ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove kicks off Eco Month
Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the Singapore marina has organised a series of sustainability-focused events and exhibitions in September.
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove
Already accredited as a Platinum 5 Gold Anchor and Level 4 Clean Water marina, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove (ONE°15) is hosting a month-long campaign in September dedicated to building awareness on ocean conservation, with a focus on sharks, stingrays and corals.
Building on its many sustainability initiatives including annual eco-dives and lining with its 15th-anniversary celebrations, ONE°15 wants the Eco Month to engage, educate and empower the public with the knowledge of how to help protect seas and coastlines.
Jonathan Sit, General Manager of ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, said: “Water provides us with sustenance and leisure. It’s only natural we take the responsibility to solidify our efforts towards sustainability one step at time.
“We are on a mission to educate our members and the public on how everyone can play their part in being eco-conscious. On this note, it is timely that we celebrate our 15th-year milestone by shining the spotlight on key marine life and show how the luxurious and the sustainable can co-exist in many ways.”
A Seabin at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove
A Coral Garden tour, scheduled to be held on September 11, will allow participants to learn about the marina’s coral restoration efforts and watch a new sea bin in operation, with the technology supplementing existing routines for cleaning the surface of the water.
On the same day, the marina will also host an Eco Talk with Sam Shu Qin, ONE°15’s Eco Advisor, who will explain how coral reefs contribute to the ecosystem while also recounting her expeditions as a marine scientist.
Throughout the month, ONE°15 is hosting an exhibition about sharks, stingrays and corals, revealing why they’re vital indicators of the ocean’s health.
In tandem with the exhibition, the marina is running a social media campaign focused on fun facts about marine conservation while encouraging the community to take charge of their own carbon and plastic footprint. To incentivise engagement, weekly giveaways will be held on social media and participants have the chance to win F&B vouchers and hotel nights at the marina.
In conjunction with Eco Month, ONE°15 will also launch the Coral Garden Volunteer Program in a bid to make the project more sustainable and allow more members to enjoy it. Since the launch of the Coral Garden in 2018, ONE°15 has grown and transplanted over 239 different coral fragments in the joint project with the Tropical Marine Science Institute at National University of Singapore.
ONE°15 is also working to bring sustainability to on-land operations and recently installed an indoor vertical vegetable farm within one of its restaurants, adding to efforts to adopt sustainable food sources into its F&B operations.
The marina’s ongoing eco efforts include elimination of single-use plastics such as straws, takeaway containers, cutlery, hotel room toiletries and bin liners. The marina has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastics from operations by 2025, while upsized recycle bins have also been put in place at the marina to encourage more recycling of waste.