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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Standard Chartered Bank teams up with Green Brunei to clean Tungku Beach

Standard Chartered Bank teams up with Green Brunei to clean Tungku Beach

Green Brunei News
STANDARD Chartered Bank volunteers partnered with Green Brunei yesterday to clean part of Tungku Beach in an effort to beautify Brunei Darussalam’s natural landscape and to ensure that beaches remain clean. Throughout the cleaning campaign, the volunteers collected about 20 rubbish bags and 400 plastic bottles. Chairperson of the Standard Chartered Bank Recreation Club Debbie Too said Standard Chartered Bank is committed to environment protection and sustainability values. “The bank has always encouraged its employees to volunteer and organise activities that centre around the environment.” Ten volunteers took part in the beach cleaning. They first met up with Green Brunei to learn the importance of keeping Brunei’s beaches clean. They were then grouped up with Green Brunei volunteers to collect left over trash on the beach. The Standard Chartered Recreation…
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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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Beach clean-up sees waste haul

Beach clean-up sees waste haul

Green Brunei News
ALL in all, a total of 531 plastic bottles, 17 plastic straws, 30 cigarettes and 30 bags of mixed litter were collected during the Advancement of the Community and Environment (ACE) Team Muara Beach Campaign yesterday. Over 50 volunteers gathered as early as seven in the morning at Muara Beach to give the stretch of sand a much-needed spruce-up. The event aimed to raise awareness on environmental issues plaguing marine animals, encourage environmental-friendly thinking, as well as promote public participation and collaboration on the issue of environmental hygiene. It also sought to promote the use of reusable items such as metal straws, bags and reusable bottles in replacement of disposable or single-use plastics. Joining the effort, initiated by the ACE team in collaboration with the Department of Environment, Parks and…
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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

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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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