inspiring social & environmental change in cartagena, colombia. 

Green Apple is a not-for-profit social enterprise based on the island of Tierrabomba.


We are dedicated to implementing long-lasting change in the way waste and natural resources are managed by the hospitality industry in Cartagena, while creating sustainable, positive employment opportunities for local people. 

We began because one small hotel on one small island wanted to change their habits. Word spread, passion grew, and Green Apple was born.  We exist to:

  • reduce waste sent to landfill

  • encourage a circular economy

  • create jobs in sustainability

  • encourage entrepreneurship 

  • change habits and mentalities of business owners and customers

  • inspire (and pressure) big suppliers to join in and take responsibility

Photo: The Glass House, built by Green Apple with 6,441 bottles.