MESYM hosts a documentary event each second Tuesday of the month @ Loyar Burok. Everyone is invited to come watch the documentary, participate in the discussion, and meet like-minded people. Admission is free!
For our December event the crossover topic is Donald Trump. We are screening You’ve been trumped, a David and Goliath story for the 21st century, in which a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on a celebrity tycoon Donald Trump in order to save one of Britain’s very last stretches of wilderness.
In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on a celebrity tycoon. At stake is one of Britain’s very last stretches of wilderness.
American billionaire Donald Trump has bought up hundreds of acres on the northeast coast of Scotland, best known to movie-lovers as the setting for the 1983 classic film Local Hero. And like the American oil tycoon played by Burt Lancaster, he needs to buy out a few more locals to make the deal come true. In a land swimming with golf courses, Trump is going to build two more – alongside a 450-room hotel and 1,500 luxury homes. The trouble is, the land he has purchased occupies one of Europe’s most environmentally sensitive stretches of coast, described by one leading scientist as Scotland’s Amazon rain forest. And the handful of local residents don’t want it destroyed.
After the Scottish Government overturns its own environmental laws to give Trump the green light, the stage is set for an extraordinary summer of discontent, as the bulldozers spring into action. Water and power is cut off, land disputes erupt, and some residents have thousands of tonnes of earth piled up next to their homes. Complaints go ignored by the police, who instead arrest the film’s director, Anthony Baxter. Local exasperation comes to a surreal head as the now “Dr” Trump scoops up an honorary doctorate from a local university, even as his tractors turn wild, untouched dunes into fairways.
Told entirely without narration, You’ve Been Trumped captures the cultural chasm between the glamorous, jet-setting and media savvy Donald Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community. What begins as an often amusing clash of world views grows increasingly bitter and disturbing. For the tycoon, the golf course is just another deal, with a possible billion dollar payoff. For the residents, it represents the destruction of a globally unique landscape that has been the backdrop for their lives.
Funny, inspiring and heartbreaking in turns, You’ve Been Trumped is both an entertaining, can’t-believe-it’s-true tale and an environmental parable for our celebrity driven times. A moving score features music from jónsi, the internationally acclaimed musician and frontman of Sigur Ros. The film also offers a rare and revealing glimpse of the unfiltered Donald Trump, as he has been elected as President of the United States.[Mindset Public Talk] Dr Benoit Goossens – wildlife habitat fragmentation in the Kinabatangan
It’s our pleasure to announce that Dr Benoit Goossens will be our guest for December’s Mindset Public Talk. Dr Benoit Goossens is the Director of the Danau Girang Field Centre in Sabah and he will talk to us about ‘Wildlife responses to habitat fragmentation and degradation in the Kinabatangan landscape’. Dr Benoit and his team are doing outstanding wildlife research on species such as Bornean elephants, banteng, sun bear, clouded leopard, Malay civet, Sunda pangolin, and many others. This will be a good opportunity to compare wildlife conservation challenges and potential solutions in Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia. More details below and in the attached flyer.
This event is one of Mindset’s Public Talks – monthly events that are generally held on the evening of the third Wednesday of each month. These talks are aimed to a general audience including academics, government officers, NGOs, people from the relevant industries, and any person with an interest for environmental issues. We are looking forward to see you in this and future Mindset events.
Please do join us and share this information with others who might be interested.
Title: Wildlife responses to habitat fragmentation and degradation in the Kinabatangan landscape
Guest Speaker: Dr Benoit Goossens
Date & time: Wed 7 Dec 2016, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)
Organizer: Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental StudiesRSVP: Mon 5th Dec, Praveena.Chackrapani@nottingham.edu.my
Refreshments will be served after the talk
Transport from and back to UNMC will be provided for students who register before Fri 2nd Dec
[To avoid traffic hassle we encourage using public transport. The nearest stations to KLTC are Monorail’s Raja Chulan (11 min walking) and Bukit Bintang (13 min)]
Dr Benoit Goossens will present an overview of the current wildlife research undertaken in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, eastern Sabah, at the Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC), that is contributing directly to species conservation and management. For the last eight years, students working at DGFC have been extremely active in developing research programmes on several flagship species including the Bornean elephant, the Bornean banteng, the sun bear, the clouded leopard, the Malay civet, the Sunda pangolin, the proboscis monkey, the slow loris and tarsier, the water monitor lizard, the estuarine crocodile and the reticulated python. A large array of innovative tools has been used, such as satellite collars, infra-red camera traps, conservation drone, land surveys and population genetics. I will review the results produced during the last eight years and highlight their direct contribution to wildlife conservation.
Dr Benoît Goossens is the Director of the Danau Girang Field Centre in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, a research and training facility co-managed by Sabah Wildlife Department and Cardiff University. He is also a Lecturer at Cardiff University and he has more than 15 years of experience in the field of conservation genetics, having carried out projects on the population genetics of Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, and Bornean elephant in South-East Asia, giant and red pandas in China, chimpanzees and forest elephant in central Africa, black rhinoceros in Zimbabwe and Kenya. He has published more than 70 scientific papers. Dr Goossens holds a PhD in biology from University of Grenoble, France. His research interests are in conservation biology and the related fields of molecular ecology and behavioural ecology.SATURDAY 26 NOV 2016 – HARI ORGANIK IN PUSAT KOMUNITI BUKIT BANDARAYA, BANGSAR
Saturday, 26 November 2016
10.00am ~ 4.00pm
Pusat Komuniti Bukit Bandaraya
Jalan Medang Tanduk,
Bukit Bandar Raya, Bangsar, 59100 KL
email@example.com; 016 219 5826
The 22 edition Hari Organik is in Bangsar for the 4th consecutive year!
Hari Organik is an event where you get to meet the farmers/producers and other organic business entities to consult on organic farming / gardening practices; wellness/health products/food that are good for your health and much more!
If you are looking for organic mattress and pillows, household and skin care products, organic compost, fertilizer, vegetable seeds and seedlings, this is the place for you! For those who are looking for FIG saplings at reasonable price, come to us as stocks are limited!
If you are concerned of how organic are those products/ produce in the market, join us for the open dialogue with the farmer/producer & Retailer.
Water! Water! How much do you Know and Care? Issues around Consumers, Government and Environment…. Engr. Gurmit Singh will be there to share with you his concerns!
An event not to be missed, so what are you waiting for?!
*Those interested to showcase/promote their products may contact Ms Tan at 016 219 5826.
SAT, 3RD DECEMBER 2016, PJ-ECOMOBILITY TREASURE HUNT
Go Go Treasure Hunt by taking LRT and Bus. It is time to leave your car behind and challenge yourself to hunt by taking public transport. What’s more interesting than joining this interesting event in a group of five. Hunters will be given a series of clues along the way and prizes are awaiting you at the end point.
With the support from MBPJ and RapidKL, CETDEM and Zon 20 Council Member is organising a PJ-EcoMobility Treasure Hunt to encourage the usage of public transport in local community.
Date : 3rd December 2016 (Saturday)
Time : 7am to 12pm
Starting point: Taman Aman, Jalan 22/49, 47800 Petaling Jaya.
Our project aims to raise more awareness of local community on the importance of walking, cycling and using public transport (LRT, bus, carpooling) when travelling from first mile to last mile. Most importantly, a change in lifestyle to reduce individual carbon footprint.
7:00 am : Registration
7.30 am : Briefing
7.50 am : Flag Off by YBhg Tuan Mohd Azizi bin Mohd Zain, Mayor of Petaling Jaya.
11.00 am : Light Refreshment
11.45 am : Prize giving and photo session
12:00pm : End
Registration is Free of Charge and priority is given to Petaling Jaya citizen. Deadline for registration is 25th November 2016.
Kindly download the registration form from http://cetdem.org.my/wordpress/?p=5385. You can either fax to 03 – 7875 4039 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 25th November 2016. Your team will receive an email notification shortly after submission. For more information, kindly contact Ms. Ooi May Chen at 03-78757767 or email to email@example.com .
Direction to Taman Aman
Participants are encouraged to take LRT (Kelana Jaya Line) and stop at Taman Paramount LRT station. Buses available are T785 and T790. Let’s walk the talk by practising EcoMobility lifestyle.