Decorative lagoons throughout the golf course collect rain water and store it to be subsequently used to feed the lawns. As a part of the project, thirty percent of the grounds have been set aside as a green area reserve.
Flora and Fauna
One of the resort's objectives is to take care of and respect the local flora and fauna. One of the activities that visitors may enjoy is bird watching. More than 150 species of endemic birds have been registered.
Trash is adequately handled at the resort. Several products, such as glass, cardboard, plastic and aluminum, are collected, classified and recycled. The Recycling Committee has provided training among the employees who participate in classifying waste.
The Recycling Project, in its initial stage, is located in El Porvenir, a neighboring community. This program is coordinated with students of the Instituto Basico. In addition, everything is managed by a person in the Supervised Professional Practice Program of the San Carlos de Guatemala University.
Native tree seeds are collected and planted in the reforestation areas to preserve the species.
There is a nursery where native tree seeds are reproduced. These trees include species such as: Chaperno, Aguacatío, Chapernío, Tempisque and Oak.
The Health Project
The Health Project is in its initial stages at the resort. There is a nurse and a medical team for primary care. The second stage consists of a medical clinic, a doctor and permanent attention to clients, members, visitors and collaborators.
The population of El Porvenir has access to a medical clinic and a dental clinic attended by an EPS (Supervised Professional Practice) who provides medical care to all community members and to the collaborators. Special care is provided to El Porvenir's children, who get free medical attention.
The community counts on the support of a social worker actively participating with the population in development programs. Her contribution follows a plan to approach and sensitize the population. Preventive and curative health efforts, educational talks, community organization and a production mini-project are carried out with a group of women that makes candles the hotel then purchases.
Field personnel, who have not had the opportunity to go to school, are taught reading and writing. It is a permanent program and classes are supported by the Ministry of Education through the National Literacy Campaign CONALFA. The land for the school was donated to the Village El Porvenir and construction has been endorsed. In the second stage of the plan, additional modules will be built for classrooms and activity rooms, workshops and more. A computer laboratory was constructed to house forty computers, which will also have Internet access. Equipment and furniture are being installed at this time.
To learn more about eco-friendly practices at La Reunion Golf Resort & Residences, please read our Sustainability brochure.