Six Senses Launches Earth Lab


Six Senses is going even greener with the recent launch of Earth Lab, created to track and promote in-house sustainability efforts across all its properties worldwide. Here, guests can join workshops to learn simple ways to live more sustainably and take a closer look at the brand’s impressive range of initiatives: harnessing renewable energy from biomass and solar power, developing natural insecticides and cleaning solutions to replace harmful chemical agents, and much more. At Earth Lab, bees are kept to pollinate local crops and produce honey for resort restaurants—which source their fruit and vegetables from in-house organic gardens—while oils are extracted from plants for spa treatments. Six Senses’ zero-waste policy is also a major talking point, with landscaping waste fed to milk-producing goats, and in places where recycling is not available, crushed glass is reused in flower pots, paving stones, and light fixtures. For an unconventional souvenir, Earth Lab’s seed bank allows you to take samples and grow organic produce back home—a process made easier with its DIY videos on Youtube.

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2017 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Trash to Treasure”).

 

Share this Article

Related Posts

A Closer Look at Six Senses Duxton’s Orientalist Charms

The Six Senses group has made its long-awaited debut in Singapore with an intimate heritage property...

Six Senses Zighy Bay Unveils New-Look Villas

Travelers have much to look forward to in the multi-bedroom lodgings at this eco-luxe resort in nort...

Hot New Hotels: Six Senses Shaharut

This just-opened desert retreat offers a serene escape amid the biblical landscapes of southern Isra...

Six Senses Krabey Island Debuts in Cambodia

Rather than making a bold architectural statement, the resort is decidedly low-key, tucking 40 minim...

Six Senses Fort Barwara Debuts in Rajasthan

The eco-chic hospitality brand’s first Indian outpost offers up a balance of historical charm and ...

How to Maintain Your Wellness on a Trip

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, here are 12 ways to keep your health and well-being goal...