Eden Roc Cap Cana on the hunt for sustainability advisor

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Infinity pool at Eden Roc at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.
Infinity pool at Eden Roc at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Eden Roc at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic launched a global search for a guest who will act as its "sustainability advisor" as part of what it said was its ongoing commitment to protecting the environment.

The successful applicant, chosen via an Instagram contest, will receive a five-night stay at the luxury resort in exchange for opinions and suggestions on how the hotel can further reduce its environmental impact.

The winner will go on a food sourcing trip with the chef, taste-test new menus, which feature sustainable recipes, and meet with the hotel team to discuss environmentally-friendly practices.

The Eden Roc already has banned plastic straws at its six restaurants and bars, uses glass instead of plastic bottles at its turndown service and uses electric golf buggies for guest transport within the property and to the nearby golf course, equestrian ranch and polo park. It recycles and reuses cardboard, plastic, oil and glass. Oil is transformed into soap and fuel. In the kitchens, chefs select fish from local, small-scale fisheries to promote artisanal fishing.

To enter, applicants 18 years and older should post an image to Instagram showing them undertaking an eco-friendly activity and tag @edenroccapcana plus #EcoEdenRoc. Information is available on its Instagram Story.

Deadline for entries is Aug. 31.

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