Earth Hour 2022
Mar, 27 2022
This past Saturday, 26th March, we marked Earth Hour at Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu.
At 8.30pm local time, we turned off our non-essential lights to raise awareness of the environmental issues we face today as a global community.
Earth Hour began in 2007 led by the World Wildlife Foundation and their partners, with a symbolic lights-out event to raise awareness of climate change. Today, Earth Hour has grown into an annual global movement raising awareness of climate change, as well as the loss of nature and biodiversity.
We marked the occasion by planting coral frames with our guests in our coral garden at Coco Bodu Hithi on Saturday morning. Our team also embarked on the ambitious task of planting 100 trees across the island that same day. When we switch off the lights at 8.30pm Maldives Time, guests enjoyed a few cocktails in the candlelight.
Over at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, our management team kicked things off by holding their daily morning meeting in the lagoon. Our guests joined our team as they signed a pledge to take action against climate change…under the water!
Afterwards, we planted coconut palms across the islands. In addition to being a symbol of the Maldives, coconut palm root systems play an important role in preventing beach erosion—one of the devastating effects of climate change. In the evening, guests relaxed by the bonfire as they enjoyed a BBQ dinner before we switched off the lights.
We hope you’ll join us next year as well by switching off all your non-essential lights for just 60 minutes. Of course, Earth Hour goes beyond the one hour of darkness. It's about recommitting ourselves to the protection of our world and to work together to shape a brighter future.