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‘ECODAY’ at Curtin Malaysia aimed at raising environmental awareness among students and public
07-10-2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Miri – 26 September 2017 – Curtin University, Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) student-run organisations Curtin Environmental Engineering Club (CEEC) and Curtin Dive Club (CDC) are co-organising an ‘ECODAY’ on 7 October 2017.
Open from 8 am to 5pm at the Curtin Malaysia campus here, it is endorsed by the Malaysian Nature Society Miri Branch (MNS Miri) and Miri City Council and will involve student participants from Curtin Malaysia and other institutions in East Malaysia and Brunei, as well as members of the public.
The aim of ‘ECODAY’ is to raise greater awareness of environmental conservation among students and the community through a fun and interactive event. It also aims to highlight the role of MNS and raise funds for projects being conducted by the MNS and other non-governmental organisations partnering in the event.
Participants from East Malaysia and Brunei will be participating in ‘ECODAY’ competitions, including a ‘Paint Miri Green’ art competition, ‘Victoria Goes Green’ fashion show, ‘Enlightening Through Creativity’ upcycling competition and ‘The Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold’ quiz with attractive prizes to be won in each.
Meanwhile, members of the public are invited to attend a ‘MNS Environmental Awareness Talk’ concerning the effects of beach litter and environmental issues in the Miri area by Associate Professor Dominique Dodge Wan of Curtin Malaysia.
They are also invited to talks entitled ‘Marine Fish Community Structure in Lundu, Sarawak’ by Divemaster Alvin Ngau Anyie and ‘Community Structure of Marine Polychaete in Burung Island’ by Divemaster trainee Euanice Anak Teck Choi.
Alvin and Euanice are both representatives from Co.Co. Dive, a local dive operator, and both hold Bachelor of Aquatic Resource Science and Management degrees from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).
Iqbal Abdollah, branch chairperson of MNS Miri Branch, remarked that as the local branch of the leading environmental non-governmental organisation in Malaysia, MNS Miri is honoured to be associated with the event. He said all like-minded organisations, be they in the private or government sectors or those that share the same passion in championing wildlife and cultural preservation, should wholeheartedly support such events.
The Curtin Environmental Engineering Club (CEEC) aspires to build strong environmental awareness among the students and staff of Curtin Malaysia and in the larger community. Through its activities, it also serves to provide opportunities for Curtin Malaysia students to contribute to the development of a greener and cleaner environment for all.
The Curtin Dive Club (CDC) has since its founding in 2014 focused on raising awareness of the region’s underwater parks among Curtin Malaysia’s students, staff and alumni, in addition to providing a platform for its members to grow their passion for diving and the environment through its various events.
‘ECODAY’ is being sponsored by Bright Optometrist, Classic Asia Original Sdn. Bhd., Fotoson Services, Jia Jia Kitchen, Miri Cheap Printing, Nestlé, Sandhu & Co. Advocates and Siti Payung.
For more information on ‘ECODAY’, visit its Facebook page (ECODAY) or contact Clement Yap at 010-983 1995.
For those who wish to participate in the event competitions, registration and payment of fees can be made at Chapter One Café at Marina ParkCity, Route 66 Café in Lutong and T4 in Senadin. Those registered are requested to present their receipts of payment during ‘ECODAY’.
Additionally, students from invited schools can enquire with their school counsellors. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the ‘ECODAY’ Facebook page.
科廷大学（澳洲大学马来西亚分校）Curtin University Malaysia