What impact have you had on your clients and the tourism sector?
More than 1900 people have done SLOW LIFE Trail since 2006. They are really appreciated and some were inspired. Local school students start looking into waste separation and recycle. Waste exchange network has established for trading used-cooking oil to produce bio-diesel, and garden waste for biomass absorption chiller amongst resorts. Wastes sent to incinerator from resort were significantly reduced, and inspire the communities to do likewise.
Once Evason Phuket put a lot of efforts on environmental management and social contribution and guests questions about what we have done, SLOW LIFE Trail programme has set and promoted to guests, and visitors to encourage them to see how the resort is working with its concept – Sustainable, Local, Organic, Wholesome, Learning, Inspiring, Fun, and Experiences. Communicate the good stories to the media such as local press, website, social network, etc. and try to engage more people to be involved.
Rising of local people’s awareness on environmental conservation, particularly waste management because waste is the big problem for Phuket. Most of people who have done SLOW LIFE Trail are school kids in various ages-primary up to master degree level. Local community leaders and other hotels/resorts also welcome to join SLOW LIFE Trail, free-of-charge, as every single sector needs to give hands for environmental conservation.
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
SLOW LIFE Trail aims to share resort's practices and achievements, and wish they implement or adapt what they have seen at their home/business. However, the most important thing is about creating awareness.
What would prevent your project from being a success?
Most of the time, environmental awareness of people seems to be ignored.