Sustainability

General

  • All organic waste is composted and used in our gardens.
  • All efforts are made to purchase only products that can be recycled.
  • All sodas and beer are purchased in returnable bottles.
  • Drinking water is filtered and we provide guests with reusable water bottles.
  • Grey water and black water are separated.
  • Energy efficient refrigerators and freezer.
  • Energy efficient lighting.
  • Use of fresh vegetables and fruit instead of canned products.
  • We provide organic fish, chickens and eggs from our local neighbors.
  • Fruit and vegetables are grown on site without the use of pesticides or commercial fertilizer.
  • All natural juices are made at Tropical Tree Climbing from our various tropical fruits.
  • Gardens and landscaping are fertilized with natural compost and manure.

Community

  • All employees are hired knowing personable guest interaction is part of the job description.
  • Classes in English are provided for employees.
  • Sales of local Amazonian artwork and handicrafts of indigenous tribes benefit them directly.
  • Education in best practices to all employees. Waste reduction, recycling, energy management, composting and water conservation are some of the subjects. This in turn influences not just our employees but the attitudes and social habits of their extended families.
  • Invite guests to interact with our employees and their families to learn about the people and culture.

Conservation

We encourage scientific and conservation efforts on our property to study the unique flora and fauna in the tropical primary rainforest of Tropical Tree Climbing.

With more lodges and private property owners involved we can obtain a much better idea of the health of the primary rainforests that was not available before.

Next Steps

  • Energy will be supplied by hybrid systems of solar power and hydro.
  • Hot water is provided by passive solar heaters that only heat when the water is turned on.
  • One on-site bio-digester will treat the liquid animal waste through anaerobic bacterial action producing methane gas which is then used for cooking and heating in the kitchen. The final ‘cured’ liquid is an excellent fertilizer which we apply regularly to the grazing fields, supporting the nutrient density of these grazing spaces throughout the property.