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THA Green News Letter June 09

THA Green News Letter June 09

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The Koh Samui Trophy, Adventure Race a THA sponsored Event
A Man for a Greener koh Samui
Khun Paisan ———- a Man with a missionfor a cleaner and Greener koh samui, hestands behind the first garbage separationsheds, made from recycled wood and othermaterials the first for them to show an exam-ple, they lead from the front.When the Tessban can do then the rest of usshould follow, they lead the way for a cleanerand greener samui, good on them all!
The fastest Growing sport in the world comesto koh Samui In September.“Racing for a Greener Samui”The Koh Samui Trophy Adventure race, willbe held on Saturday the 19th of September2009.The race is also supported by the Tour-ism Authority of Thailand and a great boostfor the Island.
Created to promote and expose the beautyof koh Samui and its businesses, the eventwill also support and raise funds for theenvironmentally Initiatives
.The race date has been chosen to maximizethe benefit of the event for the Island, heldduring the low ( Green season), the event willcertainly help the tourist industry throughought a typically quiet period. The race willalso be a boost for the Island economy,Divisions: Adventure; Easier course, for those of us whoneed a nurse or oxygen when we run upsome stairs.Extreme: longer course: no more to say thosefit professionals who love to run and dothings out of this world.The Adventure racing, is one of Asia's fastestgrowing sports, and brining one to koh samuican only support our island and our future,with their green initiatives, this will combinewith the THA green philosophy and theGreen Island project on going as we speak.Attendance profile:Nearly 1000 high profile people will attendthe event.Including VIPs' sponsor guests, Racers fami-lies, supporters, media, competitors and kohSamui Residents.A well worth while adventure on our doorstep.www.kohsamuitrophy.com
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Inside this issue:
7th June 2009
Issue 2 June 2009
YOUR MONTHLY, GREEN ISLAND UPDATE!
The Green post
 
Why adopt a school, youmay say, its simple, in com-bining forces of THA hotelsand resorts with local schools,the Tessban have chosen 10schools for the initial 2009project with 15 more to belooked at for the 2010 cal-endar year.Combining our efforts to edu-cate the children of koh samuiin the three R,s as well aseducating their parents onthe importance of not throw-ing garbage away, but recy-cling what can be used.Two hotels will work on oneschool, for this project,brother one and brother 2,brother two will take a newschool next year, and brotherone will help them along.Certain areas of the schoolswould be handed over togarage separation areas, Emproduction, small gardens forherbs spices and flowers.Helping the schools to be selfsufficient and educating thechildren to take care of theirIsland and their country.Once these projects are setup in the next few months, acontinuation would then hap-pen and the children willreap the benefits by thethree R,s and assiatcne formthe Tessban to help them selltheir garbage.More on this in the next issueof the Green post:set up this project, due tohaving 10 schools under onebanner it was decided toshow all ten schools underone roof, a grand openingfrom 8:00am until 12 noon.All schools will be there toshow what they are doing,we expect GIDOA, samuirescue, Samui dogs home,A historic day for the Tessbanand THA on Koh Samui, thegrandest day yet will arriveon the 15th June at the KohSamui school in Nathron.This school has been be-friended by Six senses resortand spa as its “pi Liang”school.A lot of work to be done tolocal dignitaries along withthe police, local and tourist,fire brigade, various hospi-tals on the Islands.A speech from the Mayorand governs of koh samui.Games for the children, weexpect to have over 2,000people for this event.
Adopting schools
Count down to the Grand opening of the Low Carbon school projects
Major beach clean up - 25th April 2009
to all the families of the fish-erman that live/work here.All kinds of refuse was found,but in the main plastic andglass. But, also old tires,signs, lumps of wood and adoor from a speedboat toiletor cupboard, which was obvi-ously no longer needed!Some speedboat oil filterswere even found buried inthe sand where they hadbeen changed but couldn’t bedisposed of properly!The diligent group thenheaded down Big BuddhaBeach clearing the refusefrom the recent high tideswhich had left a constantstream of litter and debris
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Many of the resorts along thisbeach do clean their beachland which was noticeable,area of rubbish left.Our last beach clean up on25th April was another greatsuccess.We had an amazing turnoutof 165 people who all madethe effort to meet at 8.30amat Seatran Pier. This wasmade up of from 14 Resortsand 11 Dive/Snorkel Opera-tors.We began cleaning underthe pier which was the worseaffected area, possibly due
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The Green post
“TO CATCH THEREADER'SATTENTION,PLACE ANINTERESTINGSENTENCE ORQUOTE FROMTHE STORYHERE.”
 
Green wave actions aroundthe world in 2009.Many different groups areinvolved, in the green wave:Schools, biodiversity institutes,botanical gardens, unitednations agencies, NGO, gov-ernments, businesses and themedia.THA koh Samui, will be plant-ing a tree on this day alongwith millions of other organi-zations to create a waveworld wide– those of us whohave adopted a school willset an example to be part ofthis wave.10 schools will be supportedby 10 trees, that have beengrown here on koh samui.10:00am local time the treeswere planted.As koh samui has damagedits environment this is onlyproper we try to add to themany great projects, alreadybeing carried out on the is-lands. A majority of Hotelsjoined in to plant their treeand educate the children inour schools, a first for kohsamui.We would like tot hank youall for the support and effortone tree less I the Billion treecampaign world wide.http://greenwave.cbd.inttunately we did not get thepicture we needed as thiswould have been worth whileto see.Our caps off to whoever col-lected this discarded waste.They made a lot of money byjust taking their time to collectunwanted garbage.On the road heading downtowards Bundhari Resort &Spa, there is the corner. Forthe past few months we haveseen local people gatheringempty discarded beer bottlesand cans form god knowshow many years.The pile kept getting biggereach time we passed, unfor-Money is always in garbage,and manure.From time to time if you see aworth while report drop us aline and we would add this toour next months edition, try toget a picture and name ifpossible.Lets get clicking!!!
22nd May Green wave,suporting the billion tree campaign!
Observations on the Island—clean upsMangrove planting at Taling Nam, May 8th
came from all sectors of theIsland.Form the THA, the followingsupport was given, AmariPalm reef, Imperial boathouse, Kandaburi, Tongsaibay, Bang Taling Nam. Re-gent Chaweng, Melati.From the community, the localand tourist police were there,fire brigade teams, Samuirescue, The Royal Thai navy.And not to forget the localpeople from the village itself,over 16 rai was planted with6,000 mangrove trees reintroduced into this barrenand abused land.A great effort top bring backthe eco system of theswamps.Thank you for the support!On Friday May 8th, and onthe eve of the auspiciousVisakha Bucha Day, TheTessaban, The deputy Gover-nor of Koh Samui inaugu-rated a Tree planting day tocoincide with Visakha BuchaDay.A call went out through TAKSand THA to gather support tolend a hand and make meriton this day, over 300 people
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Issue 2 June 2009
THERE IS NOTENOUGH WECAN DO TODAY,TO RE PLANTKOH SAMUI, GETPLANTING, LETSGIVE MOTHERNATURE WHATSHE WANTS HERLIFE BACK!

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