TEACHING our children to care for the environment will make a difference in the immediate neighbourhood or township they live in.
Petaling Jaya City deputy mayor Puasa Mohd Taib said children were aware of the need to care for trees and forests.
“Parents must guide them on conservation and inculcate habits that will protect the environment.
“Young children with good habits such as saving water while brushing their teeth or turning off the switch when the computer is not in use will grow up loving the environment, thus reducing the carbon footprint,” he said.
PETALING JAYA: Damansara Damai’s four Urban Park Forest will be connected via a 60km bicycle lane under PJ City Cycleways Networks which aim to build dedicated lanes for cyclists around the city.
PETALING Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is showing it means business in making the city greener, by dangling a RM100,000 carrot for property owners in 2012.
The amount for the Low-Carbon Green Rebate Assessment Scheme has increased from the RM50,000 set aside last year.
THE Petaling Jaya City Council will offer assessment rebates of up to 100 per cent to house owners who observe the six key green components.
The council has set the key components to help residents focus on their green efforts. The components include the usage of energy, water, waste management, transportation, bio-diversity and other creative initiatives.
“I encourage everyone to practise at least three of the six green initiatives,” said Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman.
WITHIN the next six months, city folk will see new solar-powered recycling bins in the city. Known as the 3R Box, the bins will also act as an advertising tool to promote recycling. It will be placed in public places such as busy walkways.
This is to encourage the public to help reduce, reuse and recycle.
The pilot project in the city was launched by mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman at the Petaling Jaya City Council. Also present was Selangor executive council member Elizabeth Wong.
BY HAFIZAN TAIB – MAY 29, 2012
PETALING JAYA, 29 MEI : Kempen kitar semula oleh Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) lebih menarik perhatian kali ini dengan kotak 3R tenaga solar baru.
Bukan sahaja rupanya yang mencuri perhatian, kotak tersebut boleh ditaja oleh syarikat-syarikat swasta untuk menjadi papan iklan sekaligus menjadikannya satu bahan untuk program tanggungjawab sosial korporat (CSR).
SAVE ENERGY:MBPJ organises a talk to guide city folk towards consuming less energy in everyday tasks
CITY folk are encouraged to retrofit their homes to channel wastewater into the sewer instead of the drains. This will help minimise river pollution.
They are also encouraged to collect rainwater to water their plants and for other uses. This will help reduce flash floods in the city.
Such ideas were shared with heads of residents’ associations during a talk entitled “Climate Change — Related to Local Council and the Community”. It was organised by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) in conjunction with Earth Day.
CITY CYCLEWAYS:Inter-connected network of cycling lanes to be created in PJ to ensure the safety of cyclists
MORE than 400 residents of Damansara Damai and its neighbouring areas participated in the PJ Green Ride Event recently. The event, organised by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), saw participants raring to ride their bikes as early as 7.30am at the Urban Park (1) nearby.
I REFER to the letter in StarMetro titled “Don’t let our parks die.”
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