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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New group to spread green message

New group to spread green message

Green Brunei News
A NEW environmental movement dubbed the Nature's Avengers, under the Green Brunei organisation, hosted its first project for some 30 primary pupils from three schools in educating them on the blessings of nature, biodiversity and eco-system of the rainforest, at Bintudoh Greenspring Resort, Tutong. The new group's mission includes engaging with the environment hands-on to impact the young by changing their attitudes. The group was an initiative, led by Dk Hanna Afiqah Pg Hassanal Ali Saifuddien, a Green Brunei Student Ambassador and Project Coordinator. Hanna was introduced to the resort through networks at the Bandar Seri Begawan Youth Centre that supported the movement. The project is also supported by the Youth and Sports Deparment, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), and Aswad Aroma Plantation and Kumatra Company in a…
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