November 12, 2019

Kivhan musicians & sponsors launch water tank

The musicians community water project, based in Ialuwalu village at Loukatai area on the island of Tanna, was finally launched on Thursday this week 7th November 2019. A 10,000L tank now supplies water to a population of approximately 3000 villagers, through the Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan association and co partners […]
November 7, 2019

PNG bans plastic bag imports

A total ban on single use plastic bags in Papua New Guinea will come into effect on the 31st of January next year. The Post Courier reports the environment minister, Geoffrey Kama, made the announcement in a media release on Friday Mr Kama said the government banned the importation of […]
November 7, 2019

ADB gives Tuvalu solar energy grant

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $US6 million grant to Tuvalu for renewable energy. The bank said the grant would improve the climate resilience of Tuvalu’s energy sector and reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Its aim is to increase the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources […]
October 24, 2019

$US29 million allocated for Marshall Islands’ seawall

President Hilda Heine said that meant the country would be better placed to deal with the impacts of climate change. It was part of the Pacific Resilience Project, she said, which aims to strengthen warning systems, establish climate resilient investments on the shore, and to improve responses. Finance Minister Brenson […]
October 8, 2019

Farmers and chefs link up to form new culinary force

The direct relationship between the farmers who grow our food and chefs who prepare it was celebrated with a new alliance formed at the Chef and Mamas Cook Off Competition at the Orator Hotel yesterday. Chefs from restaurants across Samoa worked with farmers to bring a three course meal to […]
October 4, 2019

Sustainable Tourism Development dependent on Cooperation and Commitment

At the 29th meeting of the SPTO Council of Ministers held in Alofi, Niue, the Ministers were urged to take up stronger cooperation and commitment to the sustainable development of the Pacific Tourism industry, the lifeline for so many of our Pacific Island countries and territories. The comments were made […]
October 1, 2019

Raffe Hotels & Resorts recycling all plastic bottles

Raffe Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce that Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort and Fiji Gateway Hotel have started recycling 100% of the plastic bottles consumed at their respective property from 1 October 2019. All three Raffe Hotels & Resorts properties are working with local partners Mission Pacific […]
September 26, 2019

Fiji PM announces plan to plant 30 million trees

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has announced a plan to plant about 30 million trees in response to the climate crisis. PAC News reported he made the announcement at the World Leaders for Nature event in New York. Mr Bainimarama said the trees would be planted over the next 15 years, […]
September 11, 2019

Fiji’s Kokomo Private Island Resort Invests Further in Environmental Sustainability with South Pacific’s First Acoustic Manta Tagging Project

Kokomo Private Island, Fiji’s most exclusive private island resort has partnered with the world’s leading manta ray research and conservation charities to launch the South Pacific Acoustic Manta Tagging Project.
September 6, 2019

CLIA Shares Their Sustainability Resources with Cruise Liners

More than 40 million people are tipped to take a cruise each year by 2030, CLIA’s Global Chair Adam Goldstein told Cruise360 on Friday. But with the enormous potential that cruising offers come equally significant responsibilities to minimise our industry’s impact on the environment and communities we visit, Goldstein said. […]
September 4, 2019

8th Pacific Environment Forum Focuses On Tackling Plastic Pollution

The 8th Pacific Environment Forum (PEF) convened in Apia on Monday morning, bringing together representatives of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)’s Pacific island countries and territories, non-governmental organisations, private sector, communities and partners to engage in a more informal dialogue prior to the 29th SPREP Meeting […]
August 29, 2019

Declaring urgent climate change action is a signal of strength

Pacific Island Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor has called for island nations to unite against the threat of climate change. OPINION: It was indeed an emotional moment when Pacific Leaders and delegates were greeted by small children of Tuvalu – submerged in water surrounding a model of their sinking islands […]
August 20, 2019

Daku goes green

Daku Resort is nestled along the main highway a few minutes away from Savusavu Town in Fiji. The resort boasts spacious beachside bures, self-contained villas and eco-friendly houses that caters for backpackers, family retreats and couples getaways.With about a 8–9 hour journey beginning with a 2 hour bus ride to […]
August 1, 2019

Pacific Island States Declare Climate Crisis

A ‘climate crisis’ has been declared in a special session during the 5th Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit and first Conference, echoing the global movement declaring ‘climate emergency.’ The PIDF Leaders’ Summit had representation from 10 of the 14 member states, which are most at risk to climate […]
July 30, 2019

Tuvalu bans single use plastic from August 1

A single use plastic ban and importation levy comes into force in Tuvalu from the beginning of August to help deal with waste in the small remote islands. It’s hoped the new measures will ease pressure on an overflowing rubbish dump on Fogafale where most of the population lives. Single […]
July 25, 2019

NZ company completes solar project in Cooks

New Zealand company Infratec has completed a $US10.8 million Asian Development Bank project to deliver reliable renewable energy to four islands in the southern Cook Islands. Over the past two years Infratec has designed and delivered solar mini grids and new underground network distribution systems on Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke and […]
July 24, 2019

Palau Wins PATA Gold Award

Palau’s Airai State Cultural Tour won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award along with 28 other destinations for its promotion of community-based tourism. PATA announced the winners on July 15, revealing four PATA Grand awardees and 29 Gold awardees who will be given the accolades during the PATA […]
July 19, 2019

Young Pacific Leaders Carbon Offsetting Project

As part of our ever evolving efforts to ensure a healthier and greener earth we, the Sinalei team, were delighted to take part in this years Carbon offsetting drive initiated by the Young Pacific Leaders Program and supported by The US Embassy, Samoa, The Ministry of Natural Resource & Environment, […]
July 19, 2019

Testimonial from Tuvalu on SPTO Training

Lita Pita is the proprietor of Afelita Island Resort in Funafuti, Tuvalu. She was one of the participants at the SPTO convened training in June for  hotel staff, communities and youth groups focused on Food and Beverage, Food Safety and Handling and Customer Service.  Held in Funafuti, it was a […]
July 18, 2019

Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises Brand Presents Latest Sustainability Report

AIDA Cruises, the German brand of Carnival Corporation & plc, documented further progress on its path toward emission-neutral cruising in the latest edition of “AIDA cares.” As early as 2023, 94% of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas […]
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