On the vibrant morning of October 15, 2023, the serene village of Kampong Menunggol bore witness to an exceptional display of community spirit and environmental responsibility as Green Brunei, in partnership with VFast medics, WeCare, Kumpulan INFAQ Ikhlas, UNISSA, and PKBN, orchestrated a momentous Cleaning Campaign. This laudable initiative brought together over 70 enthusiastic participants from esteemed educational institutions such as Cosmo College, Polytechnic Brunei, UNISSA, St. Andrews, and UBD, showcasing a collaborative effort towards fostering a cleaner and greener environment.
Commencing promptly at 7:30 AM, the campaign encompassed a range of strategic cleaning sites, carefully identified to maximize the impact of the efforts. The designated locations included:
- Kg Menunggol Jetty (accessible by boat)
- Kg Menunggol Jetty (shore area)
- Bukit Batu Bujang Pahang
- The lower area of Bukit Batu Bujang Pahang
With a shared vision to combat environmental degradation and promote sustainable practices, the participants, equipped with determination and a sense of purpose, set out to tackle the pervasive issue of litter and waste within these picturesque landscapes.
The collaborative nature of the event was truly evident as representatives from various organizations and institutions worked shoulder-to-shoulder, emphasizing the significance of collective action in preserving the natural beauty of Kampong Menunggol. Notably, the active involvement of VFast medics, WeCare, Kumpulan INFAQ Ikhlas, UNISSA, and PKBN underscored the vital role of community partnerships in addressing environmental challenges and nurturing a culture of environmental stewardship.
Beyond the act of cleaning, the campaign fostered an environment of education and awareness, with engaging discussions and practical demonstrations highlighting the importance of waste management, recycling, and the pivotal role of individual responsibility in preserving the ecological balance.
As the clock struck 11:00 AM, the diligent efforts of the participants had brought about a tangible transformation in the cleanliness and aesthetics of Kampong Menunggol. The event culminated with a profound sense of accomplishment and a renewed commitment to upholding sustainable practices and environmental conservation in the region.
The collaborative Cleaning Campaign at Kampong Menunggol served as a shining example of the power of community solidarity and proactive environmental stewardship, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all involved. It underscored the collective determination to safeguard the natural heritage of Brunei and set a precedent for similar initiatives to foster a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.