January 5, 2011
In Pattaya Now
The Pollution Solution Group would like to thank Pattaya City Hall, all of the local papers, TV and radio stations that have stood by Koto and his helpers all these years, assisting and acknowledging us in our efforts.
Together we have all made a difference in how many people, Thais and foreigners, local and abroad think, about the dangers of litter; our ongoing efforts attempting to educate the unknowing, asking the uncaring to please refrain from leaving behind toxic cigarette butts, bottle caps, disposable lighters, plastic, styrofoam and other, non-biodegradable litter that can hurt children, wildlife, make ill or kill, contaminate our soil and waterways.
We have been cleaning Jomtien Beach, Dong Tan Beach, Pattaya Beach, Hat Nang Ram Beach, Sattahip, plus putting up posters in Thailand from Buriram to Chiang Mai for the past 11 years, (mostly 7 days a week on Jomtien beach). Thailand has been affected by our walking the walk and talking the talk.
The New Year’s Resolution that we would like to suggest to all, that could change the world and one’s inner-wealth, is to understand, to take action, how wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Be ashamed to die until one has won some victory for all living things.
Please take a little time out of one’s busy life to give back to Mother Earth, nothing is worth more than this day, each and everyday. Now is the only time there is. Waster-Sizing is one way to stay fit, helping Mother Earth, earning inner-wealth at the same time. All one needs to do, is go to a beach, lake, river, stream, creek, park, neighbourhood, wherever. If you see anything that could be harmful to children, wildlife, soil or our waterways, take a few minutes, bend at the waist to pick up the waste, dispose of it properly and start getting rid of both (waist and waste).
Please remember Storm Drains carry our life's blood (WATER) to our oceans, lakes, rivers, streams and creeks.
"Packing out what one packs in" Is showing love and concern for all living things, removing litter that another left behind, is going the extra yard and gives one priceless inner-wealth, that must be earned, can't be brought.
We are all in this neighbourhood together.
We thank the many Thai's and foreigners that have helped us remove litter and have donated baht for posters and dog food, hopefully they, as we, will continue for years to come.
Kapun Krup, Mahalo Nui Loa, Thank You Very Much. The Pollution Solution Group
Gerry Rasmus aka KOTO