Learn to love our environment


Participants were given a tyre to reuse for planting. Photo: Sigmund/Unsplash

You are never too young to learn to love and protect the environment. Non-Profit Organisation, Green Hero recently organised a two-day programme in celebration of World Earth Day 2021 for 50 children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Yesuvin Mahligai and their families, to spread the message about conservation.

The programme aimed to educate participants on sustainable habits through various activities in the two-day event, held at the Semenyih Eco Venture Resort & Recreation.

Participants got to go jungle trekking and enjoy the natural surroundings at the resort.

One of the highlights was a campfire session where all lights were switched off to mark Earth Day. The participants take turns to pledge to play their part in making the world a better place and fight climate change.

State Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Orang Asli Affairs Committee chairperson, Tuan Hee Loy Sian was present at the opening ceremony of the event. In his speech, he said everyone has the responsibility to fight against climate change for an environment that is conducive to better living.

The accommodation rooms in the resort were made from recycled shipping containers and have been recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records as “The Largest Container Resort in Malaysia”.

The guests also witnessed the planting of durian trees at the premises.

A session was organised to educate the participants about preserving nature by reusing waste materials. Participants learnt about the harmful effects of us disposing of plastic in the incorrect manner. Besides, they got hands-on experience in reusing old clothes and plastic bottles, which were cemented along the river banks to prevent erosion. Tyres were reused as planters too.

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