Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali has celebrated World Environment Day by hosting a major coastal clean-up and tree-planting event, aimed at combating plastic pollution and restoring Bali’s fragile mangrove forests.
The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Beat Plastic Pollution”, reflecting the crisis currently affecting the world’s oceans. Joining this global fight, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali visited a local mangrove forest in southern Bali on 7 June 2018 to remove plastic debris and plant new trees.
This CSR activity was overseen by the resort’s General Manager, Horst Walther-Jones, who was joined by members of the resort’s management team and associates. Together, they rolled up their sleeves to help revive this important coastal ecosystem.
Clearing the plastic pollution will also help young mangrove trees to grow, as part of the resort’s reforestation strategy. Two hundred mangrove saplings were planted, which will eventually help to prevent shoreline erosion and allow wildlife to flourish.