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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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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