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H&L Diaries | Day 2 Chapter 1: Alongkot, Born for Chang by Chuck Baclagon

©Greenpeace/Albert LozadaDear diary,

Throughout our trip, we met several amazing people—one of which was Dr. Alongkot Chukaew, the director of Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund (TREF).  If you want to know anything about elephants—from their physical appearance to their behavior—he’s the best person to ask.

As it turns out, he has a very sentimental reason of why he’s enamored with the elephants. “I love elephants because of my mother”, he said. “When my mother was pregnant with me, she wanted to see elephants so badly so she went to a zoo far away from home. When I was young, she would always show me the pictures she had with the elephants”, he added while explaining to us how her mother kept on telling him of how important the elephants are as part of their belief as Thais.

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H&L Diaries | Day 1 Chapter 1: Introduction by Chuck Baclagon
September 25, 2009, 10:14 am
Filed under: Change Caravan, Indonesia, Life at work, Stop climate change, Thailand

Copy of DSC_0422We are Hani and Lalit, Greenpeace University SEA (GPU) graduates who were given the opportunity to join the Chang[e] Caravan project in Thailand.  As recent graduates of GPU, learned a lot of things about constructing a campaign, and being part of the journey and activities was an opportunity we truly welcomed as it was a chance for us to apply what we learned from the 3 month program.
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H&L Diaries | Day 1 Chapter 2: Chang Cin Lok by Chuck Baclagon

If you’re thinking Chang Cin Lok is a Chinese name, then you are…………..wrong!

Chang in Thailand means elephant, and Cin Lok in Indonesia is short for “cinta lokasi” which means love upon meeting each other and being in the same location at the same time.  So in short, Chang Cin Lok illustrates 2 elephants participating in this Chang(e) Caravan journey.  From hundreds of elephants in the Khao Yai National Park, 5 lucky elephants were selected to participate in the journey and we were so excited to meet them today!!!

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Stupid is what stupid does… by Chuck Baclagon


Yesterday night, as part of the Chang[e] Caravan, we hosted the premier screening of Age of Stupid in Bangkok.  The movie is set in a bleak dystopian future because the leaders of today failed to act.
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Obama to attend the Copenhagen Summit(!)… by Chuck Baclagon

We hope so…

Faux-bama, Ilhan Anas, an Indonesian look-alike of United States President Barack Obama, holds a poster of the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan after delivering a speech in front of the US Embassy declaring that he will end the climate crisis. Continue reading



Isa and the Chang[e] Caravan petition by Chuck Baclagon
September 18, 2009, 8:00 am
Filed under: Change Caravan, Stop climate change, Thailand | Tags: , , , , ,

_MG_4174-websize Isa (Wiriya) is our cheerfully tireless media officer in the Bangkok office.  Here she’s going beyond duty to help distribute the brochures which contain the petition we’re running for the Chang[e] Caravan.

The people we’ve met along the way have been all too happy to support our Caravan.  We’ve passed houses, stores and establishments – communities – who have given us and the elephants water, corn, sugar cane, candies and juice, and a place to rest our weary feet.
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Meet Tui by Chuck Baclagon

Meet Tui (Sataporn Thongma), our fantastic photographer. That’s him behind Jeeb holding the banner. Chang-13Sept09-websize-0014

You’d never guess, but Tui is also our IT guy here in the Greenpeace Bangkok office.

Tui has been capturing all the beautiful moments from the Caravan and we’ll miss him when he has to return to Bangkok and go back being the techie…..

Lea Guerrero