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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Vacation In The Maldives Greener! – Leave Only Footprints

The Maldives, the lowest-lying nation in the world, is feeling the brunt of climate change. This is one reason why you should make sure that your Maldives getaway is as green as it can get.


Mindful Packing

You can start being green and sustainable even before boarding the flight. Think about what you’re bringing with you. Try to pack light and bring only what you’ll use. Every kilo counts when flying, so reconsider that extra pair of shoes you’ve thrown in. Lighter luggage makes things easier for you, and it also means less fuel consumption and fewer carbon emissions. Be wise with your wardrobe choices. Opt for eco-friendly fabrics, like organic cotton or recycled polyester, which are kinder to the planet. Don’t forget to pack a reusable water bottle to avoid buying single-use water bottles. You also need a cloth bag for shopping you might do during your vacation.


Sustainable Accommodation Choices

The Maldives seems to be heading the sustainability movement, and the country’s accommodation sector is at the forefront of it. If you want to really contribute to the green initiative, you should consider staying at a Maldives eco-friendly resort. Slapping on a green label isn’t enough; the resort should actively contribute to the ongoing sustainability efforts of the Maldives. Look for a resort that uses renewable energy, manages waste responsibly, and gives something back to the community. Luckily for you, you have an array of options to choose from, including Ozen Reserve Bolifushi.


Respect the Ocean and Marine Life

The Maldives’ extraordinary marine life is its crown jewel. The country invites you to revel in its marine beauty, but as a tourist, you should respect the ocean. While diving and snorkelling, make sure you don’t do anything to harm or disturb marine life. Don’t touch or step on corals; they’re living organisms vital to the marine ecosystem. Be mindful of the sunscreen you use. When buying your sunscreen, make sure it doesn’t contain any substances that could harm the corals.


Support Local Business

Resort culture is an integral part of the tourist scene in the Maldives. Most resorts these days work hand in hand with the local communities. From creating jobs for the locals to buying local products, resorts put in a lot of effort to contribute to the local communities. As a tourist, you should do the same. It’s true that if you stay at a resort that works with locals, you’ll also be contributing to the local community, but you can do more than that. If you want a unique dining experience, go to one of the local restaurants, and if you want to enjoy some shopping, pop by a local shop. Choosing activities and experiences offered by local tour operators is another way you can support local businesses.


Conservative Resource Use

Pay close attention to your resource use during your stay. This doesn’t have to ruin your fun; all you have to do is make sure that you don’t waste anything. When you’re not in the room, turn off the lights and air-conditioning. You can also try taking shorter showers to save water and consider reusing your towels. Most resorts in the Maldives are on isolated islands and generate their own electricity, often from diesel generators. Being mindful of energy consumption reduces the demand for these generators, cutting down carbon emissions.


Choose Eco-Friendly Transportation

Getting around the Maldives often involves travelling by boat or seaplane between the islands. When planning these transit options, consider the most eco-friendly choices available. For instance, you can choose boats that operate at slower speeds and are more fuel-efficient and less impactful on marine life. You could also look for operators that use cleaner fuels or electric power sources.

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