Earth Day at Kurumba Maldives began with a clean-up activity
around beach and lagoon areas from early morning, followed by a
trip to clean up trash in a remote sandbank nearby. Later in the
evening, a reef clean-up activity was also organized by Euro Divers
for certified divers to participate in. A huge amount of trash mainly
plastics were collected during these activities alerting everyone
about the major environmental issue which we are facing: plastic
pollution in the ocean.
While across the globe, people are looking for ways to give back to
the environment in which they live, at Kurumba Maldives, we also
had our ways to celebrate a responsible act of green. Tree planting
activity was held with the participation of many guests from all
ages. A special Mystery of Kurumba tour was conducted, educating
guests in the effective recycling process at the back of our house.
The highlight of Earth Day this year at Kurumba was the launch of
our “Fish-bins”. In the shape of fishes, these four wire art
sculptures were individually hand crafted with an aim to use art as
a call to action. Each of these fish sculptures has its own name and
story and was filled with plastic bottles to symbolize the threats of
plastics to the ocean and its marine life.
The event 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