Once a year the Koh Tao community comes together to celebrate Save Koh Tao festival. This year CoralGardening was present with a booth and workshops for young and less young ocean lovers. While Frank was still in the Netherlands to help his parents move to an elderly home, Vera had to organize our booth with local volunteers. Like always, it is a challenge to get things done in Thailand. Our aim was to re-use as many materials as possible or buy materials that could be re-used after the festival. It is not easy to do a lot of things only few days in advance, but on the final day of preparations, everything worked out well.
Opposite the main bar, there was a water station where you could get free water refill. The Get Involved booth was located next to the water station so you could buy a stainless steel Trash Hero bottle if you didn’t have a refillable bottle yet. All profits made from the sale of the bottles were donated to the local action group “Save Koh Tao” for future sustainable solutions on Koh Tao.
We organised two CoralGardening workshops. Create your own artificial reef with selfmade play dough and draw marine life on our wavy walls of sheets. Here is a short photo impression of the festival.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Save Koh Tao festival a success!