Car Free Day 2008

Feature story - September 21, 2008
Solar Generation with thousands of cyclists participated in Car Free Day activity organized by Greenpeace with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Thailand Cycling Club and Thai Health Promotion Foundation. Bicycles modified to look like a bus with a banner “Take a Bus, Lead the Energy [R]evolution” led more than 300 hundred volunteers, supporters and celebrities riding under the Greenpeace banner which started from The Emporium en route to Thai-Japanese Youth Center. Famous MCs, including E or Tankun Jit-issara and Jumjim or Woranun Jantarassamee, joined the activities at Greenpeace’s booth with Solar Generation to urge teenagers and general public to recognize the benefits of traveling by public transportation and bicycle to reduce oil consumption.

Solar Generation with thousands of cyclists participated in Car Free Day activity. Famous MCs, including E or Tankun Jit-issara and Jumjim or Woranun Jantarassamee, joined the activities at Greenpeace’s booth with Solar Generation to urge teenagers and general public to recognize the benefits of traveling by public transportation and bicycle to reduce oil consumption.

Solar Generation with thousands of cyclists participated in Car Free Day activity. Famous MCs, including E or Tankun Jit-issara and Jumjim or Woranun Jantarassamee, joined the activities at Greenpeace’s booth with Solar Generation to urge teenagers and general public to recognize the benefits of traveling by public transportation and bicycle to reduce oil consumption.

Solar Generation with thousands of cyclists participated in Car Free Day activity. Famous MCs, including E or Tankun Jit-issara and Jumjim or Woranun Jantarassamee, joined the activities at Greenpeace’s booth with Solar Generation to urge teenagers and general public to recognize the benefits of traveling by public transportation and bicycle to reduce oil consumption.

Solar Generation with thousands of cyclists participated in Car Free Day activity. Famous MCs, including E or Tankun Jit-issara and Jumjim or Woranun Jantarassamee, joined the activities at Greenpeace’s booth with Solar Generation to urge teenagers and general public to recognize the benefits of traveling by public transportation and bicycle to reduce oil consumption.

"Bangkokians use over 500 million liters of oil annually to drive their cars. Each liter releases about 3.15 kilos of deadly carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. And like the other dirty addiction, coal, burning of oil not only pollutes the air we breathe but  the exhaust fumes of our cars are contributing to climate change," said Tara Buakamsri, Campaign Manager of Greenpeace Southeast Asia.

Moreover, the celebrities signed Greenpeace's Energy [R]evolution petition and encouraged people to support the sustainable renewable energy with Greenpeace to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, the main culprits for climate change.

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