EK Newsletter - October 2017

 

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10
2017
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Message From President of EcoKnights,
Yasmin Rasyid.

Yasmin RasyidIt's crunch time for us in the office as we prepare for our biggest flagship program - the international Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF). I'm nervous and excited at the same time. Nervous because this is the first time we are pulling off a week long festival and we have expanded so many of our core programs. I'm also excited because we have an amazing line up of activities and programs, and this year, we have had some of the most supportive and encouraging partners and supporters. If you're not on the KLEFF bandwagon yet I urge you to check us out on Facebook, Instagram and our official website at www.kleff.my.

Over the last ten years, I thank you for your belief and support for KLEFF. When it was first organized back in 2008, we were one of the first to merge environmental activism and the arts in the form of a environmental film festival. Many thought it was just a one-off festival in 2008, but we continued and persevered. We went through times with no funds yet we still went on with the festival, albeit smaller in scale. My belief is that if the festival aims to inspire and encourage Malaysians to adopt more sustainable living practices in their lives, we need to ensure that KLEFF is driven through as a household name which acts as a catalyst to push for behavioral and attitudinal change about the environment.

We still have a long way to go and what a journey it has been. We've made it for the past ten years and we are not charting the way for the next decade of quality and award-winning environmental films and engaging programs and activities on sustainability for Malaysians from all walks of life.

See you there at KLEFF, from 23-29th october 2017 at Publika. You won't want to miss this year's programs.


EcoKnights Participates in the World Rivers Day Celebration at Sungai Bunus with Local Agenda 21 and DBKL

On the 24th September, EcoKnights along with its other partners in the Sungai Bunus Committee today initiated a World Rivers Day celebration in four locations along Sungai Bunus. This effort is part of the community’s effort to restore the health of Sungai Bunus with the support from Local Agenda 21 of the Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL).

The four locations along Sungai Bunus are Taman Sungai Bunus, Kolam Setapak Jaya, Kolam Titiwangsa and Kolam Tebatan Banjir Kampung Boyan.

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EcoKnights Participates in the World Rivers Day Celebration at Sungai Bunus with Local Agenda 21 and DBKL

ROL:POP phase 3A Environmental Training for Future Chefs

On 6th Ocotober 2017, as part of the ROL:POP Phase 3A, ERE Consultant Group together with EcoKnights held a river awareness talk as well as candle-making workshop with Kusu culinary students. The students learnt to recycle their cooking oil into candles instead of throwing them into the drainage system which ends up in the river.

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ROL:POP phase 3A Environmental Training for Future Chefs

Forum on Food Security and Sustainability by ERA Consumers, Malaysia and FOMCA

Ecoknights was invited to attend a food security and sustainability forum organised by Education and Research Association (ERA) for Consumers, Malaysia and Federation of Malaysians Consumers Associations (FOMCA).

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Forum on Food Security and Sustainability by ERA Consumers, Malaysia and FOMCA
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Traxx FM Interview with Yasmin Rasyid, Claire Sancelot and Mariani Bam Ramli

In conjunction to the 10th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival happening from 23rd till 29th October 2017, EcoKnights President Yasmin Rasyid, Claire Sancelot of The Hive and Mariani Bam Ramli of Gibbon Protection Society Malaysia were interviewed on Traxx.fm to talk about the Women’s Leadership in Sustainability forum. Yasmin will be moderating the forum whereas both Claire and Mariani will be part of the 5-speaker panel.

Check out the link to have a sneak peak of what to expect from the forum.

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Traxx FM Interview with Yasmin Rasyid, Claire Sancelot and Mariani Bam Ramli

NX Digital Interview with Nabila Shohimi, Ashaari Rahmat and Redza Shahid

For the first time in 10 years, the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival will be having its Sustainability Series Forum in which the Food For Future Forum is featured in. Tune in here to watch KLEFF Festival Coordinator, Nabila Shohimi, Ashaari Rahmat from Poptani Asia and Redza Shahid of Grub Cycle as they talk about sustainability in food and KLEFF in the interview by NX Digital.

Food For Future Forum will be held on the 26th October at White Box, Publika.

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NX Digital Interview with Nabila Shohimi, Ashaari Rahmat and Redza Shahid

What Our Interns Say: Sylvie Tan

My internship with EcoKnights was like no other. In the four weeks of July, EcoKnights has somehow managed to equip me with most of the skills I needed for my future endeavours.

I did not waste any of my time during my internship, week 1 and I was already ready to be on top of my game. I was assigned to assist Ben for the Knights of Nature Sustainability Camp...

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What Our Interns Say: Sylvie Tan

10th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) 2017

What Our Interns Say: Sylvie Tan

October is the month that highlights one of EcoKnights’ flagship program – Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF). This year is a special year for the KLEFF committee as it will be the 10th Anniversary for the film festival.

In conjunction to its 10th Anniversary, KLEFF 2017 will be held for 7 days from 23rd – 29th October at Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. The KLEFF committee invites everyone to celebrate our 10th Anniversary by participating in our activities – Sustainability Forum Series, film screening, talks, workshops, Green Market, Green Vibes and Wajah Bumi Art Exhibition.

Here is the lineup of exciting and educational activities in store:

DateActivities
23rd October 2017,
Monday
• Night Film Screening
24th October 2017,
Tuesday
• Sustainability Forum Series: Women Leadership in Sustainability
• Night Film Screening
• Wajah Bumi Art Exhibition
25th October 2017,
Wednesday
• Sustainability Forum Series: Youth Leadership In SDGs
• Night Film Screening
• Wajah Bumi Art Exhibition
26th October 2017,
Thursday
• Sustainability Forum Series: Food For Future
• Workshop
• Night Film Screening
• Wajah Bumi Art Exhibition
• Green Market
27th October 2017,
Friday
• ASEAN Film Maker Night
• Wajah Bumi Art Exhibition
• Green Market
28th October 2017,
Saturday
• Weekend Film Screening
• Workshop
• Wajah Bumi Art Exhibition
• Green Market
• Green Vibes
29th October 2017,
Sunday
• Weekend Film Screening
• Workshop
• Wajah Bumi Art Exhibition
• Green Market
• Green Vibes

Visit the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival website to check out the activities and plan a fun and inspiring week with your family and friends. Feel free to download our festival guidebook on your smart devices so that you can go through our festival paperless! You can also register for the activities below by clicking on them.


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EcoKnights is a not-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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