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Kuala Lumpur, 28th August – EcoKnights has officially concluded their 12th edition of Anugerah Hijau, run in collaboration with Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS), Department of Environment Kuala Lumpur, and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), under the project of River of Life (ROL) and Klang Learning Engagement and Action for River (KLEAR). Following its success for the past 11 years, schools were involved in an annual competition to encourage students to think creatively in solving environmental challenges.
The Anugerah Hijau Award Ceremony was held at The Lot KL Event Space, attended by honoured guests Tuan Haji Md. Khairi Bin Selamat (Director of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage), Puan Norazma Zainuddin (Senior Principal Assistant Director of the Department of Environment Kuala Lumpur), Emirul Redzuan (Rehabilitation, Restoration & Conservation Officer of EcoKnights), Cik Siti Hajar Madina bt Mohd Zin (Town Planning Officer of Local Agenda 21 unit of DBKL), Fong Chuen Far (Programme Coordinator of River of Life – Phase 3A) and representatives from participating schools.
Launched in conjunction with World Environment Day 2020 with the theme ‘Time for Nature’, this year, 125 innovative and eye-opening submissions were received from 30 schools across Klang Valley with 76 finalists shortlisted for the award – proving to be yet another impressive year for Anugerah Hijau.
“Anugerah Hijau is not just a school level competition. It is a platform that gives space and opportunity for the young minds to express their creativity while championing sustainable living on daily practices… I hope that your efforts do not end here. All of you are prospective leaders who will positively elevate our country’s global perception in the future,” stated Emirul Redzuan on behalf of EcoKnights’ Programme Director, Fadly Bakhtiar, who couldn’t attend the ceremony.
The central theme this year is ‘Creative Generation for The Klang River’. Primary school participants were called to produce 3D arts & crafts by utilising waste and recycled household items under Category Sisa ke Seni, while secondary school participants wrote poems and produced short videos reciting them under Category Ajak Bersajak.
Tuan Haji Md. Khairi further highlights the importance of river health and ecosystems during his speech. He said, “It is our collective responsibility to take care of our rivers and the environment. This Anugerah Hijau competition is a great starting point for the youths to not just gain environmental awareness but to also continue and take environmental actions beyond this competition.
With many rising talents within the younger generations for environmental advocacy, it is hoped that this grassroot initiative will encourage positive sustainability values among school students even beyond their school ground. The winners of Anugerah Hijau 2020 competition are listed below:
Primary Schools – Category Sisa ke Seni
Subcategory Little Lion Eco Champ (Form 1-3)
Subcategory Big Bear Eco Champ (Form 4-6)
Secondary Schools – Category Ajak Bersajak
Subcategory Young Minds (Form 1-3)
Subcategory Eco Friends (Form 4-5)
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