Green Brigade to be established to promote green lifestyle

MUAR: A new initiative, termed Green Brigade, will be established to promote awareness on a green lifestyle.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said that through the Green Brigade programme, youths would be able join the Green Foundation (YaHijau) and work with the foundation in its efforts.

“The membership of the Green Brigade is targeted at secondary school students and undergraduates in both public and private higher learning institutions.

“YaHijau is also in the midst of outlining a plan to expand the Green Brigade programme to all states to effectively spread awareness on the importance of practicing a green lifestyle,” he said.

Dr Maximus said this in his speech during the YaHijau Carnival, which was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Sports Complex in Pagoh here on Saturday.

Muhyiddin also welcomed the initiative, adding that it would help youths appreciate the importance of protecting the environment.