Sat, 30 April 2016

137 Pillars House Chiang Mai Implements New Environmental Initiatives

[HD video below] 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai has implemented the following two new environmental programmes as part of its CSR initiatives.

Composting Organic Waste and Producing Bio Char: 137 Pillars House worked with WarmHeart Environment, a grassroots organization for sustainable farming and the substantial reduction in smoke and harmful particles in the air as a result of crop clearing by burning.

WarmHeart demonstrated to the hotel how to produce bio char and build and maintain a proper compost.

The organization helped 137 Pillars House set up a composting area so the hotel can (a) responsibly manage organic waste by burning at high temperature to produce bio char (charcoal) and (b) use kitchen vegetable / fruit and salad waste as part of composting.

Bio char is added to the soil and increases the fertility and PH of the soil, enabling increased agricultural productivity and protection against some foliar and soil-borne diseases.

Non-Toxic Mosquito Control Program: The hotel worked with Mosquito Lady Consulting to learn how to use environmentally responsible measures and products to control and eradicate mosquitos.

Fogging, a method which is widely used in the fight against mosquitoes in the region, only kills adult mosquitoes but does nothing to eradicate their breeding grounds. Fogging is also bad for humans, and mosquitos are becoming resistant to the chemicals.

The hotel worked with Mosquito Lady Consulting and acted as mosquito detectives, covering every square inch of the property.

All potential breeding grounds for mosquitos, such as areas where water can accumulate, were filled in. Fish have also been added to all ponds and wells, some areas of the hotel have been covered with special netting and measures taken to ensure the pump and pool rooms are as dry as possible.

All these measures are now being continually monitored by teams within the hotel to ensure that any new potential breeding grounds are eradicated immediately.

Anne Arrowsmith, General Manager of the 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, is hoping other hotels in the northern Thai city will take the same steps so that the benefits are spread throughout the whole Chiang Mai community.

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