12 June, 2012

Persistent problems in discussion Rio+20

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SINCE the world’s first big environment conference in 1972, green issues have become woven into the political agenda and into consumer consciousness. But as this snapshot shows, few problems have been resolved and some are worsening fast.

> Ozone protection: The 1987 UN Montreal Protocol outlawed chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases that erode Earth’s ozone layer, which protects the planet from cancer-causing solar rays. Continue reading

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12 June, 2012

Green habits begin at home

Well done: Puasa (fifth from left) participated in the tree-planting exercise.

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. Continue reading

12 June, 2012

Avoid using air-conditioners at home to reduce power usage

I read with interest the story “Green developers to be rewarded” inStarMetro recently. Thank you for championing environment-related issues.

I am glad that the country has a renewable energy policy and a small renewable energy power programme since 2001, although development has been slow. Everyone has a role to play in the pursuit of a sustainable future. Continue reading

11 June, 2012

Selangorku @ Rio+20 Earth Summit


Please find enclosed outcome document of the Rio+20 Summit titled “The Future We Want”. You may download the document in all official languages of the United Nations by clicking on their respective links:

For Arabic: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/CONF.216/L.1&Lang=A

For Chinese: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/CONF.216/L.1&Lang=C

For English: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/CONF.216/L.1&Lang=E

For French: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/CONF.216/L.1&Lang=F

For Russian: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/CONF.216/L.1&Lang=R

For Spanish: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/CONF.216/L.1&Lang=S

8 June, 2012

Groups get state grants for green programmes

Writer: Gan Pei Ling

(From left) Yasmin, Salbiah, Wan Azizah, Anthony Tan from Cetdem, Wong, Lee, Yong, Lim and Wong Pui May from MYCAT at the cheque presentation.

PETALING JAYA: A research firm, a village committee and three green groups received grants totalling RM250,600 from Selangorku Grant recently to carry out environmental projects. Continue reading

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8 June, 2012

Urban parks connected by bicycle lanes

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.

Dr Tai (right), Ahmad Khalif (centre) and Dr Mohamed Mustafa signing the MoU at Urban Park 2, Damansara Damai, on Tuesday.

“Our planning department is  working on the plans and sorting out the necessary documents. We hope to get it ready by next year,” said Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) deputy mayor Puasa Mohd Taib. Continue reading

7 June, 2012

Mesyuarat Tindakan Pencegahan Kebakaran Terbuka Negeri Selangor

7 June, 2012

Selangorku Grant Recipients

Sentinels of Time – EcoKnights

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Pertubuhan Alam Sekitar EcoKnights Selangor Continue reading

7 June, 2012

Geran Selangorku Agih RM 5 Juta

7 June, 2012

Selangorku grants available for environmental projects


The Selangor state government yesterday handed Selangorku grants to some successful applicants at a short ceremony held in Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya.

The event was graced with the presence of Selangor state exco memberElizabeth Wong and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The RM300 million allocation for the grants is a result of savings from the restructuring of Talam debts as well as better management of land based on the concept of development at market price. Both of these initiatives combined saw the state government saving more than RM600 million. Continue reading