Archive for ‘Rencana’

6 June, 2012

Geran ‘Selangorku’ RM5 Juta Diperuntuk Pelihara Alam Sekitar

PETALING JAYA 5 JUN : Kerajaan Negeri Selangor memperuntukkan RM5 juta dalam ‘Geran Selangorku’ pada tahun ini bagi melaksanakan pemeliharaan dan aktiviti penjagaan alam sekitar di negeri ini.

Exco Pelancongan, Hal Ehwal Pengguna dan Alam Sekitar, Elizabeth Wong berkata, geran alam sekitar diberi kepada badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) dan persatuan-persatuan dalam melaksanakan program yang dirancang berkaitan alam sekitar.

“Jadi fasa pertama, Kerajaan Negeri telah memberi lebih RM250,000 kepada NGO-NGO terbabit.

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25 May, 2012

WORLD OCEANS DAY: 8TH JUNE 2012

DATE: Fri 08/06/12

LOCATION: Global
The world’s oceans play a key role for life on Earth. According to the UN, they are “the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe, [as well as] a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.”

In the past few decades, the threats from pollution, overfishing and other forms of exploitation to marine habitats have increased dramatically.

World Oceans Day was first introduced in 1992 to raise awareness of the crucial role the sea plays as sources of food, oxygen and medicine. It was officially recognized by the United Nations (UN) in 2008 and is observed on June 8 each year.

Numerous events are held around the world to mark World Oceans Day. These included photo contests, fossil hunting walks, demonstrations, and concerts. Different themes are assigned to every World Oceans Day. In 2012, the theme is “Youth: The Next Wave for Change.”

WEB LINK: World Oceans Day

Article Source http://www.greeningtheblue.org/event/world-oceans-day-8th-june-2012

17 May, 2012

Rehda walks the talk with new green headquarters

  • Eco-features include passive ventilation, and energy and water conservation
  • Block wall a natural ventilation wall system and second skin to the building

 

The new Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) headquarters, with a gross floor area of 3,626 sq m, was developed on its original site in Kelana Jaya, a suburb just outside Kuala Lumpur. The previous single-storey headquarters was demolished to make way for the organisation’s expansion.

The double-skin external walls (left) reduce heat penetration from direct sunlight into the building and allow for cross ventilation (photo credit: Rehda)

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8 May, 2012

Grow your own greens

FOOD prices will not come down in the near future. We can complain and point fingers but this won’t solve the problem of high grocery bills.

Instead of complaining, why not help yourself. Grow your own vegetables. It is not that difficult. All you need is a few feet of open space, and even your balcony or window sills will do.

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16 April, 2012

Give Cloth (Sanitary Pad) A Go

By THO XIN YI thoxinyi@thestar.com.my

THE SHOPPER stopped in her tracks while walking past Qhatijah Mohd Said’s stall at the weekend bazaar at The Curve in Petaling Jaya recently.

“What are these?” she asked, referring to the colourful fabric pads laid out on a small table.

To explain better, Qhatijah lined a pair of pink underwear with one of the pads and buttoned the “wings” together, clearly showing their function.

New option: Qhatijah Mohd Said explaining her products to a shopper at the weekend bazaar at The Curve.

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9 April, 2012

Have A Greener Life By Changing These 12 Bad Habits

Changing a few small habits could make a big environmental impact.

Most of us want to do our part to help with environmental issues. But we all lead busy lives. We feel tired, get lazy and maybe let things slide a little. Well, if you’ve become lax about your environmental commitment, or if you’re one of the millions out there who just don’t think what you do makes a difference, take stock of your eco-habits and get back on track toward living a greener lifestyle. Read the tips below and rethink what can be accomplished with very little extra effort.

Break These 13 Bad Eco-Habits

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2 April, 2012

10 Tips to Shop Smart at Farmers Markets

Think Globally, Act Locally. Nowhere is that 1970’s saying more relevant than with food. Locally grown food are picked at their peak, get to your table fresher and chock full of vitamins and minerals, and don’t waste a lot of the crop and fossil fuels getting from the field to your fork.

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Plus farmer’s markets are a great fun gathering place. That’s one reason they’ve been flourishing since the mid-1990s. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, local growers markets swelled from 1,755 to 4,385 between 1994 and 2006. Chances are there’s one in your neck of the woods.

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31 March, 2012

6 Must-Have for Sustainable cities of the future

By Starre VartanTue, Mar 27 2012
Here are six areas where cities will likely adapt for a more sustainable future.

Future City

Photo: Steve Rosset/Shutterstock

Most of the cities that we live and work in today are unplanned or only semi-planned. They got the way they are due to a combination of what locals wanted (housing, shops and parks), what businesses needed (factories, shipping channels) and what government interests deemed necessary (water treatment plants, incinerators). Because of the lack of plans, you see western American cities built around the car, which has exacerbated sprawl, and eastern American cities that have developed more eco-friendly public transit systems – but only because they had to.

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30 March, 2012

How do I unclog a drain without using regular drain cleaner?

You don’t need scary chemicals to get the water flowing again. Here’s how.

By Chanie KirschnerFri, Apr 22 2011 at 9:19 AM EST

Q: I was coloring my hair near the sink and, much to my dismay, the drain started to clog, and I couldn’t wash the muddy brown water down the drain. I was all out of drain cleaner, and I ended up having to wash my hair out in the shower. Are there any ways to unclog a drain, without having to buy that toxic drain cleaner in the first place?

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30 March, 2012

8 Innovations for Home Energy Savings

by Becky Striepe on March 28, 2012

Energy prices spiked in 2011, and we’re not expected to see much of a drop (if any) this year, so even if the environmental impacts of fossil fuels aren’t high on your priority list, making your home more energy efficient this year will be as good for your wallet as it is for the planet.

Luckily, if you’re ready to get serious about saving energy at home, there are innovations out there to help you do just that. From the roof to your windows, you can upgrade your home to save energy and money. A new GE data visualization lets you see their technological and environmental innovations through the years–including some of the most important innovations for home energy savings ever developed.

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