Leo sets out on green mission


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  • Friday, 07 May 2010

In April, chidlren from ten kindergardens had the privilege to learn about preserving the environment with Leo the Lion. Sunway Pyramid’s friendly mascot on a mission coded Go Green with Leo.

Go Green with Leo scouted areas like Tadika Eden, Tadika Cerdik Cemerlang (Bandar Utama), REAL Kids (Subang Jaya vicinity), Kinderland (Putra Heights & Subang Jaya), Krista Pusat Bandar Puchong and Taska Precious Lambs.

In the end, the campaign reached over 1,000 children to educate them about going green.

“It is never too early to learn about the importance of preserving our Earth,” Sunway Pyramid marketing director Phang Sau Lian said.

“Sunway Pyramid has chosen Leo the Lion as the mall’s green ambassador to different kindergardens around the Klang Valley.”

“With a mascot like Leo, we believe that the children will find learning about going green much easier,” Phang added.

Although it may sound like another environmental campaign, gauging from the kids’ responses, it’s more than just classroom talk!

The children were all smiles as they found the lessons and activities engaging and interactive.

The children were taught the importance of the 3Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

On top of the refreshing green reminders, the children were invited to try recycling themselves. Using the three recycling bins — paper, glass and plastic — randomly chosen volunteers had a go at sorting out the trash and putting it in the proper bin.

Then, the kids were tested with a recycling game where things turned practical.

They were grouped into teams and each team had to pick up the trash, run to the other end with the three bins and segregate the trash. The team with the most trash in the right bin won.

On top of that, they were exposed to several insights that city children would rarely have experienced as they were given an opportunity to get up close with some wild animals.

A team from the theme park’s wildlife division taught the children that if no one looked after the environment, these creatures along with their habitat would inevitably be destroyed.

Each kindergarten was rewarded with donuts and cookies courtesy of J CO Donuts and Subway, respectively. Sunway Pyramid Ice, Shojikiya, MPH Bookstores and Tupperware Brands were also sponsors. Sunway Lagoon was the official partner for ‘Go Green with Leo’.

Besides that, the children received a complimentary DIY recycling bin each.

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