Department of Environment and with the first collaboration of Ferrroalloys Sdn Bhd, Samalaju has successfully organised the 1 Ras 1 Tree programme and the "Service Learning Malaysia University for Society" (SULAM) Programme in conjunction with the World Environment Day Celebration 2022 at Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu recently.
Director of Sarawak State Environment Department Hamzah Mohamad in his opening speech expressed his appreciation to UPMKB and Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd for the initiative to conduct awareness programmes in order to ensure that the environment continues to be preserved.
Such programmes are able to boost the conservation of environmental biodiversity that serves to control the world's climate change.
The Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Science and Forestry UPMKB, Dr Zamri Rosli also stated that this programme is able to foster awareness among the local community to appreciate the environment.
In addition, the SULAM Programme has conducted volunteer activities which are gotong-royong in selected industry sectors and is a learning method that combines lectures and the implementation of services to the community.
This program is one of the strategies for pollution prevention action with the industry through a nature-based approach to control the source of a nature-based solution specifically to support the 100 Million Trees Planting Campaign in the period 2021 to 2025.
This program can also contribute to the greening of the Samalaju Industrial Park area as well as the efforts of the local community to make the industrial area green and naturally friendly.
The cooperation of all parties such as government agencies, IPTAs and industry is important and this program is a platform in the joint effort to protect the environment in line with the theme of World Environment Day 2022 "Only One Earth".
In addition, extreme weather changes are currently extremely difficult to control and change to return to their original state. Therefore, one of the methods to deal with this issue is to use an adaptation approach.
Tree planting activities are one of the effective ways to reduce the effects of climate change. With this approach, drastic weather changes can be reduced and the clean oxygen content can be increased.
Indirectly, he tried to help the country preserve the nature around once gus nourished the green areas on earth.
The programme was conducted by Programme Director Assoc Prof Dr Geoffery James Gerusu from UPMKB with Abdul Mazli Hafiz Abdul Malik from the Department of Environment Bintulu Division and Morris Andom from Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd.
The implementation of the programme involved 80 participants comprising UPMKB staff, Department of Environment Kuching and Bintulu Division and representatives of the premises of Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd.
A total of 85 saplings from two local species namely Kelat Paya and Tekoma were successfully planted in a programme fully sponsored by Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd.
Date of Input: 29/07/2022 | Updated: 12/10/2022 | lanz
97008 Bintulu, Sarawak,