Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pattaya Today...Acknowledgments and New Year’s resolutions

January 27, 2011
Pattaya Today

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 people–Thai and farang, local and abroad–think about the dangers of litter, from our ongoing efforts, educating the unknowing, asking the uncaring to please refrain from leaving behind toxic cigarette butts which take up to 12 years to decompose, 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 and Sattahip, plus putting up posters in those and other areas in Thailand from Buriram to Chiang Mai for the past 11 years, usually seven 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 take action. Understand how wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world, and be ashamed to die until one has won some victory for all living things.

Please take a little time out of one’s busy lives to give back to Mother Earth. Nothing is worth more then this day, each and every day.
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, neighborhood, wherever. If you see anything that could be harmful to children, wildlife, soil or our waterways, take a few minutes, bend 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 bought.
We are all in this neighborhood together.

Again we thank Pattaya City Hall, local newspapers, TV specials and radio for assisting us through all the years past. Also the many Thais and farang who have helped us remove litter and have donated baht for posters and dog food, hopefully they, as we, will continue for years to come.

Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, let’s all reach out for our home, Mother Earth.

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