EK Newsletter - August 2015

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August 2015

Greetings from EcoKnights!

Despite the ups and downs of our country’s current political situation, at EcoKnights, we can only hope that decisions, for the people, will always include sustainability in their efforts. And to this we need a country that’s peaceful. Until we find peace and acceptance amongst ourselves, only then can the true element of sustainability be realized. So word up to all, it’s August and let’s rock the third quarter of the year!

Quote of the month

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
- Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest

EcoKnights Joins the EcoWorld Eco Fest

EcoKnights Joins the EcoWorld Eco Fest

During the last three weekends of Ramadhan, the EcoKnights team was occupied in with its supporting roles in EcoWorld’s Eco Fest in collaboration with Biji-Biji Initiative. From Penang to Johor and the grand finale in Kuala Lumpur, EcoKnights supported the festival’s activities by conducting DIY enzyme making workshops, backyard composting workshops as well as environmental film screenings.

Pictures here.

New Communication Materials for the Public

New Communication Materials for the Public

Recently EcoKnights and its amazing team of interns and designers have worked hard to produce environmental posters, made available for free on its official website. There are several versions (low and high resolution) made available.

“The aim of producing these materials are to made widely available free and informative resources that can assist in learning activities about sustainability”, said Yasmin Rasyid, President of EcoKnights. Download these resources.

Raya Open House with SCKLM Charity Runners

Raya Open House with SCKLM Charity Runners

EcoKnights hosted a small Eid gathering in its office recently with the charity runners of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon Race, scheduled to take place on 4th October 2015. Amlir Ayat, Vice President shared EK’s current development intervention program with 25 families of the Seletar group based in Kampung Pasir Putih. Amlir’s brief talk held shed some light on the plight of indigenous communities in Johore.

Photos of the event are here

The 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Announces its Film Line Up

The 7th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Announces its Film Line Up

One of EcoKnights annual effort is a public platform called the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival. In its 8th installation, the KLEFF secretariat recently announced a lineup of 116 environment-themed films of various genre.

Click here to read more

Get to Know Our Intern and Knights of Nature Camp Graduate, Nurul Nabila

The 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Announces its Film Line Up

My name is Nurul Nabila Shohimi from Kuala Lumpur. I'm currently pursuing my final year in Environmental Biology in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.

My journey with EcoKnights (EK) started with my participation in the Knights Of Nature Camp, November 2014. I got to knew about internship opportunities in EK from their interns who were our camp facilitators. Hearing their exciting stories interning with EK made me feel curious about how successful EK operates as an environmental NGO. I was also strongly encouraged by my supervisor, Dr. Nurul, to learn more from EK as I am actively involved in environmental activism among youths.

Before I started my internship, I thought i was ready for the challenges in EK. It turns out that I was wrong and I felt a bit worried about how I would get about in EK. But EK has a unique working environment that allows one some time to improve himself through mistakes, experience and guidance from the EK team. Everyday is a new and exciting challenge for me. Although there are times I meet failures, I learn to not give up and keep striving for the best. People in EK and MENGO are also friendly and helpful that one would feel at home in no time. I'll definitely miss my internship moments with EK and will definitely keep in touch with them.

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So here’s wishing you a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, and remember, everyday should be the day you cherish and conserve energy and water.

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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