SKÅL Koh Samui Launches ‘Samui.Green’ –
a Dedicated Sustainability Website
with special guest, environmental entrepreneur and TEDx speaker
Brice Degeyter

(Koh Samui, Thailand – April 30th, 2024) –  SKÅL International Koh Samui has launched a dedicated sustainability website ‘Samui.Green’ [www.samui.greenwhich will bring key aspects of an island-wide environmental initiative under one umbrella, for the benefit of and accessible to everyone in the community.

The new website was unveiled today at the Prana Resort Samui by its lead creator Claudio Cerquetti, a member of the SKÅL Samui Executive Committee and a leading proponent of sustainable practices on the island through his various businesses and personal commitment.

Six months in development and inspired by a series of environmental workshops organized by SKÅL Samui, the focus of the new platform is the sharing of contacts and information about sustainable practices.  Among the key issues featured are solutions on how to save freshwater in the hospitality business, reducing electricity costs with innovative solutions and producing vegetables in on-site organic farms as part of a resort’s facilities. Improving e-mobility on the island and promoting sustainable -oriented practices such as beach cleaning, waste management and such are some of the other topics featured.

Joining today’s launch was special guest speaker from Singapore, environmental entrepreneur and renowned TEDx speaker Brice Degeyter who spoke about sustainable strategies for companies. Based in Singapore, Brice is the  founder of Bizsu Pte Ltd., a company offering decarbonization solutions, which boasts a client list that reads like a Who’s Who of the corporate world in Southeast Asia. He is also professor of entrepreneurship and sustainability at ESSEC Business School, France.

Explaining how the project has come to fruition, Claudio said: “Samui.Green offers innovative solutions tailored not only for the hospitality industry, but which can be applied to other businesses, to reduce operational costs while embracing a journey towards sustainability. Our platform is powered by the insights of both resident and international contributors who are passionate about making a difference. Together, we strive to enhance the image of Koh Samui as an eco-friendly destination—a place where visitors are drawn to travel, enjoy their stay, and eagerly anticipate their return.”

Green and proactive: the peaceful army of volunteers of our island make the difference.

An important part of the website is the current database of companies operating socially responsible and environmentally friendly policies, to which all users have access to enable them to develop and implement their own green strategies. Samui.Green will exclusively highlight suppliers based in Thailand making it easy for businesses to discover products and solutions available in the country and to connect with those companies.

Commenting on this latest SKÅL International Koh Samui initiative, its President Jane Soergel said: “We live and work on one of the world’s most beautiful islands. The pandemic showed us just how much of an impact tourism has on our fragile environment, when it was given time to regenerate. I hope this initiative will generate renewed awareness and commitment amongst us all to build a better environment for those of who call Samui home as well as for our millions of visitors each year.”

The SKÅL Koh Samui initiative Samui.Green will be available to anyone. The current content is primarily in English with featured articles in the Thai language. It is planned that this will increase as the site builds its content and presence.

While relies on our Samui-based contributors, it also features articles by international writers.

Kindly take the time to submit contact details, websites and best practices available to you!

A key component is the development of the ‘Green Suppliers Data-base‘ and to this end, we need YOUR HELP! We are kicking things off with a simple Google Form  to build the database, you will also find a section called the ‘Parking Lot’ where you can submit green matters for which you are seeking solutions. By populating the database with more contacts, our goal is  to facilitate useful connections. Please take a few minutes to review the form, add your contacts and recommendations, their details, websites, best practices and so on. Please also share this form through your network on Koh Samui. We thank you in advance for your time and support in helping us to build a better and more sustainable Samui moving forward. Link to the form: