An Eco Friendly resort – Sustainability

As an eco friendly resort, Atmosphere cares for a better environment and is committed to reducing the negative environmental and social impacts that may result from running a resort. We protect the ecosystem and as much as we can, we use recycled, local and refillable products in the rooms, restaurant, dive shop and spa. We also use eco friendly solar units, power cut-off switches in the rooms and many other things that minimize our impact on the environment. We hope for your active participation.

Environmental Policy at Atmosphere in the Philippines

Eco friendly things we do at Atmosphere:

  • Heat all hot water with solar units
  • Launder only towels which are left on the floor and change bedding every two days
  • Refill our shampoo, shower gels and lotion bottles
  • Provide dual flush toilets and no water urinals
  • Segregate all our waste
  • Provide salt water chlorinated pools, reducing chemical use dramatically
  • Provide eco friendly AC units with 40% energy saving inverters
  • Provide power cut-off switches in the rooms
  • Use local and recycled material when possible
  • Use recycled papers for much of our printing
  • Do not provide any plastic water bottles or any other disposable plastic products
  • Discourage the use of straws
At Atmosphere the use of disposable plastic is banned and we use refillable products for our cosmetics. Being an eco friendly resort in the Philippines, we find it essential to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

What you can do:

  • Minimise hot water consumption
  • Leave towels on the floor only if you want them changed
  • Use the dual flush toilets correctly
  • Only change the beach towels and bed sheets when necessary
  • Shower before entering the pool
  • Use AC only when necessary and try to limit your temperature to 24 degrees Celsius
  • Turn off main switch upon leaving the room, which leaves only the refrigerator on
  • Use shampoo, shower gel and lotion carefully
  • For guests staying in apartments and penthouses, please use the environmental bins
  • Use Atmosphere’s eco friendly water bottles
  • Purchase our recycled products in the Boutique, made by locals. Our suppliers include Lumago Designs and Ecovie.
Atmosphere is proud to sell recycled paper jewelery from Lumago in Dumaguete Philippines

Marine Conservation at Atmosphere in the Philippines

Taking an active role in protecting the marine ecosystem is a driving force behind our marine conservation efforts. With two protected marine sanctuaries in front of the resort, comprising our house reef, there are another 20-something marine sanctuaries along the coast and in neighboring Apo Island, local conservation is a key inspiration. We have a no-touch, no-gloves, no-feed, no-anchoring policy and we actively show and promote a diving etiquette video (watch below) to enforce our efforts. We also have an artificial reef on our house reef made up by three shipping containers on a sandy area next to our House Reef. Our in-house marine biologist is building artificial reefs made of recycled wine bottles and coral, which are placed in sandy patches nearby Atmosphere Resorts.