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Published: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:31
A very Happy Chinese New year celebration to all from the team in EcoKnights and we wish everyone a prosperous year ahead as we usher in the Year of the Dog.
Meanwhile, January has really kept us on our toes as we roll out our programs and activities this year.
First up, we have just announced our series of Zero Kitchen Waste workshop series where every month, the public can sign up for any of our workshops from backyard composting to making your own effective microbes. So don’t forget to sign up today and start your journal to sustainable living.
We are also in the midst of preparing for our first Symposium of the year titled “A Symposium on Sustainable Mining Development and Practices”. A collaborative engagement with University Malaya and Waseda University the symposium will share latest findings and information from academicians, NGOs, and even the mining companies on innovations and development of sustainable practices in the mining industry. We will also be presenting a paper revealing our social perception survey of Malaysians on mining in the country. So head to this link to sign up for the symposium today.
Meanwhile, as we focus on delivering quality environmental services to the public, our organization is currently fundraising through a strategic CSR initiative Tanamera Tropical Spa Products. With every purchase of a Tanamera Hearts, you will be able to support our efforts and at the same time enjoy the wonderful aromatic experience of Tanamera’s aromatherapy on-the-go featuring natural essential oils like kafir lime, lemongrass and lavender. It means a lot to us to raise the funds we need and we hope that you can support us through the purchase of Tanamera Hearts which is available for sale in our office or at the Tanamera outlet in Starling Mall.
Have a great February and oh yes, if you’re going to be near our office anytime soon, don’t forget to drop your recyclables off in our I-Cycle Global system. As you know, we provide you with this service 24/7 and hope to encourage you to minimize your waste from going to the landfill.
EcoKnights had an opportunity to network and educate the participants of Fulbright Malaysia English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program about the River of Life: Public Outreach Programme (ROL: POP). Read more here.
On 29th January, the 11th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) was launched at the Colab: Tourism @ Kuala Lumpur Travel Mart 2018. The launch announces the festival’s 2018 theme: “Forest, Water and Climate Change”, as well as its partnerships with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), River of Life (ROL), Publika Shopping Gallery, Tanamera Tropical Spa Products and Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC).
EcoKnights provides internship programmes for students or graduates interested to learn and train themselves in community engagement and the environmental field. The interns are trained to develop themselves in various skills such as project management, communication, social research/study and writing, to name a few. EcoKnights is currently offering spaces for graphic design interns. Find out more here. Have a read of our past graphic intern, Luqman, as he tells his journey of creatives in EcoKnights.
Did you know that Malaysia is home to South East Asia’s first and longest-running environmental film festival, and has successfully attracted local and international submissions?
The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is back for its 11th instalment, and yesterday during the launch at Vivatel Kuala Lumpur in Jalan Loke Yew, KLEFF announced that the theme for the year 2018 is, “Forest, Water and Climate Change,” – in hopes of exploring the significant roles of our forests and rivers on Earth.
Read some two cents from the festival committee and past winner.
If you are keen to make a difference through your films, click here to get more information on the film submission.
In collaboration with Waseda University under the W-Bridge Program, EcoKnights will be co-organizing A Symposium on Sustainable Mining Development and Practices with the Department of Science and Technology of University Malaya on 1st March 2018 at Universiti Malaya.
Did you know that Malaysian waste 12,000 tons of food waste every day whereas our cooking oil that is thrown away will mostly flow into our rivers and oceans? Starting from February 2018, EcoKnights will be organizing a series of workshops to help you reduce your kitchen waste – food waste and cooking oil!
EcoKnights joined KL Car Free Morning on the 21st of January 2018 as the city dwellers go green as part of a regular monthly event where on every first and third Sunday of the month, people leave their car-wheels and participate in activities such as jogging, cycling and even skating at the heart of the city – Dataran DBKL.
To know more about KLEAR: A Phase 3A River of Life Public Outreach Program (ROL-POP 3A) and how you can participate in our river projects, you can contact our officer Mr Emirul at 03-77318361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educating the younger generation in preserving the environment is vital for the survival of the nation’s biodiversity and ecosystem. This step seems easy but it is actually very difficult to be executed. For this purpose, educational institutions must play their role to instil the sense of responsibility, hence moving towards a better environment.
Find out what our previous interns, Koen has to say about his experience in our internship programme.
“My name is Koen Louis and I’m from the Netherlands. At the moment of writing I am in the third and final year of my studies International Business Administration (IBA) at the University of Twente, the Netherlands…
About Tanamera Hearts – A Tripartite Partnership to Benefit Community and The Environment.
Tanamera Hearts is a tripartite smart partnership among Tanamera, The Good Shop and EcoKnights. The aim of this collaboration is to achieve dual goals of improving the livelihood of beneficiaries from marginalised communities and to achieve sustainable environmental development for local communities through entrepreneurism.
Tanamera Hearts comprise of an aromatherapy stone, and a bottle of essential oil, packed in a beautiful dark blue travel case produced by the beneficiaries of the Good Shop. Tanamera Hearts is a perfect gift for loved ones, and also a great travel item if you would love to be surrounded by familiar aromatherapy scents. You can choose from a variety of essential oils to use with the aromatherapy stone.
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.
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