13 May 2020

Planting of sponsored trees gets going in Wisdom Park

On Mother’s Day, many friends responded to our campaign to sponsor a tree to be planted in Wisdom Park in honour of our mothers, and to help Mother Earth at the same time.  We would like to thank all donors and sponsors for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

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9 May 2020

Honouring our mothers while helping Mother Earth

This weekend, we shall be celebrating Mother’s Day where we pay tribute to their sacrifices and support over the years. Mothers are just like Earth in terms of their patient endurance and generosity in providing us with what we need to grow through life. Therefore, have you ever thought of honouring your mother and help Mother Earth at the same time?

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29 April 2020

Planting trees can help prevent premature deaths

New researches by scientists in the United States have shown the benefits of increasing tree cover in cities to people’s physical and mental health.  In Philadelphia, America’s fifth-largest city, researchers touted that hundreds of premature deaths can be prevented every year if the city’s tree cover were increased by just 10%.

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3 April 2020

“Green warriors” continue their efforts

For those of who regularly volunteer on Saturdays in Wisdom Park, their weekends are very different nowadays under the Covid-19 lockdown.  Everyone will have to wait a while longer to enjoy the great outdoors there with fresh air, lush greenery and beautiful flowering shrubs.

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3 March 2020

Don’t cut down trees, plant them instead

Around the world, people and animals are feeling the heat of global warming, and suffering from the effects of large-scale environmental destruction and degradation.  Worldwide, a staggering 29,000 trees are cut down every minute!  That’s 1.7 million trees in an hour, or 41 million trees destroyed in just a single day!

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13 April 2019

Nalanda celebrates ‘Earth Day’

On 13 April 2019, Nalanda Buddhist Society will be celebrating ‘Earth Day’ by planting more trees at Wisdom Park.  Nicknamed the “Green Warriors of Wisdom Park”, groups of volunteers have been planting local forest trees there almost every weekend since 12 months ago.  As of 31 March 2019, 402 trees and hundreds of shrubs have been planted, making the campus grounds truly pleasant as well as rehabilitating its environmental vitality.

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2 April 2019

Plant trees to celebrate ‘Earth Day’

On 13 April 2019, Nalanda Buddhist Society will be celebrating ‘Earth Day’ by planting more trees at Wisdom Park.  Nicknamed the “Green Warriors of Wisdom Park”, groups of volunteers have been planting local forest trees there almost every weekend since 12 months ago.  As of 31 March 2019, 402 trees and hundreds of shrubs have been planted, making the campus grounds truly pleasant as well as rehabilitating its environmental vitality.

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17 December 2018

Greening the world with trees

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.

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5 December 2018

3 million trees planted by IKEA in Sabah

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.

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3 November 2018

Plant a tree at Wisdom Park

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.

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