Filipino fans of K-pop superstars BTS and their leader RM planted 600 trees in Sierra Madre to celebrate his birthday.
RM will turn 25 on Sept. 12 and fans in different countries have various projects to mark the occasion.
In the Philippines, Pinoy BTS ARMYs, led by Kim Namjoon PH, went to Sierra Madre, the longest mountain range in the country, in Siniloan, Laguna on Sept. 8 to plant the indigenous trees. This is the second year that RM and BTS fans held the “Plant Today, Save Tomorrow” project.
“To celebrate RM’s birthday, we planted 600 indigenous trees in Sierra Madre, the longest mountain range in PH, hoping to leave a legacy for RM & ARMY and be part of the solution to climate change,” according to the Pinoy RM fans.
The tree planting was made possible in collaboration with Fostering Education & Environment for Development (FEED), a non-government organization that supports tree planting and sustainable development.
Before the activity was held, the fans were taught about the status of forests in the country, climate change and about FEED.
RM, whose real name is Kim Namjoon, was born in 1994 in Sangdo-dong in Dongjak District in Seoul and grew up in Ilsan in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.