Green Brunei team visits Tenaga Suria project

Green Brunei team visits Tenaga Suria project

Green Brunei News
THE Green Brunei team was given the opportunity to visit the site of Brunei's first renewable energy project on Saturday. Located at the former Seria Power Station, the Tenaga Suria Brunei Photovoltaic Power Generation Demonstration Project (TSB Project), is a joint project between the local government and Mitsubitshi Corporation, and is part of Brunei's commitment towards developing sustainable energy sources. The seven-member team from Green Brunei, led by Lim Yong Chee, were hosted by TSB officers from the Energy Department Hj Jufri and Raymee. The visit began with an introduction to the history and milestones of Tenaga Suria. According to the presentation, the plant began operations in 2011. The TSB PV system has a nominal capacity of 1.2 MW and is able to generate 1,344 MWh of electricity per year,…
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NGOs: Time to ban plastic bags

NGOs: Time to ban plastic bags

Green Brunei News
ENVIRONMENT groups have called for a ban on plastic bags in the sultanate. The non-governmental organisations (NGOs) said it was time for the No Plastic Weekend campaign in major supermarkets to be turned into a daily basis. Community Engagement Director at Green Brunei Khairunnisa Ash’ari said a much stronger move was needed to change habits among members of the public. “Although we see more people bringing green bags to supermarkets during the weekends, it is not the same case during the weekdays. “This clearly shows that most people only comply in bringing their own bags because supermarkets are taking part in the government initiative by not providing plastic bags,” she said in an interview. Khairunnisa said it takes time for habits to change, and banning plastic bags would encourage people…
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Nurture recycling habit through schools

Nurture recycling habit through schools

Green Brunei News
HEWLETT-PACKARD (HP) in collaboration with local non-profit organisation, Green Brunei, will be introducing its Recycling Drive campaign in schools soon. The campaign is being organised in line with its vision to create a sustainable environment by encouraging the participation of local schools. The HP - Green Brunei Recycling Drive is jointly organised by HP through their distributor, Sulaiman Development Services Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with Green Brunei and also in partnership with Daikyo Environmental Recycling Sdn Bhd and supported by the Department of Schools under the Ministry of Education. According to the Sulaiman Hj Ahai, Managing Director of Sulaiman Development Services Sdn Bhd, the event will mark its first collaboration with Green Brunei to raise awareness of recycling amongst the public, especially students in schools. “This is the first project…
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Youth take to BSB to gain environmental awareness

Youth take to BSB to gain environmental awareness

Green Brunei News
THIRTY youths took part in an Eco Race which was set around the capital last Friday, July 5 as part of Green Brunei's Nature's Avengers Project with the theme, "Green Nature's Camp". The programme involved a total of 30 youths between 14 and 20 years of age, coming together to be involved in a series of activities that focused on environment work and how they, as youth, can take leadership in advocating towards environmental susceptibility. The programme which is for youth and is run by youth provides a platform for young people to gather and learn about environmental awareness through interactive games and discussions. The Eco Race event saw participants search for clues in different parts of the capital such as the Water Village and the Language and Literature Bureau.…
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Nature’s Avengers spreads awareness through fun & games

Nature’s Avengers spreads awareness through fun & games

Green Brunei News
IT IS important to educate youth on the urgency of combating various environmental issues and protecting nature to ensure a sustainable future. Nature's Avenger Project is a programme for youth run by youth, where participants engage in games and fun activities to spread awareness on the importance of being environmental- friendly and to improve their attitude towards helping the environment. Held at Youth centre yesterday and led by Dk Hanna Afiqah Pg HassanalAli Saifuddien, a Green Brunei Student Ambassador and Project Coordinator, the two-day programme was sponsored by HSBC and supported by Relentless Entertainment. The highlight of the programme was the Eco-Race activity, where participants had to search for clues in different parts of Bandar Seri Begawan. Each location had an environmental challenge they had to complete in order to…
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Empowering the impassioned youth

Green Brunei News
YOUTH who feel disconnected from the environment from the lack of involvement with nature may get involved with Green Brunei's Youth Environmental Leadership Programme. For interested 13-to-25-year-old environmentally conscious youths, they are promised with knowledge of the "green ways" including the practice of composting and learning the richness of the region's biodiversity. Held at the fringe of Brunei's own pristine green treasures at Rainforest School in Temburong, theprogramme will teach participants the basics of environmental youth reporting from environmental science and issues' classes while involving students to have a hands-on experience with nature through activities such as picking their own vegetables, short treks into the rainforest and cooking their own meals. Jointly organised by Green Brunei, Education Provider, and Borneo Guide, the Project and Venue Partner, the programme will be…
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50 students attend eco-social seminar

50 students attend eco-social seminar

Green Brunei News
FIFTY students from various learning institutions took part in a pilot workshop jointly conducted by a local eco-awareness non-governmental organisation and a Singaporean-based youth development organisation. Green Brunei an organisation that promotes environmental education and awareness, and Envisage Education Pte Ltd (Envisage) conducted the workshop aimed at creating awareness about the complex link between the economy, the environment and societal needs with a focus on sustainability. The Eco-Socio Entrepreneurship Seminar was held at Pusat Belia (Youth Centre) in the capital yesterday. It saw students from public and private education institutions, including Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Institut Teknologi Brunei, Politeknik, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Seri Mulia Sarjana Secondary School, St Andrew's School and Tutong Sixth Form Centre. The students played games designed by a three-person team from Envisage a social organisation…
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Bruneian attends Green Leaders Youth Energy Summit in Manila

Bruneian attends Green Leaders Youth Energy Summit in Manila

Green Brunei News
GREEN Brunei recently attended the Green Leaders Youth Energy Summit (GLYES) 2013 at the De La Salle University in Manila. The event was held from February 27 to March 2, with the theme "Towards an Energy Efficient and Sustainable Future". Organised by the De La Salle University, Philippine Scholars Alliance (PSA), and the World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP), the summit is a platform for students and young professionals to work and form bonds as they join the pursuit of overcoming today's challenges in the local and global energy scenario. Through talks, lectures and interactions, the summit aims to raise awareness on the issues and developments in the key fields in energy: economics, security, environmental impact, efficiency and sustainability. "Aside from technical knowledge and policy mechanisms, there were a couple…
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Unleash Nature’s Avengers

Unleash Nature’s Avengers

Green Brunei News
"NATURE'S Avengers initiative is a project for youths, by youths," said Hanna Hassanal, 18, a Green Brunei Student Ambassador and Project Coordinator of the Nature's Avengers project. The project is one of the many exemplary youth-initiated projects in Brunei. While Green Brunei is a non-government organisation (NGO) that focuses on environmental awareness, it has become a platform for charismatic youth leaders to take charge of leading projects that that focus on environmental awareness, preservation and conservation such as the mangrove planting project. Under Green Brunei, within the Nature's Avengers project, there exists an independent group of youths who wants to do something for the Brunei environment. "We self-initiated this project in order to be exposed to understanding how big volunteering projects can be successful," said Nani Azlan, 18, Public Relations…
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More improvement needed for Brunei to be green-minded society

More improvement needed for Brunei to be green-minded society

Green Brunei News
BRUNEI can do more to realise "a green-minded society" as a norm rather than just a vision, said Green Brunei Community Engagement Director Khairunissa Ash'ari. "Manila has shown us that, as population increases drastically, demand for industrial development rises; more cars on the road and buildings being built,"said Khairunnisa, who recently attended the Green Leaders Youth Energy Summit (GLYES) 2013 at De La Salle University, Manila to share knowledge on developing a green future. Brunei is considered lucky to have a number of government and non-governmental organisations that conduct environmental programmes, she said, however, there is still room for improvement. "There are a lot of areas we should be looking into to ensure that our air stays clean and our environment stays green." She hoped that the trip to GLYES…
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