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How Dominica Plans to Become the First Climate Resilient Nation in the World

Rich in lush, unspoiled landscape, the Caribbean nation of Dominica is proudly known as the “Nature Island”—a title that the country does not carry lightly. Recently, in an effort to preserve the island nation’s cherished flora and fauna, the government announced that it intends to completely ban common plastics, single-use Styrofoam cups and Styrofoam food containers by January 2019. Combating plastic waste is a major step towards Dominica’s larger sustainability initiative.

A Global Movement

Countries, cities and large companies all over the world have taken a stand to ban or charge for plastics, primarily concerning plastic bags. More recently, New Zealand and Australia actioned to join the approximate 40 countries that have banned plastic bags. Efforts to fight plastic pollution are global, and Dominica’s ambitious goals are breaking new ground.

Dominica has always been concerned with environmental preservation and a proponent for eco-tourism. Since Hurricane Maria, the small yet mighty country has since strengthened its determined focus on environmental preservation and plans to become the first climate resilient country in the world. In other words, Dominica is in a pursuit to better prepare for future climate change impacts, and to entirely remove itself from contributing harm.

Preserving the Nature Island

Step foot in Dominica, and the pride the community has for their country, and its efforts to take care of their landscape, is palpable. Offering a captivating, magnificent world that boasts rivers, rainforests and coastlines, this is a place known for its unspoiled beauty. While the cultural influences vary as much as the awe-inspiring terrain, one aspect of Dominica that remains uniform throughout is the island’s celebrated, deep connection with its abundant, surrounding splendor.

Fort Young Hotel honors and reflects this connection, as well as Dominica’s environmental efforts, and prioritizes putting these values into practice. By integrating biodegradable food containers and detergents; sourcing local products from Roseau farmers markets; donating leftover food to those in need; and supporting an eco-initiative that works to benefit the marine ecosystem by hunting the invasive lionfish, those who visit Fort Young Hotel will take part in Dominica’s continuous move towards a sustainable lifestyle.

What's Happenings

The island of Dominica is quite possibly one of the last hidden gems in the Caribbean, making it a true nature lover’s paradise. Unscathed, untouched and undiscovered by the masses, this lush island is just as abundant with life above water as below. Want to know why divers all over the world come to Dominica […]

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All of us at Fort Young Hotel are incredibly excited to announce the launch of the new Palisades Restaurant, Roseau’s only seaside dining destination where guests can indulge in the fresh and flavorful cuisine of the Nature Island in a matchless al fresco ambiance. The restaurant opened this past Saturday, October 27, while our official […]

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More eyes are on Dominica than ever before, and for good reason. The island nation plans to be the first climate resilient nation in the world— and as its sustainability efforts continue to gain international attention, so are the characteristics that give the Caribbean “Nature Island” the title it proudly carries. For those who are […]

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