Over 440kg trash collected in river clean-up

Over 440kg trash collected in river clean-up

Green Brunei News
Some 443 kilogrammes (kg) of trash was collected during a river clean-up organised by Green Brunei in collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation (Brunei Liaison Office) at Kampong Sungai Siamas yesterday morning. The trash collected comprised plastic bottles, a fridge door, seat cushions, face masks, food wrappers and a cupboard. Permanent Secretary (Municipal and District) at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Abdul Walid bin Haji Matassan, representing Minister of Home Affairs Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, attended as guest of honour. Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam Maeda Toru and Mitsubishi Corporation (Brunei Liaison Office) country representative Tadashi Hara as well as Brunei-Muara District Officer, village heads of all four zones of Kampong Ayer and principal of Siamas Primary School also participated. The ambassador said the…
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Over 1,000kg of Garbage Cleared From Lumut Beach

Over 1,000kg of Garbage Cleared From Lumut Beach

Green Brunei News
A rainy morning did little to deter some 200 volunteers from clearing over 1,000 kilogrammes (kg) of garbage from Lumut Beach on Sunday. Students, local residents, volunteers from non-governmental organisations and government officials removed waste from the beachfront and the nearby park. Credit: Borneo Bulletin
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Over 190kg of Trash Collected at Beach Cleanup

Over 190kg of Trash Collected at Beach Cleanup

Green Brunei News
Over 193 kilogrammes of litter was collected during a beach cleaning campaign at Serasa on Thursday.The campaign was organised by Network Integrity Assurance Technologies (NiAT) Sdn Bhd in partnership with Green Brunei.CEO of NiAT Lim Ming Soon led around 30 NiAT employees and Green Brunei volunteers in the cleaning activity.All participants in the cleanup were outfitted with the required cleaning equipment, including gloves and garbage bags.Participants collected 50 plastic bags of litter comprising plastic toys, metal barrel tins, scraps, plastic bottles, slippers and other garbage weighing 193.3 kilogrammes.The event was organised as an environmental corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative by NiAT. The event also served as a platform as NiAT’s team-building activity towards enhancing healthy relationships with one another as well as to reflect NiAT’s commitment in supporting projects by…
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250 Saplings Planted To Fight Climate Change

250 Saplings Planted To Fight Climate Change

Green Brunei News
Some 250 dipterocarp saplings were planted on Saturday, making a total of 507 trees planted under the Environmental Education Project this year.The tree planting event, organised by Green Brunei in collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation (Brunei Liaison Office) and Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd, aimed to promote awareness on climate change as well as provide youth with the opportunity to be directly involved in efforts to achieve a low carbon and climate-resilient future.Over 100 volunteers comprising students from institutions as well as the public participated in the event, supported by the Forestry Department, and the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.The Environmental Educational Project’s goal is to develop youth who are well-equipped with knowledge of climate change and to instil awareness and appreciation for natural resources. Other activities under the…
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Raising Environmental Awareness

Raising Environmental Awareness

Green Brunei News
The third Environmental Education Project began with the planting of 257 trees at the Berakas Forest Reserve yesterday. The project, organised by Green Brunei in cooperation with Mitsubishi Corporation (Brunei Liaison Office) and Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP), aims to raise public awareness of climate change while offering the public a platform to reduce its impacts. Deputy Minister of the Department of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw led some 150 participants to plant saplings at the forest reserve’s Biodiversity Park. Also present were Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam Maeda Toru, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Energy at the PMO Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education Aliuddin bin…
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Keep Beaches Clean And Fun, Says Malaysian Envoy

Keep Beaches Clean And Fun, Says Malaysian Envoy

Green Brunei News
Keep beaches clean so the public and future generations can enjoy its beauty in safety, urged the Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Dato’ Raja Reza bin Raja Zaib Shah during a cleaning campaign at Muara Beach yesterday. “There are people who do not pay attention to the cleanliness of the beach and leave garbage everywhere, including the sea, which washes back up on the beach,” said the high commissioner. “A clean beach will certainly be the focus for recreation and picnics, and as well as an attraction for anglers and visitors who want to enjoy the beautiful scenery, especially during sunset,” he said. The clean-up programme is only a temporary solution to the problem of beach cleanliness, said the high commissioner, adding he hoped that the programme can be…
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Supporting Youth In Sustainability Goals

Supporting Youth In Sustainability Goals

Green Brunei News
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) highlighted local youth-led organisations who are taking action on climate change at the recent National Youth Day celebrations held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas. BIBD’s Chief Marketing Officer and Chair of the Sustainability Transformation Group Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Haji Mohd Jaafar said, “As a partner in progress for a sustainable future, the bank regularly works with government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) whose goals and values align closely with ours. Green Brunei, a youth-led platform to promote environmental sustainability through education, conservation and advocacy, also showcased their tree-planting activities as part of its commitment to mitigate the effects of deforestation. According to Green Brunei, mature trees are able to absorb up to 22 kilogrammes of CO2 – with up to one metric…
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Youth Should Be Empowered To Tackle Climate Crisis, Says Singaporean Minister

Youth Should Be Empowered To Tackle Climate Crisis, Says Singaporean Minister

Green Brunei News
Youth should be empowered to drive solutions towards climate change, said Singaporean Minister of Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu Hai Yien in a keynote address at Climate Action Week of the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition 2022 (Brunei MYCE 2022) at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas yesterday. Delivered via video, the Singaporean minister’s keynote speech ‘Youth on Climate Action – Singapore Contex’ emphasised on how youth can play a vital role. She said climate change is an existential threat, and have impacted communities across the globe, adding that, “We have seen more frequent and intense weather events.” She said Singapore and Brunei Darussalam are small emitters that collectively contributed less than 0.15 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, “we are highly vulnerable to the impact of…
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Celebrating The Seven Seas

Celebrating The Seven Seas

Green Brunei News
World Oceans Day is observed on June 8 each year, with the aim of celebrating the world’s shared ocean, raising awareness on the crucial role the ocean plays in people’s lives, as well as the important ways people can help protect it. This year’s occasion features the theme ‘Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean’ as well as the first hybrid celebration of the annual event, hosted in-person at the UN Headquarters in New York and broadcast live. In line with World Oceans Day, representatives from three local NGOs spoke with the Bulletin about its significance. BRINGING AWARENESS Green Brunei is a social enterprise that aims to promote environmental sustainability through youth-led initiatives in the fields of education, conservation and advocacy. Sharing her thoughts on World Oceans Day, Green Brunei co-founder…
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Inspiring Change, Education In Post-Pandemic Recovery

Inspiring Change, Education In Post-Pandemic Recovery

Green Brunei News
The BIBD SME360 Series continued with a virtual forum which saw a discussion of the current shape and state of the non-profit, change-makers and education industries in the post-COVID-19 era. The two-day event began on May 17 with a session titled ‘Social Impact in the Post Pandemic Era: Reflections, Needs and Responses’. One of the last sessions of day 1 was ‘We Are All Responsible: A Total Approach to Saving the Planet’. Co-founder of Green Brunei Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari, Environmental Activist and co-founder of Accelerating Climate Action Malaysia Dr Renard Siew, Head of Energy Transition, Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd, Country Head of Girls for Girls Brunei and co-founder of React Co, Brunei Shirley Sikun and EnEvo Sdn Bhd founder Siti Norasyidah binti Haji Kariya participated.  They discussed…
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