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GREEN PRACTICES

Turtle Bay Resort embodies the spirit of its North Shore legacy, the culture of respect and responsibility established by the ancient Hawaiians. In 2009, a Green Committee was created to make the resort a leader in sustainability and reduce its carbon footprint. “These conservation projects are helping us be more ‘green’ with our operations, as we fulfill our vision for a more sustainable future of Turtle Bay Resort and contribute to the State’s goal of reaching 70% energy independence by 2030,” said Vice President of Real Estate for Replay Resorts Scott McCormack.

STOKE Certified

STOKE is the world’s first sustainability certification program for surf and ski tourism operators. STOKE looks at more than 140 quantifiable measures and 320 indicators of sustainability specifically designed for the surf tourism sector.  To be certified a resort must (amongst many other things) dispose of liquid and solid waste effectively, use available renewable energy sources and reduce their carbon footprint, harvest and conserve rainwater, contribute to environmental conservation, pay fair wages through legal contracts with benefits, support  local businesses, contribute to local cultural activities and respect local customs, as well as enforcing proper surf etiquette.

Trip Advisor Award

For Turtle Bay’s green practices and commitment to enhancing those practices, Trip Advisor CEO and Co-Founder Stephen Kaufer awarded the resort with the Platinum Green Leaders Award in 2014 & Silver Green Leaders Award 2013.

Solar Rooftop

In December 2013, Turtle Bay became the first Oahu resort with a solar roof installation. The energy savings are immense, reducing the amount of fossil fuel usage equivalent to 4.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the next ten years. That’s equivalent to planting 350 acres of forest. Our new roof also saves 1,000 barrels of oil annually, otherwise needed for electricity production.

Lighting Retrofits

Nearly 70% of the Resort’s lighting has been converted to Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (CFL’s), for a decrease of 12% of wattage used during the first year. The remaining 30% of the building is scheduled to begin shortly.

Resort Wide Recycling

Resort-wide recycling has gone full-effect, with an average increase of 1.8 tons of recycling over the last two years. Trash numbers have also gone down 0.4 tons each month. Recycling collection centers are located in designated areas of the Resort for both guests and employees.

Food Waste

Turtle Bay Resort has teamed up with local organizations to feed the hungry across the North Shore by donating bulk leftover meals from banquet functions. Foods unsafe for such practices are discarded and used by local farms.

Waste to Waves - Trash to Surfboards

The mission of Waste to Waves is to divert dumpsters full of E.P.S. (aka “Styrofoam”) from the landfill or incinerator but rather into surfboards. What is needed is to sift through dumpsters, remove tape and anything attached to the EPS, and bag it up.  At that point it is sent to Pacific Allied Products and processed to become a perfectly good surfboard blank ready for the shaper.  Learn More Here >>

 

Restrooms and Showers

Restrooms and showers throughout have been upgraded to reduce water usage in toilets, urinals, and showers. With the upgrade, water usage has significantly decreased.

Linen Program

Our linen program has proven its success through the appreciation of our guests. Our practice of changing bed linens every third day of a guest’s stay has allowed our linen company to reduce the amount of water and detergent used. In addition, only towels left in the bathtub are replaced. Request for changes to this practice are rarely received.

Post Consumer Biodegradable Items

To reduce plastic and Styrofoam products, all cups in our restaurants and outlets are either washable and reusable or are made from corn-based or post-consumer materials, which break down quicker. Dialog has begun to switch plastic cutlery to corn-based.

Energy Management System

An Energy Management System automates chillers and air conditioning systems in areas not in use. Each room has been fitted with a special monitor that allows for the setting of room temperature upon check-in or before the start of a function/event.

Bio-Diesel Conversion

Sharing in the mission of preserving our natural resources, the resort has partnered with nearby Brigham Young University, Hawai’i, in turning the hundreds of gallons of oil used in our kitchen into bio-diesel used by the University to fuel its fleet of vehicles.

Green Waste

The bulk of green waste from foliage is turned into mulch, while a small amount is used in our composting area. Our landscaping company mixes green compost with horse manure from our stables for planting material.

Organic/Locally Grown Produce

A part of being green is using local and organic produce. We’re very pleased to have partnerships with the North Shore’s many farmers, using their fresh produce in our restaurants, of which 80% are organic.

Pool Conversion

Both Resort pools have been converted to use natural salt water rather than chemically-based chlorine. The saline system eliminates the need to manufacture, transport, and store pool chlorine that is not as friendly to the environment.

Beach Clean Ups

Turtle Bay staff participate in monthly clean ups of nearly 5 miles of shoreline and partner with Sustainable Coastlines, Da Hui, and other environmental groups in their Beach Clean programs.  During events such as the Wanderlust Festival a Beach Cleanup hosted by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii takes guests on an adventure to a deserted beach where we they show the Kahuku Coastline some love by removing as much marine debris as they can. They will recycle most of the debris through thier partnership with Method Home and also collect debris to create art during the Wanderlust Festival and for educational outreach events.

Hawaii Green Business Program

Turtle Bay is a proud to be a recognized member of the Hawaii Green Business Program (HGBP), which assists businesses that strive to operate in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Green Eco-Leaf Rating

Turtle Bay Resort has earned a prestigious 4 Green Eco-Leaf rating by completing a 70 point comprehensive eco-audit survey administered by iStayGreen.org, the online social network of environmentally friendly travel.

Wastewater Treatment

Our Wastewater Treatment program treats sewage from the Resort, the treated water is then used to maintain The Courses at Turtle Bay.

E-Vehicle Charging Stations

There are four E-Vehicle charging stations available complimentary for Resort Guests.

Native Planting

Resort employees particpate in Native Planting days to beautify the grounds.

 

INQUIRIES?

REFERENCE MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUESTCONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION >> 

  • “This hotel is located right on the water. Every room is nice and has a beautiful view. Staff was friendly and service was excellent. Have been here twice and plan on going back! Would definitely recommend this hotel.”

    Jade P.
  • “Everything was wonderful! Could not have asked for a better room, view, beach, property, staff and restaurants! The north shore is definitely the place to stay! I could not imagine staying in the hustle of Waikiki so I am very glad we chose Turtle Bay!”

    HHowell55
  • “My partner and I had never been to Hawaii, but we decided to get married there. Amazing experience, but one of the best parts of our trip was our 2 night stay at Turtle Bay resort. Day 2 found us at the activity center making a reservation for a horse back ride along the beach!! Turns out we were the only 2 booked so we got a private ride with the best guide ever!!! Carlos was awesome..very knowledgeable about the island and horses being the true cowboy that he is!!! We rode through movie scenes and I got to ride Tom..Turtle Bay Resorts very own horse movie star! Thanks for an amazing experience Carlos..Mary and I will see you again soon!!!”

    Mary G
  • “The best place to be in Hawaii. Perfect location and beautiful people. You can't beat the sunset from the pool with a cocktail in your hand. Oh...and if you surf....you must stay here...don't even think of going to Hawaii and not staying at Turtle Bay Resort. ..you will know what I mean when you get there.”

    STBCS
  • “We ABSOLUTELY LOVE this PLACE! We have never stayed at this resort, and was told there was some major Rennovations done over the years, this Place has the most beautiful surrounding views this island has to offer, on every side of the Resort. Resort Location is also away from the Concrete Jungle, and located on GODS COUNTRY side of the Island where it is always Green! The Resort's Decor and Interior are Top Notch!”

    Austin L.
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