Outrigger Maldives’ Earth Day 2017 celebration

Earth Day is a set on a date on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the earth’s natural environment. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year.

More than 1 billion people worldwide participated in green acts around the globe during the Earth every year, sending a powerful message for action on climate change.

Best Dives Maldives and Outrigger Ozone has decided to carry out acts of green thought on 22nd of April:

  • 15:00: Lagoon/reef and beach cleaning will be carried out in our house reef with the collaboration of any volunteer Guests and Outrigger staff to clear the area of floating debris or other trash from the sea bottom. All hard work paid off with fresh coconut. Best Dives Team will provide snorkelling equipment.
  • 16:00: Kids club activity: “Sand sculptures on the beach”.
  • 21:00: Movie “Home” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand at Ozone Lounge.

The key of the “Earth from Above” and of “Home” is to show the beauty of the planet, and thereby to promote love for it (Yann Arthus-Bertrand).

“What do we know about life on Earth? How many species are we aware of? A tenth of them? A hundredth perhaps? What do we know about the bonds that link them?

The Earth is a miracle. Life remains a mystery. Every species has a role to play, every species has its place. None is futile or harmful. They all balance out.

We will switch off for 1-hour non-essential lights, air conditioning units and other equipment. Our guests will be requested to support this act on a voluntary basis from 19:30 till 20:30 on 22 April 2017.

During this hour in the Host area’ playground write with candles:CARING OF OUR HOME-EARTH”.

Kurumba Maldives Celebrates Earth Day

Each year on 22nd April, millions of people around the world gather to celebrate Earth Day, holding different activities to honor our home planet.

Tree planting Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Tree planting Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Earth Day 2016 celebrations, Kurumba Maldives
Earth Day 2016 celebrations, Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives hosted a number of activities for guests and employees to enjoy. These included tree planting around the island, a special Green & Back of House Tour conducted by our Recreation team, as well as a Recycled Art & Craft competition for Kids in Majaa Recreation, where children were able to learn some new skills.

Recycled Art & Craft competition for Kids in Majaa Recreation, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Recycled Art & Craft competition for Kids in Majaa Recreation, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives

A reef & lagoon cleaning session took place by our team members, followed by some refreshments for all who participated.

Earth Day 2016 celebrations, Kurumba Maldives
Reef and lagoon cleaning, Earth Day 2016 celebrations, Kurumba Maldives

In order to commemorate this event, Thila restaurant will offer a highly unique “Low Carbon Foot Print Menu” available during 3 evenings. The products used are all locally sourced: all seafood from local fishermen, locally grown pandan and copy leaves. Herbs are all grown in our own Kurumba Chefs’ Garden. No plates will be used to serve food on, instead, coconuts, banana leaves and local handcrafted wood. Coconuts are all grown within the island. Most courses are served raw and produced without the use of electricity and gas to minimize the environmental impact. Tuna is hand caught.

Low Carbon Foot Print Menu at Thila Restaurant, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Low Carbon Foot Print Menu at Thila Restaurant, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Low Carbon Foot Print Menu at Thila Restaurant, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Low Carbon Foot Print Menu at Thila Restaurant, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Low Carbon Foot Print Menu at Thila Restaurant, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Low Carbon Foot Print Menu at Thila Restaurant, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Low Carbon Foot Print Menu at Thila Restaurant, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives
Low Carbon Foot Print Menu at Thila Restaurant, Earth Day 2016, Kurumba Maldives

For more information about upcoming events in Kurumba Maldives, please check www.kurumba.com/maldives-event-calendar
For more information on Kurumba Maldives’ CSR program, which includes environment initiatives, please check www.kurumba.com/maldives-csr-activities