Objective: plant 100,000 trees in Thailand to reduce global warming and promote awareness of environmental diversity.
Thailand is home to one of the largest forests in Southeast Asia, but today, Thailand's forests are also home to some of the most threatened species of flora and fauna. The world’s ever increasing need for lumber has ravaged many of the forests. Rampant deforestation has a serious impact on soil quality and quantity and makes it more likely soil on river banks will give in to storms and riverbeds. In the country, more than 2.192 hectares of land have severe soil erosion.
To help stop the decline of Thailand's forests, the Alstom Foundation is supporting replanting and education efforts to:
- replant up to 100,000 trees across 10 provinces in all major regions stretching from mountains to sea
- Create sprout nurseries
- educate local populations on the environment.
In addition to support from the Alstom Foundation, Alstom employees will personally participate in the replanting efforts.