August 27, 2014, by sustainablenottingham
Planting a lasting reminder
Svenja Hanson, chair of Environment Committee at the University’s Malaysia campus, outlines the recently launched Alumni Tree Project.
Graduands, aka new alumni, at UNMC now have the chance to immortalize their presence at the Malaysia campus by sponsoring their very own tree, which will be planted by volunteers from the SA Nature Club in the autumn semester of 2014/15.
The plan is for the trees to be a mix of indigenous Malaysian flora. Alumni will be invited back to the campus to plant their tree if they so wish and will be regularly updated of their tree’s progress via e-mail. When the tree is sufficiently mature, a plaque with the name of the sponsor, the year of graduation and the course taken will be attached.
UNMC alumni who graduated in previous years or fresh alumni who missed our discreetly hidden table at graduation: it is not too late to get your tree! There is not even a need to hurry. It is a long-term project, not a one off, so there will be sponsorship drives at future graduation ceremonies and a tree planting event most, hopefully all, autumn and spring semesters to come.