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Big Trees Project




Big Trees Project
Type of Group: Non Government (NGO)
Our Focus: Environment, Education, Health, Youth

The Big Trees Project is an environmental volunteer and advocacy group that works with communities, government agencies as well the private sector and other civic groups to promote awareness and activities that help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond. We communicate with the public through social media, as well as organized participatory conservation programs so that volunteers and local communities can join hands to protect public green spaces through sustainable management practices. Our main focus and symbol is large trees whose survival depend on the quality of the green spaces where they are found and how active the surrounding communities are. We also work closely with government agencies and local municipalities to ensure that they engage the public in their conservation efforts. Our many activities are open to all such as the project to develop 60 public parks in Thailand , development of urban tree care as a profession, organic farming and educational programs for school children such as tree climbing and green school outings. One area of our focus is the Bangkachao Project.
Bangkachao is a large green space on Chao Phraya River opposite of Bangkok, providing fresh air to the city. Recent unscrupulous development trends, however, have threatened the well-being of this precious oasis. Measures must be taken to ensure that this unique ecosystem and communities that once co-existed side by side are preserved. Big Trees Project and other partner organizations such as Rak Koong Bangkachao Group, have carried out projects supported by Thai Health Organization namely the Bangkachao Master Plan Project which will serve as land use and development guidelines; the local history project that pieces together community history and traditions; the Bangkachao Photo Project that raises awareness of Bangkachao environment by presenting a collection of outstanding photographs, taken by local photographers; the environmental awareness campaign through physical activities combining cycling and waste management by volunteers and locals. We especially focus on waste management because Bangkachao is right on the river which brings both heavy boat traffic as well as garbage. We therefore need more effective ways to handle the garbage problem through a campaign called Bangkachao Green Ranger to encourage local communities to manage this problem by themself and make use of the garbage collected.

THAILAND / Bangkachao / 10130