Join the worldwide movement …
Do what’s right NOW!
April 22nd … is not just another single day … April 22nd is an Annual Event with a history of 50 years.
It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. In 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy towards environmental issues. 50 years later, more than 193 communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.
For Earth Day 2020, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of its inception. At Filitheyo Maldives, we are encouraging all guests and staff to make environment-friendly choices, whether that’s opting to eat from our Earth Day menus – recipes that are particularly gentle on the environment – or by taking part in the special activities we’re organizing to help protect the planet.
Responsible business is one of the Filitheyo’s most important values since the first year of its operation. Filitheyo Maldives is committed to managing its business in a sustainable way that will benefit future generations, while enhancing the Filitheyo experience for its guests. Throughout the years, we are continuously working to improve our environmental performance in many areas including energy efficiency, renewable energy use, water conservation, waste minimization and sustainable procurement. And in the day-to-day operations of the resort, we have established clear targets for energy, water consumption and waste creation in order to measure our performance. The company has also developed individual Environmental & Sustainable policies in order to comply with International Standards requirements.
If you aren’t sure how you can celebrate or contribute you have come to the right place, we have lots of ideas for you!
Host an Eco-Swap or Craft Day
It’s the perfect time for Spring Cleaning. Get all your friends involved and instead of throwing stuff away that you don’t use, let it get re-used and trade stuff with friends. Might be fun to take a few pictures of some fun stuff you find together. Or Re-use that old stuff by creating it into something new. This is great for those who love crafts or have kids who love crafts.
Buy Local or Organic Food
Not only is this helping a neighbor out when you buy local and supporting the economy around you, you are helping the rest of the planet out as well. When you buy local organic food you are helping minimize shipping and pesticides and preservatives. All things that have severely negative impacts on the environment.
Help Out the Environment and the Community
You don’t have to host an event to do this, though you definitely can. This is easy, simply plant a tree, help plant a garden, or go pick up trash in your area. This can be as simple as seeing trash on the ground and just putting it in the recycling. Just stay aware and conscious today.
Ride Your Bike Instead of Driving
Ride your bike to the run errands, to the grocery store, or to work. Don’t have a bike? Google Greenbike or Bike Share programs in your area. Don’t have a bike share program try carpooling for a day!
Make One Small Change
Turn all the lights off in your house when you aren’t using them or aren’t home, shorten your shower by 5 minutes, turn the sink off when you brush your teeth, or switch to compact fluorescent bulbs that are more eco-friendly (they use roughly 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs). If everyone made one small change it could have a huge impact!
Volunteer for an Earth Day Event in Your Area!
Not sure who is having an event or how to sign up? Most countries have a website that provides all the events in your area!
Help Spread Awareness
It’s so easy, you’re on your Facebook or Twitter every day, why not post something with substance and spread the word on the importance of Earth Day? Don’t know what to post? Feel free to share this blog post to help give your friends ideas to celebrate with you! And hashtag #EarthDay at #FilitheyoMaldives
Read a Green-Book or Watch a Green Movie
A lot of read a book or watch a movie after dinner. Today try The Lorax!
Go a Day Without Throwing Anything Away
Use a reusable water bottle instead of buying the plastic throwaway ones. This saves you money and the planet. Compost all your food garbage, recycle all your papers and plastics, or just don’t buy any for one day.
Calculate Your Carbon Footprint
Just create an awareness of your impact on the planet here. Also, as a way to reduce your carbon footprint you can always come to Filitheyo Maldives and celebrate with a day of volunteering with us! And feel free to Facebook or e-mail us here for any questions or to make your reservation today!