Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham


on 29 Sep, 13:33

Anticipating the 9th International Kuala Lumpur Eco-Film Festival (KLEFF)



Last week I was invited to receive first hand insights on the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Eco-Film Festival, happening at Publika, Solaris Dutamas from 14th-16th October 2016. Having attended KLEFF since I first got to know EcoKnights in 2012, it is amazing to see how the festival is growing tremendously and progressively creating environmental awareness amongst Malaysians.

“It is not just about creating a festival, it’s about creating a movement,” said Yasmin Rashid, Founder of EcoKnights and Honorary Advisor of the 9th International KLEFF in her speech during the Launch. Started in 2007, the Film Festival envisioned to convey impactful messages by utilising audio-visual materials, recognising them as a powerful tool for communication. The purpose of the Film Festival is to create a common ground for Malaysians and non-Malaysians alike, to spark a revolutionary movement.

To walk the talk, the Film Festival encompasses “green” aspects. For example, the overall energy consumption of KLEFF is monitored by Reneon Technologies, to ensure it does not exceed targeted consumption. Other than that, the application for green market is filtered through a rigorous process and all plastics and styrofoam are banned from the market. Even the brochures for KLEFF is printed on FSC Certified paper with only soy ink!

An interesting addition for this year’s KLEFF is the introduction of myHIJAU certification by KeTTHA and Greentech Malaysia. This is incorporated as part of the government’s effort in green procurement programme as well as moving towards a more green consumerism industry. Tuan Syed Ahmad Syed Mustafa, CEO of Greentech Catalyst, stressed on the importance of making right judgement and choices when it comes to buying products from the market.

Check out kleff.my  for more details on the list of activities happening at the Eco-Film Festival. See you there!

on 20 Jun, 15:41

Water4Power – Generating Sustainable Electricity in the Bornean Interior

Water4Power – Generating Sustainable Electricity in the Bornean Interior
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Help us reach our target!


A group of 20 student volunteers from the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus along with medics and engineers have come together for the greater good to implement the Water4Power project organized by Engineers Without Borders, Malaysia (EWB-Malaysia).


Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the lives of underprivileged community through sustainable engineering solutions. Our vision is to provide access to basics namely water, food, shelter, energy, education and healthcare to all Malaysians. Water 4 Power focuses on providing lighting and electricity to the Bidayuh community of Kampung Sapit, Sarawak.


The Orang Asal of Kampung Sapit, Sarawak is very much dependant on diesel generators as the main source for electricity. This mode of energy supply is not only costly to the local aborigines, but degrading to the environment as well. Thus, Water4Power initiates to build a micro-hydro generator as an alternative for more sustainable electricity supply solution. Other than that, we are also addressing the importance of education, healthcare and waste management to the local community.


To support this humble initiative, visit our page at https://www.simplygiving.com/NonProfit/ewbmalaysia or contact sanjiv@ewb-malaysia.org for more details.

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