Sustainability & The Moso

Nov 30, 2023

Why should every traveller think about sustainability when booking a holiday? Because each choice we make as travellers has a profound impact on the destinations we visit. Sustainable practices not only preserve the natural beauty of these places but also contribute to the well-being of local communities. By choosing eco-friendly accommodations like The Moso, travellers actively participate in a movement that prioritizes responsible tourism, ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy the wonders of the world. It’s not just a choice; it’s a responsibility we owe to the planet and to the communities that welcome us.

At The Moso Vanuatu, sustainability is not just a concept; it’s a way of life. All building materials were sourced locally within Vanuatu during the resort’s construction. Louvres were crafted from recycled cedar salvaged after Cyclone Pam, and coral excavated from building foundations was repurposed for retaining walls and other structures. The majority of our furniture is locally made, utilizing timber from trees felled during Cyclone Pam or sourced from sustainable local timber.

Investing heavily in solar technology, The Moso now operates on less than 20 litres of diesel per week. Solar-powered systems run water and pool pumps, and new hilltop villas feature heat pump hot water systems to reduce gas usage. Our commitment extends to sourcing locally, with fruits, vegetables, herbs, seafood, beef, prawns, and pork coming from our garden, local fishers, and nearby organic sources.

Lessons learned in gardening have shaped our eco-friendly practices, emphasizing local flora that thrives in our unique microclimate without excessive water usage. Water filtration processes eliminate the need for bottled water, and we actively discourage single-use plastic, providing reusable water bottles instead.

Waste management involves an E-bin septic system that filters waste through a four-chamber process, allowing for the responsible watering of gardens. We opt for metal cans for soft drinks, as metals are recycled locally, and glass bottles are reused. Food scraps are redirected to the local village for pigs and chickens, supporting a sustainable cycle.

Environmental conservation extends to our reefs, urging guests to use reef-friendly sunscreens and avoid touching or walking on coral. We’ve ceased providing snorkels and flippers to reduce environmental impact, encouraging guests to bring their own.

While some hotels greenwash their marketing, incorporating sustainability as mere spin, we not only talk the talk but walk the walk, wholeheartedly dedicated to the sustainable travel process.

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