The following actions are part of the Positive Carbon Program and are based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Global Compact Principles, and prioritization according to MSCI ESG.
SDG 6.3: Protection of water quality through compliance with legal standards, wastewater treatment, and the use of biodegradable products.
SDG 6.4: Sustainable water and water resource management through organizational practices that reduce consumption, utilize innovative technologies, and promote reuse. We recommend the following technologies and actions for water conservation WaterSense | US EPA.
SDG 6.6: Support for a strategy to improve local watershed conditions Recurso Hídrico - Área de Conservación Guanacaste (acguanacaste.ac.cr).
SDG 7.2: Adoption of vehicles that use renewable energy, based on hydrogen fuel cell technology, supporting the technological development of Ad Astra Rocket (https://www.adastrarocket.com/cr/) and as a founding member of the Hydrogen Alliance (https://alianzaporelhidrogeno.cr/).
SDG 7.3: Implementation of energy-efficient consumption strategies through technological and organizational innovations. We encourage you to follow the following recommendations for energy reduction: Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Energy Use | US EPA.
SDG 12.5: Comprehensive waste management based on the principles of Waste Hierarchy and Circular Economy. Follow these tips for proper waste management: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | US EPA and raise awareness about sustainable consumption and production: briefings.pdf (oneplanetnetwork.org).
SDG 13: Support for national climate action commitments through the Carbon Neutrality Country Program - Climate Change Directorate (cambioclimatico.go.cr). Also, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from the entire vehicle fleet through carbon credits: UCC FONAFIFO | Website for Environmental Services Payments in the Guanacaste project: https://www.fonafifo.go.cr/media/3545/proyecto-guanacaste-2022.pdf. We encourage you to calculate your carbon footprint for your travels and offset it through the Climate-Conscious Travelers initiative by CANAECO: https://www.canaeco.org/index.php/en/projects/climate-conscious-travelers. We urge you to raise awareness for climate action: What Is Climate Change? | United Nations.
SDG 13.1: Implementation of a Roadmap for Adaptation: Pilot Project for the Creation of Roadmaps for Adaptation and Decarbonization in the Commerce Sector to Achieve Net Zero - NDC Action Project (unep.org), leading to anticipation and resilience building.
SDG 13.3: Procurement of innovative technological solutions in transportation operations as a targeted action to mitigate GHG emissions and transition in the long term according to scientifically-based criteria: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/. We are also in the process of becoming a committed signatory to the Glasgow Declaration, led by UWTO and One Planet, through the Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency initiative: Declaration of Glasgow on Climate Action in Tourism | Sustainable Tourism (unwto.org).
SDG 14.1: Prevention and reduction of ocean pollution, especially from microplastics and single-use plastics, through Circular Economy principles. We are also in the process of becoming a committed signatory to the initiative led by UWTO and One Planet to reduce plastics in the tourism sector: Global Tourism Plastics Initiative | One Planet network. We encourage you to adopt new habits to limit your plastic footprint: Visual Feature | Beat Plastic Pollution (unep.org).
SDG 14.4: Support for awareness initiatives to influence business models that do not fundamentally alter pressures on ocean ecosystems by promoting responsible consumption: Responsible consumption - MarViva. We encourage you to use the traffic light guide for responsible fish consumption: Traffic Light Guide - MarViva.
SDG 15.1, 15.2: Support for the restoration of native forests in grasslands and degraded lands in the Guanacaste Conservation Area: Restoration and Forestry Program - Guanacaste Conservation Area (acguanacaste.ac.cr). Also, support for preventive and adaptive programs for the protection of natural resources that may be affected by anthropogenic factors and related to climate change: Fire Management Program - Programa Manejo del Fuego - Área de Conservación Guanacaste (acguanacaste.ac.cr). We encourage you to be a responsible tourist when visiting Protected Wild Areas, following these recommendations: Consejos Turísticos (sinac.go.cr) y Stop Animals Selfies (stopanimalselfies.org)..
SDG 15.7: Support for programs against the illegal trafficking of wildlife: Campaña: Mi Hábitat es mi hogar - Área de Conservación Guanacaste (acguanacaste.ac.cr). We urge you to report illegal wildlife trafficking through the following link: https://www.sitada.go.cr/denunciasPublico/ and stay informed about the global conservation status of wildlife species: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
We encourage you to support these initiatives and programs.