Kurumba Maldives marks Earth Day with awareness activities on plastic pollution

Kurumba Maldives has marked Earth Day 2019 with several activities aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and the importance of protecting endangered species.

Forty nine years ago, on April 22, 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets to protest the deterioration of the environment. Since then, April 22 has become an annual event celebrated by more than a billion people around the world, including guests and team members of Kurumba.

Earth Day at Kurumba began with a clean-up activity around the beach and lagoon early morning, followed by a trip to a nearby sandbank to clean up rubbish. Later in the evening, a reef clean-up activity was organised by Euro Divers where certified divers participated. A large amount of rubbish consisting mainly of plastic waste was collected during these activities, alerting everyone on the major environmental issue which we are facing: plastic pollution in the ocean.

Across the globe, people are looking for ways to give back to the environment. On Earth Day, Kurumba also carried out several green activities, including tree planting which was participated by many guests of all ages. A special ‘Mystery of Kurumba’ tour was also conducted, educating guests in effective recycling methods employed by the resort.

The highlight of the Earth Day celebrations at Kurumba was the launch of ‘Fish-bins’, fish-shaped wire art sculptures. Four wire art sculptures were individually hand crafted with the aim of using art as a call to action. Each of these fish sculptures has its own name and story and was filled with plastic bottles to symbolise the threats of plastics to the ocean and its marine life.

Earth Day celebrations at Kurumba ended with an urge to everyone who cares about the future of our planet to adopt new behaviours and habits that benefit our planet, and to ensure that those actions become part of our daily routine.

Kurumba, the very first resort in the Maldives, is set on a tropical island in the North Male Atoll, conveniently located a brief 10-minute speedboat ride away from the main airport.

Kurumba draws on its proud 46 years of history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

The resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba will charm you with its unparalleled choice of dining experiences and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment; all the while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

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