Challenge your ‘green’ creativity in the Youth Green X-Change
By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
ARE YOU CREATIVE BUT HAVE nowhere to express it? Why not participate in a “green” themed competition where a total of RM20,900 worth in cash prizes are up for grabs where an attractive top cash prize of up to RM2,000 will be given to the winner?
The Youth Green X-Change 2014 competition is part of an on-going programme organised the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB), Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak), World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia), Department of Environment (Sarawak), Trienekens Sdn. Bhd., Sarawak Energy Berhad and Teachers Education Institute Batu Lintang Campus organised in conjunction with the youth environment awareness programme, Youth Green X-Change 2014.
As part of an ongoing programme, the objective of the programmes is to encourage environmental stewardship among the youth by implanting knowledge, skills, values and spread accurate environmental information and also to engage youth in sustainable development processes.
The competition which runs from April 22nd 2014 to August 25th 2014 is divided into four categories; Essay Writing, Photography, Short Film and Feature Writing and all categories are opened to public from the age of 16 to 35 years old where there are no entry fee charged and entry applications must be submitted before 12.30 pm, August 25th 2014, with the exception for the feature writing category which is catered for media practitioners.
Winners of the competition will also be invited to a forum which is expected to be held in October in conjunction with the Malaysian Environmental Week 2014 to share on their winning entries.
In conjunction with the competition, AZAM Sarawak (Angkatan Zaman Mansang) collaborated with Environment Board (NREB) and Trienekens and World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia) by organising a half-day talk series on sustainable development on July 7.
Participants were updated on local environmental topics and issues, environmental conservation efforts and integrated solid waste management in the talk.
Presenters were Nur Aida Azman, Environmental control Officer of NREB on ‘Sustainable Development in Sarawak: Roles and Function of NREB Water Quality Management and Solid Waste Management by NREB’, Christo Michael, Department Manager KIWMP Maintenance Trienekens Sdn Bhd on ‘Integrated Solid Waste Management: Contributions to Sustainable Development’ and Dr. Henry Chan, Head of Conservation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Malaysia) on “WWF-Malaysia: Supporting Environmental Conservation in Sarawak).
For more information of the competition, feel free to contact the organisers at 082 442945 (NREB), 082-411799 (AZAM Sarawak) and 082 247420 (WWF-Malaysia).