The “Clean Up the River” event is part of “Clean Up the World”, a community-based campaign for worldwide communities to clean, fix and conserve their environment. Now in its 24th year the campaign is held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), with an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries, making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns ever. “World Ozone Day” is held annually to commemorate the 1987 signing of the “Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer”, which created awareness on climate change and ozone depletion.
In 2017 Bangkok River Partners and its partner hotels worked with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, foreign embassies’ Eco-Capital Forum, local businesses, and community groups to remove rubbish from their locales which might feed into the Chao Phraya River and the Gulf of Thailand’s beaches. On the day the Chatrium group and V.I.P. guests boarded boats organized by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority to collect garbage from the river before handing out plants donated and sponsored by Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi and the Royal Forestry Department to promote “World Ozone Day”, including sea mango, a lengthy evergreen coastal tree with fragrant flowers, and holding a closing ceremony at Asiatique the Riverfront at the end of the day.
For more information, please contact:
Kanokrat Kirkland, Group Director of Marketing Communications
Chatrium Hotels & Residences
Wuttichai Srisatityakornburi, Assistant Public Relations Manager
Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 307 8888 ext. 2602