MONDAY, 2 MARCH
– The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) wanted the people to practice a green lifestyle while still at the ivory tower.
Its minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili said in this connection, all Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Labuan International Campus (KAL) residents can take part by practicing green lifestyle towards the success of the National Green Technology Policy.
He said various approaches can easily be practiced in everyday life including austerity measures in the use of electricity and water at dorms and academic buildings by switching off lights and fans when not in use, and making sure the tap is closed tightly to avoid wastage of water and so on.
In addition, the practice of recycling method; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle were some small steps yet effective that could be practiced every day.
“UMS staff and students are encouraged to make use of biodegradable food containers at the college cafeterias,” he urged.
Maximus who is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Green Foundation said this at the opening of the Green Youth programme organised by the Malaysian Green Foundation at the Main Lecture Hall 1, Universiti Malaysia Sabah Labuan International Campus (UMSKAL).
Also present were the Secretary-General, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Loo Took Gee and Deputy Director of UMSKAL, Associate Professor Dr. Geoffrey Harvey Tanakinjal representing Associate Professor Dr. Murnizam Halik. – SS (fl)
Source: Azri Onn
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