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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 12 Nov, 21:45

River Walk IV (2-Year Anniversary Special)

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As part of Sungai Penchala Open Classroom’s 2-year anniversary, we welcome the public to join 2017’s 4th and final River Walk on 9th December.

Come and experience the natural upstream setting of the Penchala River with the four unique learning stations!

Please contact Mr. Gan:
Email: jingyegan@gec.org.my
Phone: 016-5616963

Or RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/134495317210144/

Follow us on Instagram @rivercareprogramme: https://www.instagram.com/rivercareprogramme/

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
Aktiviti lepas Bantu!

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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 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
Facebook: http://www.fb.com/energyglobe

on 2 Nov, 07:58

Bicara Rakyat(Townhall) @ TTDI Community Centre

Bicara Rakyat(Townhall) @ TTDI Community Centre
Aktiviti lepas

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.

Selamat Datang ke MESYM!
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.