NGO educates public on sustainable green practices


Tyres reused as planters by participants during the two-day programme. — Courtesy photo

No one is too young to learn to love and protect the environment.

As such, non-profit organisation Green Hero organised a two-day programme to celebrate World Earth Day 2021 with 50 children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Yesuvin Mahligai and their families as well as spread the message on conservation.

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

Participants enjoyed jungle trekking and the natural surroundings of the resort.

One of the event’s highlights was a campfire session, where lights were switched off to mark Earth Day.

Participants took turns in making a pledge to fight climate change.

In his speech during the opening ceremony, Selangor tourism, environment, green technology and Orang Asli affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said everyone had a responsibility to fight climate change.

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

Guests also witnessed the planting of durian trees on the property.

A session was organised to educate participants about preserving nature by reusing waste materials.

Participants also learnt about the harmful effects of disposing plastic indiscriminately.

They received 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. — By XIAO TONG

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