Welcome to SEEK Phuket
Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run
Sunday 16th September 2013
all proceeds to Mai Khao Turtle Foundation and PMBC.
Thanks to Governor Maitree for celbrating awareness with the JW Marriott
430 am rego
600 am start
700 am activities
250 baht per person
contact K Kittipan 08 9733 8830
For SEEK updates and local activities listen to…The Going Green Weekly Radio show with Nick Anthony
Saturdays 2-4 PM 89.5FM
Show number 88 on Defending Planet Earth
SEEK Phuket stands for Society, Environment, Economy & Knowledge – A sustainable Phuket.
SEEK Phuket is a civil society organisation setup to work with the local community, the local Phuket government, the private sector and residents of Phuket to communicate and lobby to keep Phuket a leading sustainable destination for the future.
Our aim is to aid Phuket’s sustainability, coordinate and communicate on issues such as waste management, water management, energy security, social and economic development and education initiatives.
SEEK Phuket Mission
An active focused coalition dedicated to synergizing the promotion, support, and implementation of initiatives focused on developing sustainable awareness and actions in order for the Phuket community to flourish long term
To enhance the lives of individuals
To support the growth of local communities
To rebuild the environment
To help corporations perform in line with their values & passion
To offer a support structure for Phuket Green Government
To build relationships between the government, NGO and private sectors
To connect cultures and people
SEEK Phuket Concept
SEEK Phuket will work as a platform / service to create links between the government, private sector and NGO’s to develop sharing and collaboration environment, enhancing communication, developing relationships and offering support to projects enabling the community to flourish.
To develop SEEK as a tool for the greater Phuket community to utilize and impact the island, sharing environmental issues and indicatives through a targeted website, brochure, accreditation and membership program offering advice and support to the local community.
SEEK Compass Sustainability
Education that empowers you to take action.
Our actions influence the world around us so in order to truly create a sustainable environment we need to examine the systems that our world is made up of.
We have adopted a powerful and practical tool called “The Compass of Sustainability” created by the Atkisson group and our thanks to them for allowing SEEK to work with Phuket using this model that is used in schools.
North / Nature: The natural systems that life depends
East / Economy: The economic systems that provide goods, services, and meaningful work
South / Society: The social and cultural systems that provide cohesion, identity, security, and freedom
West / Wellbeing: Health, happiness, and quality of life for individual people and their families.
About SEEK: What We Do
We are a coalition of Global Citizens working together to help find synergies and solutions to the problems faced by Phuket as it grows as a tourist destination and sustainable community. A non profit
We identify and promote existing projects, celebrate positive work and support and award them, develop new initiatives and projects to share with the greater Phuket community.
Phuket is a destination we feel passionate about for sustainable living. We aim to eventually offer SEEK Phuket programs throughout Asia and can integrate our networking to any existing environment wanting to make a difference.
Everyone experiencing SEEK is there for a purpose, they are in touch with the environment, they integrate communities, they participate in community projects, they reflect on their own experiences, they feel passionate about their commitment to make a difference to the lives of others and their own.
Eco Directory: An extensive list / data base of relevant business and services related to the environment and Phuket
Web Site: This website is highly interactive that should be visited frequently to find out about what is going on in Phuket with the environment.
Links to projects, services, advertising by eco businesses, weather reports, environmental news from Phuket and around the planet.
Media campaigns: A dedicated “Litter Bug” campaign to keep Phuket clean and green with the TAT as principal sponsor. High level media including billboards, TV ads, radio slots, road show etc. Eventually a movie about Phukets’ environment
Accreditation: SEEK Phuket Standards and membership. Visit all local business and offer them SEEK Phuket, sing them up so we can help them improve their impact on the environment. Offering simple standard to comply by and logo to use for branding
Children’s Books: Princess Sausage, Tommy the Turtle and more to come, a great way to tell the story of our natural wildlife and the impact of the tourism on their lives
Education seminars: Targeted trainings for different groups on SEEK Modules to help further awareness and education. All projects to have modulated standards to maintain quality and strictly adhered to.
Forum & Expo: Yearly high profile 3 day event comprising of Government, NGO and Private sectors. Learning and sharing of information, meetings to agree on Phukets future, workshops, EXPO of relevant goods and businesses, SEEK Awards Dinner
Synergy Explorer: Visiting schools and corporate programming to support community initiatives developed by SEEK Phuket, an action arm.
Our Working Style
We work and meet at various locations that reflect a strong educational and sustainability experience or initiatives.
We work with Government, Non Government Organizations, Private Sector, School groups, Communities Corporations and any other group striving to build the relationship between themselves, nature, communities and the environment.
We are positive and flexible in our dealings with all of our partners and persons, working from a solid foundation of ethics and morals for the community of Phuket and the better of the global community, A transparent organization offering support in a timely and ethical manner
What we want to Create
We want to create an easy access sharing platform / service for local, regional and international participants where the information and projects impact globally. A simple resource for people to refer to when they have a question about the future or environment of Phuket, or that want to share experiences and potentially help us on our mission.
What we stand for
We represent the planet and the people that live on it. SEEK Phuket is here to support good action and try to promote this to others while helping more challenging situations. Developing a SEEK Phuket membership base and solid stakeholders to share our vision and help save Phuket is essential to be able to serve the island in the best way we can long term.
SEEK Phuket Projects
Specific, targeted, measurable
- Introduce the plastic bag ban throughout the Phuket retail sector
- SEEK is working with the Phuket Governor on eliminating free plastic bags around the island in the first step of an island wide waste management strategy change
- Mai Khao Organic Garden (Organic Vegetable, Organic Fertilizer)
- Phuket “Litter Bug” campaign with the Government and TAT
- Introduce curb side recycling in a systematic manner throughout Phuket with magic Eyes campaign
- Provide education and incentives for all fishing boat crews, and recycling facilities at all harbors
- Increased support of broad clean-up activities with west coast Green Clubs supported by businesses, hotels, local Govt and NGOs. see Kamala green club, Naithon green club and Bangtao green, Kata green club, Kata Noi green club, Green Nai Yang group on facebook.
- Promote Coral Rejuvenation project and mangrove rehab
- Develop Sustainability plan for The Andaman Coastal Region 2011 to 2025
- Work with the tour companies to increase awareness and improve their impact on the environment
- Teach CEB to local community
Founding members’ Weekly Meeting: To keep momentum moving forward and align the team’s efforts, no written agenda, potential summary needed.
Monthly SEEK Phuket Coalition Meeting: Updates on what we have been doing as a group and plan our next month accordingly, share experiences in an open forum where every idea is a good idea.
Bi Monthly Project Meeting: Alignment and coordination of initiatives, people from SEEK coalition bring in contact and project to present