KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (Bernama) -- Global retailer UNIQLO further strengthens its commitment towards the environment and sustainability efforts with a donation of RM300,000 to support Taman Tugu’s conservation projects.
The amount contributed is a part of the proceeds collected from paper shopping bag charges imposed by UNIQLO on customers.
Sustainability Director of UNIQLO Malaysia, Evelyn Tan said, it is their collective responsibility as a corporation to protect and preserve urban forest park for the local community, and ensure green spaces are maintained and taken care of for the future generation.
“We are honoured to join forces with Taman Tugu and hope this collaboration will be able to help protect more endangered trees and enhance the biodiversity of Taman Tugu,” she said in a statement, recently.
In recognition of the contribution, Taman Tugu has offered UNIQLO two corporate plots to adopt for tree planting which allow UNIQLO to plant at least five indigenous trees per plot that are crucial to the local nature’s ecosystem.
Meanwhile Head of Fundraising, Activation and Communications of Taman Tugu, Tracey Surin said, partnerships with large corporations like UNIQLO can help effect real change and progress in forest conservation activities.
“We appreciate UNIQLO’s support and believe their contribution will help raise environmental awareness and benefit the conservation and preservation efforts at Taman Tugu,” said Tracey.
The initiative with Taman Tugu also sees the donation channeled into the park’s Plant Giveaway and Plant & Hunt programmes.
The year-long Plant & Hunt programme is designed for children to learn about plants' lifecycles and seed dispersion through a series of educational activities.
Meanwhile, the Plant Giveaway programme will take place every Saturday in which 200 plants of various species will be distributed to the public as an initiative to raise awareness on the importance of reducing carbon footprint among the communities.
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