MALDIVES: Six Senses Hotels and Resorts has launched a sustainability camp at its Maldives property, aimed at teenagers.
The camp, which launched today on World Tourism Day at Six Senses Laamu, complements the brand-wide Climate Warriors initiative and the resort’s Junior Marine Biology program already in place.
The camp is run over three days and guests taking part can choose from several workshops and topics. Each session is led by a designated guide, a team member specialising in the topic who assists with crafts and workshops while sharing their knowledge and experience in the area. The camp also offers knowledge on how to make daily improvements guests can make at home, striving towards a more sustainable way of life.
Greg Holder, guest education coordinator of the Maldives Underwater Initiative, said: “Over time, we found that many teenagers were very interested in learning more about sustainability and marine conservation, but we didn’t have activities attractive for their age group. Our Sustainability Camp is a chance to share our insights, skills and, above all, our passion for nature and conservation to help shape the next generation of conservation heroes.”
Sessions on offer at the Sustainability Camp are as follows:
Zero Waste – focuses on being creative with used items, identifying reusable materials, reducing single-use plastics, and encouraging teamwork.
Home Grown – invites guests on a seed-to-farm journey, where they plant and grow their own microgreens using compost and then watch them grow over the duration of their stay.
Conscious Cooking – has chefs showing guests some simple plant-based recipes with ingredients they can grow themselves and Garden Mixology – shows them which herbs and spices can be used to make drinks and sauces.
Nature Conservation – is about marine conservation and sustainability initiatives already in place in the resort. Guests can get hands-on with citizen science sessions, including an introduction to the local megafauna and seagrass meadows.
Carbon Caring – is an introduction to blue carbon habitats (ecosystems which prevent climate change and protect coastal communities from changes in the environment like flooding and sea level rises). Guests will also learn about mangroves and seagrass meadows and how carbon is stored in these habitats and what they can do to protect them.
The Sustainability Camp can be booked from today onwards and welcomes teenagers and their families who would like to spend quality time together while learning more about leading a more sustainable life after they return home.
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Six Senses was recently in the news after announcing it was launching a Net Zero hotel in Norway.