Chatchawal Supachayanont (2nd right), general manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya is seen with Dr. Jiraphol Sindhunava (middle), vice-president of the Green Leaf Foundation and other officials after planting a young tree during the “We Care for Trees” campaign.
On November 3, several members of the Thai Hotels Association-Eastern Chapter together with representatives from the Green Leaf Foundation (Thailand), Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Sunday Bike Club and other civic-oriented groups assembled on the grounds of Dusit Thani Pattaya and rode their bicycles at exactly 8:30 a.m. to head towards the Jittapawan College Compound where the campaign, “We Care for Trees” was held.
The event was aimed at reminding the public of the benefits of using bicycles – both for better health and for environmental reasons in the fight against global warming.
Some 200 participants also planted young trees on a vast vacant lot at the compound and these trees will be nurtured by caretakers in line with the objective of preserving a green environment.
Green Leaf Foundation vice-president Dr. Jiraphol Sindhunava handed out certificates to all the participating hotels and establishments and echoed the statement of Dusit Thani Pattaya general manager Chatchawal Supachayanont who thanked everyone who joined the campaign including the foreign guests at his five-star resort.
After the tree-planting activity, the hotel hosted lunch for the participants and later performed their monthly merit-making ceremony with prayers and staff donations for the monks and the community.
Chatchawal Supachayanont leads hotel staff, management and guests in merit-making by bringing donations to the Jittapawan College, the resort’s monthly gesture as part of its corporate social responsibility.