EK Newsletter 2015 - February

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February 2015

Message from the President

Happy Lunar New Year to all who are celebrating and welcoming the Year of the Goat. In the EcoKnights, we are excited to embark on some really interesting initiatives this year. We have a new campaign that promotes sustainability among business communities, and our annual flagship programs such as Anugerah Hijau (rolling out soon) and the 8th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is ready.

Another new program, which is the signature EcoKnights Membership Program will soon be launched in the first quarter, and we do hope that whether as an individual or a group, you would continue to support us in our endeavor to inspire sustainable living among Malaysians.

Here’s wishing you a Happy Lunar New Year – May the year of the Goat bring all of us prosperity, health and happiness – all in one sustainable step at a step.

Regards,
Yasmin Rasyid

Anugerah Hijau 2015

Anugerah Hijau 2015

The annual nationwide environment-themed competition for youths, Anugerah Hijau is back in its 7th year. Conceptualized by EcoKnights in 2009, this competition is aimed at addressing sustainability through creative and innovative categories. This year, Anugerah Hijau will be launching the competition in March and three competitive categories are featured.

Youths between the ages of 16 and 29 are encouraged to participate as individuals or groups in this competition in any of the categories which are Green Space (sustainable architecture), Green Music (to compose an original song about the environment), and Green Innovation (any planet-friendly inventions, upcycled products and so forth).

Over the years Anugerah Hijau has reached out to more than 28,000 youths in Peninsular Malaysia and we are happy and proud to say that we are gradually increasing our reach to more youths to address sustainability.

We are still looking for sponsors and partners for Anugerah Hijau 2015, so if your organization is keen to know more about how you can play a big part, please have a look at the Anugerah Hijau 2015 Info Pack here (link to AH2015 sponsorship proposal).

If you are interested to participate or find out more about Anugerah Hijau, log on to www.anugerahhijau.my

KLEFF2015

KLEFF 2015

The 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is back again and to kick off this year’s efforts, KLEFF is now calling for film submissions from producers, directors and production houses from anywhere in the world. With the theme of climate change, KLEFF is accepting films of all genres (documentary, short film, animation, TV documentary, etc) that fulfil the environment theme.

To view this year’s KLEFF Guidelines, click here.

KLEFF is also now calling for partners and sponsorship and you can view the 2015 KLEFF Info Pack here.

We are also happy to share with you our 2015 KLEFF creative, which is contributed by a Malaysian artist name Sukhbir Cheema. Sukhbir is currently at this time and space a journalist and cartoonist for Malaysia’s The Rakyat Post. He is also a writer, an avid shutter-bug, a lover of The Beatles and a bookworm.

Poster KLEFF2015 A4

Sustainability in Business

Sustainability in Business

In January 2015, EcoKnights launched a new campaign called “Sustainability in Business”.

The campaign has a three pronged approach. The first is utilizing web resources in the form of weekly articles, videos, interviews with top Malaysian corporate leaders that are, in one way or another, embracing sustainability in their company. The second approach is though public and corporate engagement which takes the form of on-ground events and activities. The third approach is through media partnership like with Traxx FM where prominent corporate leaders that embrace sustainability will be featured in special live radio interviews.

To view the online resources of this campaign, refer to this link.

To read about the personality of the month that is featured in this campaign, please click here.

To view the campaign’s latest forum, click here

Cintai Tioman Program

Cintai Tioman Program

The Cintai Tioman Program is an integrated approach to assist in increasing the ecological and social resilience of the Island of Tioman.

From activities on coral reef rehabilitation to community-based engagements, Cintai Tioman aims to help reduce the impact of human activities on coral reefs around Tioman Island, and also empower the local communities to get involved in the management and conservation of the island’s resources.

The Cintai Tioman Campaign is initiated by Reef Check Malaysia and EcoKnights, with the support of The GEF Small Grants Programme(GEF SGP), implemented by UNDP, Yayasan Sime Darby and HSBC Amanah Takaful.

Visit Cintai Tioman website.

Jasreena

2015 Partners and Supporters

LBS Bina Berhad
LBS Bina Berhad
Green Space Anugerah Hijau 2015
MAP Publika
MAP Publika
8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2015
Sage Software Sdn Bhd
Sage Software Sdn Bhd
Sustainability in Business
Eco Tan Malaysia
Eco Tan Malaysia
Sustainability in Business

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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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