Koh Lanta Social Impact Projects
KoHub is constantly involved in social and local community projects on Koh Lanta.
Here are our current projects we run to offer KoHubbers opportunities to help out, integrate and get an introduction to the culture here on Koh Lanta.
Trash Hero Bottles
Trash Hero sustainable bottles on Koh Lanta are available at KoHub and island wide. Also as part of the deal, over 60 free refill stations are located all over the island. This is helping steady the problem with un-recyclable plastic on the island.
KoHub is the distribution centre for the local Trash Hero Bottle scheme and we also offer them for sale at reception. So buy yours today and help remove this plastic menace from the island.
Trash Hero Weekly Beach Cleanups
Every week in front of KoHub, Trash Hero organise weekly beach cleanups on Long Beach. Every KoHubber is invited to pop down and help keep this island beautiful.
Every Sunday at 4pm in Phra-Ae park
AsaLanta – Sustainable academy
Our partners down in Klong Nin offer an incredible experience in learning sustainable building.
Every week we get a group together from KoHub and go down for an introductory half-day. Talk to Nook at reception to sign up.
Open all the time to walk-ins as well. See herefor more information.
Sea Grass Planting Trip
This is a half day trip we take with local fishermen to explore the mangroves and learn about the ecosystem. During the trip we have the opportunity to help plant sea grass.
Sea Grass is often known as the “Lungs of the sea” and is pivotal to the ecosystem, it is a great natural filter and acts as a nursery for many juvenile fish. By planting sea grass beds, we help to revive depleted regions that rely on this foundation for survival.
Mai Ao Thun
Say no to unnecessary plastic bags on Koh Lanta and help turn the tide of unwanted rubbish, that is very hard to dispose of on a tropical island.
Use the thai phrase “Mai Ao Thun” the next time you are shopping and they offer you a plastic bag.
More Local Charities and Social Projects
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
This local charity is doing some amazing work helping to create a home for old, abused, blind and retired elephants from the tourist and logging industry.
They often need help to fundraise for this elephant home and spread the word about the project.
Local Orbitor and Government Initiatives
Koh Lanta is very proud to be one of the greener role model islands of Thailand. The local government are constantly active in promoting and funding excellent initiatives to combat the inevitable problems tourism can bring.
Check out the video to see one of their greatest achievements that help this beautiful island stay on top of waste that comes from natural economic growth.
Testimonials on Sea Grass Trip
Who knew planting sea grass would be so much fun? I didn’t expect it to be such a wonderful experience and had a great time. The whole trip is full of unexpected events that you will surely appreciate having gone. The seagrass is located in the middle of the bay and its really surreal to through the sandy mud and look all around to see nothing but ocean. This is a great trip that and am really grateful to have gone on.Barbara