World Environment Day and World Ocean Day was celebrated by Malolo Island Resort and Likuliku Lagoon Resort on the 26th and 27th of June respectively. The theme is “Connecting People to Nature” for the World Environment Day and “Our Ocean Our Future” for the World Ocean Day. The celebration was appeal to the participants to get outdoors to nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
Guests and staffs flocked the activity area where they were briefed by Mr Kolinio Mataiyaga, Mamanuca Environment Society staff, on the importance of both celebrations. The participants later partake on the following activities which highlight the theme of the environment celebrations; coral planting, underwater clean up, crown of thorns starfish monitoring, beach clean-up, mangrove planting, herbal medicine walk.
“The activity was interesting and informative, I did enjoy the coral planting activity and the herbal medicine walk” said Mrs Tanya Jeavons.
World Environment Day and World Ocean Day are all about appreciating and conserving the environment and also to promote people to change their attitude towards the environment for making a safe future. Ever since it was established, global citizens have managed to organize many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests.
“This year’s theme was very motivating because it challenges and excites me on finding ways to experience and cherish the vital relationship between me and the environment. Also, on that note, we will continue the coral planting activity for at least once a month” said Mr Sialisi Rasalato, Ahura Group Environment Manager.
Participants of the celebration later received a certificate of participation and a closing environment presentation facilitated by Mr Mataiyaga, MES staff. Participants were again reminded to promote awareness on the need to protect the natural resources and be an active environment agent. Ahura Resort would like to thank MES for being an active environment agent in the Mamanuca region.