BIG Trees Project: Raising awareness to help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond

Bangkok-based environmental group BIG Trees Project is working with communities and government agencies to promote awareness and activities that help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond. The group, which is made up of some 16,000 young professionals, is dedicated to preventing Thailand’s trees from being cleared for urban development. They have been involved in training individuals on how to care for trees, as … Continue reading BIG Trees Project: Raising awareness to help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Eco-Logic Thailand Resort, Pak Song, Thailand

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 16. Eco-Logic Thailand Resort, Pak Song, Thailand Thailand is much more than the beaches and cluster of islands that it has become known for. Further inland and off-the-beaten track is a plethora of lush landscapes, … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Eco-Logic Thailand Resort, Pak Song, Thailand

Happy Earth Farm: Natural beauty products made on a Thai farm using the farm’s produce

Thai farm and beauty brand, Happy Earth are “trying to redefine the definition of clean beauty” by creating products from fruits, leaves and seeds, some of which are even edible. The small, organic farm in Uthaithani, Thailand makes 100% natural, chemical-free and biodegradable beauty products using produce from the farm, where they grow corn, rice, sesame and kaffir lime. All products are handmade using traditional … Continue reading Happy Earth Farm: Natural beauty products made on a Thai farm using the farm’s produce

Thai supermarket uses banana leaf packaging to eliminate use of plastic

Thai supermarket Rimping is now using banana leaves as packaging instead of plastic. The leaves are used to hold together bunches of chillies, spring onions, and peppers, with a flexible piece of bamboo tied to keep everything in place. In tropical countries, banana leaves are a perfect alternative to plastic wraps as they’re readily available, and often get discarded otherwise. The Chiang Mai-based supermarket – … Continue reading Thai supermarket uses banana leaf packaging to eliminate use of plastic

Model Market: Bangkok’s first upcycle-focused night market opens in Thonglor

Bangkok is famous for its night markets, now there’s a new night market in town, Model Market, focused entirely on upcycling. What is being heralded as Bangkok’s first upcycle market, the entire concept of Bangkok’s brand new food, beverage, and entertainment urban space is that everything is recycled or reused. The aim of Model Market is to promote sustainability by eliminating single-use plastic and minimising … Continue reading Model Market: Bangkok’s first upcycle-focused night market opens in Thonglor

Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts

Wonderfruit, Thailand’s pioneering celebration of the arts and sustainable living, returns for its fifth installment this month. The four-day festival, which takes place in Pattaya from 13 December to 17 December, features live music, DJs, talks, workshops, art installations, world cuisine, meditation and yoga. Wonderfruit was created as “a 4-day celebration of the arts to catalyze positive impact”. The Thai beach resort of Pattaya, not usually known … Continue reading Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts

Temple of a Million Bottles: Thailand’s Recycling Wonders of the World

Thailand’s Temple of a Million Bottles has earned its place in the Recycling Wonders of the World. The Buddhist temple, Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew, in the Sisaket area of Thailand near Cambodia, has been constructed using more than 1.5 million recycled glass beer bottles, including green Heineken bottles and brown Chang bottles. Since 1984, Buddhist monks have been providing a solution to waste in … Continue reading Temple of a Million Bottles: Thailand’s Recycling Wonders of the World

APOCCAS: Scarves with mantra

Completing an outfit with fair trade accessories is no longer the stuff of coarse threads or bland designs. Sustainable garments have come of age and with age comes luxurious threads and inspiring designs that as well as being high fashion, also respect the environment and support indigenous communities and preserve their weaving traditions. Luxury accessories brand, APOCCAS, have teamed up with master weavers from eleven … Continue reading APOCCAS: Scarves with mantra