MONDAY, 08 DECEMBER – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) through its EcoCampus Management Centre organised the EcoCampus Sustainability Week beginning today.
UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah when launching the programme said, EcoCampus Sustainability Week was a platform for all faculties, institutes and residential colleges to put forward their ideas and projects related to environmental conservation.
Themed ‘Bet the Change’, referred to UMS staff and students being the agent of change that would bring creative and innovative ideas related to sustainability on campus.
“This programme will be beneficial to the university’s commitment to protect the environment,” he said.
He added, in achieving the objective of making UMS a major player among higher education in environmental conservation in Malaysia, UMS was ready to implement the values and elements pertaining to energy conservation and e-waste management.
Throughout the EcoCampus Sustainability Week, various activities will be carried out to promote awareness on the concept of environmental sustainability and its importance to the community, including a series of lectures on energy and the environment, EcoCampus challenges as well as exhibition by the government and private agencies.
Also held at the opening of the ceremony was the signing of a Letter of Intent between UMS and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia. – MA (fl)
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