Hakuna Matata Resort Gili Air
Beach dirty with plastic, Gili Air promotes sustainable tourism

We aim for a plastic free paradise: Sustainable Tourism

We hope our eco-friendly vibes rub off on you! Our water is served in re-usable glass carafes. If you also care to keep our island beautiful by collecting a bag of rubbish from the beach or area, we will give a free coconut as a reward. Together we can make the world a better place.

Let’s embark on a journey of sustainable tourism, where we can make a positive impact on Gili Air and inspire others to do the same.

 

1. Beach cleanups: Joining the weekly movement

Imagine the joy of becoming part of a thriving community that gathers every week, united by a shared passion for preserving the beauty of Gili Air. By joining the weekly beach cleanups, you can actively contribute to the island’s cleanliness and create a lasting impact.

Every week, locals, tourists, and businesses come together to participate in these inspiring events. Equipped with gloves and garbage bags, we comb the shores, removing debris and restoring the natural beauty of Gili Air’s beaches. The collective effort not only helps combat waste accumulation but also strengthens our sense of responsibility and connection to this island paradise.

To join the weekly beach cleanups, simply inquire at your hotel or reach out to local organizations dedicated to preserving Gili Air’s pristine environment. They will provide you with all the necessary information and resources, ensuring a meaningful and impactful experience.

Together, we can transform these cleanups into a powerful movement, setting an example for other destinations around the world. By participating in the weekly beach cleanups on Gili Air, you become an ambassador for sustainable tourism, inspiring others to take action and make a difference in preserving paradise.

Embracing sustainable alternatives: Reducing our footprint

Creating a sustainable future for Gili Air involves shifting away from harmful practices towards eco-friendly alternatives. Here are some inspiring ideas that can make a tremendous difference:

  1. Say No to Single-Use Plastics: Imagine sipping your refreshing coconut water through a bamboo straw, or enjoying a beachside meal with reusable cutlery. By encouraging businesses to replace single-use plastics with sustainable alternatives, we can significantly reduce the environmental impact on Gili Air.
  2. Eco-Conscious Accommodations: Seek out hotels and resorts that prioritize sustainability. Choose accommodations that implement energy-efficient measures, utilize solar panels, and offer eco-friendly toiletries. By supporting these establishments, we send a powerful message about the importance of responsible tourism.
  3. Local Empowerment: Gili Air is home to talented artisans who create unique handicrafts using natural materials. By purchasing their products, we support the local economy and promote sustainable livelihoods. Let’s cherish these authentic treasures and discourage the consumption of mass-produced goods.
  4. Dining with a Conscience: Indulge in the island’s culinary delights while making eco-friendly choices. Seek out restaurants that source local and organic ingredients, reducing the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transportation. Opt for responsibly sourced seafood to protect the delicate marine ecosystems surrounding Gili Air.

Inspiring Others: A Ripple Effect of Change

Imagine the impact we can create by sharing our sustainable travel experiences and inspiring others to follow suit. Through the power of social media, blog posts, and personal conversations, we have the ability to raise awareness and educate fellow travelers about the importance of sustainable tourism. Let’s capture the beauty of Gili Air in our photographs and stories, showcasing the harmony between responsible travel and preserving paradise.