Call for Volunteers: International Coastal Clean Up

Call for Volunteers: International Coastal Clean Up

Green Brunei News
Brunei Shell Petroleum in partnership with Green Brunei will be organizing the International Coastal Clean Up on: Date: 15 September 2018 (Saturday) Venue: Jubli Perak Beach (Kuala Belait) and Billionth Barrel Monument Beach (Seria) We are looking for site captains to help coordinate the clean ups at both locations. Registrations are also open if you want to volunteer for the clean up! Register here.
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Sustainability is key focus of Green Brunei

Sustainability is key focus of Green Brunei

Green Brunei News
|     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…
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Recruitment

Recruitment

Green Brunei News
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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Engaging youths for more sustainable future

Engaging youths for more sustainable future

Green Brunei News
|     James Kon     | 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 planted a sapling and participated in the ‘Commonwealth Big Lunch’ to celebrate the Commonwealth and community as well as to build connections. The Commonwealth Big Lunch – at the Berakas Beach within the Berakas Forest Reserve – was organised by the British High Commission in partnership with local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) namely Green Brunei, Beach Bunch and Hand4Hand. British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Richard Lindsay said, “We are delighted to organise the Commonwealth Big Lunch in Brunei. It is to celebrate our joint membership of the Commonwealth over a shared meal.” He added, “The great turnout is…
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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
|     James Kon     | 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.”…
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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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Volunteers leave for Singapore to attend youth forum

Volunteers leave for Singapore to attend youth forum

Green Brunei News
|     Achong Tanjong     | FIVE volunteers from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah left for Singapore yesterday to participate at Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) Youth Forum 2018. Present at Brunei International Airport to bid farewell to the participants was Legislative Council member, YB Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari, who is also the Co-founder and Community Engagement Director of Green Brunei. Their participation is sponsored by Yayasan. The forum, themed ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) in Asean: The Youth Impact’, will be held from March 17 -18. The volunteers are Amal Nazirah binti Haji Abdul Mulok, Nabilah binti Jeffery, Vanessa Teo, Md Hizaamuddin bin Abdul Haris and Nazurah Noor accompanied by Assistant Volunteer Cooridantor officer of Yayasan, Sufinah binti Haji Sulaiman. Youths aged 17 – 30 from various backgrounds will participate in the…
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Bringing people with different abilities and volunteer initiatives under one platform

Bringing people with different abilities and volunteer initiatives under one platform

Green Brunei News
|     Rokiah Mahmud     | AS PART of its efforts to support volunteer initiatives and to integrate people with different abilities under one platform, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports through the Youth and Sports Department (JBS) and the Community Development Department (JAPEM) yesterday marked the International Day of Persons with Different Abilities and International Volunteer Day. The celebration that took place at the Youth Centre in the capital served as a platform where information can be shared and promote via collaborative efforts and charitable services. The International Volunteer Day is an annual celebration observed by the United Nations (UN) every December 5 since 1985 while Brunei Darussalam marked the celebration since 2011. The International Day of Persons with Different Abilities is celebrated every December 3 and the UN has…
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Volunteers clean up Sungai Kebun

Volunteers clean up Sungai Kebun

Green Brunei News
|     James Kon     | THIRTY-THREE volunteers including youths came together yesterday morning to clean up Sungai Kebun area in a campaign organised by Green Brunei in conjunction with Day of Action. Ninety big plastic bags of trash were collected. YB Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari, a member of the Legislative Council and Co-Founder and Community Engagement Director of Green Brunei, took part in the campaign with volunteers from schools, institutions, Kampong Sungai Kebun Fire Station, Village Consultative Councils of Kampong Sungai Kebun and Kampong Lambak committee members and members of the public. YB Khairunnisa said the cleanliness of Kampong Ayer is not only the responsibility of the residents but also members of the public. She said only one clean-up campaign would not fix the problem. To address the issue, there is…
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