The Annual Green Market by EcoKnights Aims to Promote Responsible Consumerism among Malaysians

Kuala Lumpur, March 12th, 2017 – EcoKnights, a not-for-profit environmental organisation in collaboration with Publika and MAPFest presents the Eco Month Green Market commencing this March 2017 at Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. 

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An annual celebration in conjunction with the global Earth Hour celebrations, the Green Market will be held over two weekends in March that is on the 18th and 19th March and on the 25th and 26th March at the Boulevard and The Square. It features green enterprises, environmental NGOs, community groups and societies that will come together under one roof crusading for social, cultural and environmental causes and by promoting sustainable consumerism. 

“The Green Market is an annual collaboration between environmental NGO EcoKnights and Publika to promote that Sustainable Development Goal Number 12 which is Responsible Consumerism to the general public. We feel that this is an important and controllable aspect of human behaviour that needs to be seriously addressed to ensure that the public are aware that their consumption patterns tip the balance on this planet in terms of resources and waste. So we hope that by creating a fun and engaging platform such as the Green Market, the everyday Malaysian can walk in here with his or her family, be exposed to and potentially purchase products that are less detrimental to the environment, support the effort of a local NGO, shop for healthy organic fresh produce, and be entertained by the plethora of workshops and talks on sustainable living that are lined up,” said founder and president of EcoKnights, Yasmin Rasyid.

A total of 40 green businesses and NGOs will be participating in the Green Market this year with an impressive array of activities and green products on sale and display. Local musicians and buskers who are also passionate about the environment will be supporting the Green Market by entertaining the visitors over the two weekends.

The Green Market will observe the “No Plastic Bag” policy and visitors are encouraged to also bring their own food containers if they are keen to purchased food items.

More information about Green Market can be obtained from EcoKnights official website at www.ecoknights.org.my or via EcoKnights’ FB page (@EcoKnights). For other inquiries, kindly contact Mok at mokyy@ecoknights.org.my.


ABOUT THE GREEN MARKET

The Green Market is EcoKnights annual and flagship event that is held in conjunction with MAPFest and Earth Hour celebrations – with Earth Hour falling on 25th March. It guarantees an eco-elegant experience for all as it showcases over 40 green vendors and exhibitors promoting sustainable consumption and production. This is in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal 17 (SDGs) as the Green Market aims to nurture responsible consumerism among the public.

This year the Green Market introduces Get Organic Market (G.O. Market), a special addition in which social enterprises and vendors highlight their organic consumption and production to the public. Held at The Square, G.O. Market will take place on the 25th and 26th March.

For the second consecutive year The Green Market will feature a notable appearance by our prudent partner, The Good Shop, whereby social enterprises in Malaysia present their lovely products and creations in support of numerous causes. Held at the Blue Zone, The Good Shop will take place from 24th to 26th March.

Another unique feature of the Green Market is the Biodiversity Pavilion that will be presented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE). It aims to raise awareness on biodiversity and promote conservation among the general public. Held at the Blue Zone, the Biodiversity Pavilion will take place on the 18th to 19th March and 25th to 26th March.

The Green Market will showcase numerous collaborations with social enterprises and green entrepreneurs as it also promises exciting eco-friendly programs. These include Film Screenings, Eco Workshops as well as Pedal Powered and Performances (PPAP), that will energize the live performances by our local musicians and singers in the spirit of artistry and virtuosity. 

The film screening comprises of award-winning films that captivate pressing environmental issues and sustainability concern that are happening around the world. The Eco Workshops invites green novices to master the art of sustainable living in the hope of moving forward towards a greener and eco-friendly life. The workshop registration is currently open for the public to enter.

For further information on the event – on list of vendors, film screening schedule, list of workshops and schedule, workshop registration, list of buskers, and the full itinerary of the event itself, kindly visit https://ecoknights.org.my/publika-ecomonth

GREEN MARKET DATES

Saturday 18th March – 12 pm to 8 pm

Sunday 19th March – 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday 25th March – 12 pm to 8 pm

Sunday 26th March – 12 pm to 8 pm

GREEN MARKET LOCATION

Green Market, Blue and Red Zone, Publika

Get Organic Market, the Square, Publika

 
GREEN MARKET THEMES

Lifestyle – Preloved and fair trade clothing, homemade aromatherapy, healthy and sustainable diets, DIY repairs as well as natural skin- and body care.

Jewelleries & Accessories – Beautiful wooden watches, hand-painted necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

Arts & Crafts – Handmade notebook, postcards, stationery, plush dolls, dreamcatcher, designed clay products and handcrafted home décor

Gardening & food – Certified organic gardening products, local cocoa/chocolate farming, natural fertilizer, sustainable urban farming and unique pottery

Feast Out – Featuring the most delicious selection of vegetarian and vegan, organic and natural healthy product. The Festival’s Big Weekend has everything from wholesome meals to delicious ice cream, pastries, organic coffee and tea as well as delicious homemade yogurt.

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.

ECO WORKSHOPS




·         Mould Your Own Seed Bomb  

·         Solar Lamp Workshop by Me.reka

·         Backyard Composting for Beginners

·         Urban Farming for Beginners

·         DIY: Make Your Own Shopping Bag

·         Young River Scientist Workshop

·         Waste Management Challenges in Malaysia

·         Upcycling: DIY Your Own Snow Globe

·         DIY: Make Your Own Household Cleaning Agent

·         Upcycling: Garden in a Can


ABOUT ECOKNIGHTS®

EcoKnights® is a not-for-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: Mok Yi Ying, mokyy@ecoknights.org.my, + (60)3 7731 8361



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