- Trees not only provide a conducive atmosphere and pleasant window to the outdoor areas, but also enhance our air quality by filtering harmful dust and pollutants, give off oxygen for humanity to breathe, reduce land erosion and flooding, and provide a safe haven, food supply , shelter, and homes for many birds, insects and mammals.
- In support of the Malaysian Government’s, 100 Million Tree Planting Campaign 2020-2025, #HugOurTree – a NGO of nature-loving citizens – will help generate awareness and facilitate tree-planting projects across the country such as the afforestation initiative at the Rotary Peace Park@Off River Storage (ORS), Bestari Jaya, in steadfast collaboration and partnership with various organisations and project sponsorship from corporations and individuals. The Rotary Peace Park shares common grounds with the Lembaga Urusan Air Selangor (LUAS), which manages the Off River Storage water supply for Selangor.
- Rivers are under increasing threat from pollution, contamination and trash dumping making rivers to look and smell like a dumpsite, with piles of garbage constricting the natural river flow. Clean healthy rivers reduce human health risk and improve quality of life, enhance recreational activities for the community along the rivers and provide a good habitat to a wide range of animals and plant species.
- #HugOurTree will commit projects aimed at recovering freshwater biodiversity, restoring natural river flow and cleaning up polluted water for the well-being of the community and for nature to rejuvenate and thrive through natural cleansing such as the Mud Ball Project .
- Parks and recreational areas serve as the heart of communities, providing beautiful green space for community members including children and families to congregate and enjoy outdoor physical activities safely as well as to connect with nature.
- #HugOurTree will promote projects to beautify parks and recreational areas making them more green and attractive to encourage outdoor activities for the well-being of the communities.
Conservation of Environment
- The glaciers are melting, extreme weather events are becoming more common and if remedial measures are not taken immediately to conserve the environment, humans and other species on earth are at high risk due to an unprecedented climate change which may threaten the very existence of life. Conservation of environment indicates the sustainable use as well as management of natural resources which include wildlife, water, air, and earth deposits.
- #HugOurTree will embark on conservation initiatives such as recycling programs, assist Zoo Negara, preserve the wetlands , save old heritage buildings, protect endangered turtles, etc..