Sustainability, and sustainable development, requires that we plan strategically to avoid the burning of fossil fuels, the mining of rare metals and the use of chemicals which persist in nature.
As a baseline, sustainability requires that we source the raw materials which fuel our society in ways which are both ecologically and socially responsible.
Sea turtle season is currently upon us and in response; the destination is implementing the efforts of an established conservation program. 90% of all beachfront hotels in Cancun and Puerto Morelos work with the City Council and the Department of Ecology to set up Campo Tortugero, a marine turtle conservation program.
A handful of luxury resorts have sea turtle conservation programs. Turtles nest along the entire Mayan Coast, and can be seen in conjunction with archaeological sites such as Tulum. If you¹re not here during the nesting or hatching period, which runs between May and December, several operators offer snorkel tours where you can swim with foraging turtles.