On April 22nd, 2010, at Racha Island, Ong-arj Chanamongkol, the Director of Natural Resource and Environment Office of Phuket, presided over the opening of the project named ‘Return Nature to Earth’ on Earth Day. Business entrepreneurs, tourists and locals on the island together cleaned up the beaches and coral reefs around the island. There was lots of garbage collected on the day.
Sarit Chandee, the president of Racha Island Conservation Group, said that the project was held to make people on the island realize the importance of environment preservation which can be performed along with tourism activities.
Now the island residents help to protect the environment by joining the garbage sorting project which can help reduce the amount of garbage on the island. To solve the problems, everyone has to join seriously together, he said.