Editor’s Note: We had the pleasure of staying at the world renowned Six Senses Laamu resort in the Maldives. While there, we met two spectacular women that work at Six Senses Laamu; Megan Latta, the Sustainability Officer, and Caitlin Gilmour, the Marine Biologist. In our travels, we have seen the effects of climate change firsthand. This is not just a theory anymore, it is happening to countries all around the world. We were fascinated by the way that climate change is effecting this idyllic archipelago. We asked these experts to give you an important cliffs notes version of climate change and what YOU can do to make a difference.
Caitlin is the Marine Biologist at Six Senses Laamu, where she spends her time educating guests on all things ocean-related while making sure it maintains its incredible beauty through reef maintenance and different marine research. Megan is Six Senses Laamu’s Sustainability Officer which means she spends her time implementing different initiatives to keep the island as environmentally friendly as possible with practices like minimizing the resort’s waste and teaching hosts and guests about sustainability. Hailing from Scotland and the U.S. respectively, the two are observing humans impact on the environment in a different way while living in the Maldives. In particular, Roamaroo asked how their perspective on climate change has been shaped since moving the island and how everyone can help in their cause of “saving the planet.”