On 22 April 2021, Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad (AIR Berhad), a member of MMC Group, organised a programme called ‘Grow Green’ in honor of the World Earth Day that is celebrated on the same date every year.
To enliven the spirit of Earth Day, with a tagline ‘Wear Green, Be Green and Go Green’ all employees of AIR Berhad were encouraged to wear green colour shirt as one of the Earth Day colour pallets. During this programme, AIR Berhad employees were also required to turn-off the office lights for 30 minutes between 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm to reduce the electricity consumption and promote energy conservation. This act was an inspiration by the worldwide annual tradition in March during ‘Earth Hour’, in which millions of people across the planet turn off the lights between certain periods.
Apart of these activities, AIR Berhad has also introduced initiative called ‘Welcome Plant Parents’. For this, participants were divided into four groups where each group is given a different type of indoor plants and take care of the plants for nine months. The plants will then be donated to Free Tree Society, an environmental organisation that spreads the environmental stewardship message through giving away free plants to green the earth. The plant donation is scheduled to be executed on 5December 2021 in conjunction with the World Soil Day. Interacting with nature can really improve general psychological well-being with positive effects on emotions or behavior of the employees.
To conclude, creating awareness is another way to save the earth and its resources from endangering. AIR Berhad believes this small effort can lead to a greater impact and there is nothing as good as contributing to our mother earth for future generation.