The threat posed by climate change and the need to preserve natural resources are some of the most important issues facing us today. At Oyster Box, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to confront these problems head-on, and have instituted a Green Team to investigate and implement the ways we can contribute to this global process.
We are committed to our community and dedicated to social responsibility. Supporting local charities, conservation, preservation, nature, heritage and green initiatives including the personal development of each member of the Red Carnation team, is at the heart of everything we do.
Keeping our Local Beach Clean
It is important for us to keep our beaches and ocean clean of rubbish which has a detrimental impact on our environment. Everyone at the hotel gets involved in regular ‘clean-ups’ – even our guests!
For every bucket of rubbish collected from the beach by hotel residents, we offer a complimentary cocktail or milkshake in the bar. Buckets are supplied by the hotel and once returned to reception, they are redeemed for a drink voucher – to enjoy a special beverage as a ‘thank you’ for helping us with our efforts.
The Last Straw
Did you know that the world uses over 500 million unrecyclable plastic straws a day? Plastic straws are one of many types of plastic polluting our earth and harming our wildlife.
They are also one of the top 10 items littering our marine environment. In an effort to reduce plastic waste & protect our environment, we are excited to announce that we have done away with plastic straws!
Supporting Good Causes
The Amy Biehl Foundation is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to prevent youth violence through a holistic approach to youth and community development in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.
The Oyster Box, are proud supporters of Pack for a Purpose - which encourages visitors to pack medical items, pens, toys and more for local communities and help to make a big impact on the lives of children around the world.
From the Blog
From "Me To We"
ME To WE is part of WE, a family of organizations making doing good, doable. WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering domestic and international change. A social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help directly benefit their local communities and the world, their teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education.
The new chocolate bars to be sold in the hotels have been voted the best chocolate in Ecuador. It is ethically sourced, benefits cacao farmers and gives back to WE Village communities – supporting education, health and food programming.
The Green Team
Our green initiatives are all supported and encouraged by Red Carnation Hotels, as a family run brand they are committed to acting sustainably. Red Carnation have reached a number of green milestones and donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to charities such as Great Ormand Street Hospital and The Starlight Foundation.