Six Senses Drives Carbon Emission Mitigation
The project is located in the Pang Hai Valley of Mai Rim in a mountain enclave one-hundred kilometers from Chiang Mai International Airport. The first batch of saplings planted was a northern Thailand indigenous species named Magnolia Alba, which is also known locally as the Jumpar or white flower tree. The next batch to be planted will be the Jumpee or yellow flower tree.
Pang Hai tenth generation farmer Naron Panyang noted, “My family has been growing crops here for many centuries but only recently have we become aware of the value of trees after seeing the land suffer when the trees were cut down. Now no one is allowed to remove trees and it’s good that we can grow more trees to restore the forests.”
The local primary school located adjacent to the first stage of the reforestation has become actively involved with the Six Senses Reforestation Project, with the students already learning how to grow trees while receiving hands-on education on land use, the environment and the issue of climate change.
In line with Six Senses commitment to their core purpose: To create innovative and enlightening experiences that rejuvenate our guests’ love of SLOW LIFE (Sustainable, Local, Organic, Wholesome Learning Inspiring, Fun, Experiences), the group continues to commit to global, regional and locally sustainable development initiatives in order to minimise negative social and environmental impacts whilst maximising positive social and environmental impacts through conservation, awareness raising and social contributions. The Six Senses Reforestation Project is part of Six Senses Holistic Environmental Management Programme (HEMP).
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