Brunei-Muara - Brunei joined 188 other countries around the world in holding a Global Work Party, as part of the 10:10 initiative to raise awareness on lowering carbon emissions.Universiti Brunei Darussalam planted 350 trees in an area that was razed by fire not long ago to do their part in the global warming mitigation campaign.
"It's to tell people we have to keep to 350 parts per million of emissions for the whole word," said Dr Irene Chong Poh Ai, a lecturer from UBD.
"Other countries are doing it too and not just planting trees, (using) solar panels, as well," said Dr Chong.
The majority of the students at the UBD tree-planting project were from the Brunei Environment and Community Action course, with each of these students planted four saplings, with the rest planted by volunteers.
With the help of the Forestry Department at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, predetermined areas behind the university were selected for planting.
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