[PRESS RELEASE] Promoting Responsible Consumersim via the Green Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 8th MARCH 2016

More than 40 green businesses featured over two weekends at the Green Market, PUBLIKA

KUALA LUMPUR (MARCH 8TH 2016) — EcoKnights, a not-for-profit environmental organization, in strategic partnership with The Good Shop and Publika Mall, presents two weekends of green indulgence at the Green Market.

The Green Market will take place over two weekends (19th-20th, and 26th-27th) at Publika Mall and will feature environmental NGOs, green enterprises, community groups and also societies that are promoting causes.

The Green Market promises something for everyone with environmental film screening, talks and workshops, exhibitions, slide-shows and hands-on activities for the pubic.

More than 30 groups and organizations are involved in the Green Market and will be providing free tips and information on everything from energy saving, water conservation and green travel, to permaculture, composting and seed planting.

The aim of the Green Market is to forge links between the green businesses and the wider community, to promote sustainable consumption and production, which is Goal 17 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For more information about the Green Market, log on to www.ecoknights.org.my.

ABOUT THE GREEN MARKET

The EcoKnights annual and flagship event, the Green Market is back in full swing for 2016 and is kicking off this March at MAP Publika. Held in conjunction with Publika’s MAPFest and Earth Month celebrations, the Green Market will take place from March 19th (same day as Earth Hour celebrations) till March 27th.

The two weekends Green Market will feature the country’s leading businesses, community groups and vendors covering a range of sustainability themes. The Green Market is a strong advocate for sustainable consumption and production, also known as responsible consumerism, part of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

This year’s Green Market has a new partner and addition and will see the collaboration between Publika Mall, EcoKnights and our new friends at The Good Shop, a social enterprise that promotes products and services that make a positive social, cultural and environmental impact in Malaysia.  

More than 5,000 visitors projected over the 4 day Green Market

More than 30 exhibitors showcasing the latest green products, services and sustainability-themed efforts

GREEN MARKET DATES

Weekend 1: Saturday & Sunday, 19th-20th March (10am – 9pm)
Weekend 2: Saturday & Sunday, 26th-27th March (10am – 9pm)

GREEN MARKET LOCATION

Red Zone, the Boulevard, Publika Mall. 

GREEN MARKET THEMES

Home building, design & fittings – Solar, water, architecture, furnishings and appliances.
Lifestyle – Fairtrade and organic clothing, chocolate, tea and coffee, healthy and sustainable diets, DIY repairs.
Bikes & Transport –Latest bikes and displays.
Gardening & food – Organic certified gardening products, recycled and reclaimed garden features and even a feature garden to sit in and listen to talks on gardening.
Feast Out – Featuring the most delicious selection of vegetarian and vegan, organic and local food and drink. The Green Market has everything from wholesome meals to delicious ice cream, organic coffee, and tea and fruit juices.
Community groups & NGOs – All the leading advocacy groups working to make the world a better place. From international environmental and social NGOs to local community groups protecting endangered species and creating sustainable communities.

ABOUT ECOKNIGHTS®

EcoKnights® is a non-profit environmental organization that champions sustainable living and supports a community of film makers, and environmentalist who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. EcoKnights’ Board of Committee Members, staff and constituents is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. EcoKnights serves the community through development-led interventions from education and awareness programs to research; and public participation programs to consultation. EK’s partners range from government agencies and communities to corporate agencies and NGOs. For more information about EcoKnights, log on to www.ecoknights.org.my. For further information, kindly contact: Fadly Bakhtiar, Program Director, fadly@ecoknights.org.my, 017 227 9270. 

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