Our first eco-event was hosted in Bangkok this year. It was a huge success, we connected over 40 sustainable businesses, 400 individuals and raised over £1,500 for local charities.
We were so excited to host our eco-friendly, sustainable market, 'Growing Green Communities'. Our aim was to connect community members, encourage sustainable living by reducing, reusing, recycling & upcycling, and promote clean air.
At the event there were:
• Environmental workshops • Guest speakers • Local, organic food and drinks • Family-friendly activities • Face painting • Exciting raffles prizes • Talented musicians • Sustainable merchandise • Local charities & community members
Promoting eco and sustainable businesses and organisations is so important to us. We want everyone to see the ingenious solutions these guys are coming up with. The Bangkok vendors were incredible and had everything from sustainable, bamboo toothbrushes to composting solutions and even turning plastic waste into beautiful artwork.
The green community in Thailand and Bangkok is growing, fast. We were so proud to be able to connect these vendors to the public and each other to share ideas on how we can all work together for a more sustainable future.
We believe that if you engage with youth about the environmental issues it will install an understanding about why it needs protection throughout their lives, motivating them to be more sustainable.
We invite our eco-organisations to run environmental workshops that give the children (and the whole family) at our events the opportunity to learn about the environment and sustainability with fun practical activities.
In Bangkok we had workshops some fantastic workshops. Highlights were: Precious Plastic's plastic recycling workshop, where the children melted down plastics and made pots, cups, and bowls, and Mindful Sparks, the shapes of nature workshop, where the whole family explored nature's shapes and sounds.
We were so happy to welcome young environmental activist Lilly, from Bye Bye Plastics Bags Thailand as a guest speaker at our first event. For those of you who don't know who Lilly is, she has been dubbed the Greta Thunberg of Thailand and is actively involved in many environmental projects in Thailand and beyond. Her talk about some of her future projects inspired the younger generation at the event.
Olga gave an informative and educational talk about how to be more mindful and sustainable as a consumer. Everyone; children, parents, and some of the vendors enjoyed this talk. She inspired many to purchase sustainable products, such as cotton bags to put their vegetables in at the supermarket.
This was a shocking talk, we learnt all about the harmful and damaging impact humans have had on local and global elephant populations.
The Sang Foundation began initially to raise public awareness about plastic waste. Since the huge impact Covid-19 has had in Thailand, Sang has now branched out to food security programs, recently launching a food rescue program in Hua Hin.
Mutsumi, the founder of Sang, has years of experience in organising events, fundraisers, and community projects. We would like to say a big thank you to her and the whole of Sang's team, without them, the event would not have been possible. Mutsumi's vision and passionate and driven personality meant it was an absolute pleasure to work with her.
The Barge Program educates individuals and communities to raise environmental awareness and take active responsibility for a globally sustainable future.
The team at Barge Program is fantastic and their work to help organize the event was invaluable. They had their own stall at the event, running environmental workshops throughout the day, and worked tirelessly helping to collect donations and organise the raffle.
Patom Organic Living is such a beautiful restaurant and venue in the heart of Bangkok! It is a green paradise in the middle of a concrete jungle serving delicious organic healthy food. The event wouldn't have been possible without the team at Patom, so thank you very much.