Pattaya officials handed out 1,400 trees to local residents as the city marked World Environment Day.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the June 3 event, two days before the official United Nations celebration to raise awareness about environmental conservation, food shortages, energy crises and population growth.
City workers join staff of area hotels, the Naklua Bay Conservation Group, students and teachers to plant trees.
City workers joined staff of area hotels, the Naklua Bay Conservation Group, students and teachers to plant trees. The city made available 1,400 plants from 10 different species. The event also featured a student photo exhibition.
Itthiphol said the event was a useful alert for people to become more aware of environmental issues. People cannot think such problems no longer affect them, he said. The mayor said everyone needs to adjust their behavior and show more respect for the environment.
Among the things people can do, Itthiphol added, are keeping their property clean, recycling and not littering.