The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

Green Brunei News
The Competition is an opportunity for all young Commonwealth citizens and residents, regardless of region, education or background, to share ideas, celebrate their story and have their voice heard - all whilst developing key skills. For 2019, we want to hear from more young people across the Commonwealth, all stories and voices are important. The theme for 2019 is A Connected Commonwealth. It calls upon young people to consider how they can work to use cultural, technological and environmental connections for positive change across the Commonwealth.  It asks young people to consider the potential of the Commonwealth in strengthening the vast and varied links between citizens. The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under and runs until 1 June 2019. All entrants receive a Certificate…
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Charity Donation Drive

Charity Donation Drive

Green Brunei News
The public is welcome to send their used/unused clothing, furniture and household items, which will be given away for charitable purposes! The collection drive will be on 12 May (Sunday), at Pusat Belia (BSB) and Green Depot (KB), from 9am - 4pm! May your charitable contributions bring smiles to those who need them this month :)
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2nd GB Recycling Drive of 2019 collects over 500 kg of recyclables

2nd GB Recycling Drive of 2019 collects over 500 kg of recyclables

Green Brunei News
On 21st April, Green Brunei successfully organised a recycling drive in conjunction with Earth Day at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. Over 20 members of the public dropped by, resulting in over 500 kg of recyclables gathered in three hours. To break it down: 379 kg of paper, 6 kg of aluminium, 28 kg of metal and 108 kg of plastic [caption id="attachment_1658" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The complete haul at the end of the recycling drive[/caption] This was made possible through the gracious support of the public. Be it through giving recyclables, volunteering or spreading the word, every action counts towards building greater environmental awareness and eco-friendly disposal habits in the community. Our next drive will be after the Hari Raya celebration in June. Stay tuned! [caption id="attachment_1659" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The…
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Kampung Sungai Kebun Clean-up Collects Over 70 bags of Waste

Kampung Sungai Kebun Clean-up Collects Over 70 bags of Waste

Green Brunei News
In conjunction with International Day of Action for Rivers, Green Brunei has organised a Kampung Ayer Clean-up in Kampung Sungai Kebun on 14th April from 8-10 AM. Over 40 volunteers were successfully mobilised, comprising of students, local villagers, personnel from Balai Bomba Sungai Kebun, other members of the public and Green Brunei. Also in attendance were Yang Berhormat Dayang Khairunnisa binti Awang Haji Ash'ari, Legislative Council Member and Co-Founder/Community Engagement Director of Green Brunei, and Awang Haji Marali bin Matzin, Ketua Kampong Sungai Kebun. Over 70 bags of waste were collected. The waste ranged from everyday items like plastic bags and bottles to junk food wrappers and styrofoam containers. [caption id="attachment_1647" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A group photo with the heaps of trash collected[/caption] The Kampong Ayer Cleanup Project involves the youths…
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GB Eco Race: Raising environmental awareness

GB Eco Race: Raising environmental awareness

Green Brunei News
Lee Huan Ni and Lee Huan Ching of Team Gaia won first place at the Green Brunei Eco Race on 7th April 2019. They earned a cash prize of BND250, two BND20 I-Lotus Restaurant meal vouchers and two BND10 Caffè Bene cash vouchers. The race, with the start and finish line at Taman Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, was held in Bandarku Ceria. Involving 44 participants aged 15 years old and above, it aimed to promote environmental awareness through a series of challenging eco-themed obstacles about sustainability, biodiversity loss, climate change and more. [caption id="attachment_1586" align="aligncenter" width="640"] YB Khairunnisa and the 44 GB Eco Race participants at Taman SOAS on April 7, 2019[/caption] Team Wek (Zaahidah Iskandar and Affan Zain) bagged the second place with a cash prize of BND200, two…
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GB Eco Race now open for registrations!

GB Eco Race now open for registrations!

Green Brunei News
Green Brunei will be organising GB Eco Race on 7th April 2019 (Sunday) during Bandarku Ceria, 7-11 AM. It is a challenge-based, eco-themed race where teams of two people will compete with one another in tackling obstacles and solving puzzles in 10 checkpoints around Bandar Seri Begawan. Each checkpoint has the objective of raising awareness about a certain environmental concern. This includes, but is not limited to, climate change, recycling and the need for more sustainable consumption patterns. The number of points won at each checkpoint depends on how well the team completes the challenge. Attractive cash prizes are up for grabs for 3 teams with the most number of points. The race is open to youth ages 15 years old and above. The registration fee is $30 per person,…
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AMBD, Green Brunei join forces to clean up Berakas Beach

AMBD, Green Brunei join forces to clean up Berakas Beach

Green Brunei News
AUTORITI Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), in collaboration with Green Brunei, held a beach cleaning campaign at the Berakas Beach, Berakas Forest Reserve recently. AMBD Acting Assistant Managing Director Mardini bin Haji Eddie and AMBD Principal Syariah Advisor as Chairman of the AMBD Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee Haji Muhd Shukri bin Haji Ahmad led the campaign, undertaken by over 80 AMBD officers and staff, and six Green Brunei members. The campaign aimed to preserve the natural environment by keeping the marine habitat safe and shorelines trash-free. The campaign also acted as a platform for the officers and staff to foster good and healthy relationship among each other, as well as to show AMBD’s support towards supporting initiatives by local non-governmental organisations. The cleaning campaign participants with trash collected in a…
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BEACH CLEAN-UP ACTIVITY BETWEEN ROYAL BRUNEI NAVY AND UNITED STATES 7TH FLEET P-8A MARITIME PATROL AND RECONAISSANCE AIRCRAFT CREW

BEACH CLEAN-UP ACTIVITY BETWEEN ROYAL BRUNEI NAVY AND UNITED STATES 7TH FLEET P-8A MARITIME PATROL AND RECONAISSANCE AIRCRAFT CREW

Green Brunei News
MUARA, Sunday, 28 October 2018 – As part of the Community Relations (COMREL) program between the Royal Brunei Navy and the United States 7th Fleet P-8A Maritime Patrol and Reconaissance Aircraft (MPRA), 41 personnel and crew from both sides conducted a Beach Clean-Up activity coordinated by a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Green Brunei in Muara Beach. The Beach Clean-Up activity yielded 36 rubbish bags within 45 minutes and weighing at 171.42kg in total. The waste collected during the clean-up predominantly consists of plastic bottles, broken glasses, ropes and styrofoam. The message through this initiative is that environmental protection is everyone’s responsibility and we must play our part in sustaining our environment for generations to come. The activity proved to be a success for all those involved as it saw all RBN…
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RGR4 Now Open for Registrations!

RGR4 Now Open for Registrations!

Green Brunei News
Green Brunei will be organising its fourth Remarkable Green Race on 25 November in Berakas Forest Reserve. The race aims to promote environmental awareness through a fun-filled amazing race theme. The registration is open to ages between 15 to 35 years old in teams of four people each. Registration fee is $25 per person and will include event t-shirt and merchandise. The race will involve games and clues on environmental-related topics, and will be testing participants' critical thinking, strength as well as teamwork. To apply, please go to http://rgr.green-brunei.com before 31st October. For enquiries, contact info@green-brunei.com or Syamimi at 715 4795.
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6.5 tonnes of trash collected at beach clean-up

6.5 tonnes of trash collected at beach clean-up

Green Brunei News
|     James Kon & Daniel Lim     | A TOTAL of 809 Brunei Shell Joint Venture Companies (BSJV) staff – comprising employees from Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd (BSP), Brunei LNG (BLNG), Brunei Shell Tankers (BST) and Brunei Shell Marketing (BSM) and Brunei Gas Carriers (BGC) – and volunteers gathered at five beachfront locations in the Brunei-Muara and Belait Districts yesterday morning to take part in a major beach clean-up effort. The two-district campaign, organised by the BSJV companies in support of International Coastal Clean Up 2018, yielded a massive rubbish haul of 6,506kg (6.5 tonnes). This is the fifth successive year in which the clean-up is held by the BSJV companies in support of International Coastal Clean-up, the world’s largest single-day volunteering effort to clean up beaches, lakes and rivers.…
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