Eco Nomads is our volunteer abroad program for people who would like to ‘travel with a purpose’. Learn how to build and run Bottle Boards workshops; chose your own destinations and help us reach a wider global community with our environmental education programs.
For information on how to apply to become an Eco Nomad please email email@example.com.
Pai, Mae Hong Sorn (Aug 2018)
Pai is a mountain valley in the North of Thailand, where our Eco Nomads, Kayla Sobala and Fran Beltri Mūnoz met with our friend and Trash Hero, Warawat Bibb Sabhavasu. Together they built their first board and went out into the canals to pick up trash. The Eco Nomads left the boards with Bibb and went on their journey, having successfully completed their mission. The incredible work then continued as the dedicated and determined, Bibb single-handedly set up a booth in Pai’s walking street to engage the local people. Here is what Bibb said,
“The bottle booth caught attention by just about everyone; over half stopped to talk and share their battle against plastic pollution. I got two people who said they will go Plogging with me tomorrow; teachers from Chiang Mai want to start a Trash Hero program at their school; local people want to borrow/rent the board to pick up the floating Kratong during Loy Kratong festival; nearby stalls shared how they had seen a bottle raft 10 years ago at Koh Lipe and it was twice as big but can hold 5 people – it was connected with a used fishing net; I sold two water bottles and gave away one plastic straw made from plant. I also added a few friends on my FB and they helped share my story.”
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