Nationwide cleaning campaign begins

Nationwide cleaning campaign begins

Green Brunei News
|     Fizah HAB     | A NATIONWIDE cleaning campaign themed ‘Clean and Green Brunei’ was launched yesterday during the Bandarku Ceria at Bandar Seri Begawan. The campaign aims to create a clean atmosphere and environment ahead of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Accession to the Throne. Present at the event were Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong; Minister of Development, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah; and Minister of Health, Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi in their capacity as advisors of the Cleanliness Issues Committee.…
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Over 800 join forces to clean up beaches

Over 800 join forces to clean up beaches

Green Brunei News
|   Syazwani Hj Rosli   | MORE than 800 volunteers joined forces yesterday morning for the annual ‘Brunei Coastal Clean-up’ campaign organised by the BSJV companies. At the Muara Beach, volunteers managed to collect 360.7 kilogrammes of garbage, while Jerudong Beach clean-up resulted in the collection of a total of 3,767.68 kilogrammes of rubbish. In Danau Beach, volunteers were successful in collecting 554 kilogrammes of trash, Lumut Beach saw the collection of 898.915 kilogrammes of trash and Panaga Beach volunteers collected a total of 325 kilogrammes of garbage. At the Jerudong Beach, a total of 221 volunteers alongside the organisers lent a helping hand in cleaning the beach areas during the campaing yesterday. The volunteers included students from various secondary schools and colleges, Darussalam Assets, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Standard Chartered…
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Rise of the young social entrepreneurs

Rise of the young social entrepreneurs

Green Brunei News
|     Danial Norjidi     | A PROGRAMME designed to encourage social entrepreneurship among youths concluded yesterday. The ‘Initiate Week – Rising of Social Entrepreneurs’ is a project started by Goh Chai Li, a lecturer from the School of Business, Politeknik Brunei (PB), under the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). One of the aims of the programme was to ignite the spirit of social entrepreneurship among youths, as well as creating jobs and self-reliance, while at the same time raising public awareness and engaging people with activities that serve the community better. About 25 participants were in the programme, which began on Monday and ended yesterday with a certificate and award presentation ceremony. The proceedings yesterday saw opening remarks delivered by Briana Weiseinger, Startup Advocate from the…
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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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Green Brunei concludes fourth leadership camp

Green Brunei concludes fourth leadership camp

Green Brunei News
THE fourth Green Leaders Camp (GLC4) concluded yesterday with a closing ceremony at the Youth Centre and a presentation of certificates to the participants by Haji Mohammad Zamree bin Haji Zunaidi, the Director of the Tourism Development Department at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism. In his speech, Haji Mohammad Zamree called for more non-government organisations (NGOs) and youth associations to participate in environmental projects in the coming year of 2017, which was declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism at the United Nations’ 70th General Assembly. “An increasing number of environmental initiatives are being led by the government, NGOs and the private sector, so it is up to the individuals themselves to take advantage of the many opportunities offered to them,” he said. “I implore youths to…
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‘Be proactive in tackling climate change issues’

‘Be proactive in tackling climate change issues’

Green Brunei News
ENVIRONMENTAL non-government organisation Green Brunei said more action is needed by the community in taking on their own initiatives in tackling climate change issues. Its Co-Founder/ Community Engagement Director Khairunnisa Ash’ari said the government or NGOs should not be the only party working on combatting climate change, but that there should be a collective effort from the community as well. “We have to work together as a community, such as reducing demand for products that have led to the haze issues or reducing usage of cars on the road,” she said. On September 7 in Vientiane, ASEAN Plus Three leaders adopted a statement on Promoting Sustainable Development Cooperation, where they called for greater protection of the environment, addressing the challenge of climate change and sustainable management of natural resources, among…
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