Weʼve raised $610 to Purchase a "BeachTech 2000" to keep the beaches and oceans of Phuket free from plastic and other litter. www.phuketbeachconservancy.org
- Phuket Thailand
- Funded on Saturday, 22nd July 2017
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The planet is awash with plastic, and our oceans are dying.
Founded in 2016 by Dominic, Jacquiline & Audrey Powers, the Phuket Beach Conservancy works with the community, businesses and tourists to protect the beaches and oceans of Phuket from pollution of all kinds.
By helping the local community and businesses to better understand how much Phuket's natural beauty contributes to their own social and economic well-being, we aim to mobilise locals and the tourism industry to adopt a greener way of living.
From regular Beach Comber Days up and down the island, to presentations to local schools and Phuket-based businesses encouraging the use of less plastic and polystyrene, this not-for-profit organisation aims to see Phuket's beaches free from litter no matter the season.
Regular beach cleans are a great way to educate, but they are labour intensive and simply cannot pick up all of the waste that needs to be picked up, particular during the rainy season.
Our aim is to acquire a BeachTech 2000 beach cleaning machine, and to lobby the Governor of Phuket so that we can get permission to use it to clean the beaches that surround Phuket.
The BeachTech 2000 costs US$75,000 to buy, and we will then need to acquire a tractor to pull it as well as pay shipping costs, and duties, and ensure that we can cover the operating costs for at least 2 years.
If you love Phuket, or just love the oceans and our beautiful planet, please help us raise the funds to make a positive change for the future of Phuket and the world.
Here are clips of a BeachTech 2000 in action in Thailand:
In Pha Ngan Island – The beach owner association got together to buy the machine and operate it jointly.
In Songklha Province - Here it was procured by Songkhla City Municipality themselves.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
Dominic, Jacqui & Audrey.
- 4 years ago
Dominic Powers4 years ago
Thank you so much to those who supported us in this first effort. US$610 is no small amount of money, but we are a long way from our target and so will continue to push and push. This $610 will be put into the next round as a starter. In the meantime look out for more beach cleans up and down Phuket. Thanks.
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- 5 years ago
Dominic Powers5 years ago
Thanks so much for the donations to date. It means a great deal. While we still have a long way to go I am confident the radio and press coverage we are soon to get in Phuket will drive more donations. Here is to a clean beaches and a plastic free Phuket!
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May 18, 2017
Great initiative and very thoughtful. Reminds me of someone's work from my childhood
May 8, 2017
Keep it up, it's worth it for us all
Apr 27, 2017
This is for cash funds donated to Phuket Beach Conservancy by Audrey and Jacqui Powers. Thank you!
Apr 4, 2017
Good luck, every clean beach is one!
Apr 3, 2017
Well done. Hope you can rotate the machines to all the beaches in Phuket!
Mar 26, 2017
Good luck wish I could give more!
Mar 25, 2017
So great to see what you, Audrey and Jacqui are doing to help make Phuket beaches clean!
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I am an investor, advisor, and connector who cares passionately about the world's oceans, and particularly those around Phuket, where we are lucky enough to call home. But like everywhere, Phuket is under threat from human greed and apathy and we want to affect change.