X-Camp Sunway City, with the collaboration of Environment Online, organised a Planting Parade recently to celebrate Earth Day which falls on April 22 every year.
Eighty students from Tuanku Abdul Rahman School participated in the event where they planted fruits and herb trees on X-Camp’s campsite. Amin Jamadi, a representative for X-Camp, hoped that the event would be an annual affair just like Earth Day.
“It’s vital to instil awareness in the young generation on the importance of planting more trees for the future. Let’s treat every day as Earth Day. We need more trees and fewer buildings,” he told participants.
Lemongrass, kaffir lime, bird-eye chili, sugar cane and papaya were among those planted by the students. Mrs Ruhill, the teacher from STAR, applauded X-Camp’s initiative and wished more would follow in its footsteps.
“All the students involved are members of the school’s Nature Society. The society was established two years ago but this is the first time we get to plant trees outside of the school compound,” said Ruhil to Ipoh Echo.
Devyah Daranee Radhukrishnan, Miss Earth Malaysia 2012, was present to assist in the planting.