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Allow me to start off this newsletter by wishing Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all Malaysians and hope that everyone had a great time enjoying the Raya treats and holidays.
Recently, during the fasting month of Ramadhan, we launched Beg2Bekas Ramadhan Campaign which was aimed at heightening awareness to refuse plastic bags and Styrofoam containers at the food bazaar. We were also on-ground in the bazaar distributed cloth shopping bags to the public, in case they needed one but didn’t have one with them. Watch a podcast of an interview in the media on the campaign.
Meanwhile as we approach the middle of July, the team is currently gearing up to prepare for the MHB Knights of Nature Sustainability Camp (KON), which will be taking place in Johor on the 10-13th August 2017. Special thanks for Astro Vbuzz and Traxx FM on the interviews promoting our efforts in youth leadership development in sustainability.
At the same time, we are also approaching our biggest annual green platform, the 10th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF). The team is working extremely hard for the 10th anniversary edition, and we feel the strong support from the public. Moreover, we are as well looking for talents who are enthusiastic in contributing towards the If you like to be part of KLEFF as volunteer or a performer drop us an email today.
Lastly, EcoKnights is proud to be invited to be a part of Sustainability Summit 2017 where leaders across Asia will be gathering for a forthright discussion about the opportunities and challenges inherent in the transition to sustainability. Feel free to visit their official website to know more!
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Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin!
Do you know, we can still go green during the festive season? “Really?”, you might say. Allow us to share some tips with you.
On the 7th June 2017, KDU College University took the initiative to raise environmental awareness on campus in conjunction with the global World Environment Day.
What Our Interns Say
Find Out What Our Previous Interns, Aaron and Jeyapriya Have to Say About Their Experience at EcoKnights!
Aaron Riang: Honestly, I did not know what I signed up for and the only advice I gave myself was “brace yourself”. Guess what? It worked out well.
Jeyapriya: WOW!! I have just completed two months of internship at EcoKnights. That was fast.
On the 20th June 2017, EcoKnights, in collaboration with ERE and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) kick started the “Beg2Bekas” Ramadhan Campaign at the Bazaar Ramadhan in Taman Tenaga, Cheras. This programme is one of River Of Life - Public Outreach Programme (ROL-POP) components which aims to increase ecological consciousness among Malaysians to embrace sustainable lifestyle. One simple way of starting it off is by simply saying no to plastic bags.
EcoKnights is very happy to be able to be a part of Sustainability Summit 2017. The Sustainability Summit 2017 will bring together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, regulators and leading researchers from across Asia for a forthright discussion about the opportunities and challenges inherent in the transition to sustainability.
Nabila Shohimi is a city girl with a love for nature that was nurtured by National Geographic documentaries and her frequent exploration in the forest when she was a kid.
She graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a B.Sc degree majoring in Environmental Biology with a minor in Psychology. In her final year, Nabila’s study on the natural and anthropogenic characteristics of green turtle nesting beaches in Penang has given her an opportunity to integrate social elements into her scientific study by building relationships with the local fishermen in Penang.
Passionate about the environment, she started participating and volunteering in various environmental projects as well as on and off-campus programs including Project Ocean Awareness, Penang Green Council and Power Shift Malaysia. She is also active in organising various river and beach clean-ups in Penang as well as in Perak.
As part of EcoKnights, Nabila is currently the Education Officer, who is also “kak long” for everyone in the office.
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