Posted by Martin Harrison on Sep 23, 2019
As a part of the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin’s ongoing project of Environmentally Sustainable concepts, members of the project committee led by Gitte Iversen working closely with Clean Hua Hin and the Municipality of Hua Hin arranged a mass clean up around a number of locations surrounding the Wat Khao Klai Lat Temple in Khao Takiab.
The event which started at 14:30 hours on Saturday 21st September and was part of the global world clean up day which is held in the 3rd week of September every year.  In 2018 around 18 million people from 157 countries and territories across the globe took part in an epic 36-hour green wave starting in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii.
This world changing event began in the small northern European County of Estonia in 2008 50,000 people united to clean up the country in just 5 hours which captured the imagination of people worldwide, who were inspired to follow the ‘one country, one-day formula’.
The event in Khao Takiab was opened by the Mayor of Hua Hin Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul who addressed an audience of over 200 people who volunteered to take part in the cleanup.
Taking part in this event jointly organised by the RCRHH and Clean Hua Hin were 26 members and guests from the RCRHH, 35 Rotaractors from the Rotaract clubs of Stamford International University and Webster University.  
Other volunteers came from the ChivaSom hotel who focused on cleaning the Krailart Niwate Urban Mangrove forest, Market village, Tourist police, Hua Hin tourism authority, students from Baan Bo Fai School who have pioneered as a zero-waste school on Soi 6 in Hua Hin and Baan Takiab School.
Richard Buckle from Surf 102.5 also broadcast live from the event.
Over the 5 sites that were cleaned nearly 500 Kg or nearly a half a ton of rubbish was collected in just over one hour.
RCRHH would like to thank their sponsors for this event including Take 5 Sports Bar, ChivaSom, Oasis Café, Sea Harmony Eco Cafe, Market Village, Amari, Social Salad and Family Tree who provided food, drinks, ice cream and fruit. 
A selection of photographs are below CLICK HERE FOR MORE.