Every year on June 5, the world comes together to celebrate World Environment Day. This year, the theme for this special day is #BeatAirPollution, bolstered by a campaign that seeks to ensure everyone has access to clean air. United Nations Environment estimates that 9 out of 10 people across the world breathe polluted air. There are five main human causes of air pollution, namely, household indoor burning of fuels, industries, agriculture, transport and waste.
As Crown & Champa Resorts, our efforts in taking care of the environment are guided by our Sustainability Report. We are studiously committed to carrying out our operations in ways that ensure minimal harm to the environment. In relation to combatting air pollution, we encourage our guests and staff to avoid food wastage. Organic waste such as food and plants emit methane, which contributes to ground-level ozone that causes respiratory diseases. Most importantly, we continue to implement cleaner, alternative sources of energy, such as solar, to reduce our reliance on fuels.
Our other environmentally friendly initiatives include water bottling plants that reduce plastic consumption, greenhouses, desalination systems, food and water recycling facilities and frequent island, reef and lagoon cleaning projects. In most of our properties, we have implemented eco-friendly straws and bottles to reduce the use of single-use plastics. Read more about our sustainability measures here.
Taking care of the environment is a collective effort that is crucial to the survival of the human population. We urge you to also play your part in ensuring that the world is a better place. Simple measures such as cycling to work, serving smaller portions of food and separating your waste, can go a long way in reducing air pollution. Together, we can work towards beating all kinds of pollution across the world.
On World Environment Day, June 5, 2017, each of our Resorts offered special activities and excursions for guests to participate in, as they create awareness and show support for the annually celebrated event.
With 60% of Hurawalhi Island Resort powered by solar panels, the Eco-friendly Resort had a special afternoon event for snorkelers. The excursion included a presentation by Lisa Bauer, the resident Marine Biologist, snorkeling on a coral reef and a visit to an uninhabited island for a beach cleanup.
Guests of all ages enjoyed participating in our child-friendly Resorts’ greener efforts. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa hosted a house reef and lagoon cleanup event, as guests and team members alike showed their commitment to a clean environment. Meeru Island Resort & Spa held a tree-planting event to anchor the support of an environmentally sustainable Maldives and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa organized two interactive events to support environmental consciousness.
This year’s theme ‘Connect with Nature’ can be celebrated at any time of the year at our adults-only Resorts, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa and Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. The combination of soft, white sandy beaches, palm tree views and tropical landscape make these the perfect Maldives getaway. Our Champa Central Hotel, located in the center of Male’ city, offers day trips to local islands in the Maldives. Whether you are in transit or on a business stay, take some time to reconnect with our beautiful environment.
Crown & Champa Resorts is committed towards preserving the Maldives and global environment through sustainable operations and various green initiatives. These initiatives include alternative sources of energy; water-bottling plants to reduce plastic consumption; food and water recycling facilities; a collection of greenhouses and desalination systems; and frequent island, reef and lagoon cleaning projects.