Southern Cross Club gets renewed Green Globe certification
Southern Cross Club on Little Cayman has once again received the Green Globe stamp of approval as resort whose operations are environmentally sustainable.
Southern Cross has been a proud Green Globe member for years and as early as 2004, the resort installed solar panels as part of its conservation efforts. In addition, energy-efficient air conditioners and toilets in all guest units along with strict monitoring of the water and electricity use have been integral to operations at the hotel. An organic garden that grows vegetables and herbs along with waste sorting, reuse and recycling also add the its efforts to be kind to the environment.
“We are all very proud at Southern Cross Club to earn the prestigious Green Globe re-certification. We are one of the few certified resorts in the Cayman Islands, and the only one in the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman,” stated Jennifer Mills, Manger of Southern Cross.
“Working with Green Globe has been extremely beneficial, as it provides us with coherent guidelines and the framework, allowing us to define and improve our environmental activities,” she added.
She said, “Earlier this year, in July, we took home the CEPTS Stingray Award, the highest honor given by the Cayman Island Tourism Association (CITA) for exceptionally good stewardship of the environment and an ongoing commitment to preserving it. All of us at Southern Cross Club feel that Little Cayman is a very special place and all of us are proud to call it home. We understand that it is vital to ensure the preservation of this beautiful little island for future generations. The Green Globe recertification signifies that we are doing the right thing for the environment of Little Cayman and the local community.”
The Green Globe Standard is a collection of 337 compliance indicators applied to 41 individual sustainability criteria. The applicable indicators vary by type of certification, geographical area as well as local factors. The Green Globe Standard is reviewed and updated twice per calendar year, according to information published by the organisation.
Southern Cross Club has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Cayman Islands; however, just of the beach is the protected sea grass, which teems with fish of all types. The hotel has kept this as a protected area and have not fought to have it changed or touched, making their conservation efforts genuinely deserving of any award that they receive.