Green project looks to plant 1,590 saplings

Green project looks to plant 1,590 saplings

Green Brunei News
Green Brunei, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation, initiated a 'Stay-at-home Tree Planting' campaign with the goal of planting 1,590 saplings by volunteers throughout November. The campaign is supported by the Brunei Darussalam Climate Change Secretariat, Forestry Department, Youth and Sports Department and the Brunei Youth Council. A total of 685 saplings consisting of Syzgium Oleina and also several types of fruit trees were distributed to the public through a drive-through method at the Anggerek Desa Swimming Pool, Tutong Youth Centre and Green Depot in Kuala Belait from November 1-6. Volunteers for tree planting activities comprise students from primary schools to higher learning institutions, differently-abled youth as well as various individuals from the government, private sector and the public. The activity is also supporting the Day of Action Campaign organised by…
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Bangladesh High Commission receives saplings

Bangladesh High Commission receives saplings

Green Brunei News
Bangladesh High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona received 10 fruit tree and 10 ornamental tree saplings from Legislative Council member and co-founder of Green Brunei Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari to support the Stay at Home Tree Planting Project. The project was organised by Green Brunei in collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation and Brunei Climate Change Secretariat as part of the Environmental Education Tour Project. It was also held in conjunction with Day of Action and Brunei’s participation in 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The project to collect saplings for the entire November was launched on Monday. Volunteers will be given one sapling each to plant at their homes. The saplings were sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation and Brunei Climate Change Secretariat. The trees are pokok ubah,…
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‘Thrifting is trendy and budget friendly’

‘Thrifting is trendy and budget friendly’

Green Brunei News
Thrifting is now seen as budget-friendly, eco-friendly and trendy, said Syazwina Sara. “Thrifting was initially for the underprivileged communities and second-hand clothing was seen as dirty, old and undesirable. Now it has seen growing acceptance among the youth and increasingly de-stigmatised in popular culture,” she said at a virtual forum titled ‘Thrifting: Sustainable or Trendy?’ hosted by Green Brunei yesterday. “Thrifting has entered the mainstream because of social media influence where it is promoted as a fashion statement while informing people about the underbelly of the fast fashion industry from landfill waste to exploitative working conditions,” said Syazwina. The forum was aimed at promoting environmental awareness by discussing related topics with speakers ranging from experts to youth advocates. It highlighted the urgency to take care of the environment and enabled…
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Nationwide cooperation needed for green goals

Nationwide cooperation needed for green goals

Green Brunei News
The whole-of-nation approach is needed to achieve a low carbon and climate-resilient Brunei Darussalam, which requires policy adoption across different sectors, and commitment by all stakeholders through careful planning and implementation. This was said by Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar during the launch of Environmental Education Tour Project yesterday. The programme included speeches by Mitsubishi Corporation (Brunei Liaison Office) Country Representative Tadashi Hara and Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Atsushi Suda. Hara said, “Currently, physical touring needs to be postponed to another date due to the unexpected pandemic situation. Therefore, all the stakeholders will keep discussing to find an alternative solution to carry out this project despite the current situation, in order to maintain our…
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Playing a role in protecting the planet

Playing a role in protecting the planet

Green Brunei News
Despite the unpredictable weather condition, the Australian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam in collaboration with Green Brunei organised a beach clean-up at the Berakas Forest Recreational Park as part of its commitment to the environment yesterday. The beach clean-up was also in support of Brunei’s Vision 2035 goal of creating a clean and green environment and raising awareness on waste management in line with Brunei Darussalam’s National Climate Change Policy. Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Tiffany McDonald and Legislative Council member and Green Brunei founder Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari participated. McDonald said, “Its up to us individually and collectively to keep this planet beautiful and today we start here to collect waste on the beach.” On Australia’s climate change action, the high commissioner said Australia is taking…
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Company plants 36 saplings to meet pledge

Company plants 36 saplings to meet pledge

Green Brunei News
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) held a tree planting activity in collaboration with local non-governmental organisation (NGO) Green Brunei at the Muara Recreational Beach yesterday. It was held two weeks before PwC’s fifth anniversary celebration. Over 30 PwC employees planted 36 saplings in support of the organisation’s commitment made last year to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The saplings planted were eight Bucida Molineti and 28 Tebebuia Yellow. According to a PwC statement, the organisation aims to build trust in society and solve important problems. With its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, PwC aims to fulfill its purpose by focussing on three themes: inclusivity, environmental sustainability, and systemic reform. The tree planting activity was one of the firm’s actions towards environmental sustainability. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries, with over…
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Up close and personal with green energy

Up close and personal with green energy

Green Brunei News
Over 30 participants comprising secondary and tertiary students, teachers and officials participated in the first Solar Energy Tour organised as part of the Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition (MYCE) 2021 Energy Theme Week yesterday. The tour, organised by the Ministry of Energy (ME) and supported by Mitsubishi Corporation Brunei, Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd (BSP) and Green Brunei themed ‘Energy Transition: Towards a Sustainable Future’ was aimed at raising awareness and understanding of renewable energy technologies in the country. Legislative Council member and Green Brunei co-founder Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari led the contingent. The group’s first stop was Brunei’s first solar plant Tenaga Suria Brunei (TSB). Mitsubishi Corporation Country Representative Tadashi Hara, who welcomed the contingent, highlighted the collaboration by Mitsubishi Corporation and agencies to promote renewable energy. As…
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Students collect over 25 tonnes of recyclables

Students collect over 25 tonnes of recyclables

Green Brunei News
Some 25,317 kilogrammes (kg) of recyclable materials were collected in the Virtual Recycling Competition: School Edition organised by Green Depot to inspire and encourage students to reduce, reuse, and recycle (3Rs). The competition which ended on June 19 was held in conjunction with World Environment Day and was split into two categories – Category A for primary schools and Category B for secondary schools. The collection of paper, boxes, aluminium cans, scrap metals and electronic waste (e-waste) was picked up by Daikyo Environmental Recycling Sdn Bhd for processing and recycling. Seri Mulia Sarjana International School won Category A with 6,121kg haul and Rimba III Primary School and Lambak Kanan Primary School with 1,490.8kg and 1477kg were in second and third place. Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School won Category B with…
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300 bags of trash collected at beach cleaning campaign

300 bags of trash collected at beach cleaning campaign

Green Brunei News
Over 150 volunteers comprising Telugu Association members and other NGOs in Belait District participating in a beach cleaning campaign at Silver Jubilee Recreational Park yesterday, collected over 300 bags of trash. It was co-organised by the association and High Commission of India in Brunei Darussalam as part of Swatchhta Abhiyan or cleanliness drive to mark India’s 75th independence Day celebration. Members from Malayali Association, Indian Association of Belait, the Marathi community, Borneo Systematic Sdn Bhd, Oil Town Safety Committee, Rotary Club of Belait, Meer Sdn Bhd and Green Depot also participated. Second Secretary and Head of Chancery at the High Commission of India in Brunei Darussalam Alok Verma officiated the event by releasing the tri-colour balloons. The campaign aimed to raise awareness, especially among the community in the district, on the importance of…
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Vegan food, organic produce available at Earth Day Market

Vegan food, organic produce available at Earth Day Market

Green Brunei News
Baiduri Bank is hosting a zero waste Earth Day Market at One Riverside, today and tomorrow at 2pm-6pm. The market features local vendors supporting low-impact living from vegan products, organic local produce, thrift shopping, wild yeast breads and products to assist people to start their journey to zero waste living. Vendors taking part are Aras Soap, Jungalow bn, Wilderness.bn, Abang Shish, El Jumana, Kabunku Aquaponics, Leaves n Loaves.bn, KilangReRoot, The Bohemian Bakers, Agrome Market, The Vegan Otters, TheMenstrualCup.bn, ChubbyPhatKisses Co, NOTJUSTPINK, Burnt, Veganbond, Tapak Thrift, Paperpetals.bn, Kitchen Undone, Seedbox, Kaimana Living and Nookplants. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own bags, container and other packaging in support of the #zerowastebrunei campaign. Baiduri Bank also launched #zerowastesungkai campaign to promote low impact living with the aim of raising awareness on living…
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