Celebrating Earth Day at Coco Bodu Hithi

Here is how our Marine Biologist intern Lisa and her colleagues s at Coco Bodu Hithi celebrated Earth Day! Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu or Coco Bodu Hithi, which one had more fun we cannot decide.

Planet Earth is where we all live and strive!

Planet Earth provides us with food, natural resources and simply: beauty! Once a year people around the world show their appreciation for Planet Earth’s goods and services by celebrating Earth Day.

Like our colleagues at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, guests and associates of Coco Bodu Hithi joined for special events on April 22nd.

Reduce, reuse and recycle was the day’s motto.

Coco Bodu Hithi cares for the environment

Coco Bodu Hithi cares for the environment

In the morning Lisa took a group of guests for a special Coral Garden Snorkelling excursion to the beautiful Bodu Hithi Turtle Point’s reef.

Coral reefs are not only beautiful but also vital for our survival. Though they occupy only 1% of the world ocean’s surface, coral reefs provide a home for 25% of all marine fish species!

Hawksbill sea turtles inhabit coral reefs as well as some of the fishes we eat. Without corals, none of the Maldivian islands would exist.

Did you know that the ocean provides us with 50% of the oxygen we breathe? Tiny algae known as phytoplankton, sea grass and seaweed contribute to ocean’s oxygen production.

To keep the waters around Coco Bodu Hithi and the island itself clean and healthy, associates and guests cheerfully joined for a beach and lagoon cleaning during the afternoon.

Great participation, great impact!

Beach and lagoon cleaning with guests and associates

Beach and lagoon cleaning with guests and associates

Respect and love for nature are essential concepts of Earth Day. To celebrate this our Chief Gardener Priyantha arranged a tree planting ceremony.

Coco Bodu Hithi’s General Manager Georgios Papazoglou watering his new protegé

Coco Bodu Hithi’s General Manager Georgios Papazoglou watering his new protegé

To reduce energy consumption in an elegant way our guests ended Earth Day enjoying a Candle Light Dinner at Air Restaurant, followed by a Bon Fire Night at Latitude Beach.

Meanwhile at the back of the house, the associates of Coco Bodu Hithi gathered for a presentation on the importance of daily caring for the environment, especially the marine environment!

Planet Earth is where we all live together – Let’s protect it

Planet Earth is where we all live together – Let’s protect it

Plastic pollution is one of Planet Earth’s (and our) major problems.

  • Plastic degrades very slowly and spreads everywhere
  • Sea animals ingest small plastic parts, mistaking them for food
  • Plastic lessen the wonderful experience of staying in the Maldives: it floats at water surface and once washed ashore ruins the beauty of the sandy beaches

Plastic is dramatically accumulating in large quantity in our oceans.

To give our associates an insight and understanding of plastic pollution, we played all together the famous Coco Marine Debris Game. It is a fun way to learn about the impact we have on the environment and how to change our actions for the better!

Coco Bodu Hithi associates mastering the marine debris gameCoco Bodu Hithi associates mastering the marine debris game

Coco Bodu Hithi associates mastering the marine debris game

Everybody can make a difference, especially by joining to make a change!

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