Earth Day Celebration

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Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

UMCARES wish to invite all members of the UM community and your loved ones to participate in the UM Earth Day Celebration 2014!!!

The activities are listed as below:

EVENT 1 : Earth Day Run 2014 (20 April 2014 : Sunday)

Organizer : KL International Jazz 2014

Venue : UM Arena

Time : 6.00 am – 11.00 am


For more info:
You can enjoy the tree planting activities after the run.

EVENT 2 : Technical Talk On ” River of Life ( RoL ) – Urban Rejunevation for Sustainable Development” (20 April 2014 : Sunday)

Organizer : UMCARES Zero Waste Campaign & Water Warriors

Venue : Lecture Hall, Moot Room, Faculty of Law, UM

Time : 8.30 am – 12.00 noon

Open registration on that day.


In conjunction with the global celebration of Earth Day on 22 April 2014, UMCARES is organizing a technical talk on ” River of Life (RoL) – Urban Rejunevation for Sustainable Development ” to promote environmental and sustainability awareness of our rivers, and demonstrate support for environmental protection amongst our UM staffs and students

EVENT 3 : Wildlife Photograph Exhibition (21 April 2014 : Monday)

Organizer : UMCARES Rimba Team.

Venue : Library UM

Time : 8.30 am – 5.30 pm (1 week)

Date : 21 April 2014 – 27 April 2014


Wildlife and plants photograph exhibition. The collection of animals and plants in UM areas. Interesting event to identify species of plants and animals in our campus. Person in-charge: Benjamin (012 317 7647).

EVENT 4 : UM Earth Day (22 April 2014 : Tuesday)

a) Bird Watching:

Organizer : UMCARES Water Warriors UM

Venue : Rimba Ilmu

Time : 7.00 am – 9.00 am

Registration : Affan Nasaruddin (012 207 2354)


Enjoy counting birds and knowing the bird’s diversity in UM varsity lake area. Relax and casual mode.

b) UM Zero Waste Campaign Open Day:

Organizer : UMCARES Zero Waste Campaign

Venue : Library UM

Time : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Registration : Jaron Keng (013 931 5593)


Recycle your e-waste, used bunting/banners and used cloths! Enjoy photo contest and visit our Zero Waste Campaign Centre.

c) Rimba Ilmu Session with Timberland:

Organizer: UMCARES RIMBA, UMCARES Water Warriors and Timberland.

Venue : Rimba Ilmu, UM

Time : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Registration : Benjamin (012 317 7647)

9.00 am – 10.00 am:

Introduction and “wake up” session. Environmental Video Screening.

10.00 am – 11.00 am:

Briefing and group formation by Benjamin Ong (RIMBA)

11.00 am – 1.00 pm:

Water Monitoring Session by Affan Nasaruddin (Water Warriors)

– Water sampling at Varsity Lake area. Defining the water quality of Varsity Lake and learn the application of Water Monitoring Kit.

Venue : Varsity Lake

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm:

Tree Harvesting Session

– Finding seedlings in Rimba ilmu, keep them in nursery and learn how to care the trees.

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm:

Plant Specimen Collection

– Sampling the plant specimen in Rimba Ilmu and learn about plant system.

For Rimba Ilmu session, you can do online registration via this link:

d) Nature Night Walk and Frogging Session:


Venue : Stream Of Life, Faculty of Science UM

Time : 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Registration : Benjamin (012 317 7647)


Have a nice night walk in our own Rimba Ilmu. Catch frogs, identify the species and know the function of frogs in the ecosystem.

e) UM Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UM SDSN) Sustainability Solutions Dialogue (S2D) Series.

Time : 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Venue : Seminar Room 1, Level 1, RMIC Building.


– Dialogue Session

– Sustainable group presentations

– Networking

EVENT 5: Eco Leadership Workshop (26 April 2014 : Saturday)

Organizer: Eco Warrior, Matthias Gelber

Environmental Icon (Speaker), Mr. Matthias Gelber.

Time : 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Venue : Lecture Hall C, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UM.


Access to a free 8 hours online course “21 Principles of 21st Century Leadership” as well as a network of committed environmentalist.

Registration Free Of Charge via the link below:

Join us!


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