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Together for Curaçao

Morena Eco Resort
Preferred Partner of the month March

 

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Our goal:

Morena has chosen to work on a project with local recycle company Green Phenix to inspire honest work and economic growth (SDG 8) and at the same time use their innovative work methods (SDG 12) to stimulate a circular economy.
 

Why is Morena Resort partnering with Water Refill Program Curaçao?

As the first certified ECO resort on Curacao (2009) we encountered a lot of struggles in our certification processes, because Curacao was behind on a lot of things. The innovative and so much needed initiatives from as well D-Tap as Green Phenix, make it possible for companies/hotels/resorts to really improve in being sustainable, and they create the awareness on the island which is much needed.

 

Since the start of D-Tap we are selling the D-Bottles to our guests and we are one of the refill stations on the island. The Water Refill Program supports in minimizing the use of single use plastic but also creates island wide awareness, which is being supported by different partners. This collaboration of partners from different branches creates a strong platform, that together with the adaption of the different SDG’s by each partner will have a big impact.

Morena Eco Resort 

Our vision is to be the best choice for the eco-traveler in Curaçao, by combining sustainability and luxury as much as possible. We want to keep our golden eco awards (Travelife, Green Globe and GreenKey) and perhaps add others.

The mission of Morena Resort is creating the ultimate experience for our guests where sustainability, service, quality and safety are top priority and we strive to improve every year. We pursue the established objectives and strategy, for the implementation of our ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ towards employees and guests, but also towards the local and global community in general.

To obtain our mission and vision we believe in our core values and trust that our employees contribute to these:

  • Guest and service orientation

  • Emphasis on sustainability

  • Cooperation and teamwork

  • Honesty and trust

  • Quality minded
     

Therefore, at Morena Resort:

  1. We actively contribute to the development of our expertise and the transfer of our knowledge to others who want to learn.                                                                                                                                                                            

  2. We inform our partners that we take Corporate Social Responsibility.

  3. We make clear agreements with the customers, clients and/or suppliers for the quality of our services and monitor the quality we provide.  

  4. We determine the social impact of our services and reduce it as much as possible where a negative impact, such as fraudulent behavior, harassment and child labor.

  5. We provide a voluntary contribution to charities through donations and sponsorship and/or by volunteering.  

  6. We continuously work on reducing the environmental impact of our business      

  7. We continuously work on improving our procurement process when it comes to purchasing of materials and services with an environmental and/or social label.       

 

Water Refill Program Curaçao and Morena Resort forces to adopt a sustainble goal together

The 'Water Refill Program Curaçao' started out as a pilot in June 2019. During the lockdown, D-TAP Foundation has converted their findings into a renewed policy. Through the 'Water Refill Program', there is a broader commitment to a more sustainable Curaçao, both short term and long term. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations became the compass of the program.

 

Core values of the program are:
1. Environmental protection

2. Social development

3. Economic Development

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Scan & Go 

D-TAP water bottle

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  • Find your nearest Refill station with the QR codes

  • Discover the island with the QR codes (tourist attractions)

  • Hire a 100% electric car with the QR codes

  • Keep informed of 'up to date' island info (with the QR codes)

  • The map on the bottle guides you through Willemstad

  • Explore the best Instagram Spots in Willemstad

  • Your water stays ice cold for up to 24 hrs and hot for up to 12 hrs

  • The best gift or souvenir to bring home 

  • Worldwide refill program

  • We donate 5% to Green Phenix Curaçao 

A more sustainable Curaçao

This water refill program is one of the strongest sustainable programs in tourism. Connection is key in achieving a healthier and happier world.

 

The newly designed  'D-TAP Curaçao bottle' is the best way to discover the city on a sustainable way.  Ideal for travelers, nomads, and explorers. Scan & go, buy tickets, receive route directions and explore all Curaçao highlights. 

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Charity partner

Green Phenix our Charity Partner for Curaçao 2021!

Groene Phenix is ​​a social enterprise that converts plastic waste into new useful products and creates a circular economy in the Caribbean. Their service helps to create new jobs in Curaçao while reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and the environment

Where to buy or to refill your bottle in Curaçao

Scan or click 
to find your nearest refill location 

REFILL - REUSE - REDUCE

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Every city or country has it own special edition design bottle, designed by a local artist or illustrator. With this special edition bottle we want to create awarenesses for their work and art sector. Art is a vital element for our community. It strengthens local economies and creates jobs for people who care about the community. It is a great way for people  to learn about (their) culture, enjoy artistic experiences, support the  economy and being sustainable by using a reusable water bottle. 

Local art  

CARMABI education
Charity partner special edition

By purchasing the special edition D-TAP water bottle from Curaçao you. donate to CARMABI education. They informs school children about the importance of nature and our environment and the protection, conservation and sustainable development of the island. They do so by providing programs in the field, in the classroom, providing educational materials for schools and make information accessible for the youth.

 

Our donation will be used to expand the school education program for local children in the Savonet Museum located in “Landhuis Savonet” inside the Christoffel Park.

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Our other Preffered Partners in Curaçao

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Robbin Vogels (Avila Beach Hotel), Yvette Bakker- Kloos (D-Bottle), Robert de Wolf (TUI), Michael de Sola (MCB Bank), Giselle McWilliam (parlementslid), Jetti Kromkamp (Dolphin Suites), Eva Meijer (Morena Eco Resort), Cor Hameete (Carmabi education), Kris Bouwstra (Dynaf), Sabine Berendse (Green Phenix) en Lara Melkert (D-Bottle). 

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By working together we contribute to 9 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Curaçao