Thinking Green Projects

Sustainability on Kenya’s South Coast

Consisting of a range of projects and ideas Thinking Green helps connect the different areas of the group along with the local community in ways that allow for meaningful change and ideas to be shared.

Working to help improve both the health of our marine life, local wildlife and to boost the understanding of key environmental issues amongst our local residents and tourists to the region, Thinking Green ‘s aims to help conserve Kenya’s unique coast line.

The Green Team

Diani’s Green Team work hard to help to improve our home and the Diani Beach region. Setting up recycling stations, organising litter picks and beach cleans, helping educate local school children on the importance of good, sustainable environmental practices and working with local businesses to find ways we can all reduce waste, they are a vital part of our sustainability efforts and make a big contribution to the community.

Diani Turtle Watch

Home to more than 70 endangered sea turtles, Diani Turtle Watch helps ensure that Diani Beach remains a safe, protected home for these incredible creatures. Working with local volunteers, businesses and the Marine Education Centre they can monitor the population and protect the vital nesting sites for these turtles – ensuring that future generations get the best possible starts and chances for survival.

The Sands Farm

Using sustainable practices, recycling discarded waste, composting organic materials and using grey water for irrigation, The Sands Farm is able to supply The Sands Kenya Group with much of the produce they use every day across their resorts, restaurants and bars. All produced locally, sustainably and organically – and is usually a lot tastier than alternatives that would otherwise have to be flown in!

Marine Education Centre

The aim of the Marine Education Centre is to spread awareness of marine conservation, both specific to the local area of Diani, and nonspecific to be utilised anywhere on this planet.

To achieve this, the MEC conducts in-water monitoring of species along the Diani coastline in order to better understand our local environment and so work to protect it, as well as running education programmes for both tourists to the area and local communities and schools.