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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When gardening and wellness buffs gather
Stories by JADE CHAN
Photos by RAYMOND OOI
“Organic Day is an event where the public gets to meet farmers and other organic business entities to learn about organic gardening practices as well as health and wellness products,” said Cetdem organic farming project coordinator Tan Siew Luang.
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CETDEM Hari Organik, our signature event, will be held on Saturday, 15 April 2017 in Bandar Utama Community Centre PJ.
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“Hari Organik” is organized by Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia (CETDEM) and supported by Selangor State Government, MBPJ, BURA, BURASC, Local Agenda 21 PJ as well as Wellness Concept (M] to bring the community together to learn the importance of organic farming and how to cook, eat and grow organically.
The Hari Organic will show case local products/produce that are available in the market. There will be series of talks and demonstration on health matter as well as how to convert kitchen and garden and put into good use and tips on setting up an organic home garden on that day.
Besides farmers selling their organic veggies and fruits, organic fruit saplings; organic herb/vegetable seedlings and seeds, manufacturers and traders will be there with their special offer organic compost, body health & skincare products and many others. Also available to whet one’s appetite is organic white curry laksa, organic breads/buns, quick breads and ulam etc.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags and tiffin-carriers.
Entrance is free.
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
CETDEM Farmer’s Corner is back!
Are you looking for fresh organic vegetables, vegetable seeds, organic compost, fertilizer? Don’t miss out our Farmer’s Corner.
Besides, we also offer varieties of ulam/herbs as well as house plants that have the ability to remove indoor air pollutants or produce oxygen and remove carbon dioxide at night.
The Objectives of this small farmer’s corner include:
* To Cater specifically for small organic farmers as an outlet to market their produce.
* To Cultivate closer relationships/trust amongst farmers and consumers.
* To Provide fresh and affordable organically grown vegetables to consumers.
See you on 17 December 2016, Saturday at the Organic Farming Community Centre at No 29 Jalan 19/15, Section 19, Petaling Jaya.
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.
Go Go Treasure Hunt by taking LRT and Bus. It is time to leave your car behind and challenge yourself to hunt by taking public transport such as bus and LRT for FREE. What’s more interesting than joining this event in a group of five. Hunters will be given a series of clues along the way and prizes are awaiting you at the end point.
With the support from MBPJ and RapidKL, CETDEM and Zon 20 Council Member is organising a PJ-EcoMobility Treasure Hunt to encourage the usage of public transport in local community.
Date : 3rd December 2016 (Saturday)
Time : 7am to 12pm
Starting point: Taman Aman, Jalan 22/49, 47800 Petaling Jaya.
Our project aims to raise more awareness of local community on the importance of walking, cycling and using public transport (LRT, bus, carpooling) when travelling from first mile to last mile. Most importantly, a change in lifestyle to reduce individual carbon footprint. Click on this link to find out more about PJ-EcoMobility Project.
7:00 am : Registration
7.30 am : Briefing
7.55 am : Flag Off by YBhg Tuan Mohd Azizi bin Mohd Zain, Mayor of Petaling Jaya.
11.00 am : Light Refreshment
11.45 am : Prize giving
12:00pm : Group Photo
12:15pm : Back Home
Registration has been closed. For more information, kindly contact Ms. Ooi May Chen at 03-78757767 or email to email@example.com .
Direction to Taman Aman
Participants are encouraged to take LRT (Kelana Jaya Line) and stop at Taman Paramount LRT station. Buses available are T785 and T790. Let’s walk the talk by practising EcoMobility lifestyle.