350 participants learn about creative sustainability methods

Students participating in one of the activities.

Students participating in one of the activities.

GLOBAL chemical giant Chevron Phillips Chemicals organised the MPMA-Chevron Phillips Chemicals Environment Boot Camp for Wesley Methodist Schools at the Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur recently.

The camp involving 350 students and teachers of Wesley Methodist Schools, was held to promote and develop awareness on the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources.

Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) president Lim Kok Boon said the boot camp, which is a collaboration between MPMA and Chevron Phillips Chemicals, aimed to get students to become environment ambassadors by learning about anti-littering, the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and about sustainability.

Also organised as part of the boot camp activities were innovation from recycled materials and eco-treasure hunt.

Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur principal Chia Loy Tian said the school had been organising an environment conference for the past two years and this was the first time the school worked with the private sector.

Chevron Phillips Chemical global sustainability manager Rick Wagner said they were happy to share with the students on how the sustainability concepts they were currently studying could be applied to real world issues that businesses were facing.

“For Chevron Phillips Chemicals, being excellent stewards of the environment, contributing to the advancement of society and creating economic value for our stakeholders isn’t simply the best choice — it is the only choice,” he added.