In conjunction with ‘World Soil Day’ on 5 December 2018, Nalanda Free School (NFS) organised a visit to the Department of Land Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Students, teachers and parents alike gained a better understanding and appreciation for this natural resource.
In November 2018, the Wisdom Park Development Committee created the ‘Subcommittee on Ecology, Horticulture & Landscaping’. Nicknamed the “Green Warriors of Wisdom Park”, the group is tasked with greening the 39-acre campus and rehabilitating its environmental vitality. Efforts to reforest the campus with native flora started in April 2018. As of 17 December, 140 trees and 430 shrubs have been planted by volunteers on its spacious grounds.
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has completed a 20-year reforestation project in Luasong near Tawau, Eastern Sabah. The ambitious but little-known project to plant 3 million rainforest trees began in 1998, which aimed at restoring the natural ecology to a former logged and largely degraded area.
Eminent climatologists, scientists, researchers and activists are telling world leaders gathered in Katowice, Poland right now that the world is facing its ‘greatest threat in thousands of years’. The effects of accelerated human activities and consumption are heating up the world through higher emissions of Carbon Dioxide – causing what is commonly known as “global warming”.
Wisdom Park promotes the principle of harmony with nature and aims to replenish its grounds where lush tropical forests had once stood. Efforts to rehabilitate the campus with native flora started in April 2018. To date, 108 trees and 400 shrubs have been planted by volunteers in its spacious grounds.