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Throwback of Green Drinks KL at UTAR

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Throwback of Green Drinks KL at UTAR

On 31 August 2019, Jeffrey, one of our Green Drinks KL members, was invited to become a delegate speaker by Youtar (UTAR Chinese Discussion Team) at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Kampar Campus. The talk covered on 3 topics:

i) Economic Development and Environmental Preservation

     Economy and development is the blood line for a society. With less economic development, there will be a number of social issues like poverty and lack of job opportunity, hence destabilizing the social system which will lead to social unrest and possibly war. However, the current global trend of economic development focus too strong on taking natural resources in the betterment of human wealth and well-being which had derailed far from environmental sustainability, preservation and protection. Therefore, we are facing a number of environmental challenges which are already having impacts on our everyday livelihood and well-being. For instance, climate change, the 6th great extinction, uneven food supplies, cities in danger from sea level and etc.
 
     Therefore by looking on today's world situation, it is both a great challenge at the same time great opportunity to find new frontier to enable environmentalist to go hand-in-hand with economist and businesses in making business and corporate more environmentally sound.

ii) Current issues (Amazon Forest Fire and Foreign Waste/Plastics)

Amazon Forest Fire

     Amazon forest fire via social media successfully get the attention of the global community. The Amazon forest by itself and natural course gets on fire annually during the drought season as a function to maintain the forest soil fertility. However, the forest fire which happened this round falls out of the norm and massively destroyed our "Earth's Lung". This is a complex issue and we can all agree on Amazon forest fire is a result due to the many factors which human are destabilizing the environment via emitting more Green House Gases (GHGs) and massive change in land-use system by deforestation in the name of corporate and development purposes.

Foreign Waste/Plastics

     Is the 1st world countries are really doing well in environmental sustainability? The need for development in 3rd world countries opens new doors for processing foreign waste for more job opportunity and as a cheaper way to acquire raw material to make products more economical for people living in 3rd world to buy. This results in foreign waste/plastics issue is an international issue concerning developing and developed countries. Public protest brings up underlining and hidden environmental issues to the surface where government can act upon and instill new policies and regulations to reduce pollution to the environment.


iii)  Global Reporting Initiative, Sustainability Reporting (GRI)

     Since the launched of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) in 2015, more and more companies, corporate and institutions join the sustainability reporting movement to disclose their business environmental and social impacts and performance in their annual report. Therefore, sustainability reporting transform "Business as usual" into "Making business more environmentally and socially sound". Sustainability is not about focusing on environment preservation but is the unification of economic development, social inclusiveness, environmentally sound practices with good governance hence bringing positive impact to the society (corporate social responsibility) and well-being of the planet.

Lastly, Green Drinks KL would like to thank Youtar for organizing this wonderful session to the public at Kampar. We hope that the public gain critical insights in understanding the global environmental sustainability trends during this talk.






Thursday, August 29, 2019

Green Drinks KL is coming to UTAR!

Greetings from Green Drinks KL!

You've heard it, we are coming to UTAR, Kampar this 31st August 2019! Green Drinks KL is teaming up with Youtar to discuss on environmental sustainability and development topic. The topic includes:
  • Role of individuals as a society towards balancing economic development with environmental sustainability
  • Current issues happening in Malaysia and around the world
  • Opportunities in the market/industry/cooperate world as a sustainability manager in unifying development with environmental sustainability

Come join us this Saturday (31st August 2019) from 8pm to 10pm at the A&C Cafe for this stimulating discussion session. See you there!


Monday, August 5, 2019

Green Drinks KL: River Conservation

   Imagine yourself taking a stroll along a river. You get to listen to birds chirping and see little otters playing along the river bank. Won't it be a pleasant experience? What if we can make it happen at our very own Klang river? In this special Green Drinks session, we would like to invite you to participate in making this dream a reality. Be part of the volunteer group as we partner with Friends of Klang River Mid Valley to help beautify the river bank under the pedestrian bridge leading from Mid Valley City to Apartment Abdullah Hukum. They will not only share their enthusiasm in river conservation, but also show and guide us in creating a river three.

   Friends of Klang River Mid Valley (FoSKMV) is a group registered under River Of Life - People Outreach Programme Phase 5 (ROLPOP5) which was instituted by the Department of Irrigation & Drainage Malaysia and Global Environment Centre. Their mission is to enable River Three which is the building of a River Park, River Community and River Economy on the river bank under the pedestrian bridge leading from Mid Valley City to Apartment Abdullah Hukum.

The details of the event will be as below:
Theme: River Conservation
Guest Speaker: Ms Shayley Hing from FosKMV
Date: 8 September 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 8.00am - 11.30am
Venues:
- Dewan Komuniti Apartment Abdullah Hukum (Hands-on Session)
Off Jalan Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
59200, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinates: 3.1219190, 101.6762670

- Agrain by HALE, The Gardens North Tower (Sharing Session)


The tentative for the morning is as follow:
8.00am - 10.00am River Cleanup
10.00am - 11.00am Sharing session by Ms Shayley Hing
11.00am - 11.15am Q&A session
11.15am - 11.30am Networking session
11.30am End


Should you wish to register, you may sign up here: (http://bit.ly/31lYOLy)

Join us in making the otter's life a difference.

As there are limited seats available in this session, we do hope that you will be able to register responsibly. Thank you and see you there!


Warmest regards,

--
Green Drinks KL Team






Monday, July 1, 2019

Update: Postponement of Green Drinks KL: Kitchen Gardening / Organic Food

Greetings from Green Drinks KL!

Thank you for your interest in joining Green Drinks KL: Kitchen Gardening / Organic Food this coming 4th July 2019. We would like to inform you that we will be rescheduling the event to the following Thursday, 11th July 2019, due to the availability of our guest speaker. 
In this session we are honored to invite Ms Tan Siew Luang from Coordinator for the Centre of Environment, Technology and Development Malaysia (CETDEM). She has pioneered organic farming in Malaysia and is now the Organic Farming Project Coordinator for CETDEM. Do join us as Ms Tan will be answering some of the questions like: What is organic food? Why is organic food expensive? How to plant organic food? and many more!

The details of our upcoming event is as below:
Theme: Kitchen Gardening / Organic Food
Guest Speaker: Ms Tan Siew Luang
Time: 7.30pm - 10.00pm
Venus: The Gravy Factory, Level 5, Nu Sentral (Beside KL Sentral)

The tentative for the evening will be as follow:
7.30pm - 8.00pm Registration
8.00pm - 9.00pm Sharing session by Ms Tan
9.00pm - 9.30pm Q&A session
9.30pm                 Wrap up and networking session

As a way of saying thank you to The Gravy Factory for hosting us, participants are strongly encouraged to purchase at least a drink during the event.

*As this is a free event, please register responsibly so that we know the estimated number of people who will be attending. Seats are limited and you might have to stand up during the event. Also, by verifying the registration, students will be given 20% discount for the drink and/or food you ordered, courtesy of the generous owner. Just bring your valid student card for verification, while everyone else will be given a 10% discount, courtesy of The Gravy Factory! You may cancel the registration if you are unable to make it to the event. 
We hope you are able to make it for this session. Thank you and see you there!

Warmest regards,
Green Drinks KL Team
The Amazing Green Lady

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Green Drinks KL: How to Grow Your Own Food?


Greetings from Green Drinks KL!

Thank you for participating in our previous session, Green Drinks KL: How can we compost in high rise buildings and landed property.  We hope you have enjoyed the event and gain some insights into the world of composting. Your presence has helped to make this event a success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit have helped make our time together both productive and enjoyable.

  As a short recap, compost heap is one of the simplest way of making compost. Miss Lee has shared and demonstrated the steps of making a compost heap consisting layers of leaves or grass and kitchen waste. Condo composting can be done by changing leaves with yellow soil. If we lack of materials, we can always ask our neighbors, or go to the wet market and the park to gather the items. For those who plan on reducing their food waste but do not have the means to do so, you can drop your waste at community-based composting groups like Kebun-Kebun Bangsar and TTDI The Edible Community Garden. Just remember to give them a call first before doing so.

  We have also uploaded the whole session in our YouTube channel. Do check it out in the link: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uPAbbrat1Y)

  If you are keen on learning what you can do with all the compost, do come to our next session on Green Drinks KL: How to grow your own food. In this session, we are pleased to invite Miss Tan Siew Luang, an advocate of organic farming and the organic farming coordinator of Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia (CETDEM), to be our guest speaker for the evening. Let us learn how to grow our own healthy food right at our very own compound!

Should you wish to register, you can sign up here: (http://bit.ly/2VlDyqy)

  Kindly find the Green Drinks KL Promo Video in the Facebook group too. Share it with your friends and invite more environmentally minded people. Please check for updates at our website or Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/51963358529/).


Thank you and we look forward to see you at Green Drinks KL.


Warmest regards,

--
GREEN DRINKS KL TEAM



Thursday, April 18, 2019

Green Drinks KL: How can we compost in high rise building and landed property?

Greetings from Green Drinks KL!

We thank you for making Green Drinks KL: Solar Energy a great success. Your enthusiasm and positive spirit have helped make our time together both productive and fun.

Based on your feedback on what you wish to know in the next Green Drinks KL session, we are delighted to present to you Green Drinks KL: How can we compost in high rise building and landed property?

Do you know that around 40% of waste being thrown daily is food waste? Of this, 20% is avoidable food waste. Most people throw away their food scraps or inedible food. These wastes will end up in a plastic bag and get to the landfill. But before you categorize them into waste, let's consider composting.

What better way to return to the Earth than to recycle your food waste in your own space! In fact, you don't require green fingers or even a garden to compost. What’s more, it is virtually cost-free!

Join us in this session, Green Drinks KL: How can we compost in high rise building and landed property?, as we share with you reasons and tips on how to compose your food waste.

Details of the event are as below:

Theme : How can we compost in high rise building and landed property?
Date : 2 May 20189 ( First Thursday)
Time : 7.00pm – 9.30 pm
Venue : The Gravy Factory, Level 5, Nu Sentral (Beside KL Sentral) (https://goo.gl/maps/gXctoAQ6T8q)

Should you wish to register, you can sign up here: (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greendrinks-kl-how-can-we-compost-in-high-rise-building-landed-property-tickets-59508317981)

As a way of saying thank you to The Gravy Factory for hosting us, participants are strongly encouraged to purchase at least a drink during the event.

*As this is a free event, please register responsibly so that we know the estimated number of people who will be attending. Also, by verifying the registration, students will be given 20% discount for the drink and/or food you ordered, courtesy of the generous owner. Just bring your valid student card for verification, while everyone else will be given a 10% discount, courtesy of The Gravy Factory! You may cancel the registration if you are unable to make it to the event.

For those who weren’t able to make it the other day, we have newly created a YouTube channel for it! (See link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg4O5vbpPRYQk6pHS6Dscpw)




Thank you and we hope to seeing you this 2nd May 2019!


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Green Drinks KL: Solar Energy

Greetings from Green Drinks KL!

In this session, we are honored to invite Mr. Ko from Plus Solar Sdn. Bhd. He will be sharing with us about solar PV from residential to commercial and industry scale, then towards large scale solar. He too will touch a little on Malaysian policy and discuss on the possibility of achieving 20% renewable energy by 2030.

As there is a high number of registration for this session, seats might not be sufficient to accommodate us all. You might need to wait a little longer for the orders to arrive.

The tentative for the evening will be as follow:
7.00pm - 7.30pm Registration
7.30pm - 8.45pm Sharing session
8.45pm - 9.15pm Q&A session
9.15pm                Wrap up and networking session

GreenDrinks KL aims to not only let you learn new things, but also to share your thoughts on it with other participants. Please do feel free to mingle around during the event. Who knows, you might meet new friends or even good connections!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you this 7th March 2019!