Pattaya unites for World Environment Day cleanup

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Pattaya City Hall did a fantastic job getting many different organizations, companies and schools together on June 4 to celebrate two important dates, namely World Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level on “World Environment Day” 5 June and “World Ocean Day” and celebrated on 8 June.

Attending was Green Pattaya Foundation, Conservation Group of Ao Naklua, Rayong Coastal Fisheries Research & Development Center, Amari Hotel, Thai Alangkarn Theater, Long Beach Pattaya Hotel, Siam Bayshore Hotel, The Bay View Pattaya Hotel, Dusit Thani Hotel Pattaya, Soi Khopai Community, Muang Pattaya 1 – 9 & 11 schools, Bannrodfai School, and Phothisamphanphitthayakhan School.

Students enjoy their day out of school, learning about how to keep the environment clean.Students enjoy their day out of school, learning about how to keep the environment clean.

The event was attended by many officials from city hall with Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome leading the cleaning and setting fish free into the sea at Jomtien Beach.

The mayor held a speech and handed over fish to each organization that helped with the cleaning. Everybody then proceeded down to the beach to release them into the sea.

(L to R) Deputy Director Somsak Tanthong; Director of the Bureau of Environment Sutee Thupnonghee; Teerasak Jatupong, director of maintaining order and stability; and Master Chief Petty Officer Somchai Inruang.(L to R) Deputy Director Somsak Tanthong; Director of the Bureau of Environment Sutee Thupnonghee; Teerasak Jatupong, director of maintaining order and stability; and Master Chief Petty Officer Somchai Inruang.

Afterwards, over 200 people from different schools, organizations and companies cleaned Jomtien Beach for two hours.

This annual event creates good awareness about the environment for the children and adds a boost to the ecosystem there.

Green Pattaya was the main social event and marketing organizers, and they encourage everyone to tag their pictures from these two days with the hashtag #worldoceansday plus #greenpattaya and upload their pictures to https://www.facebook.com/GreenPattaya.

Green Pattaya will have their next cleaning in August 2014, and have been invited by Pattaya City Hall to organize a cleaning on Koh Larn and Koh Sak. Green Pattaya welcomes any organizations or companies that want to participate in these unique events.

Teachers enjoy taking part in this environmentally friendly activity.Teachers enjoy taking part in this environmentally friendly activity.

Staff from the Dusit Thani Pattaya take part in the fun.Staff from the Dusit Thani Pattaya take part in the fun.

Siam Bayshore staff join the beach cleaning effort.Siam Bayshore staff join the beach cleaning effort.

Students release fish into the sea.Students release fish into the sea.

Master Chief Petty Officer Somchai Inruang (right) poses with Pattaya law enforcement.Master Chief Petty Officer Somchai Inruang (right) poses with Pattaya law enforcement.