World Environment Day – Looking After Our One and Only Planet Earth
World Environment Day is the biggest global movement focusing on protecting nature and is celebrated each year on 5th June. The theme for 2022 is ‘Only One Earth’ and seeks to highlight the need to live sustainably in harmony with nature by driving policies and choices towards cleaner and greener lifestyles. Here in the Maldives we are incredibly fortunate to be amidst some of the most beautiful natural scenery, both on land and underwater, on the planet and this brings a huge responsibility to protect what we have. Komandoo Maldives takes that responsibility very seriously and we are constantly striving to make green and sustainable choices within our resort operations.
There is a whole host of environmentally-friendly initiatives on the island and within our atoll community but what our guests notice most of all is how beautiful and green our island is. The Komandoo Green Club was formed by group of Komandoo Champions and Management to keep our environment clean, take the initiative and increase awareness about a cleanliness and sustainable environment for a healthy life. The club’s plans include making Komandoo greener, guest and champions’ awareness of common trees in the Maldives, reef cleaning programs and community awareness programs on nearby local islands. A walk around the island will show that the Green Club really are doing a fantastic job, for such a small island, we have a lot of trees!
We are particularly proud of our organic garden, where we grow red and green lettuce for use in Falhu and Aqua restaurants as well as in the Champions Cafeteria. Three Champions from the Groundskeeping Team, Mahid, Harun and MD Siraj, do a great job nurturing approximately 720 plants for 25-30 days from seedlings to harvesting. An impressive 32 kilograms of lettuce is harvested from the entire organic garden – that’s a lot of lettuce!
There’s much more happening on the sustainability front at Komandoo, we look forward to sharing our environmental initiatives with you during your stay with us. You can find the entire sustainability report here.