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Chiva-Som sponsors Khao Takiab School Students for field-trip with PATT and SIEP


Chiva-Som luxury health resort of Hua Hin sponsored a one-day eco-excursion for 30 students from Khao Takiab School on Monday 22nd November. Plant a Tree Today Foundation teamed with the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park (SIEP) to foster the students’ environmental awareness and appreciation. These eager students combined playing and planting as they splashed around in the mangroves and planted 150 saplings.

The day also included a nature walk through the mangroves as SIEP staff explained the importance of these forests along the coasts. SIEP features wind turbines and solar panels that serve as an outdoor classroom. Students learned about alternative energy in these demonstrations as well as in the Energy and Environment Centre, an interactive museum with eight exhibitions on energy issues in the world, Thailand, and the home.

To further back the eco-message, lunch served at the park was wrapped in lotus leaves to reduce waste from plastic. Chiva-Som is dedicated to being environmentally responsible, has an integrated policy on sustainability, and supports community development through Preserve Hua Hin Group (PHHG). Under PHHG, the Junior Ambassador Program strives to give students the opportunity to learn about environment.

With their commitment to community, the Preserve Hua Hin Group will organize the 7th annual “I Love Hua Hin” Concert on 11th December. The slogan, “Rock Power Tackles Climate Crisis,” gives an idea as to the goal of this event. Held on top of Hin Lek Fai hill, performances from Kaleidoscope, Tang Kay Rumble Band, the Diggity Remedy, and a number of local bands will keep the evening exciting as concert-goers enjoy complimentary food from an impressive list of hotels and restaurants in Hua Hin.

Emissions from the event will be totaled and offset by South Pole Ltd. through a carbon credit donation making it completely carbon neutral. Taking into account the 150 trees that PHHG donated to the students from Khao Takiab School, this evening of good music and food will actually be climate positive.

Proceeds will benefit PHHG’s environmental and social projects in Hua Hin. It has proved effective all around the world, music and concerts can act as powerful tools of change and create public awareness of certain issues. Purchase a ticket, hear some great musicians, and think of Bob Dylans’ words, “the times, they are a-changin’” – in the case of environmental action, let’s hope so!