With an unmatched location in one of the most pristine and untouched areas of the Amazon Rainforest, Juma Amazon Lodge develops its activities in accordance with the principles of sustainability, implementing actions aimed to achieve ecological, sociocultural and economic sustainability. We believe that the least we can do is to help maintain and protect our greatest asset: the forest itself!
42 solar panels have been placed on a 100 sq meter (1,076 sq ft) floating dock, allowing Juma, in the near future, to progressively phase out power generators. These panels have the support of 72 batteries, maintained safely in storage.
Juma’s sewage undergoes a technique reflecting the most modern and efficient methods used throughout the world: separation of fat and oil, solids separation, anaerobic treatment, aerobic treatment with fine bubble diffusers, sedimentation, biological filtration, reuse of sludge and disinfection by ultraviolet radiation.
All waste collected from Juma is separated by way of recycling bins strategically placed throughout the lodge and is subsequently stored in a Waste Management Center.
Over 90% of our staff is comprised of individuals who live in communities surrounding the lodge. Juma is a significant driver of economic activity in the region.
Through a parternship with the organization Qualynorte (www.qualynorte.com.br) Juma Amazon Lodge offers every two months environmental lectures to local communities with themes such as the many uses of organic waste, selective waste picking, reducing risks of environmental disasters, the importance of biodiversity, the construction of worm farms and many other pertinent themes.
At least twice a year, in parternship with Professor Paulo Sawaya, more widely know as “Zezo” from Poliedro School (www.sistemapoliedro.com.br), Juma Amazon Lodge donates books, clothing and toys for the children of local communities. During each visit approximately 50 large boxes of donations are delivered.
Juma Amazon Lodge regularly participates in the charity auctions of two non-profit associations Vida Jovem (www.associacaovidajovem.wordpress.com) and American Society (www.amsoc.com.br). The proceeds of these auctions and other fundraising events help disadvantaged children with investments in orphanages, schools, training courses and various other programs.
In recognition of our continued efforts throughout the past years to ensure the highest standards of environmentally friendly policies, we had the privilege of receiving from the renowned Quatro Rodas Guide the Award for Sustainable Hotel of the Year 2014.