TRASH HERO BANGKOK
AS LOVERS OF ALL THINGS WATER IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE KEEP OUR OCEANS CLEAN TO RESPECT OUR BIG BLUE PLAYGROUND.
Starboard partly runs the Bangkok chapter of Trash Hero, leading waterway cleanups on SUPs and around Bangkok. We wanted to encourage and inspire more our global SUP community to join us in paddling and picking.
Cleaning up in our community area helps us change what is happening around where we live and work. When we clean we are also educating those who join us and inspiring those who see us picking up the litter.
The Trash Hero team regularly visit schools within Bangkok to share knowledge and to educate students, helping them understand our connection to nature and trash. After all, all waterways lead to the ocean and the ocean is key to our survival.
2018’s World Clean-up social media campaign
Starboard SUP mobilized paddlers around the world to stand up for their environment. From Taiwan to the Thames, watersport enthusiasts joined a think global, act local movement by picking up their local waterways and posting the photos to social media with the hashtag #StarboardWorldCleanup to encourage others to do the same.
Two months and hundreds of cleanups later, 10 participants were randomly chosen to receive Starboard prize packs with tools to host their own SUP pickups and one lucky winner received a SUP and paddle to enjoy our big blue playground.
To this day, Starboard HQ hosts a weekly clean up every Thursday at 16:30 – 18:00 to clean the local community area, whilst educating for a lasting change.