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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UNISSA, KUPU SB join cleaning campaign

UNISSA, KUPU SB join cleaning campaign

Green Brunei News
|     Achong Tanjong     | NEARLY 200 volunteers from Green Brunei comprising students of higher learning institutions in the country joined the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Board in a cleaning campaign at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the capital in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul mass gathering and procession yesterday. According to Mohammad bin Haji Mohd Taha, Head of Maintenance Unit, Support Service and Vehicle Maintenance Section, BSB Municipal Board, the participants comprised 25 undergraduates from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and 150 undergraduates from Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB). He said the objectives of the event were to give exposure to the community that maintaining cleanliness is not only the responsibility of the municipal board but all community members. It also…
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Cleanliness campaign launched for Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas

Cleanliness campaign launched for Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas

Green Brunei News
|     Fizah HAB     | A CLEANING campaign was launched yesterday during the unveiling of Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas by 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 in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne. According to municipal officer Sheran bin Haji Shari, also head of the cleanliness section of the event’s sectoral committee, the campaign is a collaborative project carried between the Municipal Board of Bandar Seri Begawan; Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe); private companies such as ISS Facility Services Sdn Bhd and Borneo United Enterprise Sdn Bhd; and volunteers from various organisations. “We worked in shifts on Saturday and…
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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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