AirAsia continues its climate change awareness initiative, themed #GREEN24 which was first launched last November with a 24-hour climate awareness movement to educate and promote climate action, as part of the airline’s corporate Social Responsibility initiatives throughout the ASEAN region.
The airline released a special invitation video by Group CEO, Tony Fernandes inviting the public to be proactive in protecting the environment and the earth.
In the video, which is available for viewing on AirAsia’s YouTube Channel, Tony Fernandes said, “On our side of the world, not many people know about the issues that climate change poses, and we feel that the best thing for us to do is to inform people. Many of us don’t really see the problems coming, but at AirAsia we have seen the effects of climate change such as Typhoon Haiyan that struck Tacloban in the Philippines, the floods that happened around the region and massive climatic changes over the past two to three years.”
“We always look after our own mothers, and we always put our mothers first in many things. But now, it’s time we put Mother Earth first as well. It’s time we let the world know that we need to take better care of the planet we live in,” Tony Fernandes further emphasized.
The main activities of #GREEN24 will be carried out from 29th to 30th January 2016 throughout all the countries which the AirAsia Group serves, inviting the communities across the region to participate in promoting climate action at their respective home, workplaces, cities and countries.
The public can find out more information about this #GREEN24 climate awareness movement and how to participate by visiting airasia.com/green24.
The initial activity held in November 2015 saw over 150 volunteers from across the AirAsia Group and Tune Group of companies come together to clean the Kanching Rainforest Waterfall in Rawang. Nearly 600kgs of garbage was collected in a short duration of 90 minutes during this waterfall cleanup activity.