EK Newsletter - December 2017

EcoKnights Tribune
12
2017
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Message From President of EcoKnights,
Yasmin Rasyid.

Yasmin Rasyid

Tis the season to be jolly, falalalalalala.

And it's also the season we tend to fall into the traps of mass consumerism with the year end sales, and the year end celebrations. If you're reading this, I really hope that we can strike this balance of celebration and minimizing our impact on the environment. 

There are some exciting new activities coming up in January and we are gearing up to kickstart 2018 with a focus on growing ourselves internally with a lot of action-packed experiential and learning programs for our team. So watch that space as we share with you our journey.

Meanwhile, we are currently working on two surveys which are important for us to benchmark the understanding of Malaysians' views on sustainable consumption and production. If you would like to be part of this survey and be an active contributor, it's only a few clicks away.

The first survey aims to understand and analyze the perception of Malaysians on mining development in the country. This survey is funded by W-Bridge and is part of a collaborative social research with Waseda University. Don't fret as you don't need to know a lot about the mining industry to take the survey. That's the point! So head to this link and start the survey now.

The second survey is about understanding the behavior and attitudes of Malaysians towards sustainable consumption where EcoKnights is an enabler to the University of Twente of the Netherlands and is assisting in the collection of data for this research, lead by Koen Louis. So head to this link and start this survey now.

As we wind down the year, and end with a celebration of food and presents, the EcoKnights team would like to wish all our partners, donors, supporters, volunteer, interns, and friends, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018


KLEAR: 1Razak Mansion River Clean Up Day

In conjunction with ‘Klang Learning Engagement and Action for River’ (KLEAR) programme, about 20 residents of 1Razak Mansion joined forces with EcoKnights and ERE Consulting Group in a community river cleanup day on 26th November 2017. Read more to find out the amount of trash collected through the cleanup as well as other community workshops that trains the 1Razak Mansion residents to live sustainably.

To know more about KLEAR : A Phase 3A River of Life Public Outreach Program (ROL-POP 3A) and how you can participate in our river projects, visit here.

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KLEAR: 1Razak Mansion River Clean Up Day

EcoKnights and Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Volunteer Programme in Sungai Bunus

EcoKnights as part of the Sg. Bunus Action Group together with Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia conducted a volunteer programme at the recreation park located at the Sg. Bunus retention pond on 4th December 2017. If you are looking for opportunities to do tree planting projects, you can contact EcoKnights at info@ecoknights.rog.my or at 03-77318361.

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EcoKnights and Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Volunteer Programme in Sungai Bunus

TANAMERA HEARTS – A Tripartite Partnership to Benefit Community and The Environment

Tanamera Hearts was launched on 15th December at the opening ceremony and official launch of the Tanamera flagship store in Starling Mall. Tanamera Hearts is a tripartite smart partnership among Tanamera, The Good Shop and EcoKnights. The aim of this collaboration is to achieve dual goals of improving the livelihood of beneficiaries from marginalised communities and to achieve sustainable environmental development for local communities through entrepreneurism.

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TANAMERA HEARTS – A Tripartite Partnership to Benefit Community and The Environment
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EcoKnights presence at the DHL Social Shopping Day in Cyberjaya

EcoKnights was invited for the first Social Shopping Day that took place at the DHL IT Services in Cyberjaya on the 29th November 2017. It was an event organized specifically for DHL employees in which many social and environmental organizations participated.

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EcoKnights presence at the DHL Social Shopping Day in Cyberjaya

EcoKnights Talks About Wildlife Conservation in British International School Kuala Lumpur

The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BISKL) invited EcoKnights to conduct a talk on wildlife and the issues that surrounds it. Our audience were the Year 6 students who were very inquisitive and excited to learn more about the local animals that are endangered. Email the team at info@ecoknights.org.my if you’re interested to conduct a school activity on sustainable living and environment with EcoKnights.

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EcoKnights Talks About Wildlife Conservation in British International School Kuala Lumpur

What Our Interns Say: Sher Wyn

Greetings readers! I'm Sher Wyn and I majored in Corporate Communication in Sunway University.

EcoKnights is the only place I applied for my internship placement. I did consider other organizations but I felt strongly towards being in EcoKnights for the season. I had to apply first to my School because EcoKnights wasn't in the list of companies/NGOs (that my seniors have went). It's a little crazy because students are adviced to apply to two/three places, and I wasn't sure whether my application would be approved as my degree is on communications.

My first encounter with EcoKnights was in 2014 where I saw a Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) booklet in a coffee house in Klang, where I'm from. I was intrigued by the idea of a film festival...

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What Our Interns Say: Sher Wyn

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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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