On Marc h 25th and April1st2009, Vice chairman of theTHA Green Committee andGM of Rocky’s, Khun John Ens,Khun Jack, Chief Gardener ofRocky’s and khun Tiew, com-mittee members of Rocky’sGreen Team talked to a totalof 120 students of the DutchUniversity of Breda, Holland.Following a week in Cambo-dia and Bali, the students, ofover 15 different nationalities,stayed a week on Samui andPhangan to study the effect ofinternational tourism on localdevelopment as well as tointerview restaurant and barowners, shop keepers anddifferent GMs.Khun John explained the co-operation between the THAGreen Committee with theTessaban as well as the coop-eration with the schools, thediving association of Samui(Green Fins) and the partici-pation of THA resorts in otherlocal activities such as beachcleaning and the Samui GreenIsland campaign.The very positive student atti-tude and the amount of ques-tions showed that the interestof Green Destinationswho are willing to explaintheir philosophy is absolutelyan attractive alternative forany international studentgroup.A small group of student wereinvited to Rocky's weeklyguest cocktail to interviewsome of the guests.
not , this is not the point, theyare taking action for the mis-takes of others who throwtheir garbage from theirvans, or cars while drivinground.We should pat them on theback—the mistakes of othersactually turns into gold forthem, they can Reduce theI am not sure how many ofyou have seen, more localroad cleaners in all districtsof koh Samui.Well some of us have andmuch appreciated it is thatthe local Tessban is sendingpeople out.We are not sure if they areemployed by the Tessban orgarbage on the streets, theycan reuse and sell this gar-bage for their own future.Recycling is the name of thegame, china is one of theworlds major importer ofgarbage it cant get enoughof it.This is where we get mostgoods from today.
John Ens and the Dutch UniversityObservations on the Island—clean upsFOC - Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
Bang Taling nam, came pre-pared with their own sixwheel truck good on youNigel, keeping in the spirit ofthe three R is vital for ourfuture.Not just wood but secondhand corrugated sheets werealso donated and some pav-ing stones.If anyone knows of a workerssite closing down, ask them todonate for our school pro-jects.And a big thank you to theTessban for their support witha six wheel truck and fivestaff.Great community spirit!A Local supporter , khunJimmy Say was kind enoughto donate, two truck full ofre usable wood for the schoolprojects.Great stuff Jimmy this will goa long way.This fist in with our three Rconcept. Rocky resort senttheir staff, Tongsai bay, Im-perial samui, Kandaburi.
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Behind, the Tessban truck, khunDarunee form Ban leam sai, herhusband and friend.
22ND MAYGREEN WAVEDAY, PLANT ATREE AT 10:30AM SAME TIMEAND A WAVEWILL BEGIN ALLOVER THEWORLD