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September 15-September 16

Community Events

Clean Up the World – Bangkok River

Category: Community Events / Date: September 15-September 16

Clean Up the World 2017 in Bangkok is geared up for cleaning and citizen science to get hard data for long-term goals.

Clean Up the World is a community based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers communities from every corner of the globe to clean up, fix up, and conserve their environment. Now in its 24th year, Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries annually, making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world.

Bangkok River Partners is proud to join the campaign in Bangkok. In 2017, our partner hotels and venues are working with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Eco-Capitals Forum (comprised of foreign embassies in Bangkok), local businesses, community groups, and their neighbours to remove rubbish from streets, public spaces, and canals that might feed them into the Chaophraya River and onto the beaches in the Gulf of Thailand.

However, Clean Up the World in Bangkok is doing something different this year – the organizers will be incorporating citizen science into the activities. In order to work towards a long-term goal of eliminating waste, data on waste will be collected. The categorized and counted items in the waste found will be recorded to establish a baseline to which data from subsequent years can be compared with. Such hard data will be insightful and lead to future high impact solutions and measurable goals. Data collection will be done in collaboration with Wayne Phillips of Mahidol University and Madeleine Recknagel of Bangkok University. A team of volunteers will be on hand to help Bangkok River Partners and Eco-Capitals Forum with the data collection.

To join the global movement and as a volunteer to clean up, contact the concierge of your hotel choice or emailing news@bangkokriver.com for more information.

To join as a volunteer for data collection, email Wayne Phillips at wayne.phi@mahidol.ac.th.



Clean Up Friday 15 September Schedule and Locations

Shangri-La Hotel, Australia Embassy Bangkok,  Wat Suan Plu School, Centre Point, and Robinson
Meeting point: 8:45am at Soi Wat Suan Plu
Walk from Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station

Royal Orchid Sheraton, Portuguese Embassy Bangkok, River City Bangkok
Meeting Point: 10:00am at gates of House No.1 Captain Bush Lane
Enter Charoenkrung soi 30, or Siphaya Express Boat Pier. (N3)


Clean Up Saturday 16 September Schedule and Locations

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel
Meeting Point: 8:45am at Charoenkrung Road near Rama 3 Bridge

Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside with US Embassy and Embassies of Panama, Poland and Hungary
Meeting Point: 8:45 am under the tree by shuttle boat waiting area
Shuttle boat leaves from Sathorn Pier every 30 minutes

Chatrium Hotel Riverside together with the British Embassy
Meeting Point: 8:45am at Chatrium Hotel pier
Shuttle boat leaves from Sathorn Pier every 30 minutes

Four Seasons Private Residence (Country Group) & Canadian Embassy Bangkok
Meeting Point: 8:45 am at Four Seasons Private Residences Show Suite
Country Group shuttle boat from Sathorn Pier

The Peninsula Bangkok, Italian Embassy Bangkok, & IconSiam
Meeting Point: 8:45am at The Peninsula open car park
Enter from Charoennakorn Road, or shuttle boat from Sathorn Pier

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, French Embassy Bangkok & Mango Tree Restaurant
Meeting Point: 8:45am at French Embassy gates,
Enter Charoenkrung soi 36 – Soi Brest or Oriental Express Boat Pier (N1)

Millennium Hilton Bangkok, The Jam Factory, Embassies of Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Austria
Meeting point: 8:45am at Millennium Hilton pier
Shuttle boat leaves from Sathorn Pier every 30 minutes

Hotel Royal Bangkok, Embassies of Denmark and Finland
Meeting point: 8:45am at Rachawong Pier (N5), Chinatown
Take the Chao Phraya Express or Tourist Boat from Sathorn Pier

The Siam Hotel
Meeting Point: 8:45am at The Siam pier
Enter by road.


Refreshments and words of thanks:
Meeting point: 13:00pm at Asiatique Riverfront Pier
Transfer by Chao Phraya Tourist Boat to Asiatique or Chao Phraya Express Boat to terminal pier and walk to Asiatique.


September 15 @8:30 am
September 16 @2:00 pm

What to do Before

Grab a coffee

Stop off at the hotel cafe for your morning caffeine fix and energize yourself for the busy day ahead.


What to do After

Cool down

All clean up teams will gather at Asiatique Riverfront Pier for refreshments, words of thanks from the Ambassadors, and a group photo for the media.


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