SHAH ALAM: The Young Engineers Section (YES) of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) organised a tree-planting community project at Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam, recently.
The project aimed to increase awareness among young professionals about the importance of individual responsibility towards the society and environment.
The project is a continuation of community projects undertaken by YES to give back to society and nature. It was organised with the Environmental Management & Research Association of Malaysia (Ensearch), a non-governmental organisation focused on raising awareness about the environment and environmental management as a way of life in Malaysia.
IEM's deputy president Choo Kok Beng and Ensearch vice-president Ellias Saidin launched the project by planting the first tree.
Also involved were IEM senior members, YES committee members, graduate engineers, lawyers from the KL Bar, students of Universiti Tenaga Nasional and Universiti Teknologi Mara.
A total of 190 local fruits trees were planted.
The project also reached out to the local community as the seedlings were purchased from them through Ensearch.
The seedlings were adopted by organisations and individuals.
IEM is a professional non-governmental organisation with nearly 30,000 members, including professional engineers, graduate engineers and engineering students.