IN CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY
The Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort sent me a video of their recent community service project. The hotel associates cleaned up the beach, but didn’t stop at the water’s edge. They strapped on scuba tanks, dove into the sea and hunted for buried garbage.
Sharm El Sheikh is a beautiful resort destination located in south Sinai Egypt. The beaches are golden and the water clear. It’s like swimming in an aquarium and now it’s a cleaner aquarium.
The yearly beach and underwater cleanup project brings the entire community together. The local scuba diving school, called Mr. Diver, donates the gear. Project Aware Foundation organizes the divers. I like its motto: “to protect the ocean planet – one dive at a time.”
I am proud of our Egyptian hotel associates volunteering and supporting this effort. Marriott calls it “Our Spirit to Serve” and the Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort is really diving into it.
Over the years, I’ve volunteered at food banks, community kitchens and other places that are on land. But underwater? Now that’s an impressive effort! Whether land or sea, we are all guests on this planet.
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