WE HAVE COMMITTED TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
Responsible Tourism is mainly conceived with three kinds of responsibilities which are termed as the 'triple bottom-line' : economic responsibility, social responsibility and environmental responsibility. Responsible Tourism generates greater economic benefits to local people and enhances the wellbeing of local communities. It also makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, and maintenance of the world's diversity.
Eco systems and local environments are delicate and interconnected. We have realised that working with the earth is a two way project. To keep things in balance and working well we need to give back as much, perhaps more, than we take from earth.
Recent Kerala Floods have made us realise that if we exploit nature, we invite more natural disasters.
We at Amara have tried and are continuously trying to contribute our bit to promote Responsible Tourism.
We proudly boast that in the entire construction of "Amara Ayurveda Retreat" we have used only Rain Water. Rain water is harvested in the inbuilt/natural pond within the property and used for all construction purpose. We preserve all the rain that we get. It helps us towards greater self sufficiency.
We are conscious of power scarcity and are constantly seeking ways to reduce the use of electricity. All of our hot water is solar powered. In future also we are planning to reduce our dependence on electricity and turn to sun for power.
VERY LITTLE USE OF PLASTIC
Packaged water in plastic bottles has become a big environmental issue for the hospitality industry. In our efforts to reduce our plastic waste burden we now bottle and serve purified fresh water in glass bottles that can be reused.
We have agreed to install Bio-Gas plant for recycling solid food waste into gas also will be using STP for waste water recycling for the gardening.
We respect the culture and social values of Kerala. We support the local economy by offering employment and through the purchase of various local goods and services.