On Friday 29 July, Laguna Phuket celebrated 10th anniversary of its Greening Community initiative by planting 2,400 trees; 2,200 saplings at Baan Thala Village in Paklog, a sub-district in Thalang area of Phuket, and 200 chili trees given to volunteers who wished to expand their backyard garden.This year, 200 associates from Laguna Phuket teamed up with 50 community members and students from Phuket Kindergarten School in this fun-filled and meaningful activity. In addition to tree planting, the resort also organized a community service activity by hosting lunch and bringing lots of joy to 70 elders at Phuket Elderly Home as a way of celebrating the initiative’s milestone.
Supported by the initiative’s strategic partners such as Marine and Coastal Preserving Group (Paklog), Mangrove Station 23 (Phuket) and Paklog Municipality, this 10th edition of Laguna Phuket’s annual tree planting event is part of its community initiative that aims to raise awareness of global warming and help build greener communities.
To date, Laguna Phuket has planted 25,000 mangrove saplings in Phuket and neighboring provinces, with more than 1,000 associates and 450 community members participated over the years.
The annual activity is one of many initiatives set up by Laguna Phuket to support its wider strategic goal on environment preservation according to Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF)’s worldwide guideline for each property within the group to plant at least 2,000 trees in each respective community each year.