“The 8th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia, IGEM 2017, themed Powering Green Cities, will attract 25,000 trade visitors from over 20 countries and aims to generate RM1.6 billion in business leads,” said Dato’ Seri SK Devamany, Acting Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA).
YaHijau is dedicated to supporting the Government’s objective to increase the amount of green spaces in Kuala Lumpur by 2020. This will be achieved via our Tree Planting and Parks Adoption programme which aims to promote green redevelopment, increase green density and encourage usage of parks. This initiative will also involve the respective local councils in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area.
The Green Technology Themed Science Camps Program focuses on the transfer and exposure of knowledge for students to learn the science subject with Green Technology elements through camping and hands-on activities. In turn, this creates meaningful and authentic learning experiences for the students involved.
A joint programme between Yayasan Hijau Malaysia, Centre for Education and Training for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Green Technology (CETREE & GT), the Green Audit Programme Application was developed to assist Teachers in auditing the sustainability level of their schools. Following the steps of Singapore, India, Abu Dhabi, Ireland and the U.S. where a majority of their schools have applied the green audit concept, this programme was initiated in Malaysia in order for schools to evaluate and certify their sustainability levels.
In 2016, YaHijau launched its first Jelajah YaHijau programme in Sarawak, covering 8 locations (Santubong, Tapah, Sebauh, Kapit, Siniawan, Tarat, Sungai Asap & Lawas) with over 9000 participants throughout the roadshow from January to May 2016. The Jelajah YaHijau programme focuses on efforts to promote and encourage communities’ understandings and interests on green lifestyle practices and green technology applications. This is implemented through activities such as eco-workshops, Green Runs and green-related competitions amongst students from various schools.