Miri – 13 September 2012 – In keeping to its objective of making its Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012 on 15 September 2012 a ‘green’ event, Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) will be featuring a ‘Green Mobility Revolution Showcase’ for the first time.
Jointly organised by student members of the university’s Curtin Marketing Club and its Open Day Committee, the showcase will promote new approaches to sustainable mobility in light of the growing demand for energy worldwide, and also prompt people to think about the future of mobility.
“By 2050, the global energy demand could triple and so could the number of cars. A variety of fuels and techniques will be needed to meet the growing demand for mobility while limiting CO2 emissions. Cars and other forms of transportation will also need to be more fuel-efficient or environment-friendly,” said Aaron Lim of the Curtin Marketing Club and coordinator of the showcase.
He added that the showcase will feature examples of green mobility such as specially-imported e-bikes, hybrid cars and Curtin Sarawak’s entries in the 2011 and 2012 Shell Eco-marathons at the Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur.
Supporting the showcase are Curtin Sarawak’s consultancy arm, Curtin Consultancy Services (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., as well as Sarawak Shell Berhad and leading car brands Mazda, Proton, Mitsubishi and Nissan.
Some 6,000 visitors are expected to attend Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012 and the organisers hope they will take the opportunity to learn more about green mobility and other environmental matters.
“Though this is the first time we are organising such a showcase, we have already gotten a good response from those supporting it and are encouraged to organise a more elaborate showcase during next year’s Open Day. We hope the public will also show their support by visiting the showcase this Saturday,” said Nicholas Leong, organising chairman of the Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012.
According to Leong, the ‘Green Mobility Revolution Showcase’ also supports the event’s overriding theme, ‘Make Tomorrow Better’. Curtin Sarawak is also taking the opportunity to mark Sarawak’s 49th year in Malaysia seeing as it is being held on the eve of Malaysia Day.
Another showcase promoting environmental awareness will be the ‘Environmental Corner’ at the School of Business building where the Miri City Council will highlight its Local Agenda 21 activities and recycling projects such as food composting, Furoshiki, how to make multipurpose vase and flowers from recycled bottles as well as the Bokashi composting method.
The Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012 will be open from 10 am to 5.00 pm, with some activities extending until 6.30 pm.
For more information on Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012, visit the event website at www.curtin.edu.my/openday2012, or call the event secretariat at +60 85 443806, or e-mail [email protected]