EK Newsletter - Vol. 10 - November 2016

 
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November 2016

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Inspiring Sustainable Living

EcoKnights E-Newsletter, Vol. 10 - November 2016


The FAB-oulous words

Fadly BakhtiarWe are closer to the end of 2016 already. We are definitely happy that we have successfully completed two of our flagship programs, the 9th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) and also the 8th Anugerah Hijau (Green Awards) competition last month in Publika.

Even though we’re moving to the end of the year, we do have many events happening throughout November and December. EcoKnights can’t wait to update you on what’s going on right on. We had just wrapped up the MHB Knights of Nature Sustainability Camp 2016 ‘Johor Edition’, a partnership with Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB) that has flourished for four years. The camp accommodated 26 youths from Johor, organised on the 24 - 26 November 2016 at University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai focusing on maritime and sustainability.

Next in line is our first partnership with WWF-Malaysia to organise a conference called Building Bridges for Sustainable Consumption and Production, from 1 - 3 December 2016 at International Youth Centre (IYC), Cheras and only open to 70 youths (application is full by the way). The conference will conclude with a one-day Fair at Encorp Strand Mall Kota Damansara on Saturday, 3 December 2016 where there will be public talk and forum, exhibition and activities for public (admission is FREE).

We certainly look forward to continue our journey to promote and inspire sustainable living in Malaysia.

Fadly Bakhtiar,
Programme Director

Fadly Bakhtiar

Thank You, Thank You and Thank You Very Much For Your Support in KLEFF 2016!
Written by Mok Yi Ying

MILLION THANK YOUMILLION THANK YOU for our sponsors, partners, volunteer and not to forget, those who come and participate in our activities! We're gratefully for everybody whom stayed with us through thick and thin, through dry and wet (literally); even the frequent downpour couldn't put out our excitement and hype for the event!

As we're preparing for KLEFF2017, we appreciate all kind of feedback and suggestion to make the 10th's even merrier and festive!

Wishing you a pleasant day ahead.

Stay tuned for the 10th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2017!

Get full report of this festival here.
Get up-to-date with us via www.kleff.my

Follow us on KLEFF Facebook: www.facebook.com/KualaLumpurEcoFilmFestival

EcoKnights Plant Trees for Future!
Written by Farhanah

EcoKnights Plant Trees For Future!9 October, Kuala Lumpur -- EcoKnights officers, interns and volunteers planted 15 fruit trees today at the newly announced Sungai Bunus Recreational Park. This effort is part of the Sungai Bunus LA21 KL program which is an effort driven by communities in KL to restore and rehabilitate the 9 km Sungai Bunus.

Read more here

Garbage to Garden Composting Project: Powered by SHELL
Written by Syamim Asri

Garbage To Garden Composting Project: Powered by SHELLCan you imagine while you are walking through the park, out of the blue you fall onto the ground? Right after that you’d just realized you’d accidentally slipped over a banana peel. Can you imagine walking along the beach unaware that you’d step onto pieces of broken glasses and wound yourself? Can you imagine that? Yes, our Earth is not a trash bin where we can simply throw our waste anywhere we want.

Initiated by EcoKnights, powered by SHELL Malaysia, we had just launched a backyard composting project named ‘Garbage to Garden’ to encourage green lifestyles among Malaysian. EcoKnights is giving away 360 free compost bin to schools, committed individuals, residential communities or whomever who would like to join this initiative to a greener lifestyle. We are providing free consultations and guidance to anybody whom is keen to learn more about backyard composting. Kindly contact Mr Syamim at syamim@ecoknights.org.my or mobile 013-4429226 to learn more about this green project.

Let’s Hunt for Treasure – In the City

Lets Hunt For Treasure – In The CityCome and challenge yourself in the sustainability-themed treasure hunt held at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur on the 4th December 2016! Co-organized by the Ministry of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government, SWCorp and Malaysian Environmental NGOs, City Hunt is designed to raise the public awareness of living sustainably as well as providing an opportunity for the citizens to explore the hidden beauty of Kuala Lumpur. Wait, there's more! Just pay RM100 for a team of four and fabulous prizes worth RM500 await those who conquer City Hunt!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and we will see you there!

Learn How to Be a Sustainable Consumer with WWF

Learn How To Be A Sustainable Consumer With WWFPartnering with WWF Malaysia and MENGO, we would like to invite you to join our Sustainable Consumption and Production Fair at Encorp Strand Mall this upcoming 3rd December 2016 (Saturday). Learn about embarking onto a sustainable lifestyle and this would definitely be a perfect platform for you to gain knowledge and share ideas with people from green background! See you there!

So, what are you waiting for? Learn more at: www.bb4scp.com

Intern of the Month: Nur Farhanah Adam Malik

Farhanah have been with EK family for about 2 months. During her time here, she have been exposed and coped with various challenge especially during KLEFF. Let’s hear about what she has to say!

Intern Of The Month: Nur Farhanah Adam MalikIn a week time, today will be my last day at this humble bungalow of which has been the second home to me for the past 2 months. The internship experience here at EcoKnights (EK) has been an amazing experience for me & I would say that it’s been a journey of self-discovery.

My relationship with EK started back in 2009 when I joined the first Anugerah Hijau Competition, under the guidance of Yasmin & Fadly. Honestly, I had never thought that EK and I would cross paths again but I’m eternally grateful for my re-encounter for it has transformed me in many ways. It was unique though, how that one comment by Yasmin on my Facebook profile, led me to think that “Hey, I should probably ask if there are any volunteer opportunities available”. At that point in my life, I was really looking for a chance to do something that would allow me to find myself, as cliché as it may sound. So, I sent Yasmin a message and the rest remains history.

I vividly remember something very significant of which Fadly mentioned to me during my interview session. He said something along the lines of, “You have a lot of energy in you that’s not being channelled out”. He also asked me on what I aim to gain from my internship and I said that I wanted to ‘inspire myself’. With that statement and question posed by Fadly, I felt that EK was just the right place for me. And yes, I was not wrong!

My first assignment at EK was to do a short write-up for the KLEFF Bookmark and I thought that it was a simple task. After gaining input from Fadly & Yasmin, I then realized that there’s a thought process involved, most importantly in determining the aim and objective of the write-up. From then onwards, I always reminded myself to think of my objective before I start doing any of the jobs given to me. The major task I was assigned to at EK was to handle Anugerah Hijau and I was extremely worried on whether I would be able to meet the expectations set. I was really lucky though to receive endless support from everyone at work, particularly Sanjeva who was working on the project with me as it was their confidence and support which really pushed me to do my best.

Throughout these (almost) two months, I believe that EK has allowed me to do more than ‘inspire myself’. Not only have I managed to regain my self-confidence of which I had lost a few years back but it has made me realize that I do have the potential and capability to achieve anything in life- the only stumbling block in doing so is myself. Besides that, I have also managed to overcome the fears I developed over the years, ranging from driving alone, going out with new people and speaking in public.

If you were to ask me of THE one thing I would treasure most from my internship experience, it would undoubtedly be the friendships I have formed. I have done things outside of my comfort zone, including hiking in a jungle (after 5 years!) and actually singing at Karaoke simply because of the wonderful friends I have made. Those who were once strangers to me are now some of the people I trust most.

I have no words to express my gratitude to EK, particularly Yasmin and Fadly who have accepted me as part of the EK family. Yes, my internship with EK will be ending soon but I hope that this would just be the beginning of my journey here!

Contact Us Today!

Looking for a CSR partner organization to get your employees engaged in environmental efforts? Thinking of running a workshop on sustainable living for your community members? Well, EcoKnights has a variety of engaging activities and programs to get you started on your journey to sustainable living. To find out more, get in touch with us today at info@ecoknights.org.my or give us a call in our office at +603 7731 8361.

 


 

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