Asta's concern for
the environment has caused a number of developments.
aquarium has been created offshore in an artificial reef
where hundreds of fish now live. Asta provides food for these
gardens now cover the entire centre of the property, with
trees and plants labeled for the convenience of the guests.
Asta is a member of the Green Hotels Association of
the United States as well as the Caribbean Alliance for
Sustainable Tourism (CAST). Asta is Green Globe 21 Certified.
our Green Globe Certificate of Registration.
Green Globe 21 programme is designed to make the participating
hotels truly friends of the environment and the community in
which we live. Beside the reduction and/or elimination of
wastage and garbage, it also addresses the health and safety
issues that confront our staff, guests and community. Our
concerns and committments are summed up in our Environmental
Mission Statement below:
Asta Beach Resort resolves
to continually review our operations and policies to ensure
that we maintain optimal efficiency. We are committed to
ensuring that all our practices are benficial to the local
environment and community. We will abide by all laws and
regulations that have been established by our government. We
will practice the efficient utilization of our resources and
we will continually educate staff and guests on the need to
protect the earth that we occupy.
Asta is also a
member of the Barbados Marine Trust, an organisation dedicated
to promoting environmentally and socially-sustainable use of
the Marine areas of Barbados. The Trust plays a major role in
assisting the Government of Barbados in the implementation of
marine management initiatives. Protecting our reefs ensures
that our economy, community, and the livelihoods of our people
are sustained. The Trust intends to implement a long-term
plan, which will enable us to educate the population in
particular our children on the importance of, and need for a
permanent policy for the future of our marine resources.
We have embarked on a Reef Ball project. The main
objectives of the project are:
- To improve the marine environment for present and future
generations and in particular to increase the biodiversity
in the area.
- To improve the species variety and population density of
all marine life, fish, corals sponges etc. in the area.
- To use local knowledge and experience to restore the
ailing marine environment in the most cost effective manner.
- The ecological enhancement of the area.
- To mimic the natural environment in an area which is the
least polluted in Barbados.
- To create an environment which will enhance the Food
Fish population of the area.
- To create an awareness of the marine environment and to
use the local Fishing Community /Diving /Dive Boat/ Cruise
Operators/ Pleasure Craft operators/ Water Sports
Operators/Hotels/ as Reef Police to ensure the success of
- To use this project as a means of monitoring reef
development for future generations.