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on 13 Nov, 14:17

A positive vision for conservation education, by Pierre de Chabannes

We are pleased to invite you to our second of November’s Mindset Public Talks – ‘Let’s be positive – a vision for conservation education’, by Pierre de Chabannes. Mr de Chabannes is a scientific advisor for National Geographic, a reporter, photographer, lecturer, and the driving force behind the Photozoo Collection. In this talk, he will share his vision on the potential of zoos for positive education on conservation.

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:Let’s be positive – a vision for conservation education

Guest Speaker: Pierre de Chabannes

Date & time: Wed 22 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: Fri 17th Nov, 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 17th Nov

[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 Speaker and Talk

A native of Paris, France, Pierre de Chabannes is a scientific advisor for National Geographic Society, reporter, photographer, lecturer and an expert in animal identification and conservation issues around the world. He is also the driving force behind the Photozoo Collection, one of the world’s largest documentary websites on captive species.

Fascinated with the world of zoos and aquariums since he was a child, Pierre has extensively studied not only the taxa in their collections, but the conservation status of the more than 15,000 species presently held in captivity. The Photozoo project seeks to preserve, in photographs and educational documents at least, the world’s biodiversity at this moment in time.

A freelance reporter and photographer since 2007, Pierre has authored articles in both English and French for publications such as Avicultural Magazine (The Avicultural Society), Watchbird (American Federation of Aviculture) and International Zoo News. His first book, a concise encyclopedia of all parrot species in captivity, is also in production.

Delivering a optimistic, yet realistic, message is quite a challenge in today’s world in which we’re facing a massive animal extinction crisis, constant pollution of our planet, wars and political crisis leading to disastrous living conditions for millions of human beings. Yet, optimism is a crucial element of an educational message, especially when it is addressed to zoo visitors who haven’t been taught zoology or nature conservation. Most humans display a natural tendency to step away from negative messages and tend to favour positive emotions.

In this talk, Pierre shares with the audience his opinion on the good that can arise from a positive education, this being especially true in a zoo setting. Hop on with Pierre on a world tour of education messages and practices applied by zoos and understand how efficient a positive education message can be ! Educating isn’t enough anymore… today, people want to feel as heroes.

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on 7 Nov, 17:48

Energy Globe Award: 2 weeks left to submit your sustainable activities

Energy Globe Award: 2 weeks left to submit your sustainable activities
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We would like to encourage you to take part with your sustainable project in the 2018 Energy Globe Award!

With 178 participating countries, Energy Globe is the biggest platform for sustainability and the world’s number 1 environmental award. Our most important goal is to introduce and award innovative showcase projects and smart technologies from all over the world that are capable of creating sustainable change.

More and more people are depleting the world’s limited resources such as energy, water, air and food. However, there are amazing saving potentials out there and at no loss of comfort to all of us. Projects such as yours can provide an important contribution.

No project is too small, no project is too big!

The Energy Globe Award is presented in the 6 categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Youth and Sustainable Plastics – the 4 basic elements of life, projects implemented by young people and the sustainable use of plastics. Projects with a focus on the conservation of resources, improvement of air and water quality, energy efficiency, use of renewable energies, recycling or creating awareness for these areas can be submitted. The best projects of each individual country are presented with national awards.

Each year, the international Energy Globe Awards for each of 6 categories are presented in the course of a ceremony by international celebrities. A 10,000 Euro cash prize is distributed among the 6 categories.

For details concerning the Energy Globe Award, entry information and entry form downloading as well as sample projects for informational purposes, please see http://www.energyglobe.info.
Deadline for submission: 21 November 2017. Participation is free.

For questions please contact the Energy Globe team via email at office@energyglobe.info

Your project is an important stepping stone towards a more livable world for all of us.

We are looking forward to your project entry!

Energy Globe Foundation
Hessenberg 14
4814 Neukirchen
Austria
Email: office@energyglobe.info
Web: http://www.energyglobe.info
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on 2 Nov, 07:58

Bicara Rakyat(Townhall) @ TTDI Community Centre

This Friday (3rd Nov), 8pm, there will be a townhall meeting @ TTDI Community Centre in which the FT minister is expected to attend (flyer below):

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The main issue that will be brought up is the massive property development at Taman Rimba Kiara. Do wear your “Save Taman Rimba Kiara” T-Shirt, or a black T-shirt to show your support against this issue.

on 31 Oct, 12:39

Malaysia’s First Zero Waste Fest

Taken from their Facebook Event, https://www.facebook.com/events/140264303277716/

Wondering how to reduce your waste and begin your zero waste journey? Malaysia’s First Zero Waste Fest is brought to you by Zero Waste Malaysia, Sampah, Menyampah and The Hive- Bulk Foods.

Happening on 23rd December 2017, Saturday at Slate at The Row. We are excited to have Bea Johnson as our guest speaker sharing about Zero Waste Lifestyle. Bea is the Founder of Global #ZeroWasteMovement and author of the bestseller, Zero Waste Home, which is currently available in 17 languages!

Expect series of activities including Zero Waste Market, mini exhibition, workshops, launching of Zero waste Map and many more!

It’s never too late to live consciously. And we will see you on our event day!

–Malaysia’s First Zero Waste Fest–
Date: 23rd December 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 5p.m.
Venue: Slate@The Row, Kuala Lumpur
Fee: FREE!

–Program–
(No Registration required, everyone is welcome!)
10 am-5 pm: Zero Waste Concept Market & Zero Waste Mini Exhibition

(Registration is required for below programme. Please grab your ticket as seats are limited: (https://malaysiasfirstzerowastefest.eventbrite.com/) )
12.30 pm: Registration for Bea Johnson’s Talk

1.00 pm: Film screening, Bea Johnson’s Talk, Panel Discussion, Launching of Zero Waste Map.
(Vietnamese vegetarian refreshments will be served by An Viet)

4.00 pm: Press Conference & Book Signing

5.00 pm: See you!

(As we have super limited seats with extra high demand for Bea’s Talk, please make sure you can show up for the talk before booking. IF you are unable to show up last minute, please inform us via zerowastemy@gmail.com so we could transfer seats to people on waiting list!)

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Something you should know:
1. BYO: No disposables will be provided during the event, please bring your own bag, bottle, cutlery, plate and mug to the event. Be the Zero Waste Hero!

2. No Trash Bin: This is a Zero Waste Event, thus no trash bin will be placed at the event place.

3. Public Transport: Limited parking space around and will cost you an arm and a leg. Now we tell you a little secret…Dang Wangi LRT station and Medan Tuanku Monorail station is only in walking distance.
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–About Bea Johnson–
Bea Johnson and her family adopted a zero waste lifestyle a decade ago; their household produces a mere pint of trash per year.

With her blog and bestseller Zero Waste Home (translated in 17 languages, #1 on Amazon waste cat.), Bea launched a global movement and continues to inspire a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.

Her methodology is based on 5R’s: “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, and only in that order”. She shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be stylish, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings.

She speaks at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the globe, including Google, Pixar, Adobe, the European
Parliament and the United Nations.

She has completed eight international tours and given 190+ speeches in 30+ countries on 6 continents. She has appeared on TV shows and in publications everywhere, from The Today Show to BBC Breakfast. Passionate and optimist, she was dubbed “The Priestess of Waste-Free Living” by the New York Times and is the leading spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle.

She is a Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards, a member of the New Dream advisory council, and a French native who currently lives in Mill Valley, California.

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, 22:07
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Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption & Production

The Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) is an international, autonomous, non-governmental, non-profit, non-discriminatory organization that is involve in developing and promoting sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the Asia-Pacific. The APRSCP was established since 1997 (more than 19 years ago) and registered as a non-profit organization in Thailand.

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Connecting the green dots

MESYM.com is a crowd-sourced platform and a living database for environmental movements in Malaysia. There are many good actions being done out there. Our goal is to bring them together. We connect the green dots.