The Sign Language Club and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) co-organised an Arbor Day Activity in the Foundation and Business Buildings between March 11th and 13th at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU).
This activity aimed to donate money to the Million Forest project by selling potted plants. All of the potted plants were made by Sign Language Club members. They were warmly welcomed by teachers and students alike. XJTLU Executive President Professor Youmin Xi also praised this activity as a reflection of the social responsibility of students and faculty in XJTLU.
All of the members that participated in the event donated their income to assist the China Green Foundation plant 406 sea buckthorn trees in Western China.
The Million Forest project is carried out by the China Green Foundation. Every 5 Yuan donated could help plant a sea buckthorn tree in Western China, where people are suffering from desertification of the land and poverty. All of the sea buckthorn trees belong to the farmers who take care of the trees to help protect the environment. They can also sell the sea buckthorn fruit to the local juice factory for income to improve their life.
The Arbor Day Activity helped to raise awareness of the environment and also encouraged students to be more socially responsible. It is one of the community engagement initiatives that IBSS co-organises to implement PRME as a signatory of the PRME under the United Nations Global Compact.