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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Green Drinks KL: Impact of Film on Forest, Water and Climate Change


Greetings from Green Drinks KL!

We thank you for attending Green Drinks KL: Waste Management – Views from Different Perspectives! Your presence has helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit have helped make our time together both productive and fun.

     We hope that our diverse and dynamic group of speakers were able to shed some light on the current situation and steps that can be done to manage our waste properly. Our speaker, Dr Theng has shared, based on a study done by him, 70% of Malaysian has the awareness of recycling. However, as all the speakers have agreed upon, the change of behaviour has to be started with each individual – us and do not stop once we have started. Rene Fu has stressed out that, “We can have 100 excuses that individual effort doesn’t work… We only need 1 reason to start”. And to start being green, Prof Ezlin mentioned that we need a group of people to do it together, otherwise it won’t work. As for She Mei, she reminded us to always try our best to practice our consumer rights on waste.

     For our next Green Drinks KL, we have collaborated with EcoKnights to have our Green Drinks KL session in conjunction with the 11th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival.


The event will tentatively be as followed:
Theme: Impact of Film on Forest, Water and Climate Change
Date: 26 October 2018 (Friday)
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Venue: White Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, KL

     Films with an environmentalism theme have increasingly be released to the public. Films like "WALL-E" and "Serengeti Shall Not Die" play an important role in creating awareness among the public and ultimately inspire audiences to take action on the challenges faced by our planet. How much impact has such films gives to the public? How do film makers make their message heard across?

     Join us in understanding more on these in the next Green Drinks KL. In the next Green Drinks KL, we have collaborated with EcoKnights to have our Green Drinks KL session in conjunction with the 11th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival.

     For your information, Eco Knights is a non-profit environmental organisation that focused in sustainable community development. Every year, Eco Knights organises this festival to facilitate building a nation of ecologically conscious businesses, individuals and communities through on-ground activities and film screenings focused on critical environmental issues and stories.

     Follow us as we will post up more updates from time to time! We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with Green Drinks KL.

     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)

*Please register at Eventbrite responsibly so that we could know the estimated number of people that will be attending. 


Warmest regards,

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Mr Simpson Tan
CEO of Green Drinks KL
simpsontan@greendrinkskl.org
+60 11-625-47336 (GREEN)

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Green Drinks KL is a bimonthly gathering (held on *first Thursday of the month*) as an informal international networking initiative to connect environmentally minded people and professionals. It is a simple event with no formality. The main goal is to have some valuable conversations in an informal setting.

For more information, please visit www.greendrinkskl.org

Everyone invites someone else along, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.

See you at Green Drinks KL. Cheers!




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