For their contributions in driving the country’s green movement, 28 individuals and organisations received honours.
THE recent GreenTech Awards paid tribute to individuals, organisations and companies which have helped the nation chart a greener path.
They were adjudged “Malaysia’s Top 30 Green Catalysts” by the Malaysian Green Technology Corp for their contributions in promoting long-term ecological sustainability.
One of the recipients is The Star environment editor Tan Cheng Li whose articles were deemed to have raised public environmental awareness and encouraged people to adopt green practices. She accepted the award from Selangor Raja Muda Tengku Amir Shah at a ceremony on Thursday night in Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Other green advocates acknowledged were:
> Gurmit Singh, Centre for Environment, Technology and Development Malaysia founder– A renowned environmental activist who walks the talk.
> Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia president – Promotes forest conservation and sustainability.
> Tan Sri Eddy Chen, MKH Bhd – Advocates green-certified homes.
> Ruth Yeoh, YTL Corp – Instrumental in establishing the Sustainability Division within the company, and promoting awareness on the impact of climate change and sustainability.
> Royal Malaysia Police – A role model to other Government agencies, being the first to adopt the Green Practices and Green Technology Application Blueprint.
> GreenBuildingIndex – Transformed Malaysian buildings to be more eco-friendly.
> Subang Jaya Municipal Council – Promotes a low-carbon city.
> Tan Chong Motors – Introduced electric cars.
> Maybank – Supports the Green Technology Financing Scheme, providing funding of RM245mil for 16 green projects.
> Bandar Eco-Setia – Developed homes with solar energy systems and green spaces.
> Panasonic Malaysia – Promotes green living by offering energy efficient appliances.
> Malaysia Airports Holdings – Incorporated solar photovoltaic technology in KLIA and green features in KLIA2.
> Penjana Bebas – Initiated the Green School Campaign, enabling solar photovoltaic systems to be installed in over 100 schools.
> Malaysia Debt Ventures – Promotes Islamic financing for green technology, enabling 16 green projects worth RM191mil.
> Malaysian Resources Corporation – Promotes commercial buildings that meet green standards.
> Gading Kencana – A role model in renewable energy services.
> KFM Holdings – Solution provider for a green, smart and connected built environment.
> Harta Maintenance – Used green products in building maintenance.
> PKT Logistics Group – Logistics service provider for the renewable energy sector.
> Tenaga Nasional Bhd – Facilitated growth of renewable energy.
> Malakoff Corp – Promotes renewable energy via its Macarthur wind farm in Australia, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
> Cypark Resources – Established solar farms on closed landfills.
> Malaysian Solar Resources – A growing local solar manufacturer.
> Syngas – Converts waste into commercial pproducts such as petroleum, diesel, kerosene, naphthalene, ethanol and methanol.
> Journalists: Tan Cheng Li of The Star, Linda Archibald of The Malaysian Reserve, Che Wan Mohd Badrul Amin Che Wan Alias of Berita Harian and Puteri Nur Alia Mohd Jasin of RTM.