MANA Island Resort is confident that its Environment Day (E-Day) program has had a positive impact on the island.
However, sales and marketing manager Cecilia Frost Nasau said their work was far from over, especially as it related to encouraging awareness on why magical Mana's stunning yet fragile ecosystem should be protected.
The resort held their E-Day at the island on Friday, which included young visitors under the supervision of the Tuvonu Kids Club attendant who collected rubbish along the beachfront before taking part in a tree planting exercise.
She said the initiative code named Mana E-Day started on February last year as a coral restoration activity.
"Prior to that, awareness program excursion sorely depends on occupancy rate and the availability of the Project E-Team members," Mrs Nasau said.
"We then realised the benefits of planting corals.
"However, it was not easy.
"There were are lot of trial and error in the process but we think that we have come through that stage now and in the last month, we have already transplanted healthy corals to the reef," she said.
"By having an E-Day monthly, we are not only raising awareness to our house guests and our staff, but also with our awareness program presentations by Mamanuca Environment Society(MES), it allows people to take that back with them and share the information with those they come in contact with.
"We have heard that children take their certificates to show and tell in school so that gives pride in awareness that we are doing something good for the environment."