World Heritage Day celebrates the world’s built cultural heritage. UNESCO established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites in 1983. World Heritage Day aims to raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them.
World Earth Day mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. This year’s celebration was used as the backdrop for the ceremonial inking of the long-fought deal that aims to slow the rise of harmful greenhouse gasses. Fiji, among the other 175 countries in the world, was the first country to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement.
Arbor Day is celebrated internationally that encourages individual to plant and care for trees. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.
A joined world mark event World Heritage Day, World Earth Day, and World Arbor Day during the month of April was organized at Malolo Island Resort. Present at the celebration were sixteen house guests and three resort staff.
Presentation by the MES highlighted the significance of the marked days and how each guest on holiday would make a difference by participating in the celebration. The highlight of the day’s program was the coastal tree planting which the Kids Club members actively participated by planting one tree seedling each and beach clean up while the adults carried out underwater clean up. The day concluded with the presentation of certificates to the participants in recognition for their support and contribution towards these globally marked events.