Local Companies Come Together to Help National Park in Fire Prevention

Despite the current challenging times in Chiang Mai, a number of companies joined forces to assist Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in clearing a firebreak in their efforts to prevent the spread of wildfires in the current dry season in northern Thailand.

Firebreak Doi Pui

Companies, volunteers and national park staff helping to clear the firebreak.

The fire prevention event was coordinated by Thai Eco Solutions, a consultancy that connects people with the natural environment through meaningful corporate social responsibility projects, and on the morning of the 20th February 2021, 40 volunteers representing local companies assisted park staff in clearing a forested area close to the Huai Keaw checkpoint.
The morning began with the handover of various tools to help the park staff in their own fire prevention as well as firefighting efforts, this included rakes, brushes and a motorized leaf blower. After the handover and a quick photo shoot the volunteers and park staff walked to the trail and split into two groups with each group working from either end of the chosen trail. Volunteers all ages joined, with young children enthusiastically participating along with everyone else and by the end of the morning a 9m wide gap was cleared on the designated trail.

Putting the new leaf blower to good use!

As proceedings drew to a close, a delicious trailside lunch and refreshments was provided, all served in plant based packaging in the endeavors to reduce the ecological footprint of the event as much as possible.

As has been well documented, forest fires burnt large swathes of forest in the dry season, which not only reduces the air quality but also devastates wildlife populations thus by reducing the amount burnt, or preventing it all together, the hope is that air quality will improve and wildlife can thrive. Events such as this one also give people a chance to enjoy the countryside and learn a little about the flora and fauna as well as meet new people.

CSR Chiang Mai

Ensuring the gap is wide enough that fire cannot spread

About Thai Eco Solutions

We are first and foremost a company that cares about the environment. Committed to making progress on environmental and ethical issues, we understand the positive impact corporate and educational institutions can have.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become something of a buzzword, but this makes it no less important. It is becoming increasingly essential for successful businesses to demonstrate their social responsibilities, as well as to recognize the benefits such programmes give to their employees. Thai Eco Solutions was created to be this bridge – to develop sustainable projects that allow organizations to make a difference, no matter how big or small.