Sunday, March 3, 2024
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Big love for the planet

James Kon

MINI owners, friends and volunteers from the autodealer planted 100 saplings at the Berakas Forest Reserve yesterday.

MINI’s ‘Big Love for the Planet’ tree planting event, organised by the company in collaboration with the Forestry Department, had over 60 participants.

General Manager of QAF Auto Alisa Khoo said, “At MINI, we are all about ‘Big Love’. It is a powerful inspiration to do better, to create a brighter future.

“It is fantastic to see so many like-minded individuals come together. No effort is too small when it comes to sustainability. All of us can do our part.”

Acting British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Catherine Pochkhanavala-Cleeve, the guest of honour, said sustainability “is in MINI’s DNA”.

“As the world battles global warming and aftermath of natural catastrophes, it is great to know that MINI has continued its sustainability journey,” she added.

“From the beginning, MINI stood out as a car that is designed to be more efficient in days of rising global oil prices,“ said the acting high commissioner.

Participants, led by the acting high commissioner, arrived at the venue via a convoy of MINIs and took part in a warm-up session before hiking to the planting site.

Participants learnt tree planting techniques from Forestry Department officials.

On average, one tree produces almost 118 kilogrammes of oxygen and helps remove 22 kilogrammes of carbon annually.

ABOVE & BELOW: Acting British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Catherine Pochkhanavala-Cleeve and General Manager of QAF Auto Alisa Khoo take part in the tree planting event with volunteers. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR