The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands welcomes climate activist Saad Amer as Sustainability Champion

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands announces their partnership with renowned climate activist and Founder of Justice Environment, Saad Amer. With expertise in environmental justice and experience as a United Nations consultant, Saad joins the resort as its latest Sustainability Champion. 

Saad will spearhead a range of guest activities and educational initiatives aimed at highlighting the importance of climate action and environmental stewardship. As the resort’s Sustainability Champion, he will lead initiatives to reduce water and energy consumption, inspired by Marriott International’s annual sustainability projects. 

From July 4th to 11th, Saad will be on-site to inaugurate his new role, conducting a series of engaging presentations and activities designed to raise environmental awareness and foster a deep connection with nature among guests and the local community. 

“I am thrilled to partner with The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands in advancing their environmental education and sustainability initiatives,” said Saad. “Together, we will inspire future generations to contribute to the preservation of this stunning ecosystem and take climate action. It is a privilege to work with a resort that leads with a commitment to luxury and environmental stewardship.” 

The highlight of Saad’s visit will be his Climate School: A Thought Experiment on How to Save the Planet,  taking place from 7th to 9th July. Inspired by the depth of the ocean and the vastness of the sky, Amer will lead participants in meditative reflections on our place on Earth and our responsibility in preserving it.

Saad will tackle global environmental challenges, aiming to foster community, shift perspectives, and equip participants with practical knowledge and skills. The experience will include a sensory journey designed to spark curiosity about the natural world, enhanced by insights from the Marriott Sustainability Community, including a Marriott Marine Biologist. 

Saad will also engage with local school programs, delivering customized presentations at various schools near the resort. A lunch with Marine Biology students from the Maldives National University and Environmental Management students from Villa College is also scheduled.

Resort guests will enjoy a sustainability-inspired afternoon tea, a resort cocktail hour, and a children’s workshop, where Saad will educate the resort’s young guests on the importance of climate change.