The Story

ABOUT SEEK

SEEK Vision

Seeking a Sustainable Phuket

SEEK Mission

An active focused coalition dedicated to synergizing the promotion, support, and implementation of initiatives focused on developing sustainable awareness and actions in order for the Phuket community to flourish long term

  • To enhance the lives of individuals
  • To support the growth of local communities
  • To rebuild the environment
  • To help corporations perform in line with their values & passion
  • To offer a support structure for Phuket Green Government
  • To build relationships between the government, NGO and private sectors
  • To connect cultures and people

SEEK Phuket Concept

SEEK Phuket will work as a platform / service to create links between the government, private sector and NGO’s to develop sharing and collaboration environment, enhancing communication, developing relationships and offering support to projects enabling the community to flourish.

To develop SEEK as a tool for the greater Phuket community to utilize and impact the island, sharing environmental issues and indicatives through a targeted website, brochure, accreditation and membership program offering advice and support to the local community.

SEEKING a Greener Community, by the Phuket News 27th January 2012

 http://www.thephuketnews.com/wp-post.php?id=28462

SEEK Compass Sustainability

Education that empowers you to take action

Our actions influence the world around us so in order to truly create a sustainable environment we need to examine the systems that our world is made up of.

We have adopted a powerful and practical tool called “The Compass of Sustainability”

North / Nature: The natural systems that life depends

East / Economy: The economic systems that provide goods, services, and meaningful work

South / Society: The social and cultural systems that provide cohesion, identity, security, and freedom

West / Wellbeing: Health, happiness, and quality of life for individual people and their families.

About SEEK

What We Do

We are a coalition of Global Citizens working together to help find synergies and solutions to the problems faced by Phuket as it grows as a tourist destination and sustainable community. A non profit

We identify and promote existing projects, celebrate positive work and support and award them, develop new initiatives and projects to share with the greater Phuket community.

Phuket is a destination we feel passionate about for sustainable living. We aim to eventually offer SEEK Phuket programs throughout Asia and can integrate our networking to any existing environment wanting to make a difference.

Everyone experiencing SEEK is there for a purpose, they are in touch with the environment, they integrate communities, they participate in community projects, they reflect on their own experiences, they feel passionate about their commitment to make a difference to the lives of others and their own.

SEEK Tools                   “We are agents of change with education as our driving force”

Eco Directory:           An extensive list / data base of relevant business and services related to the environment and Phuket

Web Site:                    A highly interactive web site that people visit frequently to find out about what is going on in Phuket with the environment. Links to projects, services, advertising by eco businesses, weather reports, environmental news from Phuket and around the planet and all other SEEK Phuket news. Big blog area, twitter, face book

Brochure:                   SEEK Phuket logos on a SEEK Phuket Map, a list of our partners and members in map format with description of beaches etc so people on vacation can make conscious choices

Media campaigns:   A dedicated “Litter Bug” campaign to keep Phuket clean and green. High level media including billboards, TV ads, radio slots, road show etc. Eventually a movie about Phukets’ environment

Accreditation:           SEEK Phuket Standards and membership. Visit all local business and offer them SEEK Phuket, sing them up so we can help them improve their impact on the environment. Offering simple standard to comply by

Children’s Books:       Sausage the Dog, Tommy the Turtle and more to come, a great way to tell the story of our natural wildlife and the impact of the tourism on their lives

Awards Ceremony:  A yearly SEEK Phuket Awards Ceremony, high profile ceremony to reward successes and efforts by people over the past year, best project, new project, most improve

Education seminars: Targeted trainings for different groups on SEEK Modules to help further awareness and education. All projects to have modulated standards to maintain quality and strictly adhered to.

Forum & Expo:           Yearly high profile 3 day event comprising of Government, NGO and Private sectors. Learning and sharing of information, meetings to agree on Phukets future, workshops, EXPO of relevant goods and businesses, SEEK Awards Dinner

Synergy Explorer:       Visiting schools and corporate programming to support community initiatives developed by SEEK Phuket, an action arm.

Art fair:                        Eco Arts fair and competitions around the island and nationally.

Our Working Style

We work and meet at various locations that reflect a strong educational and sustainability experience or initiatives.

We work with Government, Non Government Organizations, Private Sector, School groups, Communities Corporations and any other group striving to build the relationship between themselves, nature, communities and the environment.

We are positive and flexible in our dealings with all of our partners and persons, working from a solid foundation of ethics and morals for the community of Phuket and the better of the global community, A transparent organization offering support in a timely and ethical manner

What we want to Create

We want to create an easy access sharing platform / service for local, regional and international participants where the information and projects impact globally. A simple resource for people to refer to when they have a question about the future or environment of Phuket, or that want to share experiences and potentially help us on our mission.

What we stand for

We represent the planet and the people that live on it. SEEK Phuket is here to support good action and try to promote this to others while helping more challenging situations. Developing a SEEK Phuket membership base and solid stakeholders to share our vision and help save Phuket is essential to be able to serve the island in the best way we can long term.

SEEK Projects

Specific, targeted, measurable

–        Put in place a single use plastic bag ban throughout the Phuket retail sector

–        SEEK is working with the Phuket Governor on eliminating free plastic bags around the island in the first step of an island wide waste management strategy change

–        Mai Khao Organic Garden (Organic Vegetables, Organic Fertilizers)

–        Phuket “Litter Bug” campaign with the Government and TAT

–        Increase recycling in a systematic manner throughout Phuket

–        Roll out a co-ordinated private sector led full time clean beach and green community initiative

–        Provide education and incentives for all fishing boat crews, and recycling facilities at all harbors

–        Continue and increase clean-up activities supported by hotels, dive operators, etc

–        Support a financing scheme of soft loans for switching from 2-stroke to 4-stroke engine

–        Promote Coral Rejuvenation project and initiative

–        Develop Sustainability plan for The Andaman Coastal Region 2011 to 2025

–        Work with the tour companies to increase awareness and improve their impact on the environment

–        SEEK Phuket Outdoor Education 

–        Teach CEB to local community

SEEK Governance

  • Founding members’ Weekly Meeting:       To keep momentum moving forward and align the team’s efforts, no written agenda, potential summary needed.
  • Monthly SEEK Phuket Coalition Meeting:  Updates on what we have been doing as a group and plan our next month accordingly, share experiences in an open forum where every idea is a good idea. 
  • Bi Monthly Project Meeting:  Alignment and coordination of initiatives, people from SEEK coalition bring in contact and project to present 

SEEK Programs

SEEK Phuket is also designed for offering experiences to companies, schools or government agencies who want to embrace Social Responsibility principles, we can guide them to help our projects.

By going out there and experiencing nature and the environment, and interacting with local communities, team members will walk away with a greater understanding of their impact on the environment and the values that bind communities and make the connection with their personal culture and goals.

SEEK Phuket Wellness

SEEK wellness is designed to awaken the spirit and help you find your own balance unique to you. It is a combination of physical, mental, and emotional connectedness and has a very strong energy focus. Participants walk away feeling invigorated, connected, stronger within and clarity of what they need to do to maintain a healthy and well state of mind body and spirit through engaging in active community based work and tasks.