Thrive Thursday: Celebrating World Oceans Day
On World Oceans Day people around this beautiful blue planet celebrate and honor the oceans. What’s there to celebrate, you ask? It’s simple, really. Our oceans:
- Generate most of the oxygen we breathe
- Help feed us
- Regulate our climate
- Clean the water we drink
- Offer a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
At Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, the team is celebrating World Oceans Day in more ways than one while raising awareness and funds for marine conservations and sustainability.
The team has numerous activities planned including:
- Promoting conservation with local schools. Partnering with three local schools, the team will teach workshops on how to protect the future of our oceans. The workshops will focus on marine debris and waste management and include a poster competition. All posters will then be displayed in PHMH back of house, and associates will vote for the winners, who will be offered a prize to join a “Journey to Island Creation” with the resident marine biologist.
- Hosting “Go Deeper” talks. The team will invite guests to join an intimate conversation with the resident marine biologist about how the hotel is leading sustainability efforts for luxury resorts and how further conservation initiatives are managed in the Maldives.
- Organizing a reef cleanup. Guests and associates will be invited to participate in special reef dives to help collect any garbage, particularly plastics, on neighboring islands and beaches.
- Sponsoring a relay kayak race. A team of 10 Park Hyatt associates will attempt an amazing feat to raise funds for The Coral Reef Alliance. The team will complete a 30km kayak relay between 3 focus local islands in an effort to raise funds for marine conservation. To support their efforts, click here.
- Planning a beach BBQ. After the relay race, guests and associates will be invited to participate in a Beach BBQ with all locally sourced food and fish.
All funds raised throughout this campaign will benefit the Coral Reef Alliance (www.coral.org). Working with people around the world—from fishermen to government leaders, divers to scientists, Californians to Fijians—the Coral Reef Alliance protects our most valuable and threatened ecosystem. We lead holistic conservation programs that improve coral reef health and resilience and are replicated across the globe.