Several prestigious worldwide media have highlighted the contribution to reducing the carbon footprint of Public Access Lagoons™, projects, the so-called PAL™ developments.
Is the case of Yahoo! Finance, a portal that stands out the most recent sustainable award given to Crystal Lagoons. It’s about the “Champion of Champions” in the 2022 version of the “Green World Awards”.
The reason: the PAL™ developments that Crystal Lagoons is developing around the world could reduce 14 million tons in CO2 emissions, equivalent to 40% of the carbon footprint of the tourism and transportation industries.
Its contribution to furthering carbon neutrality economic and social activities was what allowed the multinational water innovation company won both the award in the Carbon Reduction category and the highest distinction in these British sustainable awards, beating the winners of the categories of Climate Change, Water and Energy Efficiency, Emissions Reduction, Innovation and others, as well as the more than 500 entries received by the organization.
PAL™ projects revolutionize cities by bringing beach life with turquoise waters and white sands to urban areas and reducing by about 50% the number of car journeys and flights to coastal destinations and natural beaches that, globally, total about 35 million tons of CO2 per year.
The “Green World Awards” recognize the countries, companies and organizations that contribute the most to protecting the ecosystem and which are sponsored by reputable British environmental organizations including the UK Government’s Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management.
The PAL™ developments were selected for their pro-environmental concept and the prize was presented at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The “Champion of Champions” award is not the first accolade to be bestowed on PAL™ projects. The concept previously received an award at the Palace of Westminster, the seat of Parliament in London, also for its environmental contribution.
As such, the PAL™ developments reduce commuting and generate carbon footprint savings equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 2.3 billion homes or 51.3 billion vehicle kilometers, as they allow people to access the beach by walking, cycling, using public transportation or short car trips.