Posts Tagged ‘Earth Day 2010’

Earthkeeping in Poland

On June 8, 54 Earthkeepers in Poland from Timberland and Marketing Investment Group headed out to the forest, the garden and the mountainside to wish Mother Nature a happy belated Earth Day. By breaking up into 6 groups and serving at a number of different service sites, the Earthkeepers in Poland were able to fix up trails, restore infrastructure and fences, clear out illegal dumping sites, protect a bridge and help with flood cleanup. All of this dedicated work took place at the nursery-garden Falsztyn, Homole Gully/Pieniny Mountains, White Water Preserve, Black Water Preserve and the Jaworki Forest.

At the Homole Gully/Pieniny Mountains service site, 5,400 liters of rubbish, pipe, bathtub pieces, and linoleum were collected, sorted and prepared for recycling. And at the White Water Preserve, 480 liters of rubbish was removed from the green landscape.

In total, the Timberland Poland team members completed 500 hours of service. We applaud the Earthkeepers in Poland for their hard work in celebration of our shared planet.

Mangroves in Malaysia

On Earth Day 2010, Timberland employees and partners in Malaysia spent the day planting mangrove trees at the Kuala Selangor Nature Park — an 800 acre park that provides sanctuary for a wide range of flora and fauna, such as the endangered Silvered Leaf Monkey.  The park also acts as an important stopover for migratory birds flying in from as far as Siberia on their way to Australia.

Mangrove planting is one of the most important Earthkeeping activities at the park, as mangroves act as natural flood retention and also serve as a filter to hold sediment along riverbanks, preventing erosion and helping to reduce water pollution.  Mangroves also provide a safe breeding and nursery ground for birds, young fish, seashells, prawns, mud lobster, crabs and other wildlife.

Our thanks to Earthkeeper Michael, an assistant retail manager for Timberland in Malaysia and an expert mangrove planter, for demonstrating the right way to get the job done: