Embracing the Environment - Sustainability



Community Impact

On November 25, a team of volunteers from Banyan Tree Mayakoba participated in the 2nd Rally to Eradicate Violence against Women, organised by the Solidarity Women's Service Center. The team had to demonstrate technical knowledge, language skills and physical dexterity to face another 8 teams: the armed forces, the youth pentathlon group and university teams. Banyan Tree was the only group composed of hoteliers and demonstrated excellent teamwork and clinched an honourable 4th place!

Reaping a Good Harvest

November saw another harvest for Banyan Tree Huangshan’s organic farm. They grew a variety of vegetables such as radish, spinach and coriander. Kudos to them for promoting sustainable farming! All associates will get to enjoy fresh, healthy and organic produce in their staff canteen!


On 10 November, Peng Shi Jie, an aspiring pilot and Seedlings student of Banyan Tree Lijiang, had his first taste of being a pilot. Accompanied by his father and Banyan Tree Lijiang’s Assistant Learning Manager, Azure Dong, he was placed in business class to Beijing and Shanghai on a Hainan Airlines Boeing Dreamliner. He then had the chance to meet the Captain, visit the training centre of Hainan Airlines as well as the Air Traffic control centre in Beijing Capital Airport. It was an exciting experience for him and he thought it was a fantastic opportunity. He also let on that what he learnt during his trip was very exciting. The adventure was made possible by Canadian freelance documentary maker Ellen Douglas, Banyan Tree Lijiang and sponsored by China Global TV network and Hainan Airlines. What a marvellous experience!

Seedlings Mentorships

Banyan Tree Marine Lab’s internship program and collaborations with young scientists empowers youths from around the world to progress in their careers in marine research and conservation. Danielle Robinson (Marine Lab Manager), Mohamed Arzan and Zim Athif (Marine Environment Officers) all interned at the Marine Lab in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru before progressing into their current positions. A new batch of interns and research students who joined are currently involved with lab operations as well as conducting research projects at local coral reefs.

Clean the Environment

On 28 November, Mr. Charles Wang, General Manager of Angsana Xi’an Lintong and associates from various departments participated in a cleaning the environment activity with local communities. 40 participants covered four public areas to ensure thorough and efficient cleaning.

Great effort by the team to promote commitment to community cleaning by engaging the locals to be socially responsible and to take ownership of the environment.


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