Here’s an extract from CETDEM’s Organic Farming Project periodical / publication which is uniquely named “Green Nest”.
Simple and inexpensive ways to go green
by Nur Khairah Alegria Suner
Going green does not necessarily have to cost you a fortune. It can start with a simple gesture like turning off the lights and air-conditioner when they are not in use. According to Centre for Environment, Technology and Development Malaysia (Cetdem) executive director Anthony Tan Kee Huat, not all green initiatives or technologies are costly.
“One of the most powerful tools are our fingers. With our fingers, we have the power to switch off the lights or any electrical appliances not being used. “It does not cost anything. In fact, you gain more by saving and cutting your electricity bills,” Tan told FMT after attending the European Climate Diplomacy Week forum at Taylor’s University yesterday.
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Maintenance key to addressing environmental issues, says activist
Stories by TERENCE TOH
Speaking at the launch of his book Memoirs of a Malaysian Eco-Activist, the Penang-born activist said Malaysians were very good at constructing new things, but terrible at keeping them maintained. “Everyone thinks planting trees is great. But they forget that trees have to be maintained.
On the future of the nation’s environment, Gurmit Singh said he hoped the new generation would be more environmentally conscious. “My hope is that more young people will get involved with environmental issues, but with their eyes open. “If you go back and look at the new generation, they like instant results. “But environmental issues cannot have instant results. You have to look at the long-term,” he said.
Present at the launch was World Islamic Economic Forum chairman and former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam. Describing their relationship as one of “constructive engagement”, Musa commended Gurmit Singh’s spirit of always speaking up fearlessly for the environment while keeping himself free of political influence.
“You (Gurmit Singh) trained me during the course of my leadership, up to the number two in the country, to be able to tolerate and appreciate feedback in the roughest way possible, the rougher the better,” Musa said in his speech. “We need more people like him in the political and social system,” he said.
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Workshop on ENERGY EFFICIENCY
How to Reduce Your Household Electricity Bill
Date: 23 January 2017
Time: 9:30am to 12:30 pm
Venue: Function Room 2, Level 1
Sunway University New Building
Facilitator: Mr Anthony Tan (CETDEM)
Co-Facilitator: Dr Chong Kok Boon (SUNWAY UNIVERSITY)
Co-Facilitator: Dr Leong Choon Heng (JSC)
This Workshop aims to teach participants how to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency in their households.
Admission is open to all and free of charge (subject to availability of seats).
Please bring along three (3) months electricity bills.
This workshop is FOC and open to public.
For registration, kindly contact Mr Anthony Tan
03-7875 7767 / 016-3316349
12 more days to go!!
CETDEM Hari Organik Bangsar
26 November, 10am ~ 4pm
It is going to be an exciting Organic Day this round as we have more organic vegetables on sale….. Come and taste the Thai salad, Thai sauce and curry paste prepared by the Thai farmers! They are certified by ACT (Organic Agriculture Thailand) accredited by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements). They are here to promote their produce and products and are looking for distributors/importers aside from sharing and exchanging information and experiences.
You will definitely be spoilt for choices of skin care/health products and groceries….. Come and pick your choice of vegetables /fruits/vermi & LM compost/fertilizer/seedlings/seeds and much more. If you are looking for earthworms and want to start vermi – composting, kits are available for sale.
Bring your family and relatives for breakfast & lunch, varieties of breads, buns. Fried noodles and curry laksa etc are available. Come to the CETDEM booth and we will show you how to eat Ulam without the sambal belacan and the simple way of making your own healthy green tea!
Join us for the hard pressing issues on WATER & HOW organic are the organic vegetables/fruits in the market.
Please remember to bring your own shopping bags and tiffin-carrier!!
Entrance is FREE.