Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Monday, February 25, 2008

Organic is now Vintage

It is no secret that Maho Bay has a large population of repeat guests. Often times past guests will bring with them t-shirts they purchased on a previous stay. It lets others around camp know that this is not their first rodeo at Maho Bay. People bring back t-shirts they bought 15 and 20 years ago, and now we are bringing them back. The difference is they are now on Organic Cotton. We have chosen several of the "vintage" shirts that guests have worn and had the artwork reproduced. The easy part was choosing which shirts to do, the hard part was getting them done on Organic Cotton. It was a tough battle but Tim, our store manager, was able to overcome and bring us these more eco-friendly versions of things past.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Gone Ketchin

The dock in Cruz Bay has started to smell a lot like a fast food restaurant lately. There is some good news and some bad news. The bad news is its not coming from brand new burger joint. The good news is its not diesel fuel, its Gone Ketchin, a 31' Sport Fishing boat based out of Cruz Bay. Last year Marsha and Capt. Grizz converted one engine, and then two, to run on SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil). They make their weekly rounds to pick up oil that would have otherwise been thrown away from restaurants in town. This has been a win-win situation. The Restaurants previously had to pay someone to properly dispose of their waste oil and Marsha and Grizz used to pay for diesel. Now they gladly haul the oil off for free and use it in lieu of carbon based fuels, I should have added another "win" in there for the environment.
More good news is that the trend is catching on. World Class Anglers is now running 50% vegetable oil as well. As more and more people/businesses become aware of new technologies that are not only affordable, but actually reduce cost and are a benefit to the environment, then change happens and we all benefit.

To plan a fishing trip, contact our activities desk at 340-693-5721 ext 212.

UPDATE: Gone Ketchin is now being supplied with Vegetable Oil from the Pavilion Restaurant at Maho Bay!