Half Moon is mindful of the importance of sustaining the environment for the benefit of citizens, guests and future generations. We are committed to the protection and preservation of our environment and endeavor to incorporate as best as possible those practices that will achieve those objectives.
A Green Globe certified resort, we have a dedicated team of staff volunteers headed by our Environmental Manager whose mission is to spearhead, maintain, teach and institute environmental best practices both at the resort and in designated local communities. In addition to managing the resort’s environmental programme, the team identifies environmental risks, records and monitors environmental impacts and implements environmental and sustainability measures.
Some of our environmental and sustainability practices include:
Half Moon’s eco-friendly operations go hand-in-hand with its community outreach programmes that are supported equally by management and staff. In the last few years, Half Moon completed several environmental projects that allowed guests and staff to give back to local communities whether through donating time, goods or money to local programmes.
The Pack for a Purpose programme gives travelers the opportunity to contribute to the needs of the less fortunate children in the countries they visit. Half Moon is partnering with the neighboring Barrett Town All-Age School and invites you to join the mission to assist the over 300 students between the ages of six and 14 enrolled at the school. The current staff population of 13 teachers welcomes donations of school supplies that would include notebooks, pencils pens, erasers, crayons, rulers etc. View instructions on "How to Pack for a Purpose".
In April 2011, Half Moon initiated the Guest Dollar Donation Programme where guests visiting the resort were invited to donate US$1 per room, per night to implement a mooring buoy system deployment at the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust. The Trust, which has been operating for over 20 years, Is responsible for implementing measures to protect and restore a healthy eco-system in the resort town of Montego Bay.
If you would like to learn more about the Half Moon’s environmental programmes, please contact our Environmental Officer at (876) 953-2211, ext. 6759 or by e-mail.