Green Brunei concludes fourth leadership camp

Green Brunei concludes fourth leadership camp

Green Brunei News
THE fourth Green Leaders Camp (GLC4) concluded yesterday with a closing ceremony at the Youth Centre and a presentation of certificates to the participants by Haji Mohammad Zamree bin Haji Zunaidi, the Director of the Tourism Development Department at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism. In his speech, Haji Mohammad Zamree called for more non-government organisations (NGOs) and youth associations to participate in environmental projects in the coming year of 2017, which was declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism at the United Nations’ 70th General Assembly. “An increasing number of environmental initiatives are being led by the government, NGOs and the private sector, so it is up to the individuals themselves to take advantage of the many opportunities offered to them,” he said. “I implore youths to…
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‘Be proactive in tackling climate change issues’

‘Be proactive in tackling climate change issues’

Green Brunei News
ENVIRONMENTAL non-government organisation Green Brunei said more action is needed by the community in taking on their own initiatives in tackling climate change issues. Its Co-Founder/ Community Engagement Director Khairunnisa Ash’ari said the government or NGOs should not be the only party working on combatting climate change, but that there should be a collective effort from the community as well. “We have to work together as a community, such as reducing demand for products that have led to the haze issues or reducing usage of cars on the road,” she said. On September 7 in Vientiane, ASEAN Plus Three leaders adopted a statement on Promoting Sustainable Development Cooperation, where they called for greater protection of the environment, addressing the challenge of climate change and sustainable management of natural resources, among…
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Kakitangan SCB bersihkan Kampong Ayer

Kakitangan SCB bersihkan Kampong Ayer

Green Brunei News
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 8 Sept – Sekumpulan lebih 20 orang kakitangan Bank Standard Chartered (SCB) telah bergotong-royong membersihkan kawasan Kampong Ayer, berdekatan Kampung Sungai Besar pagi tadi. Aktiviti kesukarelawanan berkenaan dianjurkan oleh jawatankuasa Kelab Rekreasi SCB dan diketuai oleh Pengerusi Kelab, Awang Muhammad Red Abdullah Ong. Menurut kenyataan SCB, aktiviti berkenaan turut melibatkan kerja-sama Green Brunei yang mana sukarelawan-sukarelawannya turut menyertai aktiviti pembersihan berkenaan yang mengambil masa lebih dua jam. Awang Muhammad Red, dipetik sebagai berkata, “Saya gembira Standard Chartered menggalakkan kami sebagai kakitangan untuk memberi balik kepada komuniti menerusi aktiviti-aktiviti kesukarelawanan seperti ini. [caption id="attachment_823" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Sukarelawan bergambar ramai selepas bergotong-royong dalam aktiviti pembersihan di Kampong Ayer.[/caption] “Kampong Ayer adalah salah satu tarikan utama di Brunei, oleh itu di samping memulihara warisan kita, kami juga mahu meningkatkan kesedaran…
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Standard Chartered staff clean Kampong Ayer

Standard Chartered staff clean Kampong Ayer

Green Brunei News
A GROUP of more than 20 staff from Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) recently volunteered their time to clean areas of Kampong Ayer near Kampong Sungai Besar. The volunteering initiative was spearheaded by Standard Chartered’s Recreation Club committee and led by the club’s chairperson, Muhammad Red bin Abdullah Ong in collaboration with Green Brunei whose volunteers also participated in the activity. The volunteers started out from the jetty at the Waterfront in the capital at 7am and made their way via boat. The cleaning activity lasted over two hours. In a press release, Muhammad Red said he was pleased that Standard Chartered encourages their employees to give back to the community through volunteering activities. “Kampong Ayer is one of the main attractions in Brunei… In addition to preserving our heritage, we…
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Helping to keep Kg Ayer clean

Helping to keep Kg Ayer clean

Green Brunei News
A GROUP of more than 20 staff from Standard Chartered Bank volunteered their time to clean Kampong Ayer, near Kampung Sungai Besar area yesterday morning. The volunteering initiative was spearheaded by Standard Chartered’s Recreation Club committee and led by the club’s chairperson, Muhammad Red Abdullah Ong, in collaboration with Green Brunei whose volunteers also participated in the activity. The volunteers started out from the jetty at the waterfront in town at 7am and made their way to the via boat before commencing with their cleaning activity over two hours. Muhammad Red said: “I am pleased that Standard Chartered encourages us as employees to give back to the community through volunteering activities such as these. Kampong Ayer is one of the main attractions in Brunei and as such in addition to…
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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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