EK Newsletter - November 2015

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November 2015

A Warm Hello from EcoKnights!

Quote of the month

David Suzuki“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.”
- Mother Teresa

Wow! What a month and as we come to a close for 2015, rest assured, we are still in our “full speed ahead” mode.

We are definitely happy that we have successfully completed two of our flagship programs, the 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) and also the 7th Anugerah Hijau (Green Awards) competition!

We are indebted to all our sponsors, partners and supporters who have been the backbone of our programs. And a big shout out to our media partners as well for helpung us with our outreach.

We are also currently scheming on something innovative, creative and engaging for 2016, so if you’re more or less on the same bandwagon as us, we are definitely looking forward to talk to you.

Also check out the highlights of KLEFF here.

The 2nd Langkawi Eco Film Festival and Community Dialogue, 6-7 November 2015

The 2nd Langkawi Eco Film Festival and Community Dialogue, 6-7 November 2015

Moving on next is the 2nd Langkawi Eco Film Festival which took place on the 6th and 7th of November in Langkawi.

This was a spin-off from the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF), specially made for people of Kedah and Langkawi itself!

This was a 2-day event with the community dialogue as one of our main focuses.

Get To Know Our Interns, Samantha Liza

The 2nd Langkawi Eco Film Festival and Community Dialogue, 6-7 November 2015

My name is Samantha Liza and I am from Kuching, Sarawak. I am a forestry student from Universiti Putra Malaysia. My academic background is what really aspired me to choose EcoKnights as my internship destination.

My internship at EcoKnights has taught me more than I could have imagined. As an intern, my tasks were diverse, and ever-changing. It does helped me to reinforce my knowledge of responsibility, focus, drive and ambition. As the day goes by, I realized that my time with EcoKnights has been an amazing experience. I really enjoyed working together with so many different people and other interns from various academic backgrounds as well as being able to meet new people from different companies, organizations and societies. It was really awesome in making great connections with them. All this requires a huge amount of patience and tests my attention skills as well. The biggest skill that I learned is the execution of a huge event where it requires me to be patient, committed, efficient and of course energetic to keep me driven through the progress. I also learned and appreciate the value of teamwork and what it takes to be a great team player. We always have each other’s back and that what make my days in EcoKnights even more meaningful. Sometimes when work is intense, we do have to go through sleepless nights yet it was always fun and dynamic and definitely worth the lack of sleep!

My internship at EcoKnights is an extremely valuable experience. It is a small taste of the real world. The best way to learn is by doing. I am truly grateful and blessed for this opportunity and forever indebted to those who gave me a hand here especially to Yasmin and Fadly. Remember to always be friendly, work hard, ask questions and have each other’s back. Wishing EcoKnights a great success. Thanks everyone! Peace.

EcoKnights in the News

  1. 30 September 2015 - KLEFF featured on Bernama Today
  2. 01 October 2015 - Give us a better API system
  3. 01 October 2015 – Traxx Momentum
  4. 02 October 2015 – Astro Awani - 116 foreign films to be screened during 8th KLEFF - EcoKnights founder and president Yasmin Rasyid said the festival promoted sustainable consumption and production by pulling together the country’s first and biggest environmental film festival.
  5. 04 October 2015 - Malaysian Reserve - Eco Film Festival offers many environmental-themed films
  6. 12 October 2015 - Kuala Lumpur International Eco Film Festival 2015: Towards A Greener Pasture! - A recent interview on Bella TV, NTV7 with Honorary Advisor of KLEFF, Yasmin Rasyid, Ling Hui from Cherry Bomb and Mohamad Faiq Ilhan from Tanamera Tropical Spa Products
  7. 12 October 2015 - The Durian Heat: KLEFF 2015 - A Green Music Fest - An interview with KLEFF ambassador Alena Murang, and Jes Ebrahim from Monsoon Market on their participation in the 8th KLEFF and their message on environment for the masses.
  8. 21 October 2015 - Malaysian Eco Film Festival nurtures a Blooming Sustainability Culture - A coverage by CleanMalaysia.org.

Call For Donations, Partnerships And Sponsorships

We are calling out to all our friends and volunteers to come forth to support our efforts for 2016. We have loads of programs lined up and we are looking for donations, partnerships and sponsorships. Up for 2016 are the following programs which we hope you would be interested to help out:

  • 8th Anugerah Hijau (Green Awards) 2016 – a national youth competition endorsed by the Ministry of Education to engage youths to compete in environment-themed categories like sustainable architecture, environmental film making, energy efficiency and more. Log on to www.anugerahhijau.my for more information.
  • 9th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2016 – Malaysia’s first and biggest environment-themed film festival will showcase award-winning environmental films, dialogues and workshops on sustainability and film making, Green Market featuring more than 100 green enterprises and NGOs, and loads of fun and engaging performances and workshops!. Log on to www.ecofilmfest.my for more information.
  • The Knights of Nature Sustainability Camp – an action-packed camp for juniors, seniors in high school and university students on sustainability. It’s Sustainability 101 and this camp engages the participants with real-life approaches and solutions to address a specific environmental issue. Log on to www.knightsofnature.my for more information.
  • National Composting Program 2016 – We will be embarking on a national composting program next year to get Malaysians to start reducing their food waste, and even better, upcycle their food waste to healthy compost. Compost bins and workshops are lined up but we need your help to fund this program, and also to bring us to your nearest community so that we can share knowledge and empower them to start composting for a greener Malaysia. If you’re interested to contribute to this program, send us an email at info@ecoknights.org.my addressing it to Fadly Bakhtiar.


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Remember, everyday should be the day you cherish and conserve energy and water.

"November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has begun to brighten the landscape." - F. Sionil Jose

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