[Press Statement by Chow Kon Yeow, Penang State Exco Member for Local Government, Traffic Management & Flood Mitigation and Vice Chairman of Penang Green Council on 6 Mac 2014]
Earth Day Celebration 2014: Barter Trade at Occupy Beach Street
Penang Green Council is organising a barter trade in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration for the third year, co-organised by Occupy Beach Street (OBS); themed- Trade in Your Ex 3.0. Details are as follows:-
Date: 20th April 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 8.00 am – 12.00 noon
Venue: Beach Street, Georgetown
Earth Day Barter Trade 2014
Theme: Trade in Your Ex 3.0
In conjunction with Earth Day celebration which lies on 22 April. Penang Green Council is organising the Earth Day Barter Trade, co-organised by Occupy Beach Street (OBS).
Date: 20th April 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 8.00 am – 12.00 pm
Venue: Beach Street, Penang
It serves as a good platform for the participants to exchange the second-hand items such as household utensils, toys, books, kitchen utensils, decorative items and etc. As long as the items are in fairly good condition, they can be traded. This activity does not involve cash transactions.
FOCUS:Earth Hour Night Walk 2014 @ Esplanade by Carolyn Khor
Earth Hour is almost here again. Like all previous years, it has always been observed on the last Saturday of the month which means Earth Hour falls on 29 March this year. From 8:30 p.m., for an hour, concerned individuals and businesses will switch off their lights to lend support towards the combat against global warming.
The Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 with 2.2 million individuals and over 2000 businesses turning off unnecessary lights to make a stand against climate change. The organiser, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) successfully turned the event into a global scale movement with over 7000 cities and towns involved.
[Joint Statement by Gurmit Singh, Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia (CETDEM) Chairman and Thing Siew Shuen, Penang Green Council General Manager on 20 February 2014]
F&S Roadshow- to inspire public to be more responsible in energy consumption
The most significant increase in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions is taking place in cities. The anthropogenic drivers of climate change are the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. According to Malaysia Energy Information Hub (MEIH), the energy intensity per capita per year in Malaysia has been increasing from 2783kwh in the year 2002 to 3966kwh in the year 2012.
Happy Chinese New Year !!
Penang Green Innovation Incentive 2014
Penang Green Innovation Incentive is an annual scheme that provides cash grants and assistance for outstanding entries (innovative product, technology or process).
What are the benefits?
✔ Guidance on patent application and mentoring on entrepreneurship and product readiness.
✔ Seed money of up to RM 50,000 and patent financing of up to RM 50,000.*
*Total disbursement up to RM 200,000 each year.
Cleaner Greener Penang by Carolyn Khor
Three years into the project, Penangites need reminding.
Envision a really clean and green Penang.
Through state-endorsed initiatives, Penang has been using the tagline ‘Cleaner Greener Penang’ but as one housewife puts it: “How clean and green can Penang be when the hills are being hacked away by irresponsible developers?”
Ida, whose husband is Danish, compares Penang to Denmark - noting that here, the people just do not have the conscience to protect the environment nor have the
Penang Green Office Project Opens for Audit Registration!
Green Office assessment is open throughout the year.
Audit application and audit session open in January every year.
Cut-off months for audit application and audit session are October-December.
Certificate Presentation Ceremony will be held November every year.
FOCUS: Relive your childhood at ESCAPE Theme Park, Teluk Bahang ~~~ by Carolyn Khor
Everyone has an inner child who just cannot wait to come out to play, that is, if given a chance. Spread over seven acres for now, ESCAPE Theme Park in Teluk Bahang is a childhood dream come true. Its Founder and Chief Escape Officer, Sim Choo Kheng is every bit the Peter Pan who still believes in fun and laughter, along with a heavy dose of nature.
“We need to reconnect with Mother Nature. It is only instinctive of us to be protective of the environment when we love it,” said Sim, who reminisces his youth as a kampong boy who used to climb trees, swam and fished for fresh water prawns in the streams in Thean Teik Estate, Ayer Itam where he grew up. Sim hopes to share this joyful experience with the children of current generation whom he describes as having a ‘lack of creativity and curiosity’ due to the overdosed institutionalized learning.
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FOCUS: A breath of life for well-being ~~ by Carolyn Khor
Almost everyone takes breathing for granted. In this fast-paced life, almost nobody takes notice of breathing except for when some problem crops up. At The Art of Living, an organization which is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), breathing is taught as a technique to live a stress-free and violence-free life and to experience inner peace.
“Our guruji’s objective was simply to make people smile and be happy always,” said Sam, a 29 year old Penang Art of Living volunteer.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the organization known as The Art of Living, has 152 centres worldwide with five centres in Penang. It was founded in 1982. Sri Sri was born on 13 May 1956 and resides in India. He currently tweets at @srisrispeaks.
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Bawa Bekas Makanan Sendiri (BYOC) Semasa Menyertai Rumah Terbuka Kerajaan Negeri Untuk Mengurangkan Sisa Buangan Ke Pulau Burung
Penang Green Council (PGC Strategies Sdn Bhd) akan memberikan “Insentif BYOC” kepada 1,000 orang pertama yang membawa bekas makanan dan kutleri sendiri ke Rumah Terbuka Tahun Baru Cina, Hari Raya, Hari Deepavali dan Hari Natal Negeri Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang...
Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister and Chairman of Penang Green Council Lim Guan Eng on 13 September 2013 during the Press Conference for “Penang Green Expo 2013” at KOMTAR:
Penang Green Expo 2013 is a fun event tailored for family day that will inspire every participants, Penang can be in the frontline of cultivating ideas and initiatives, developing products and technology that will leverage the sustainable and low carbon green environment.
Penang Green Council is organizing the Penang Green Expo 2013, the details are as follows:
Date: 21-22 Sept 2013 (Saturday, Sunday)
As a warm-up event for Penang International Green Carnival 2014, this is a golden opportunity to exchange on programs, policies, products and technologies that promote sustainability. We hope that such activity will leverage the sustainable and low carbon green environment in Penang.
Penang Green Expo offers...
Press Release by Teh Yee Cheu, ADUN Tanjung Bungah, Director of Penang Green Council (PGC Strategies Sdn. Bhd.) and Organising Chairman of Penang Green Expo on 4 September 2013.
Penang Green Expo 2013: Free Shuttle Bus Open for Pre-registration
Need a ride to Penang Green Expo 2013? Hop on our free shuttle bus from 8 pick-up points to PISA!
Penang Green Council (PGC Strategies Sdn. Bhd.) offers a free shuttle buses service for the convenience of public to Penang Green Expo 2013 on 21st and 22nd September 2013. Only EXPO’s visitors are able to apply for this service.
The Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day management and decision-making for the project. The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results (outputs) specified in the project document to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost。
Application Deadline : 30 October 2013
Project and Program Executive
- Deal with private and public agencies to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
- Deal with all aspects of projects and programs including planning, management and fund-raising.
- At least SPM/ UEC/ STPM or equivalent
- Must be able to write and communicate in Bahasa Malaysia and English
- Computer literate (Word/ Excel/Powerpoint etc)
- Other matters required by the management
- Fresh graduates are welcome
Application Deadline : 30 November 2013
ESCAPE is offering all Green Citizens’ Member a 10% discount from the entrance ticket.
Press Release by YB Ng Wei Aik, Member of Parliament for Tanjong, Penang Chief Minister’s Political Secretary and Organizing Chairman of Penang Green Citizen Program on 5 July 2013:
We are here today to welcome on-board Escape Theme Park as our Newest Green Partner for Penang Green Citizens’ Program. On 7th November 2012 ESCAPE Adventureplay opened to the public followed by the official opening ceremony on 8th December 2012.
Children in the past were more active and creative. They had to create a game, make a toy, climb a tree or run around outdoors. Children were taught to appreciate Mother Nature through outdoor activities.
Today’s children spend hours being a ‘Couch Potato’ in front of a screen, as their past-time and often alone, to have ‘fun’. But this is not really fun. This will have an adverse effect on them physically and mentally. This is one of the reasons why many children today are overweight, sedentary, and lack the sparkle of kids in the past.
Pre-event for Penang International Green Carnival 2014- Penang Green Expo 2013
Press Release by YB Teh Yee Cheu, ADUN Tanjung Bungah, Director of PGC Strategies Sdn Bhd and Organizing Chairman of Penang Green Expo on 1 July 2013
During the World Environment Day 2013 (5 June), the Penang State Government has pledged to adopt Green Public Procurement through a combination of legislation and changes in tendering policy. In coming September, Penang Green Council is organising the Penang Green Expo 2013, the details are as follows:
Date: 21-22 Sept 2013 (Saturday, Sunday)
Ucapan alu-aluan oleh YB Tuan Ng Wei Aik, Ahli Parlimen Tanjung dan Pengerusi Program Warga Hijau Pulau Pinang
Selamat sejahtera, salam bersih & salam hijau kepada para hadirin yang dihormati sekalian. Bagi pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, saya ingin merakamkan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan kepada pihak-pihak yang telah membantu menjayakan majlis ini terutamanya pihak penganjur, Penang Green Council, dif-dif kehormat dan tidak lupa juga kepada para recycler atau usahawan sisa sifar yang hadir di sini pada pagi yang ceria ini.
[Press Release by Phee Boon Poh, State Exco for Welfare, Caring Society & Environment and Vice-Chairman of Penang Green Council on 13 June 2013]
Zero Waste Network Launch: Moving towards Zero Waste to create Zero Waste Economy
We would like to extent our invitation to all recyclers to join us in an upcoming program; you will be able to share your contacts and suggestions on how to reduce waste to Pulau Burung landfill to make Penang greener and cleaner.
The details for the launching session are listed below:
Date: 18 June 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 11.00 a.m.
Venue: 5th Floor, Auditorium C, KOMTAR.
The main objective of the Zero Waste Network Launch is to give recognition to the supports and efforts of Department of Environment (DOE), Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) and also all the recyclers that have registered with either municipal councils or DOE to provide their contacts.
Zero Waste Network (ZWN) is a database search tool that allows citizens to search for the nearest recycling and/ or buyback centers locations and contacts in Penang. Up-to-date, a total of 102 recycling and/ or buyback centers locations and contacts in Penang have been stored in the database. The purposes of building the ZWN are to shorten travelling time and reduce carbon footprint, and to increase the efficiency of recycling and/ or buyback processes, as well as making waste to useful resources and creating opportunities for Zero Waste Economy.
Penang Green Innovation Incentive
Penang Green Innovation Incentive is an annual scheme that provides cash grants and assistance for outstanding entries (innovative product, technology or process). For it to be considered, your innovative entry must be original, novel as well as commercially viable and applicable to Penang.
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“Green Penang, Count Me In” Penang Green Video Contest 2013