“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” - Lady Bird Johnson
We hope this newsletter finds you in the pinkest of health. So much has taken placed in the last month and as soon as we are done with one program, there’s always something new coming up. Our engagements with the industry leaders have been overwhelming and it’s really exciting times for us.
So let us share with you on what happened recently in the office, what will be coming up soon, and of course, how YOU can play a role in all our efforts with communities and the environment.
Lastly, we are already gearing up for 2016 and we would like to get you thinking of what would you like to see different in the area of community development, social responsibility, cooperation in policy and advocacy and so forth. So drop us a line or two when you’ve got time and share some of your ideas with us. Send your comment or ideas to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to hear from you.
ALLIANZ and EcoKnights Celebrates The Environment In Allianz’S 125th Anniversary Celebration At The Forest Research Institute Of Malaysia (FRIM)
Our relationship and engagement with Allianz started late last year when we were in talks on potential efforts to help generate better interests and awareness among Allianz employees on sustainability. As we worked closely with them on their internal social responsibility program, EcoKnights was also fortunate to work with them in their global celebration of Allianz’s 125th anniversary.
Don’t Miss Your Ultimate Green Experience At The 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, 16-18 October, 2015, Publika Mall
EcoKnights is leading Malaysia’s first and biggest environment-themed film festival and it’s happening NEXT MONTH. Called the 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) (link to www.ecofilmfest.my), the Festival has everything you need to start taking action today for a more sustainable future.
From free environmental film screenings (you have more than 60 films to choose from) to fun workshops (link to workshops page on KLEFF website) on sustainability, a Green Market (link to Green Market) featuring more than 70 NGOs and green businesses, local artists and eco performances, as well as talks and forums.
The KLEFF film screenings are free but due to limited space, we advise festival goers or avid fan of environmental films to register their names and obtain a ticket number to ensure that we have the seats reserved for you.
Free Film Screening Of Environmental-Themed Films At Monday Movie Nights The Square Publika In September
Monday nights will be more entertaining and education this September as the 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival and MAP Publika presents the Eco Monday Movie Night Screenings. Starting from September 7th and for the following consecutive Monday (September 14th, 21st and 28th) evenings, the KLEFF will be presenting four documentaries on current environmental issues for the viewing pleasure of the audience at Publika.
Screenings are FREE and start promptly at 8 pm. Click on the image on the right to view details on the film synopsis, screening dates and times.
Get To Know Our Intern, Ainie Syahira Abd Karim, Math Undergraduate Student From University Malaya
I am Ainie Syahira Bt Abd Karim from Wangsa Melawati, Kuala Lumpur. I’m currently a final year undergrad Universiti Malaya’s student major in Mathematics.
Knowing EK in my first year of study leads me to intern and experience how real-NGO-working field feels like and I must say, I never regret with this kind of decision. I got to learn so many things yet so much fun gained in this two month period of internship. Most probably it won’t be experienced in my uni life. Some of it are act as communication officer with more than 70 others organization, experienced a radio interview in TRAXX FM, delegating my tasks in a manageable way, and many more. It was a lot of multitasking but yet, it never felt burdensome since we in EK, act as a great team player.
Regarding on former matter, I’ve been through a lot of questions and wonders from various kind of people when they’re trying to figure out the connection between me doing here in EcoKnights, though it’s not related to what I study. It will be a ‘NO’ answer if we think it without an open heart. It’s okay to have a unique journey since statistic also shows that only 29% of graduates work with what they major in. I always believe to never regret on what I’m driving now and continue to pursue it until the final end. On top of that, what life could it be without a little spice of adventure! There’s always challenges and hardships whether it comes from ourselves or from surrounding influence. If it is meant to be not working out, never ever take it as a failure. Instead, learn from the mistakes and make an effort to be a new and better person. The lesson learnt is what count. Always think it as a different path to encounter a different experience and not as a fail trail. Most importantly, never afraid to step out from your comfort zone and know where your mind and heart want it to be at. As a wise man said, if you fear failure then, by definition, you are avoiding success. Remember, no matter what background you are, passion is what need to be prioritize. Just be yourself and don’t forget, keep being humble.
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EcoKnights is a non-for-profit environmental organization registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia. EcoKnights' core focus areas are in environmental education and awareness using innovative and creative platforms. More information about EcoKnights can be obtained from www.ecoknights.org.my.