Newly part of the international Green Fins program, Sau Bay Resort & Spa decided to go "all in". We built our own Green Fins Bin (complete with actual green fins!) that will be housed right outside our dive shop to remind our guests what Green Fins and Sau Bay Resort are all about. A couple of our guests volunteered to help us make the Green Fins bin. By taking an old drum, pressure washing it, painting it and securing a pair of green fins on the drum, a new monument dedicated to our sustainability journey was born!!
A couple of days later, we had a spring tide event, which naturally brings a fair amount of ocean trash onto our pristine beach and mangrove forest. We decided to have a beach cleanup. Dividing up into two groups we started on both ends of our beachfront. Within 30 minutes we had reconvened at the dive shop (basically in the middle of the beachfront) with all of collected trash. We did not use any single-use plastic bags in our cleanup - only reuseable sacks and buckets. We also invited our guests to participate in the cleanup and even 11 year old was able to make a big difference and learn the importance of removing plastic debris from our mangroves and intertidal zone.
Removing one of many pieces of plastic entrapped within our extensive mangrove forest.
Picking up trash in the upper intertidal zone.
An accomplished crew! Ready for the complimentary refreshments...
16 Kilograms of trash collected in 30 minutes! Go Team Sau Bay! Sau Bay Resort Beach Cleanup Staff used the Coastal Conservancy's Volunteer Ocean Trash Data Form (ww.oceanconservancy.org/cleanup) to sort and record the various trash components.