Taking care of Mother Earth

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  • Thursday, 23 Apr 2015

For a beautiful garden: SMK Berapit parent-teacher association chairman Lai Mei Lee (left), Yee (yellow shirt), Lim (second right) and The Star account servicing manager Nurul Huda Ridzuan (red blouse) joining students in planting flowers.

STUDENTS of SMK Berapit in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, took part in a green activity aimed at giving back to Mother Earth.

Their latest endeavour, held to mark World Earth Day on May 22, included planting 100 mini sunflowers and Ixora plants at the school garden, courtesy of Southern Rubber Works.

Its brand development manager Jo Yee said the contribution worth RM2,000 was part of the company initiative known as the ‘Tree Planting Project’ which was introduced last year.

It was aimed at building environmental awareness in youths.

“Through engagement with various schools, we believe we can nurture respect and care for the environment.

“This is the third school for us and we hope to expand our effort to schools in other states as well,” she said after the planting activity at the school yesterday.

The school’s Environmental Club president Choong Wei Ee, 18, said the activity was a boost for club members who were working on creating an organic garden at their school.

“We attempted to make soap using recyclable ingredients last year.

“We are also collecting and selling recyclable materials such as paper to raise funds for more green activities around the school,” said Wei Ee.

The school’s administrative affair senior assistant Lim Eng Hock said the principal had always placed emphasis on environmental education.

“We appreciate the private sector contributing to our environmental efforts,

“We hope more firms will come forward in the future,” he said.

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