For 2012 UNWTO's challenge to the global tourism industry was to applaud renewable energy solutions.
A locally based Chiang Mai tour operator www.trekkingcollective.com [TC] met the challenge to self design and locally produce hydrogen fuel cells fitted to their company vehicles reducing energy bills and vehicle emmissions by a minimum 20%
....So for UNWTO 2013's WORLD TOURISM DAY the challenge to the global tourism industry is to work towards sustainable initiatives to preserve 'at risk' global fresh water resources.
Long term advocates of Trekking Collective's
indigenous and urban initiatives, Gail and Roger Johnson were in town accompanying the annual University of Washington student study tour group that participate in TC designed 'special interest' community based [CBT]field treks for over 7 years.
Each year Roger Johnson and TC exchange ideas that support Trekking Collective's core values of sustainability of low tech 'doable' community initiatives that 1. Work 2. Affordable and beneficial for all 3. reduce, reuse and recycle locally 4. low maintainence 5. everyone can do! 7. Promote towards a low carbon global society.
|Ajarn Sawat Chantalay a member of HEUSP with Students from the 'Connecting Classrooms'|
initiative @ Yupparaj High School with Roger Johnson demonstrating his ideas.
|Parents and locals buying their weekend veggies!|
A great community meeting place to promote awareness and share local and global health and environmental issues... these cool Women Farmer's grow and prepare their own endemic vegetables and make local healthy snacks to sell direct to school parents, students, teachers. The local community and foreign visitors are all welcome!
This was a great spot for Roger Johnson to show how to put together his 'pee-dra-ponics' plant feeder or 'dry toilet'..... Read On!
|Ajarn Roger putting together parts whilst the Women Farmer's juggle selling veggies and learning |
how to make the 'Pee-dra-ponics' plant feeder
|Using local sourced and recycled products|
|Using 'Guesstimate' technology!|
|Science and English Dept. teachers from Puttisopon School|
check the power point presentation
and help out with Thai-English translations