THE ISLAND OF PURITY
Lead the light of Sustainable Tourism & Local Green Economy with KOH TAO
Running on the 7th and 9th of April, 2023, the Spotlight Koh Tao comprises workshops and exhibitions that highlight the island’s dedication to conservation and land and sea revitalization. We look forward to welcoming back tourists and esteemed gusts from around Thailand to join our environmentally-themed celebration.
For decades, Koh Tao has enjoyed a well-deserved reputation as a world-class diving destination. However, our coral reefs have suffered from degradation due to both natural and anthropogenic disturbances, including coastal development, sedimentation, destructive fishing, and tourism-related activities. To combat these destructive forces, our environmentally-focused local community has joined forces with private businesses and government organizations to develop coral reef rehabilitation projects.
Every area of Thailand has its own unique style when it comes to flavors and flair in the kitchen, and the southern provinces are no different. Sourcing ingredients locally and adopting a zero-waste approach to cooking is key to maximizing the use of natural resources and eliminating unnecessary trash.
As a small island with limited options for the safe disposal or removal of waste, Koh Tao residents have learned to limit their use of non-biodegradable products. We’ve also become creative in using recycling and upcycling techniques to turn discarded items into products that are both practical and environmentally friendly.
Koh Tao is a small island with limited natural resources, so our passionate eco-focused community is always keen to showcase the different ways natural products can be used to eliminate waste. Tie-dying is a zero-waste endeavor and a cottage industry that provides income for Koh Tao locals. They use only naturally derived coloring agents and coconut meal to produce one-of-a-kind creations.
Koh Tao is a small island with limited natural resources, but our conservation-focused community strives to use our unique ecology to our advantage by mastering the production of organic products like soaps, shampoo, detergents, and cleaning fluids, etc. Using naturally-derived ingredients ensures maximum use of precious resources and eliminates unnecessary wastage.
Koh Tao’s reputation as a world-class diving destination only exists as long as marine life populations thrive. Historically, many Thais in the southern provinces have provided for themselves and their families by fishing. A balance is required to meet the needs of local people while ensuring marine life populations remain healthy. On Koh Tao, local fishermen have mastered the art of fish aggregation to ensure sustainability.
Attendees will receive islandwide discounts from multiple local businesses:
10-30% Discount from participating businesses on ferry and speedboat transfers, night boat tickets, resort stays, restaurants, spas, massage services, shops, bike rental, etc.
15-30% Discount on diving gear and equipment from participating Koh Tao retailers.