Lessons on mother nature at Temburong Camp

Lessons on mother nature at Temburong Camp

Green Brunei News
TEN students from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School (YSHHBSS) recently had an adventurous time in Temburong while gaining a better understanding of climate change and its impact at a camp. The trip to the Climate Camp organised by eco-based non-governmental organisation Green Brunei at the Sumbiling Eco Village was part of the school’s August ACE (To Achieve To Challenge To Excel) Enrichment Programme. At the camp, representatives of the school comprising Year Nine and 10 students and their two teachers, ACE Enrichment Programme supervisor Airulyanti Aibau and Green Club supervisor Hana Suhana Johari, had the opportunity to experience challenging and exciting activities in the jungle around the river such as jungle trekking, tubing, swimming, visit to waterfall and night walk. It also covered both theoretical and practical aspects…
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Seminar Nadi Borneo labuh tirai

Seminar Nadi Borneo labuh tirai

Green Brunei News
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Seminar belia mengenai Nadi Borneo yang berlangsung selama tiga hari, telah berakhir dengan pengumpulan idea dan juga penyerahan sijil penyertaan yang berlangsung di Galeri Seni dan Kebudayaan Kampong Ayer. Seramai 29 belia telah menyertai seminar itu terdiri daripada belia dari Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia dan juga Malaysia. Belia-belia ini juga baru sahaja ikut serta dalam satu acara yang memfokuskan untuk meningkatkan kefahaman mereka tentang inisiatif Nadi Borneo dan juga memberikan kuasa kepada mereka sebagai ketua dalam penggerak generasi seterusnya dalam mempromosikan perkembangan mapan. Sebanyak enam idea projek telah dikemukakan oleh setiap kumpulan yang mana idea-idea itu merangkumi ‘Eco Camp’, Penswastaan Pusat Biodiversiti Meragang dan juga ‘The Green Elixir’. Kepelbagaian aktiviti Sepanjang tiga hari seminar itu dijalankan, pelbagai jenis aktiviti telah diungkayakan. Antaranya, para belia turut serta dalam…
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Heart of Borneo seminar for youth concludes

Heart of Borneo seminar for youth concludes

Green Brunei News
THE three-day youth seminar on the Heart of Borneo (HOB) concluded recently with a project pitching and certificate presentation at the Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery. Twenty-nine youth participants from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesian and Malaysia took part in the event which aims to increase understanding of the Heart of Borneo Initiative and empower them to be the next-generation leaders in promoting sustainable development, a press release said. Six project ideas were pitched by the teams, which include Eco Camp, the privatisation of the Meragang Biodiversity Centre and the Green Elixir. Over the three-day event, the participants took part in a forum titled ‘Empowering Youth in the Heart of Borneo: How Can Youth Take Action’, delivered by Dr Henry Chan, Leader of the Heart of Borneo Initiative, WWF Malaysia and…
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Two Bruneians awarded the Chevening Scholarship

Two Bruneians awarded the Chevening Scholarship

Green Brunei News
TWO Bruneians were awarded the Chevening Scholarship for the 2016-2017 session in a reception held yesterday at the residence of the British High Commissioner to Brunei. The recipients are Azizul Azri Hj Majit, an Administrative Officer 1st Grade at the Youth and Sports Department who will be pursuing an MSc in Sustainability and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London and Khairunissa Ash’ari, Co-Founder and Community Engagement Director at Green Brunei will be pursuing an MA in Environment, Politics and Globalisation at King’s College London. During the event, British High Commissioner to Brunei David Campbell said that he was pleased to present scholarships to the two recipients and represents a bond of friendship between the two countries. “These subjects are of global importance and to Brunei and I’m sure that…
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HoB seminar participants explore natural attractions

HoB seminar participants explore natural attractions

Green Brunei News
PARTICIPANTS of the Heart of Borneo (Hob) Youth Seminar explored the Tropical Biodiversity Centre in Sungai Liang yesterday. Comprising youth from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, the seminar is a three-day event where participants promote sustainable development through their own ideas. The visit to the centre was part of their itinerary on the second day. The group went on a 30-minute forest trek behind the centre led by its staff, Mohd Yusop Abdul Rahman. Throughout the trek, Mohd Yusop showed the different types of vegetation found in Brunei’s forests, and briefed them on their properties. The participants would be able to utilise the knowledge that they had gained during the trip when pitching ideas on the final day of the youth seminar. The group also went to Lamunin for Eko Kampung…
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Belia pemimpin masa depan

Belia pemimpin masa depan

Green Brunei News
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 26 Ogos – Golongan belia selaku pemimpin masa akan datang bukan sahaja perlu dilengkapi dengan ilmu pengetahuan yang berguna tetapi mereka juga harus mengambil langkah aktif dalam mempromosikan pembangunan mapan serta memahami peluang-peluang yang wujud dalam pemulihan sumber asli dan menangani isu-isu penting semasa. Isu-isu penting itu termasuk menyediakan peluang pekerjaan, membangunkan ekonomi, mempromosikan pembangunan mapan dan meningkatkan kehidupan masyarakat, di mana bagi menanganinya memerlukan belia yang bermaklumat serta mempunyai kemahiran kepimpinan yang tinggi supaya mereka mampu menyumbang kepada perubahan positif dalam komuniti masing-masing. Dalam hubungan itu, penganjuran Seminar Belia Nadi Borneo merupakan satu kaedah yang berkesan bagi membantu menjana kefahaman mengenai Nadi Borneo dalam kalangan golongan belia dan pada masa yang sama mengenal pasti bidang-bidang ekonomi yang berpotensi dikembangkan dalam Nadi Borneo. Perkara itu dijelaskan oleh…
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First HoB Youth Seminar to empower, discuss ideas

First HoB Youth Seminar to empower, discuss ideas

Green Brunei News
THE opening ceremony of the first Heart of Borneo (HoB) Youth Seminar was held yesterday at the Youth Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan. About 31 participants from Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia will be taking part in the three-day seminar to discuss the various challenges and opportunities for the HoB in promoting sustainable development through ideas. With the theme ‘Empowering Youth Leaders for Sustainable Development’, the seminar’s objectives include to develop an understanding of the Heart of Borneo Initiative amongst youths, as well as to identify potential areas to develop the economy. Moreover, youths are encouraged to take on leadership as a way to promote the HoB and ensuring sustainable development of their countries. The opening ceremony’s guest of honour was Wardi bin Haji Mohammad Ali, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism) at…
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‘HoB project can preserve diversity’

‘HoB project can preserve diversity’

Green Brunei News
THE Heart of Borneo (HoB) corridor project — a landscape connectivity project that will link a series of protected areas in Borneo under the HoB initiative — will be able to preserve the genetic diversity of the sultanate’s wildlife, said the initiative’s leader. In his keynote address during the opening ceremony of the Heart of Borneo Youth Seminar yesterday, Dr Henry Chan of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia and Indonesia said that the corridor project will benefit the sultanate in two main ways. The first, he said, was in relation to the conservation of the country’s biodiversity, namely in the corridor component that will link Brunei’s Sungai Ingei Conservation Forest with the protected forest in Sarawak that will be further connected to the forest of Indonesia. “This well…
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Memupuk tanggungjawab untuk kitar semula

Memupuk tanggungjawab untuk kitar semula

Green Brunei News
SEBERAPA pedulikah kita dengan alam persekitaran? Apa yang kita lakukan ketika melihat sampah di merata tempat? Adakah kita akan membantu membuangnya atau kita abaikan sahaja? Dan apa yang paling penting lagi adakah kita rajin untuk mengitar semula barangan tersebut? Ya, barangan bekas sebagai contoh tin minuman kosong, kertas, botol dan barang yang boleh di kitar semula. Tidak semua mengerti akan faedah dan kebaikan untuk kita mengapplikasikan tabiat kitar semula di dalam kehidupan kita sehari-hari. Bukan sahaja ianya boleh menjadikan persekitaran yang lebih sihat dan selesa, namun juga memupuk diri seseorang itu untuk lebih bertanggungjawab dalam memeduli persekitaran sekeliling dengan menjadi seseorang yang tidak camah mata. Apa yang sebenarnya menghalang seseorang itu untuk mengamalkan tabiat kitar semula di dalam kehidupan mereka terutama sekali para generasi belia kita? Walau sudah tersedia tempat…
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Educating the young for a sustainable future

Educating the young for a sustainable future

Green Brunei News
LANDFILLS everywhere are rapidly filling up and the environment is increasingly affected in various ways as a result of this. It was stated in the Recycle 123 Handbook produced in 2015 by the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) under the Ministry of Development that approximately 400 to 500 tonnes of waste goes to the Sungai Paku landfill daily. In fact, it has been estimated that by the year 2025, that very landfill will be entirely filled. In the nation, the waste generation is around 1.4 kilogrammes per person per day, comprising 36 per cent food waste, 18 per cent paper and 16 per cent plastic. We are at a point where we know that there’s a problem and have identified the causes of the problem but the question…
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