What do you think about when it comes to sustainability? Using fewer plastic bags? Recycling? Perhaps even going for more green products?
To me, sustainability is something near and dear to my heart. I believe that every little action counts, no matter how small it is.
That’s why when the Planet Us campaign reached my ears, I knew I had to make time and cover this event.
What is the Planet Us campaign
Jointly developed and organised by Biji Biji Initiative and U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Planet Us is a nationwide campaign designed to inspire action and discussion on environmental conservation.
The exhibition launched June 15th at the Sarawak State Library right here in Kuching and will be there until June 26th. It features an educational maze and several booths of local, organic, or green businesses.
The initiative is scheduled to run for four months between June to September and will be hosted in several states including Kedah, Kelantan, Penang, Sabah, and Kuala Lumpur.
Workshops and more events
Many workshops and talks will be held throughout the Planet Us campaign, with each event focusing on a different aspect of sustainability.
You can look forward to:
- Business of Doing Good – June 15
- Cloth Pouch – 15 June onwards
- Design Thinking for the Environment – June 16
- Sustainability in Filmmaking – 19 June
- Insect Composting – 25 June
- Sustainable Chocolate Making – 25 June
- Sustainable Beauty Remedies – 25 June
- Soap Making – 26 June
Is there a certain event you are interested in? I can certainly see some that I might join, so perhaps I might even see you there!
‘Closing the Loop’ upcycling competition
If you are aged 13 and above and have an idea on how to turn waste into ‘gold’, now’s the time to reveal your secrets.
Running from June 15 to August 31, the ‘Closing the Loop’ competition calls for youths to share their ideas on upcycling.
The top three winners able to receive a seed fund to implement their product as well as be recruited into the Digital Entrepreneurship Program under Mereka, which offers allowance and work placement opportunities.
My closing thoughts
Not only does it help to spread the awareness of sustainability, but it also empowers our youth to think about the future.
Still, I can’t help but hope for more. We can only do so much as individuals and require the help of the government to install the proper facilities such as recycling centres.
What about you? What are your thoughts on sustainability in Malaysia?