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February 15, 2024

Growing Green Together: GIIS KL Partners with Free Tree Society at Taman Tugu Malaysia

Imagine a world teeming with vibrant trees, their leaves whispering secrets of sustainability and their roots anchoring a future rich in biodiversity. This wasn't just a dream for 33 Global Indian International School Kuala Lumpur (GIIS KL) students from Grades 5 to 12, but a tangible reality they co-created alongside the Free Tree Society at Taman Tugu, Malaysia.

These budding eco-warriors embarked on a transformative journey through a plantation workshop. Guided by Ms. Li Yin's wisdom, they delved into the magic of trees, understanding their power to combat climate change, conserve precious ecosystems, and purify the air we breathe. But this wasn't just a lecture! Armed with shovels and enthusiasm, they plunged into the hands-on world of tree planting. From selecting the perfect sapling to mastering the art of nurturing it, they learned the secrets of ensuring each tree thrives.

The workshop mainly aims to motivate the students towards conserving biodiversity and the environment which was a sustainable approach to Sustainable Development Goal 13- Climate Action. This goal aims to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable development. By planting trees and learning about composting, GIIS KL students are directly contributing to this goal.

Students also donned their composting hats, eager to transform kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich magic. Ms. Li Yin unveiled the wonders of bokashi, vermicomposting, and aerobic composting, empowering them to turn waste into life-giving soil.

What's a journey without shared experiences? Interactive sessions buzzed with questions and discussions. Experts and facilitators ignited a passion for environmental awareness, sparking deeper understanding with every query and solidifying commitment to a greener tomorrow with every shared tip.

This workshop went beyond tree planting and composting. It aimed to plant the seeds of change within each participant. Inspired, many GIIS KL students even pledged to become sustainability champions, carrying the message of environmental conservation back to their communities.

So, the next time you see a GIIS KL student, don't be surprised if they're carrying a sapling or sporting a compost bin! They're not just individuals; they're a force for nature, fueled by knowledge, passion, and the unwavering belief that together, we can grow a greener future, one tree, one compost heap, at a time.

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