TOFINO, B.C. — Pacific Sands Beach Resort has named Megan Whyte, a current Guest Services supervisor, to the newly created role of Environmental Ambassador.
Since a young age, Whyte has played an important role in her community, collecting and recycling garbage with her friends. Throughout the next several years, she donated her spare time to charity, raising more than $100,000 for various organizations such as SickKids Foundation, for which she embarked on a solo cross-country bike ride from Toronto to Tofino.
“Protecting our environment has always been important to me. I’m thrilled and honoured to be the first Environmental Ambassador at Pacific Sands Beach Resort,” says Whyte. “…I think every hotel and resort should appoint a dedicated role to environmental protection — we’re living in an era where it’s become a necessary element of business operations.”
Situated in Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Tofino, Pacific Sands Beach Resort is committed to preserving the ecosystem of its rainforest locale. Environmental initiatives extend throughout the guest experience, including local Sea Wench Naturals hair care and body lotions, a rainwater-catchment system supplying water for all resort operations and a geo-exchange system that uses the earth’s temperature to heat and cool the resort among other offerings.
“We’re thrilled to extend Megan’s current role at Pacific Sands Beach Resort. She is such an enthusiastic advocate for the environment and the perfect person to serve as our first Environmental Ambassador,” says Sabrina Donovan, Operations Manager.