The Cliffs Commitment to Sustainability
The Cliffs progressive sustainability program addresses climate change and resiliency, operations and community engagement, energy consumption and renewal energy production, land use and maintenance, water use and conservation, waste management and recycling.
Our sustainability objectives align with UN pillars for development, meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. These joint goals encompass good health and wellbeing (including daily yoga on the resort’s expansive ocean lawn), clean water, affordable clean energy, economic growth, industry innovation and infrastructure, climate action, and life below water and on the land.
We are contracted with Valta Energy for the 20-year purchase of solar energy – a large-scale solar energy system powered by 3000 solar panels and 142 Tesla batteries.
In 2019, the Resort increased renewal (solar) energy production by 13% (equivalent to 510 barrels of imported oil), producing 62% of the total demand for electricity on the resort. We have reduced water consumption by 2 million gallons in two years (16%) and the installation of Flo Water stations at The Cliffs offsets the purchase of over 30,000 plastic water bottles annually. Over 20% of waste generated on resort is recycled.
#1 in North America
As a result of these initiatives, The Cliffs was recognized in 2019 with a Platinum RCI Green Award as #1 of 1800 RCI resorts in North America for our sustainability practices. RCI® is the global leader in vacation exchange properties. We have additionally been recognized with Green Awards by the State of Hawaii and Pacific Edge magazine.