Saturday, December 15, 2012

Kalahari - Being Green

When you think of the impact that one person can have by being green, imagine the impact that Kalahari Resorts with the world's largest indoor water park can have when make it a priority to maintain Eco-friendly practices to help reduce water and energy consumption. They feature low energy consumption water pumps throughout the parks, use low-flow dishwasher spray heads and low-flow shower heads that reduce water consumption by 2.46 million gallons/year. They use roof top solar panels to heat more than 50% of the hot water for the resort's facilities. They use low energy consumption pumps to move the water in the park and are installing massive fans to lower heating costs by pushing the warm air near the ceiling back to floor level. They also are upgrading to digital thermostats in guest rooms.

In fact, they were the winner of the 2006 Partners for Clean Air Recognition Award and continue to lead the hotel industry in energy conservation and reduction of our carbon footprint. They partnered with Clean the World organization, the largest global recycler of hotel amenities, to collect and recycle their resort soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases - helping to prevent the millions of deaths that are caused by hygeine-related illnesses every day.

Personally, I think that it is great that they are doing so much to help keep the planet a great place to live. There are things, like recycling soap and shampoos, that I never would have even thought about, but certainly with all of the 1/2 bottles of shampoo that we have left behind on various stays, I can imagine that it adds up really quickly.

Don't forget, you can still take advantage of the special package offers for A Busy Mom of Two readers at Kalahari Water Park.

No compensation was received for this post. I am participating in a Kalahari posting program through US Family Guides. As a participant, my family will receive a one night stay at Kalahari. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family.