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“Power Green Camp 10” calls for environmentally concerned young generation to learn about Biodiversity

“Power Green Camp 10” calls for environmentally concerned young generation to learn about Biodiversity

10th and 11th grade students can apply now for a chance to win a trip to Indonesia, home to the second largest biodiversity in the world.

Banpu Public Company Limited and the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, announced, until 15 August 2015, they are inviting applications for ‘The 10th Power Green Camp’ under the topic of ‘Biodiversity for environmental development and sustainability’. The camp will take place on 12-19 October 2015 at the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, with participating students showcasing their outstanding works to win a biodiversity excursion to Indonesia, home to some of the highest levels of biological diversity in the world.

Due to the growing concerns of sustainable biodiversity preservation amidst fast-paced global development, as well as the need to link experiential learning with academic knowledge, students between 10th and 11th grade in the science field are invited to join ‘The 10th Power Green Camp’ to learn about Thailand’s biodiversity in depth as Thailand is ranked among the world’s top 20 countries with richest biodiversity.

During the 10th Power Green Camp, participating students will gain knowledge and fun from both theoretical and practical aspects by professors from the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University and biodiversity experts. They will learn about new species of flora and fauna and how biodiversity is vital to our daily lives and in balancing the environment. They will also trek through Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province, as well as develop a group project for a chance to win scholarships worth a total of 30,000 baht. Students with outstanding work will be awarded a biodiversity excursion to Indonesia during 2016 school break to broaden their experience on environment studies.

“Banpu conducts its business with full accountability to all our stakeholders and to be a good corporate citizen of the societies in which we operate. Biodiversity preservation is a critical part of sustainable development, and to mark the 10th anniversary of the Power Green Camp, we will select the students with outstanding work to fly to Indonesia, home to the second largest biodiversity in the world, and to gain more experience and knowledge about Biodiversity,” said Ms Udomlux Olarn, Head of Corporate Affairs, Banpu Public Company Limited.

Power Green Camp will select 70 students to join the eight-day camp at the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, from 12-19 October 2015. Candidates can download the application form at www.powergreencamp.com and submit a handwritten, 1-page (A4) essay or a 1-minute video clip under the topic ‘The Royal Initiatives on Preservation of Thailand’s Plant Species’. Applications are now open until 15 August 2015 (based on posting date) and accepted via email to powergreencamp@hotmail.com.

For more information and to stay updated on the 10th Power Green Camp, please visit the Facebook www.facebook.com/powergreencamp or contact 02 441 5000 ext. 2110.

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About Biodiversity
Diverse species of flora and fauna are living resources and fundamentals for agricultural and economic development that are connected with the way of life, culture and local wisdom. Preserving and prolonging the natural resources and the environment is vital to sustainable development at a global level. “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” is the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2015. This reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to promote societal development in tandem with sustaining the environment and natural resources.

About Banpu Public Company Limited
Banpu Public Company Limited is a leading energy company in Asia.  Its coal and related energy businesses span across eight countries: Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Australia, China, Mongolia, Singapore and Japan.

“Do by Heart” is the fundamental shared value at Banpu. Its social responsibilities are what everyone at Banpu does ‘from the heart’, which is based on “sincerity”, “serious concern”, and genuine “good will”. This corporate value has instilled a level of great pride in Banpu people while motivating them to keep developing and upgrading the company’s CSR activities in order to achieve the ultimate goal of ensuring sustainable benefits for the community and society where it does business.

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