The task of planting 1000 mangrove trees to help restore a critical coastal ecosystems was a great opportunity for 200 Intel Involved volunteers to partner with local students, teachers and villagers to do something meaningful in a small Malaysian community. The group lent their hands to plant approximately 1,000 mangrove tree saplings in Teluk Air Tawar at Kampung Bagan Belat, under the Mangrove Tree Planting environmental program organized by Intel.
Launched in 2005, this campaign in which employees volunteers to restore lost mangrove trees has continued to grow exponentially. Over 400 volunteer hours have been clocked in with a total of 12,000 mangrove trees planted over the past 6 years.
In addition to the main tree planting program, there are other activities for children and families who participate in the event including the “I Plant for the Future” Coloring Contest for kindergarten students, fun quizzes and goodie-giveaways.
Intel volunteers provide an opportunity for the community to participate in many of its environmental activities, allowing them to contribute to reviving our planet’s natural beauty and ecological health, and increasing awareness about environmental issues.
The Intel volunteers look forward to continuing to work with the local communities on this project and will have the opportunity soon. Another 1,000 trees have been donated to the Penang Inshore Fisherman Welfare Association to be planted in nearby areas.