Green-themed treasure hunt to promote sustainable living


THE Malaysian Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations (Mengo) is organising an urban environment-themed treasure hunt focusing on sustainable living concepts on Oct 27.

Mengo, a network of 22 civil-society organisations formed in 2001 that works on sustainable development and environmental conservation will be partnering with KL City Walk as the official venue partner.

The Mengo Green Hunt 2013 aims to instil awareness and promote the use of sustainable modes of transportation while stressing the importance of leaving a low ecological footprint.

The treasure hunt, to be held in conjunction with the Malaysian National Environmental Week, will see participants walking and using public transportation to solve clues and riddles.

The annual hunt, which started in 2009 has been Mengo’s flagship fundraising and public engagement event.

This year’s hunt is a combination of the LRT (Light Rapid Transit) Hunt, Photo Hunt and Challenge Race.

The hunt from 7am to 2pm will cover a distance of at least 5km, starting and ending at the KL City Walk.

This year’s event hopes to attract 200 teams from among the goverments and private sectors, as well as the general public

Participation is in teams of four and the minimum age is 12.

Participation fee for members of the public is RM250 per team while the corporate teams are required to pay RM1,000 per team.

“This year, we can only manage 200 teams and participation will be closed once we reach the target.

“We hope interested groups and treasure hunters will sign up fast,” said Mengo chairperson Yasmin Rasyid.

“The Mengo Green Hunt aims to provide a fun and engaging experience for all segments of society and raise funds to support Mengo’s activities in the following year.

“It will be an enjoyable way to learn more about one’s environmental responsibility, and also to promote the beauty of Kuala Lumpur,” she added.

To register and for more information, visit www.mengo.org

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