TIGERS NETBALL DO WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
Lured by the tantalising promise of a sausage sizzle & beers, some of the girls from Thailand Tigers Netball made their way to Samut Prakan on the first Sunday in June to take part in a mangrove tree planting Family Fun Day, organized by Plant-A-Tree-Today to commemorate World Environment Day. “We just want to give something back, after taking so much,” quipped Cookie Chaos.
Dressed in our funky mud-protection ninja boots and armed with the mangrove saplings we were intent to plant, we made our way out to the mangroves through knee-deep (well almost knee-deep, certainly shin-high) gloopy mud and marauding mosquitoes. The tree planting was a bit of hard, dirty work, but very rewarding.
Cookie Chaos managed to suppress the strongest of urges to start a mud-slinging fight, for which we were all very grateful. Planting done, we got down to the serious business of the day, which was relaxing in the shade, while drinking beer and consuming delightful sausages.
We’re pleased to report that PATT’s Family Fun Day managed to plant 220 mangroves, each of which will remove around 500kgs of carbon from the atmosphere over the next 30-40 years. PATT would like to thank the sponsors of the day: Pepsi, OrientSkys & Slim Jims (great snags Slim Jim!), as well as their volunteer helpers, particularly Tigers Netball’s own Claire (aka Riser). For more info on PATT or to offset the carbon for your next flight home go to http://www.plant-a-tree-today.org/