In order to cultivate the environmental awareness of students and maintain a beautiful campus, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) held a tree-planting activity. University Council Chairperson Guo Yurong and Vice Chairperson Li Fengliang joined in the planting activity with teachers and students on the north side of Runyang Stadium.
They planted some purple trumpet trees, which represent hope and appreciation. They hoped that these trees would grow up well with SUSTech.
Guo Yurong said that, Arbor Day is a good opportunity for everyone to work together actively for campus development, in order to create a good ecological environment.
Li Fengliang said that planting trees encourages everyone to love and to make a beautiful campus.
After the planting activities, Chairman of the SUSTech Union of Volunteer Association, Chen Weiyu read out a proposal called “Green Life starts now”.
Arbor Day in China was founded by the famous forestry scientist Ling Dao-yang in 1915. From 1916 to 1928, Arbor Day was celebrated as part of the Chinese Qingming Festival, which is on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. In 1929, the date for Arbor Day was changed to March 12 to commemorate Sun Yat-sen.
In 1981, the fourth session of the Fifth National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China adopted the Resolution on the Unfolding of a Nationwide Voluntary Tree-planting Campaign. The People’s Republic of China celebrates Arbor Day on March 12, continue to use following the date of Arbor Day of Republic of China.
Proofread ByChris Edwards, Xia Yingying
Photo ByWang Kaiqiang, Xu Jiali, Huang Zimin