Celebrating World Environment Day: Explorar Hotels & Resorts' Commitment to Sustainability - Explorar Hotels and Resorts

Celebrating World Environment Day: Explorar Hotels & Resorts’ Commitment to Sustainability

On June 5th, Explorar Hotels & Resorts proudly celebrated World Environment Day, joining forces with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and other local hotels to champion the cause of environmental preservation on our beautiful island. This year’s activities centred around three pivotal initiatives: mangrove reforestation, waste management workshops, and marine and seagrass eco-surveys. Each of these efforts underscores our unwavering commitment to sustainability and highlights the collaborative spirit that is essential for meaningful environmental action.

Celebrating World Environment Day: Explorar Hotels & Resorts’ Commitment to Sustainability

Mangrove Reforestation: A Vital Ecosystem
Mangrove forests are invaluable ecosystems offering a multitude of ecological, economic, and social benefits. These unique environments act as natural barriers against coastal erosion, protecting shorelines from the damaging effects of waves and storms. They serve as nurseries for various marine species, supporting biodiversity and ensuring the sustainability of local fisheries. Additionally, mangroves play a crucial role in carbon sequestration, capturing and storing significant amounts of carbon dioxide, which helps mitigate the impacts of climate change.

On World Environment Day, our team, alongside local partners, engaged in a hands-on mangrove reforestation project. By planting young mangrove saplings, we aim to restore degraded areas and bolster the health of these critical ecosystems. This effort is not just about planting trees; it’s about fostering a deeper connection with nature and understanding the vital role that mangroves play in our environmental and economic well-being.

Waste Management Workshop: Educating for a Cleaner Future
Effective waste management is essential for reducing pollution, conserving resources, and protecting natural habitats. During this special day, we attended an interactive waste management workshop. The session covered best practices for reducing, reusing, and recycling waste, as well as innovative approaches to managing waste sustainably.

Marine and Seagrass Eco-Survey: Preserving Underwater Habitats
Marine ecosystems, including seagrass beds, are vital to the health of our oceans. Seagrasses provide habitat and food for a wide range of marine species, help stabilise the seabed, and play a role in carbon sequestration. To better understand and protect these underwater habitats, we conducted a comprehensive marine and seagrass eco-survey.

Explorar’s Commitment to Sustainability
At Explorar Hotels & Resorts, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. As a sustainable hotel, we practice a Farm to Table approach, upcycle coconut shells into decor and furniture, and support community initiatives like water safety and education for island children and Burmese migrants. Our efforts, including weekly beach cleanups with the local Trash Hero organization, underscore our dedication to environmental stewardship and community engagement, promoting a cleaner, greener future.

As we celebrate World Environment Day, we reaffirm our dedication to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship. Through collective efforts and a shared vision for a greener future, we can make a positive impact on our planet. Join us at Explorar Hotels & Resorts in embracing sustainability and preserving the natural beauty of our world for generations to come.