EcoKnights Launches Competition In Search Of The Greenest School In Malaysia

ah2016April 1, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, MY - Environmental non-profit NGO, EcoKnights, has launched their annual flagship school-competition, Anugerah Hijau, or “Green Awards” for the eighth year in a row.

Applications are open to any secondary school throughout Malaysia and EcoKnights plans to have their usual roadshow across 8 states offering free educational environment-themed talks to school children.

Applications for the competition and requests for talks can be made on the program’s official website, www.anugerahhijau.my.

Partnering with iM4U and with the endorsement of the Ministry of Education, this year’s theme centralises secondary schools and prods them to be green, in terms of three aspects: Recycling, Urban Farming (School Farming), and Energy Conservation and Efficiency.

Each school is, if interested, required to submit one comprehensive proposal comprising of all three of the aspects stated above. A total of 20 finalists from the submitted proposals will represent their schools in a workshop, mentored by professionals, hosted and sponsored by EcoKnights. The 20 schools will then face off in a 3-month long competition of “greenifying” their school.

More information can be found on their competition website at anugerahhijau.my.

About Anugerah Hijau

Anugerah Hijau, or the Green Awards, is an annual nationwide competition organized by EcoKnights, along with its collaborative partners and sponsors. The competition aims to challenge young adults to be creative and innovative in addressing everyday environmental issues such as pollution, land usage, waste management, forest destruction, and human health, to name a few.

How EcoKnights uses Anugerah Hijau to tackle climate change and create better the world.

Anugerah Hijau: Green Schools was born from the idea of continuation. How do those participating in Anugerah Hijau make a lasting impression, and where can they carry their efforts and ideas forward with them as they move on further in life? EcoKnights is encouraging schools to, little by little, go green. They nudge schools to conserve energy by improving their mechanical infrastructure; literally make their school greener by building their own school farms and practice permaculture, and also by promoting recycling in out worldly ways. All these activities lower the carbon footprint of each school by some amount and collectively, lowering the carbon footprint of schools altogether by a leap, contributing to reduced energy usage and carbon emission in the long run.



Contact

To learn more about this competition, please contact: Fadly Bakhtiar at

41, Lorong Burhanuddin Helmi 11

Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 KL

+6(03)-7731-8361

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
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