More trees at Badas
In less than a week, I was back to the Badas Forest Reserve Area to plant more Kapur Paya with the British High Commissioner himself, his staff and more lovely ladies and more enthusiastic men from the Brunei Adventure Recreation Association or BARA. The Polar Girls were also there as well media personnel; Aziz and Farah from the Borneo Bulletin and Rash from the Brunei Times.
I saw the high commissioner, His Excellency Mr John Saville literally getting down to his knees and planting the trees with his bare hands. He look so natural. Now I remember His Majesty The Sultan of Brunei who also used his bare hands to plant Brunei’s very own padi Laila recently. These are all great leadership.
Today I think I will just let the pictures tell the story as I am still exhausted – need to recharge my batteries soon.
So I end my post today with this:
An average person creates 9,000 kg of CO2 per annum. An average rainforest tree captures 20 kg of CO2 per annum. You need 450 trees to offset your CO2 emission. 450 trees!
I heard that schools have not respond in to this tree-planting activity. I hope once the school re-opens after the current school holiday, there will be more Bazlaa’ Billah and her peers who would be involve in such beneficial activity. Anyone wants to join the Brunei Generation Green?