BTS Tree Planting

BTS Tree Planting

Green Brunei News
On the 24th of November 2019, 400 trees were planted in the Biodiversity Park, Berakas Forest Reserve. This tree planting activity was organised by namujoonbn, A Brunei based fanclub - led by Najibah binti Hj Sofian - for the popular K-Pop band BTS, to celebrate and commemorate the birthday of the band's leader, Kim Nam-joon. The tree planting event was jointly supported by Green Brunei and the Forestry Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism in our mission to strengthen reforestation efforts in the nation. Over 170 volunteers came together for this tree planting event; with volunteers from Politeknik Brunei, UBD, and JIS as well as staff from the Forestry Department, representatives from Serviclean Sdn. Bhd, Green Brunei and the general public. This activity brought together fans of K-pop in…
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Recycling Drive at RPN Mengkubau

Recycling Drive at RPN Mengkubau

Green Brunei News
Green Brunei together with Green Depot and Recover - in partnership with Majlis Perundingan Kampung (MPK) Kampung Panchor Mengkubau hosted a recycling drive at Bukit Riadah, Rancangan Perumahan Negara (RPN) Mengkubau. The recycling drive was preceded by the distribution of flyers to houses within the national housing scheme in Kampung Panchor Mengkubau. The flyer distribution took place on the 10th of November with the help of about 60 volunteers. [caption id="attachment_1767" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Group photo of volunteers who helped distribute flyers[/caption] The purpose of the flyer distribution was two fold. The first was to let the residents of RPN Kampung Panchor Mengkubau know about the recycling drive happening the following weekend and the second was to inform them what recyclables would be accepted at the recycling drive and the specificity…
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7th Green Leaders Camp

7th Green Leaders Camp

Green Brunei News
56 participants comprising youth participated in the 7th Green Leaders Camp organised by Green Brunei from 5 - 8 August 2019. This year’s theme focuses on climate change with the hashtag “#ThinkClimate”. One of the main objectives of this camp was to enable participants to critically assess environmental issues in Brunei and subsequently find possible solutions for these issues through discussions and activities. On the first day, participants had a field trip to the Mangrove to witness wildlife living amidst the mangrove such as the proboscis monkey, eagle and crocodile. The participants were then brought to Kampong Ayer to visit the Kunyit 7 Lodge. Kem, the owner of Kunyit 7 Lodge, shared the importance of recycling and upcycling, and proceeded to show different ways she has contributed towards the environment.…
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Green Leaders Camp 7 Open for Registrations

Green Leaders Camp 7 Open for Registrations

Green Brunei News
Calling all youth aged between 15 - 35 years old! We will be organising our annual Green Leaders Camp this year on 3 - 5 August 2019! This year the theme will be #ThinkClimate, which is in response to the global call for action towards climate change issues. Organised in the form of discussions, field trips, community work and project planning, we will take you on a journey to understand the impact and reality of climate change globally and in the region, and guide you to develop creative solutions towards creating awareness and taking action. The event will be held in Pusat Belia. Registration fee is $35, which is inclusive of accommodation, meals, transportation and activities throughout the programme and it will be open until 10 July 2019. To register,…
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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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