EK Newsletter - June 2016

 

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June 2016

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Inspiring Sustainable Living

EcoKnights E-Newsletter, Vol. 6 - June 2016


Message from the President

Yasmin RasyidIt’s been a month of fasting and I am definitely excited to see so much emphasis in the media and also among government initiatives to remind Malaysians about reducing our food waste disposal and the need to use friendlier packaging. It’s a challenge for many of us to work on this habitual change to be more responsible consumers but it’s also a really small effort to start off with compared to the other more serious efforts that we need to be embarking on. Nevertheless, I hope we won’t stop at this effort and we need your support to continuously “walk the talk” and “practice what we preach”. This is a starting point, of which we need everyone’s joint forces, to make a transformational change in the country. If you’re keen to explore how you can get started with your community on making sustainable changes, we are always open to share some ideas and guide you through. The first step to embarking on a sustainable lifestyle is making connection. We’re here. And we’re looking forward to start a conversation with you.

President and Founder

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Latest News

World Environment Day Celebrations with Sunway PropertyWorld Environment Day Celebrations with Sunway Property

Race for a Better Planet 2016 just took place over the last few weekends and the response from all of you was amazing! Read more about the events from the links below:

Discovery Race Ipoh 2016 at Sunway Tambun

Ride With Nature 2016 at Sunway Iskandar, Johor

Discovery Walk 2.0 at Sunway South Quay, Kuala Lumpur

EcoKnights Announces Finalists of the 
Anugerah Hijau 2016!EcoKnights Announces Finalists of the Anugerah Hijau 2016!

We’ve received proposals from a total of 18 schools across Malaysia and we must say it was extremely difficult trying to determine which proposal impressed us the most. But still, we managed to narrow it down to the top 10 finalists. Finally!

Click here to check out the list of schools and teams which made it to the finals.

Have You Seen Our President in The Star Yet?Have You Seen Our President in The Star Yet?

Entitled ‘Protecting the Planet We Call Home’, this article talks about warriors for Mother Nature who do not expect much name recognition but rather get the public to recognise the environmental problems or issues which seem to not be able to stop arising time after time.

View the full news article here.

Cintai TiomanCintai Tioman

EcoKnights was mentioned in star2.com as well regarding the harmful impacts of tourists on coral reefs when they aren’t snorkelling the proper way. We at EcoKnights, together with Reef Check Malaysia, are working toward developing the islanders’ capacity to manage their marine resources well.

Read more about it here.

EcoKnights Intern Stories

Cintai TiomanMr. Emirul Redzuan - An environmental science graduate from University Selangor who spent 6 months as an intern with EcoKnights.

Click here to read about his internship experience.


 

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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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