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Bangkok joins with Central Group to expand green space and combat global warming

Bangkok joins with Central Group to expand green space and combat global warming

FRIDAY, March 24, 2023

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt joined Central Group executives in planting Ruang Pheung (yellow star) and Thong Urai (yellow elder) trees at BMA Public Health Centre 32 in Sukhumvit Soi 64, Phra Khanong district on Thursday.

Representatives from the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) Thailand, Phra Khanong district office, and Bangkok Environment and Health departments also helped give away 800 seedlings to people at the health centre so they can plant them at home.

Bangkok joins with Central Group to expand green space and combat global warming

The activity was part of the “60+ Earth Hour 2023” campaign to be held on Saturday, which the city, WWF Thailand, Central Group and networks of partners have jointly organised for 16 years.

Earth Hour runs from 8.30 to 9.30pm on March 25 every year and sees cities across the world turn off their lights and unused appliances as a symbolic gesture in the fight against global warming.

Bangkok joins with Central Group to expand green space and combat global warming

This year, besides having department stores under Central Group in Bangkok turning off their unnecessary lights during Earth Hour, the company also launched a campaign called “Central Volunteer: Planting Trees after 60+ Earth Hour 2023” to further increase green space in the city, which will also serve as a wall that absorbs dust and air pollution.

Bangkok joins with Central Group to expand green space and combat global warming

The public is invited to join the Bangkok governor’s 1-million tree planting campaign, which so far has people committed to planting 1,641,310 trees, of which 313,812 have already been planted.

You can keep up with the project’s progress at www.bkk1milliontrees.com. The website also records the location of each tree planted and reminds owners to take care of it.

Bangkok joins with Central Group to expand green space and combat global warming

Bangkok joins with Central Group to expand green space and combat global warming

Bangkok joins with Central Group to expand green space and combat global warming
 

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