On Saturday, 21st September 2019, the team and guests at Hurawalhi Maldives joined millions of others across the globe for the annual Clean Up the World event. Care for the environment lies at the heart of Hurawalhi (find our more about our sustainable luxury here), so it was only fitting for us to get involved again this year.
Hurawalhi Prodivers along with 10 guests went on a house reef snorkel while the diving instructor team went down below them to do a clean-up dive along with members from our Marine Centre. Fortunately, we did not find much garbage along our reef but we did find a few gloves, T-shirts, a toothbrush and some box packaging. Our Resident Marine Biologist Lynn Kessler joined the Baa Atoll Manta festival for local community outreach and networking opportunity with organizations like Parley for the Oceans, Olive Ridley Project, and Zero Waste Maldives.
Once again a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed their part to making Hurawalhi and its surroundings even more spotless!
While this was a big event, a part of a global campaign, we put a lot of emphasis on the environment in our day-to-day operation. Constantly on the lookout for ways to minimise our impact on the fragile ecosystem, some of Hurawalhi’s green endeavours include an extensive solar panel installation, heat recovery system, purchasing glass-bottled water at a nearby plant, ocean-friendly toiletries and offering sustainable, locally sourced produce wherever possible. Read more about eco-tourism at our resort here, and don’t hesitate to consult your island host and the Marine Biology Centre on what you can do to help – during your holiday in the Maldives and at home.