Memorable and enriching stays extend well beyond our hotels and facilities. That’s why The Ritz-Carlton proudly offers Impact Experiences, providing inspiring opportunities for our guests to contribute to the local community. Impact Experiences are compelling social and environmental impact activities with one constant – each program makes a lasting and authentic difference here in Okinawa.
Impact Experiences incorporates on-property activities with your meeting agenda during lunch breaks, receptions or coffee breaks. Activities include:
Partnering with the hotel’s culinary team to prepare the ingredients for a regionally adapted dish for donation to a local hunger relief organization;
Assembling school supplies and art materials in backpacks for donation to students whose academic success is threatened by poverty;
Collaborating in teams to assemble emergency preparedness kits for shipping to disaster relief facilities or community organizations;
Designing and creating greetings and birthday cards for children in local pediatric healthcare facilities or children’s organizations;
Impact Hour, a platform for leaders from The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints partner organizations, showcase how they are addressing social and environmental issues in Okinawa
Additionally, Signature Impact Experiences invite our guests to take part in an off-site volunteer activity, unique to Okinawa.
The Beauty of Birds
Explore Okinawa's Yambaru evergreen forest and help safeguard Japan’s beautiful red-billed Yanbaru kuina, or Okinawa rail, which is in danger of extinction. Meeting participants and group guests help protect the bird’s survival by caring for its forest home and repairing fences that protect the bird from predators. This experience with Yanbaru Wildlife Conservation Center immerses guests in a unique natural world.