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Male’, Maldives, 11th June 2024 – Milaidhoo Maldives proudly celebrates World Environment Day with a series of engaging activities aimed at raising environmental awareness and highlighting the importance of individual actions in preserving the Maldives’ fragile ecosystem. This year’s celebration emphasizes the significant impact everyone can have, regardless of age, on creating a sustainable future.

World Environment Day is a global event dedicated to promoting collective efforts to protect the environment. For the Maldives, known for its breathtaking marine biodiversity and delicate ecosystems, this day is particularly meaningful. The nation faces unique environmental challenges such as rising sea levels, coral bleaching, and plastic pollution. By participating in World Environment Day, Milaidhoo Maldives reaffirms its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices.

In collaboration with the nearby local island of Kamadhoo, Milaidhoo launched an inspiring drawing competition for children, themed “I Can Change the World with My Own Two Hands.” The competition aimed to spark creativity among the younger generation and inspire them to consider their role in environmental conservation. The entries reflected a wealth of imaginative and heartfelt ideas, showcasing the children’s deep concern for their environment and their eagerness to make a positive impact.

The winners of the drawing competition were honored in a special ceremony where their artwork was displayed. Attended by Milaidhoo’s management team and members of the Kamadhoo community, the event fostered a vibrant and supportive atmosphere. The winning drawings will be featured in Milaidhoo’s eco-awareness campaigns throughout the year, emphasizing the importance of youth involvement in environmental initiatives.

Celine Pezel, Resort Manager at Milaidhoo, highlighted the importance of community engagement and nurturing environmental consciousness among the younger generation. “World Environment Day is a pivotal reminder of our responsibility to protect and preserve our natural surroundings,” Pezel said. “At Milaidhoo, we believe that every individual, regardless of age, has the power to make a difference. Our collaboration with Kamadhoo Island and the drawing competition are testaments to our commitment to fostering a culture of environmental awareness and action.”

In addition to the drawing competition, Milaidhoo organized a series of educational workshops and activities for guests and staff. These included beach clean-ups and reef conservation sessions, aimed at promoting a deeper understanding of environmental issues and practical steps to mitigate them.

As World Environment Day comes to a close, Milaidhoo looks forward to continuing its efforts to protect the environment and inspire others to do the same. The private island resort remains dedicated to its mission of creating a sustainable and eco-friendly haven for guests while preserving the natural beauty of the Maldives for future generations.

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