Sustainability is key focus of Green Brunei

Green Brunei News
[by Danial Norjidi] GREEN Brunei is focussed on promoting environmental sustainability through youth-led initiatives in the fields of education, conservation and advocacy, said a member of the Legislative Council and Co-founder and Community Engagement Director of the eco-conservation group Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari. For the rest of the year, the organisation is looking at strengthening its activities relating to cleanliness, including getting involved with the ‘No Plastic Bag Weekend’ campaign, reducing the use of single-use plastics and promoting community-based recycling, she shared in a recent interview with the Sunday Bulletin. Elaborating Green Brunei’s recent activities, she said, “We have always been focussing on education and conservation, so we are maintaining that. However, this year we are concentrating on cleanliness issues and recycling,” she said. “We organised a few…
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Recruitment

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Green Brunei is expanding! We are looking for fun, dynamic, passionate individuals who are willing to contribute their time and energy in support of environmental sustainability. The positions are voluntary, but there will be opportunities for personal development, training, networking and participation in various activities. There is no age limit to apply. The available positions are: Assistant Programme Manager - Conservation Roles and Responsibilities: To work with the Conservation Programme Manager to organise clean up and tree planting activities To engage with schools and companies to promote Conservation for CSR or teambuilding activities. Assistant Programme Manager - Education Roles and Responsibilities: To work with the Education Programme Manager to organise Green Leaders Camp and talks. Secretary Roles and Responsibilities To prepare and compile meeting minutes, and official correspondence. Graphic Design and…
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Clean-up held ahead of ‘NRF Beach Bliss’

Green Brunei News
|     Abdul Hakiim Yakof     | FIFTY volunteers carried out a cleaning campaign at the beach and parking lot of the Berakas Forest Reserve yesterday. The group was made up of members of the organising committee for the New Resolutions Fest (NRF), activity partners, representatives of non-government organisations as well as volunteers who signed up online. The event was organised by Kaleidoscope Studio and Pro Event Management, which will also hold an event titled Beach Bliss today. The cleaning campaign began with a briefing by Green Brunei and was aimed at instilling awareness on environmental conservation and to bring together diverse communities to take part in a meaningful activity that would ultimately foster a sense of community among the participants. The cleaning campaign and today’s NRF Beach Bliss 2018 events are…
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200 volunteers chip in for common cause in cleanup

200 volunteers chip in for common cause in cleanup

Green Brunei News
THE importance of volunteerism, conserving Brunei’s forests and maintaining the cleanliness of the environment was highlighted by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin yesterday morning during the Commonwealth Big Lunch beach cleanup and tree planting event at Berakas Beach, Berakas Forest Reserve. The activity was organised in celebration of the Commonwealth and the local community, as well as to build connections. Speaking before 200 volunteers, the minister said, “The reason why we are here today is because of environmental conservation, due to global warming and its impact to the environment. I am glad to see the youth present today to participate in this conservation initiative.” The minister commended member…
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Call to register for 6th Green Leaders Camp

Green Brunei News
GREEN Brunei called for youths aged 16 – 25 to register for the 6th Green Leaders Camp to be held from March 26 – 29 at the Sungai Kebun Sports Complex. This camp is limited to 40 participants. Selection will be based on their experience or passion towards environmental conservation and having demonstrated strong leadership skills. The deadline for registration is March 18. The camp aims to train youth leaders and youth mobilisation, through the exposure of issues and environmental initiatives led by non-government organisations in the country. It also aims to empower participants through a variety of workshops such as volunteerism, project management, urban planning and many others. The participants are also hoped to critically assess environmental problems facing the country and find possible solutions for those problems through…
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Bruneian students showcase research at 4th BSRS

Bruneian students showcase research at 4th BSRS

Green Brunei News
BRUNEIAN students, once again, were given the opportunity to showcase their research at the 4th Brunei Students’ Research Symposium (BSRS) organised by the Brunei Postgraduate Society, with the theme ‘The Path of Sustainable Development’ to reflect the need for collective thinking about Brunei’s sustainable development, in the United Kingdom (UK). The event was attended by guest of honour, Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to the United Kingdom (UK) and Northern Ireland; YB Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari, a member of the Legislative Council; Ahmad Faisal bin Haji Zainal Abidin, the Director of Studies to Brunei Students’ Unit; Izzatul Faizah binti Dr Mohamad, a member of the Brunei Students’ Union; eight government…
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Closing Ceremony of ‘Green Leaders’ Camp

Green Brunei News
Farming and Agribusiness is a profitable industry that will not only benefit and diversify Brunei Darussalam's economy, but can also improve the livelihood of its people, by creating more job opportunities especially for youths. Dr. Awang Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, at the closing ceremony of the 5th Green Leaders camp, encouraged youths to participate and grab the opportunities available in the growing sector. The programme organised by Green Brunei was joined by 15 participants from different education backgrounds. It aimed to raise awareness amongst youths about environment issues in Brunei as well as to enhance their leadership skills. The programme was filled with talks from the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood as well as Meteorological Department. The…
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5th Green Leaders Camp is Open for Registrations

Green Brunei News
Green Brunei is calling for youth aged between 16 -25 to register for the upcoming 5th Green Leaders Camp that will be organized from 27 – 30 March 2017 at Berakas Forest Reserve. The theme for this year is ‘Sustainable Agriculture and Agri Food’. This camp will empower youth to take actions upon preserving the environment and ensuring the sustainability of our natural resources. This program will cover but not limited to Organic Farming, Business in Agriculture, Food Security and Agrifood. Green Leaders Camp aims to raise youth’s awareness of the environmental situation in the country, through the exposure of issues and environmental initiatives led by governments, local businesses, and young individuals in the country. It also aims to empower the participants through a variety of workshops such as leadership,…
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SCB, Green Brunei hold tree-planting campaign at Berakas Forest Reserve

SCB, Green Brunei hold tree-planting campaign at Berakas Forest Reserve

Green Brunei News
MORE than 20 staff members of Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) collaborated with Green Brunei to plant 100 trees and conduct a clean-up of the Berakas Forest Reserve yesterday, as part of their efforts in raising awareness on environmental conservation. Present at the event were YB Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari, a member of the Legislative Council, who is also a Co-Founder and a Community Engagement Director of Green Brunei; and Noralinda binti Haji Ibrahim, the Acting Director of the Forestry Department. Prior to the tree-planting activity, a welcoming speech together with a briefing was delivered by YB Khairunissa. The volunteers were also given a demonstration by staff members from the Forestry Department, to show the correct method of planting trees. Two types of trees – the Casuarina equisetifolia and the Hibiscus…
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SCB, Green Brunei tanam 100 anak pokok

SCB, Green Brunei tanam 100 anak pokok

Green Brunei News
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 14 Feb – Dalam usaha untuk meningkatkan kesedaran mengenai pemuliharaan alam sekitar dalam kalangan masyarakat, Bank Standard Chartered (SCB) dengan kerjasama Green Brunei telah mengadakan aktiviti menanam sebanyak 100 anak pokok di Taman Rekreasi Hutan Simpanan Berakas, pagi tadi. Aktiviti yang telah mengumpulkan lebih 40 orang terdiri daripada ahli-ahli Green Brunei, warga SCB dan juga Jabatan Perhutanan itu juga disertai sama oleh ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Negara, Yang Berhormat Dayang Khairunnisa binti Ash’ari selaku Pengasas Bersama dan Pengarah Penglibatan Komuniti Green Brunei serta Pemangku Pengarah Jabatan Perhutanan, Dayang Noralinda binti Haji Ibrahim. Yang Berhormat Dayang Khairunnisa semasa ditemui pihak Media Permata, berkata, aktiviti seumpama itu dihasratkan akan dapat memberikan pendedahan khususnya kepada para belia dalam sama-sama menjaga dan menghargai alam sekitar serta mengharapkan lebih ramai para belia melibatkan…
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