for their homes and for the planet. You can get more details here.
Electric vehicle charging stations, recycling efforts and living greenery walls (which cool the air, reducing airborne particulates and adding oxygen to centers) are just a few of the sustainable practices that are being used at Simon Property Group’s shopping and entertainment destinations in an effort to contribute to the company’s overall goal of reducing carbon emissions.
A global leader in the retail real estate industry, Simon understands just how important it is to the community, and the planet, to do business with companies that are demonstrating their environmental awareness.
Key components of Simon’s approach include initiatives to measure and reduce overall energy consumption, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Shoppers also contribute daily to Simon’s sustainability efforts by using recycling receptacles available at all Simon properties.
For example, incorporating sustainable practices is key to the redevelopment of Simon Property Group’s Del Amo Fashion Center in Los Angeles, which is currently undergoing a major transformation to update the center.
Among the green initiatives being applied to the redevelopment of Del Amo Fashion Center are the re-use, salvage and recycling of roughly 95 percent of the demolished building materials from the north section of the mall. Increasing energy efficiency through LED technology, advanced lighting controls and other high-efficiency methods are also priorities for the center.
As another example of Simon’s commitment to the environment, the company partnered with NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, last fall to introduce the first electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the country that can support all EVs on the road at Fashion Valley, San Diego’s premier retail and lifestyle destination. San Diego’s first Freedom Station at Fashion Valley (located in parking lot D across from Bloomingdale’s), gives drivers in Southern California unprecedented support for their on-the-go charging needs.
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