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Clean Up Bangkok River At Chao Phraya River / 15-16 September 2017

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Clean Up Bangkok River At Chao Phraya River / 15-16 September 2017

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Clean Up the World is a community based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers communities from every corner of the globe to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment. Now in its 24th year, Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries annually, making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world.

Bangkok River Partners is proud to join the campaign in Bangkok. In 2017, our partner hotels and venues are working with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Eco-Capital Forum (comprised of foreign embassies in Bangkok), local businesses, community groups, and their neighbours to remove rubbish from streets, public spaces, and canals that might feed them into the Chaophraya River and onto the beaches in the Gulf of Thailand.

However, Clean Up the World in Bangkok is doing something different this year – the organizers will be incorporating citizen science into the activities. In order to work towards a long-term goal of eliminating waste, data on waste will be collected this year. The categorized and counted items in the waste found will be recorded to establish a baseline to which data from subsequent years can be compared with. Such hard data will be insightful and lead to future high impact solutions and measureable goals. Data collection will be done in collaboration with Wayne Phillips of Mahidol University and Madeleine Recknagel of The Sustainable Self. A team of volunteers will be on hand to help Bangkok River Partners and Eco-Capital Forum with the data collection.

Clean Up Friday 15 September Schedule and Locations

Shangri-La Hotel, Australia Embassy Bangkok, Wat Suan Plu School, Centre Point, and Robinson
Meeting point: 8:45 Soi Wat Suan Plu
Walk from Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station

Royal Orchid Sheraton, Portuguese Embassy Bangkok, River City Bangkok
Meeting Point: 10:00am at gates of House No.1 Captain Bush Lane
Enter Charoenkrung soi 30, or Siphaya Express Boat Pier. (N3)

Clean Up Saturday 16 September Schedule and Locations

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel
Meeting Point: 8:45am Charoenkrung Road near Rama 3 Bridge

Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside with US Embassy and Embassies of Panama, Poland and Hungary
Meeting Point: 8:45 Under the tree at the Ramada Plaza shuttle boat waiting area.
Shuttle boat leaves from Sathorn Pier every 30 minutes

Chatrium Hotel Riverside together with the British Embassy
Meeting Point: 8:45am Chatrium Hotel pier
Shuttle boat leaves from Sathorn Pier every 30 minutes

Four Seasons Private Residence (Country Group) & Canadian Embassy Bangkok
Meeting Point: 8:45 am Four Seasons Private Residences Show Suite
Country Group shuttle boat from Sathorn Pier

The Peninsula Bangkok, Italian Embassy Bangkok, & IconSiam
Meeting Point: 8:45 The Peninsula open car park
Enter from Charoennakorn Road, or shuttle boat from Sathorn Pier

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, French Embassy Bangkok & Mango Tree Restaurant
Meeting Point: 8:45 French Embassy gates,
Enter Charoenkrung soi 36 – Soi Brest or Oriental Express Boat Pier (N1)

Millennium Hilton Bangkok, The Jam Factory, Embassies of Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg
Meeting point: 8:45am Millennium Hilton pier
Shuttle boat leaves from Sathorn Pier every 30 minutes

Hotel Royal Bangkok, Embassies of Denmark and Finland
Meeting point: 8:45 Rachawong Pier (N5), Chinatown
Take the Chao Phraya Express or Tourist Boat from Sathorn Pier

The Siam Hotel
Meeting Point: 8:45 The Siam pier
Enter by road.

Refreshments and words of thanks:
Meeting point: 13:00 Asiatique Riverfront Pier
Transfer by boat

Join the global movement and become a local conservationist by contacting the concierge of your hotel or emailing [email protected] for more information.

Address:Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand

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