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The first quarter ended with full energy. March was definitely a month that had us all in the office grinding to the hour meeting deadlines for reports and preparing for our fourth anniversary of the Green Market in conjunction with Publika's EcoMonth celebration. It was also a month that positioned us on the recent spotlight in the news when we held a press conference to share our latest social survey on youth's perception on bauxite development in Pahang. Earlier in the month, we were also selected as a recipient of the social innovation award awarded by the Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce in recognition of our work in the social sphere. Our heartiest gratitude to the Chamber for supporting what we do.
Moving on in the next few months before Ramadhan greets us you will see us running weekly social responsibility activities and events with some local brands and companies. We hope that such engagements would encourage more corporate players to look at social responsibility as a long term effort to work on positive transformation to ignite the sustainable development of businesses, the environment and people.
On the research and education sector of EcoKnights, our team is cooking up a national perception study on nuclear development in Malaysia, and in addition, we will be intensifying some of our Sungai Bunus activities with the riverine stakeholders under the Local Agenda 21 and DBKL effort. We would like you to be part of this effort as well as we feel that river management and protection is the responsibility of everyone, not just the government. As such, do write in or email us if your university or company is keen to be part of the national River of Life effort as we feel the change that comes with better management of rivers is the change that is in your hands.
Opportunity as EcoKnights' Graphic Design Intern
Are you looking for a place to spill out your awesome ideas in creative design and make them come alive? Guess what, EcoKnights is looking for an intern in graphic design!!
If you (or anyone you know) feel like joining a fun, loving, passionate organisation where you can develop your skills, elevate your personality, increase your sense of eco-consiousness and possibly discover yourself, apply to join our team!!
The minimum requirement for the internship is 3 months.
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MORE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH GARBAGE TO GARDEN
For these past few months, EcoKnights had successfully launched Garbage to Garden Composting Project or G2G to encourage green lifestyle among Malaysians. This green project is supported by SHELL Sustainability Development Grant, giving 360 free compost bins to committed individual, residential community areas, schools and clubs. Although the closing date for the registration had ended in November 2016, we have received a great amount of requests from the public to take part in the program and even purchase the compost bins from us.
ECOKNIGHTS ORGANISED ECO MONTH IN conjunction WITH MAPFEST AT PUBLIKA SHOPPING GALLERY
The Eco Month has finally come to an end! The EcoKnights annual event, EcoMonth was successfully held on the two weekends, 18th-19th March and 25th-26th March at Publika Shopping Gallery, with a series of activities including Eco Workshop, the Green Market, Get Organic Market (G.O. Market), Busking Session, Eco Film Screening and Biodiversity Pavilion.
ECOKNIGHTS LAUNCHED ENVIRONMENTAL-THEMED CONTESTS IN COLLABORATION WITH L’OCCITANE MALAYSIA DURING THE ECO MONTH 2017
On 21st March 2017, EcoKnights in collaboration with L’Occitane Malaysia have launched environmental-themed contests for the public to participate. This is to encourage Malaysians’ awareness on sustainability through a medium that is both fun and engaging. The contests were in conjunction with the Eco Month as participants were invited to drop by the EcoKnights’ booth and enter the contest.
Read more about our collaboration here
TRAXX FM INTERVIEW WITH ECOKNIGHTS AND THE KASANOVAS
On 14th March 2017, our Eco-Reach Officer, Mok Yi Ying, went live on Traxx fm to talk about our flagship event, Eco Month. She was joined by The Kasanovas – a newly-formed band with a Rock & Roll influence, where they discussed the topic of raising environmental awareness through songs and music.
You can listen to the full interview here!
ASTRO AWANI’S LOVELY PARTICIPATION AT ECOKNIGHTS’ ECO MONTH 2017
On 25th March 2017, the Knights were delighted to entertain the Astro Awani team who had visited and participated in the various sustainable activities that we have prepared for the public during the Eco Month. We would love to express our gratitude towards Astro Awani for spending time with us and for your active participation in our eco-friendly and green initiatives, particularly the Eco Workshops!
ECOKNIGHTS COLLABORATED WITH HELP UNIERSITY FOR THE GREEN STARTER PACK
On 1st April 2017, EcoKnights collaborated with the F.R.E.E Association committee from HELP University to organize a programme called ‘The Green Starter Pack’. This programme was a great start for the students towards sustainable living. Aim of this programme is to raise environmental awareness among University students in green movements.
ECOKNIGHTS PRESENTED RESULTS OF SURVEY ON ‘YOUTHS’ PERCEPTION TOWARDS BAUXITE MINING IN KUANTAN’ TO VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS IN KUANTAN AND THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
Since November 2016, EcoKnights has conducted a social survey on the Youths’ Perception Towards Bauxite Mining In Kuantan for a research which is a collaboration between Waseda University in Japan and local partners such as EcoKnights and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
In March 2017, EcoKnights has shared the survey results with several stakeholders in Kuantan on March 17th and with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) on March 21st.
Read more about the social survey results here
ECOKNIGHTS ENGAGES KENANGA INVESTMENT BANK FOR AN INTERNAL EARTH MONTH AWARENESS PROGRAM, THE KENANGA EARTH MONTH
On 6th March 2017, EcoKnights kick started a month of green activities for the employees of Kenanga Investment Bank for their internal sustainability awareness program, namely the Kenanga Earth Month. The program aims to promote environmental awareness to the employees and encourage participation in green and sustainability-themed practices.
ECOKNIGHTS AS A RECYCLING CENTRE
Here at EcoKnights we thrive to promote a green lifestyle to every parts of the community here in Malaysia. In order to so, we have collaborated with iCycle to become a recycling centre for the community here in the heart of Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) residential area.
Find out more on how you can recycle with us.
GLOBAL EVENT, EARTH HOUR AND THIS YEAR’S ECO MONTH GREEN MARKET ON ASTRO’S VBUZZ
On 21st March 2017, our Programme Director, Fadly Bakhtiar was on Astro Vbuzz to talk about the annual global event, Earth Hour, which fell on the same day with our Eco Month 2017. During the interview, he shared about what the public can do to go beyond the Hour and what was in store for this year’s Eco Month.
Catch the full interview here!
ECOKNIGHTS HELPED PLANT FRUIT TREES AT THE SUNGAI BUNUS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM.
9th April 2017, Kuala Lumpur – EcoKnights, a partner in the Sungai Bunus Committee, under the Local Agenda 21 program of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, helped in the planting of fruit trees along the river banks of Bunus at Lorong Gurney. This tree planting exercise is part of the overall aim to populate the 3 kilometre perimeter of the Sungai Bunus Flood Retention Pond in Lorong Gurney.
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