Tryall Club Receives Environmental Sustainability Award
Due to its commitment and dedication to sustainability, The Tryall Club Jamaica was awarded the Environmental Sustainability Award by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) during the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF). The Tryall Club’s commitment to sustainability began years ago and has included an extensive guiding hand by Caribbean sustainability expert, Denaye Hinds, of OBMI.
Denaye has been providing environmental auditing and recommendations to The Tryall Club since 2011, which has in turn rocketed the Club to its recent awards as one of the most environmentally and community-driven properties in all of the Caribbean. Among Denaye’s recommendations were new initiatives regarding biodiversity, protection of the property’s backlands, and far-reaching recycling programs, as well as improving private owner’s engagement with sustainability programs overall. One program Denaye and The Tryall Club are most passionate about is the incorporation of cultural heritage and an emphasis on the site’s history while staying true to social sustainability. Other recommendations the Club has embraced include energy and water saving programs not only pertaining to their guest rooms, but also regarding the property’s homeowners.
Shaku Ramcharan, Environmental and Conservation Manager at The Tryall Club went further, “Denaye is a true green mentor. The knowledge, experience, and sheer energy she brings to conservation and sustainability work is awe-inspiring and worthy of its own award.”
The CHTA CHIEF awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations, and companies in the Caribbean, which have developed unique and attractive tourism products or are engaged in implementing sustainable tourism-related initiatives, that embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values. One initiative that directly represents this vision is the development of a program that gives back to the community, positioning The Tryall Club at the forefront of sustainability in the Caribbean region.