taking responsibility for our carbon footprint
Our mission to protect the world’s richest reefs is meaningless if we do not take immediate and decisive action to reduce our CO2 emissions and their resultant effect on climate change. Our goal is to reduce our footprint by 20% each year, getting as close to zero as possible by 2022.
We are inspired by Greta Thunberg, the 16 year-old climate change warrior and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate who has mobilised the world’s youth with her relentless skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate). As she so wisely said in her 23 April 2019 speech to British MPs at the Houses of Parliament,
Avoiding climate breakdown will require cathedral thinking. We must lay the foundation while we may not know exactly how to build the ceiling.
We continue to look for solutions to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. These are some of the actions we have taken to reduce our carbon footprint:
Shifting to Renewable Energy:
Misool Resort installed a 125Kwp photovoltaic system with 168Kwh lithium ion battery storage in 2018, which will reduce our consumption of diesel fuel by 60%. This was a USD 530,000 investment in our future.
we are moving towards Phase Two, in which we will install another 200Kwp of solar panels and 180Kwh of batteries. This will reduce our consumption of diesel fuel by 81% and will require a further USD 550,000 investment.
we have ordered an 11 meter electric dive catamaran, which we expect to arrive in late 2019
we are currently working on a 7 meter electric snorkel catamaran
we have replaced older 2-stroke outboard engines to more fuel efficient 4-stroke engines
we aim to phase out all petrol engines at the resort by 2022.
we have swapped our LPG Water Heaters to Solar Powered Water Heaters. They are already installed on the dive centre and all Water Cottage roofs, and will soon be installed on all other accommodations.
we launched a hydroponics project on the island in late 2018. We expect our first harvest in late 2019. This will greatly reduce the amount fuel consumed to transport produce, as well as decreasing wastage and improving quality.
from 2018 onwards, we will offset all flights taken by our staff for work.
please consider offsetting the carbon footprint for your flights as well (make sure cookies are enabled on your browser):