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on 15 Oct, 21:58
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WWF Malaysia

Shark Hero Conservation Run 2017

Shark Hero Conservation Run 2017
Past Event

A continuation of Malaysia first ever shark theme run Fintastic Fun Run Penang in year 2016, Shark Hero Conservation Run 2017 is now open for registration! Show your support for shark conservation and awareness by participating in this fun run. Great for family and kids with lots of after-run activities and food truck on an exciting weekend !

<Ambassador’s roles and appearance>
1. Press conference – 7 September 2017
2. Promote the run by sharing our event page and your SHark Hero Poster. (PM us for your poster to be send to you)
3. Sign up and participate for the Run – 18 November 2017
(PM us and you’ll be under VIP front line to flag off the run and VIP loungue usage)

<Volunteers needed>
What do you have to do in this event?
1. Shark runner (run in shark suit)
2. Photographer
3. Merchandising adn games booth handler
4. Kids Art and craft assistants
5. Shark Information booth handler
6. Propose your idea of shark related activities and run it with us !

Yes, we care for our volunteer welfare.
Meal & transportation allowance are provided.
RM50 per volunteer

<To join the Run and get limitted edition Shark theme Kit>
PM us for ticket
Ticket Price :
RM75/Adult >13 yo
RM65/Child <13 yo

Are you ready to be part of us?
Drop us a private message Shark Savers Malaysia Now

For more information on the RUN kindly visit sharkherorun2017.com

on 9 Nov, 00:11

Trail Mix: A Public Forum On Community-Based Trail Initiatives in Malaysia

Trail Mix: A Public Forum On Community-Based Trail Initiatives in Malaysia
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Trail Mix: A Public Forum on Community-Based Trail Initiatives in Malaysia

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Forest trails have always been a big part of people’s lives in Malaysia, but in recent years they have become a significant social movement especially for urban forests which have a huge role to play in making cities liveable. There are many community groups that have been building and sustaining forest trails and using them as platforms for environmental awareness and outreach. This Forum is about bringing groups that are working in isolation together for a dynamic knowledge sharing and brainstorming session! It will feature experience sharing from individuals that have been involved in pioneering, maintaining and mapping forest trails in Greater KL and Penang. Discussion sessions will explore the challenges and opportunities currently being faced, as well as what can be done to mainstream public participation in the management of urban green spaces.

This will be an informal forum targetted at a cross section of the public: participants from CBOs, NGOs, local government, state government and private sector are welcome to attend to share their ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Held over two days, the first session on Saturday 11 November 2017 will start with lunch at 12:30PM, followed by presentations and a mediated brainstorming session.

The 2nd Session on Sunday 12 November 2017 is a more targetted skills-building session for those groups that want to discuss improving current best practice in trail design, maintenance, communications and management, as well as community engagement. It will be led by experienced trail designers and managers. This session is meant for those groups active on the ground, as well as a primer for those that are beginning this work.

As places are limited, participants must register to confirm a place.

REGISTRATION FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/z16IId5dd4bImfWf1

Please email info@kotadamansaraforest.org for more info.

 

PROGRAMME

TRAIL MIX: A PUBLIC FORUM ON COMMUNITY-BASED TRAIL INITIATIVES IN MALAYSIA

DAY ONE: SATURDAY, 11 NOV 2017
– EXPERIENCE SHARING AND CREATING THE PATH FORWARD

(12:00 – 13:00 pm) Lunch and registration
(13:00 – 13:10 pm) Welcome and introduction
(13:10 – 13:20 pm) “Kota Damansara Community Forest – The little forest with a big vision” – Justine Vaz, Persatuan Rimba Komuniti Kota Damansara
(13:20 – 13:35 pm) “A Civic Society Approach for Friendly Co-Existence of Hashing (HHH) Activities Within Public Green Spaces” – Peter Leong, Friends of Bukit Kiara (FoBK)
(13:35 -13:50 pm) “The experience in expanding the model” – Yong Foo Chuen, MyChangkul
(13:50-14:05 pm) “Shah Alam Community Forest – The journey so far” – Alicia Teoh, Persatuan Rimba Komuniti Shah Alam
(14:05 – 14:20 pm) “Mapping the hiking trails of Seberang Perai, Penang” – Rexy Prakash Chacko
(14:20 -14:50 pm) Q&A + Coffee Break
(14:50 – 15:05 pm) “The Urban Community Forest Initiative in Bukit Persekutuan” – Sonny Wong, Malaysian Nature Society
(15:05 – 15:20 pm) “Conserving urban biodiversity: Green spaces and beyond” – Fitrah, The Rimba Project
(15:20 – 15:35 pm) “Title”- Apollo Leong, Sime Darby Property (Elmina)
(15:35 – 17:30 pm) “Brainstorming – Creating the Path Forward” – Yong Foo Chuen, MyChangkul
(17:30 – 18:00 pm) Summary and wrap up

DAY TWO: SUNDAY, 12 NOV 2017
– TRAIL TECH: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FOREST TRAILS

(12:00 – 1:00 pm) Lunch and registration
(1:00 – 3:00 pm) “Trail Tech: The art and science of building sustainable forest trails” – Pat Brundson with Julian Gomez

on 15 Oct, 21:54
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Transition TTDI

Community Film Screening – “Tomorrow” documentary

Community Film Screening – “Tomorrow” documentary
Past Event

“Faced with a future deemed by scientists as a great cause for concern where humanity could be threatened by an extinction-level event, the film TOMORROW showcases concrete examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges of the 21st Century, with a pervasive feeling of hope and optimism.

TOMORROW captures initiatives that have proven themselves across the globe, from citywide composting in San Francisco to a town in England that prints its own money, a village in India whose decentralised democracy reflects the residents’ priorities, urban gardening initiatives in Detroit and Todmorden, the renewable energy model and bike schemes in Copenhagen, Iceland’s pioneering response to political breakdown, and so on.

Transition TTDI, a local initiative for resilient and sustainable communities, invites you to a screening of TOMORROW, winner of the 2016 César for Best Documentary, a film to inspire the gathering movement of citizens committed to putting its practical, think-global-act-local solutions into practice.

https://www.tomorrow-documentary.com/#trailer-section

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 8pm
– Film screening (duration 1 hr 50 mins, limited to 80 people, on a first-come-first-served basis) followed by a 20 minute sharing session on local action and community resilience.

Admittance to the film screening is by donation, suggested at RM5 per person, payable at the door on the day of screening. Proceeds will go towards rental of venue.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before screening time to allow for registration and seating.

Thank you!

on 20 Oct, 20:59

[Mindset Public Talk] Maintaining Peopled Forests, by Joe Fragoso and Kamal S. Fadzil

We are pleased to invite you to November’s Mindset Public Talk – Maintaining Peopled Forests, by Dr Joe Fragoso, from the California Academy of Science; with a special response by Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil, from the University of Malaya. In this talk, Dr Fragoso will present his work on self-governance by forest people in the Amazon and its implications for biodiversity, forest cover, and livelihoods. Kamal will add a local perspective to peopled forests in Malaysia. Please note that this talk will be on a Tuesday (not the usual day for our public events).

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.

Mindset Public Talk, Nov 2017

Title: Maintaining Peopled Forests
Guest Speaker: Dr Joe Fragoso, with a special response by Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil
Date & time: Tue 7 Nov 2017, 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 Studies
RSVP: Tue 18th Sep, Praveena.Chackrapani@nottingham.edu.my

Refreshments will be served after the talkTransport from and back to UNMC will be provided for students who register before Mon 30th Oct
[To avoid traffic hassle we encourage using public transport. The nearest stations to KLTC are Monorail’s Raja Chulan (11 min walking) and MRT’s Bukit Bintang (13 min)]

About the Talk

Millions of people live in forests worldwide including in those considered isolated and pristine. In the Amazon region, indigenous and other forest people also inhabit the Earth’s largest tropical rainforest. This area is of great global conservation and climatological importance because it is more extensive that what occurs in parks and other strictly protected areas. How these forests and their biodiversity will continue into the future is of great concern. Our research including simulation modeling indicates that self-governance by forest people can lead to sustainability in biodiversity, forest cover and livelihoods. Computer simulation modeling projecting 200 years into the future shows how the system can be broken and become unstable. Breaks and instability occurs when land is developed outside areas inhabited by forest people, when traditional indigenous religious belief systems are extinguished by newly introduced religions and when national policies do not consider local contexts.

About the Speakers

José Manuel Vieira Fragoso (PhD, University of Florida) is a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences, USA and at Brazil’s National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA). He has also been a Visiting Scholar, Senior Scientist or Lecturer at Stanford University (USA) from 2007 to 2017. His work addresses the role of biodiversity in carbon storage, the influence of culture on resource use, the sustainability of human-occupied tropical forests in an increasingly globalized world in general and the socio-ecological sustainability of rural livelihoods in the Amazon in particular. You can view Dr. Fragoso discussing his research on biodiversity in the Amazon at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upmzEzuF_ls and learn more about his work https://fragosolab.wordpress.com/

Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil is a lecturer with the Department of Anthropology and sociology, University of Malaya. He has an MA in Social Anthropology of Development and his area of interest is in social inequality, participatory development and social inclusivity. Over the last eighteen years, Kamal has worked on several research projects, including studying the impact of Governance in Protected Areas (PAs) on the lives of Indigenous Peoples living within or close to PAs. His research work often extends into advocacy.

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on 15 Oct, 21:44
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World Vegan Day Malaysia 2017

World Vegan Day Malaysia 2017
Past Event
4 Nov - 5 Nov
10:00 - 22:00

The vegans of Malaysia are planning the World Vegan Day for the first time in Malaysia in light of the international world vegan day which has been going on for 23 years worldwide. It will happen on 4th and 5th and Publika shopping mall with the support of the Malaysian Vegetarian Society.
There will be stalls, food, and activities to educate the public and to celebrate the benefits of Veganism for humans, non-human animals, and the environment.

HOW TO GET THERE
If you are taking public transport: Take LRT to Semantan station or Segambut station. After that take taxi/uber/grabcar.
OR
If you are driving: Key in “Publika” into WAZE or “Publika Shopping Gallery” into Google Maps

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