The Prana Family Go (Coco) Nuts for the Environment!

The Prana Family Go (Coco) Nuts for the Environment!

In conjunction with the World Environment Day, eleven Prana Beach Villas’ staff made the entire RYTHM Foundation family proud by planting fifty coconut trees near the Big Buddha Temple at Koh Samui, last Saturday, 14 June 2014.

​Coconut trees not only help the environment, but they are also beneficial in many other ways to society. They are a great natural resource, as every part of the coconut tree is useful in some way, from creating floor mats, brushes, ropes and strings from the bark, to producing fuel and charcoal from the husk.

Coconut milk and coconut oil are two very popular coconut products, and there’s also the coconut water, which is known as a very good source of natural electrolytes, a substance that helps athletes regain their energy.

“Right now Koh Samui is slowly starting to lose its natural beauty which we all fell in love with in the beginning,” says Pranee Chatthama, Senior HR Executive. “Trees are being cut down every day to make space for new developments, threatening the unique island view of coconut palms lining the beach. We would like to bring back some of that beauty by planting coconut trees along the coasts of Koh Samui. I am proud to be part of this movement to reduce global warming and bring back the beauty in the environment.”

The Prana Beach Villas’ staff carry out CSR activities throughout the year under the RYTHM Foundation and aim to make a difference in their community.