Upcoming Events

April 27: Hari Organik Sec19

Current Projects

1. Organic Farming (OFP)

2. Sust Dev Initiatives (SUDI)

3. Selangor State EE (SSEE)

New Publication
Organic Farming


Funding Required (RM)
1. SUDI Study on Sustainable Resource Management in Malaysia (in the context of SDGs)
2. CETDEM Annual Operations

Monetory DONATIONS to CETDEM are tax exempt
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Immediate vacancy in the ORGANIC FARMING PROJECT for
Click here for more information on Vacancy, Interns and Volunteers

What to do with your USED COOKING OIL?

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WATER IN MALAYSIA: The holistic sustainable approach

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TOWARDS WATER SUSTAINABILITY, the Report which is the output of a nearly one year study done by SUDI (an independent Think Tank under CETDEM), was launched by Engr Gurmit Singh KS, CETDEM Chairman & SUDI Director.

Contents pages and Foreword.

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Copies of the TWS Report are available at CETDEM office at RM20 only per copy.

CETDEM is organising our Annual CLIMATE CHANGE DIALOGUE 2018
‘Is Malaysia Climate Resilient ?’ in July 2018 (half day, 9am – 1 pm)


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Welcome by Engr Gurmit Singh, CETDEM Chairman & Dialogue Moderator

Presentions (tentative):
1. Climate Change Rapid Response Measures Adopted from the SENDAI Framework
2. Sustainable Construction Methods
3. SDGs to enable Climate Resilence among the B40
4. Role of Academia in preparing Malaysia to be Climate Resilient

PANEL DIALOGUE with Participants
Closing Statements by Panelists
Closing Remarks by Moderator



Here’s an extract from CETDEM’s Organic Farming Project periodical / publication which is uniquely named “Green Nest”.

Study titled “Water in Malaysia: The Holistic Sustainable Path” began on 2 Jan 2018

Sustainable Development Initiatives (SUDI) Water Study Team is headed by Ir Gurmit Singh (SUDI Director). The other team members are Dr Hezri Adnan, and Ir Ellias Saidin. Ms Hazel Ronella Makulin is the Research Assistant.

SUDI is the independent Think Tank of CETDEM. SUDI was launched on 1st August 2011 in Petaling Jaya and initiated its first study on Low Carbon Sustainable Development Options for Malaysia on 1st September. The report of this study was launched under the title “Lowering The Heat” on 14th June 2012. The second study on Ecotransformation in Malaysian cities resulted in a report “Elusive Urban Sustainability” launched in May 2014.

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.

Read more: Simple and inexpensive ways to go green

Platinum Sponsors


Date: 23rd May 2017 (Tuesday)

Time: 9am – 1pm

Location: Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya

Pre-registration @ RM 250 only per participant


Contact Anthony Tan, WA: 016-3316340 or E: ed@cetdem.org.my

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.

Read more: Maintenance key to addressing environmental issues, says activist

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.

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