Project Title: Hope For Nature
Project Duration: The project duration was 3 and a half month from the preparation to practical, timeline from beginning April to end of July 2016. On 18 – 21 July 2016, Awareness Campaign on environmental issues – global warming, deforestation, reforestation and recycling were held at TAR UC. On 23 July 2016, lead by JCI Kuala Lumpur active citizens, over 1200 trees were planted at Raja Musa Forest Reserve by more than 300 young citizens from primary schools, colleges and universities.
Project Location: Red Bricks Cafeteria TAR UC, Kuala Lumpur & Raja Musa Forest Reserve
The Hope For Nature is a tree planting campaign that creates the awareness of climate action changes on the global atmosphere and its impact towards the global citizen living standard. The campaign aims to emphasise the importance of restoring mother earth and to inculcate the habit of reuse, reduce and recycle. Besides, the campaign act as the education role in promoting the awareness on reforestation and the roles of re-greening the environment.
The Hope For Nature campaign provided a global impact to the young generation in shaping the positive mindset on the awareness of climate change. The campaign had brought in a proactive measure of environmental degradation and formation of nature restoration. The impact of the environmental measurement provided the global active citizen with green effort passion and create positive change for future generation.
How did this project create impact to the employees/ volunteers?
This project provide the chance for volunteers to speak in public, to work with other youth, and learn to work in a team. Positive recognition and involvement in their communities through volunteering and social action projects. Explore their aspirations, develop self-confidence/esteem and gain new practical skills. Young generation engaged in green activities help to restore and rejuvenate the spiritual bond with nature.
What impact has this project created in the community / nation?
Shaping the mindsets of the young citizens, particularly on the campus. They play their civic roles in reforestation to combat climate change and help curb the devastating impact of global warming.
Who were the partners in this project and what their roles?
The collaboration involved JCI KL, TAR UC and GEC (Global Environment Centre). The Tree Planting project collaborated with Selangor State Government, Selangor Forestry Department and Friends of North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest. Recycling project involved JCI KL-TAR UC and collaborated with Pertubuhan Amal Seri Sinar.
How was this project help to advance the chosen SDG?
Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related and natural disasters in the country. The project helped to improve education and awareness raising, human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.