Beach clean-up at Atmosphere Philippines

We regularly conduct beach cleans here at Atmosphere. As 15th – 22nd September was Project AWARE week and Saturday 21st was International Coastal Clean-up Day, we stepped things up a gear. Diving against debris Seven divers, including our PADI Regional Training Consultant Pam, sunk beneath the surface of our house reef to Dive Against Debris. Even Oli, our Dive Centre Manager, donned a wetsuit (this never happens!). After searching for 60 minutes we collected just 8 pieces of trash – a good problem to have! Hitting the beach Our beach clean-up proved a little more fruitful with 20 staff collecting …

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On the 8th June each year, people from around the world come together to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of our oceans on Worlds Oceans Day. This year the focus is on plastic pollution; sharing inspiring solutions and taking action to limit its impact. Why are oceans important? Earth is truly a “blue planet”, with over 70% of it covered by water. Our oceans provide countless benefits to us and all life on earth. The Air We Breathe The ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen and stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. Climate …

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Atmosphere Soup Kitchen Christmas Party

It has been a good end to  the year for the Atmosphere Soup Kitchen (ASK) where Christmas for the kids and their parents was celebrated in December thanks to all your generous donations. After a hearty meal, the kids and their parents were given gifts brought over to the Philippines by numerous Atmosphere guests. Another big thank you goes to pharmaceutical company Mercury Drug, who organized a second Christmas party with food and toys at their expense. Your donations go a long way and we are very grateful for each and everything we receive!

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Atmosphere Resorts soup kitchen ASK Dumaguete Philippines

Christmas is about sharing and for this year’s Atmosphere Soup Kitchen Christmas party, the yuletide season was truly in the air. Attended by 85 kids together with their parents, the ASK center was packed with giggles and cheers as everyone gathered around excited for one of the most wonderful times of the year. All ready to start the meals that their parents and some volunteers prepared, the kids said their grace. Guests from the resort served their lunch. A warm thank you to Susana Pascual, Stuart Allen, Tiffany and Luke Xu, Charlotte and Florence Kennish who helped serve lunch at …

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The ladies of Lumago in Dumaguete Philippines showcase their own upcycled paper jewlery

During your stay with Atmosphere you might choose to visit ASK – Atmosphere’s Soup Kitchen. It is based in one of the most impoverished communities of Dumaguete City next to the dumpsite and is run by the mothers of the around 80 local school children it feeds every day. A separate social enterprise that sprung from Atmosphere’s partnership with the community, Lumago Designs works with these same mothers. Lumago Designs gives these women an opportunity to earn a fair wage and provide for their families by employing them to design and create socially and environmentally responsible products. These products are mainly jewelry …

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