Monday, August 13, 2012

Green Economy: Does it include You?

The UN Environment Program defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive

In conjunction of the World Environment Day 2012 theme, a total of 50 trees are planted on 5th June 2012, 30 trees of the Tabebuai Pallida species are planted Grace Point, Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu while 20 trees of the Casuarina equisetifolia species planted at 1st Tanjung Aru Beach.

The tree planting activity at Grace Point is made possible with the partnership between Magellan Sutera Resort and DBKK. The event was attended by the Mayor Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu-YB Datuk Abidin Madingkir, General Manager Magellan Sutera Harbour- Ravi Kathiravelu, Director of DBKK and Chairman of Environment Action Centre (EAC) Kota Kinabalu- YB Datuk Yeo Boon Hai, 12 Finalists Miss Earth 2012 with Mandy Nandu from MNE Events as well as the participation of 20 Aseana College Nursing School students & DBKK Anti-Litter Ambassadors to assist in planting the trees.

As for the event in 1st Tanjung Aru Beach, it was attended by Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir, DBKK Deputy Director General (Operations)- Joannes Solidau, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development and Consumer Affairs- Janet Chee and also the 20 Aseana College Nursing School students.

This program would not be successful without all participants who took time to attend the tree planting program. It is hoped that such program would be beneficial to the environment as well as spreading awareness to more people within the state.


Anonymous said...

Good job to the DBKK on this Tree Planting program, hopefully the World Environment day next year will be even better.

Anonymous said...

This year the DBKK in conjunction with Grace Point and Tanjung Aru have planted 50 trees, thanks to the 20 Aseana college students who participated in helping planting the tress as well. Good job and keep up the efforts to protect our environment.

Jeff Ambuyat said...

The City Hall (DBKK) will be spending RM1 million this year to plant 1,000 shaded trees and 25,000 shrubs here..

Jeff Ambuyat said...

hopefully this effort will increase greenery within the city and improve its air quality..

Anonymous said...

Besides tree planting, everybody must take care the cleanliness of their surrounding.

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