Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy 2011!

I know I haven't been here for a long time - as a matter of fact, I haven't been blogging regularly too. Honestly, my limited free time is spent on FB these days! :D

Anyway, I'd like to wish you a Blessed 2011. May our efforts to protect this precious Earth continue vigorously! Remember, our hearts must be there - the passion, perseverance, patience and commitment! ;)

Just to update you, the implementation of the Sabah Environmental Education Policy is being monitored by the Environment Protection Department. The first monitoring has been carried with the help of JICA through the BBEC2 Programme in Sabah. We have done quite a bit in carrying out environmental education programmes in Sabah BUT there are still loads to be done. One of the most challenging tasks is changing the way people think and act, in this case, to be more environmentally-friendly. We have to work together to manage wisely whatever we have left!

Always remember that 'The Environment is Everything that isn't Me'.

God bless!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Happy Earth Day 2010!!

A very jolly Happy Earth Day to you and your family! :)

Earth Day is designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. However, for me, Earth Day is Everyday. ;)

So, what is your plan to commemorate Earth Day?

Our department is organising EPD Hunt (a mini treasure hunt) for our staff during lunch time today. I’m super excited! All questions are based on the environment and our department. :mrgreen:

Monday, 19 April 2010

Oh Tigers!

Three of us in the family were born in the year of the tiger. :p My Dad, my eldest sister and I. Apparently, those born in the year of the tiger have characteristics which include bravery (grrrr!), sensitivity (oucchh...) and confidence, and thought to be bold, powerful and adventurous. However, tigers are prone to be short-tempered and risk takers... Hmmm, yeah, honestly speaking, I'm sometimes like that.. :D But hey, hang on.. There's much more.. Tigers make good bosses and leaders, and are superb actors, writers, and publicists. :D yeehaa! ;) (haha prasan bah..)


On a more serious note, let's talk about real tigers out there. For your information (if you haven't already know), we don't have tigers in the wild in Sabah (but we have in the Lokawi Wildlife Park lah). Sarawak doesn't have tigers too. Tigers in Malaysia are mainly found in Kelantan, Terengganu, Perak and Pahang.

According to WWF-Malaysia, there are several threats faced by tigers. The main ones are hunting/poaching/illegal trade, habitat and prey loss and also conflict with humans. With all the threats and pressures from all sides, there is absolutely a serious and urgent need to protect these amazing creatures. Do you realise tigers are used in our national emblem? They symbolise strength and courage.

"Save our Tiger, Save our Heritage"

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Earth Hour is Here Again!

Earth Hour serves as a reminder that we have the power to change our lifestyles to be kinder and more friendly towards our Earth. It may just be 60 minutes tonight with our lights off and all, but it can make a jolly big difference for our Earth.

So, pretty please, do your part. We are all responsible to look after our Earth. We have a say! And we have the power to change things. Believe!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Oh Dear!

... I haven't been here for the longest time! There's so much to share but somehow, I have been really bad in updating this blog, huh?

Before I forget, let me quickly share that now Sabah has its very own Sabah Environmental Education Policy (SEEP)! Yayyyy! We sure have loads to do to implement the policy on the ground but hey, it's team work, isn't it? ;)

I do not wish to see SEEP sitting nicely on anyone's cabinet waiting to be implemented. It WILL be implemented, I know so. ;)

Happy weekend peeps!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

I'm Back!

My apologies for not updating this blog in a long, long time. My missing-in-action-ess was mainly due to a really bad morning sickness. I was super lazy to update my blogs.

Anyway, all is well now, as I've given birth to a baby girl on 5 May. :-) Her name is Tessa Tevelyna.

I'm still in confinement now but who says I can't log on to the internet, eh? hehe

Please browse through the Sabah Environmental Education Network website for some EE activities throughout Sabah.

I'll link you to my other blog where I shared about the recent Earth Hour. ;-)

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Happy Clean Up the World Weekend!

This year, Clean up The World Weekend is from 19th - 21st September.

Clean Up the World partners with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to inspire and assist communities to "clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment" through carrying out initiatives ranging from waste removal and tree planting to water and energy conservation projects. (Information obtained here)

Although there's a certain period for this purpose, it does not mean we don't clean up other days! Everyday should be a Clean Up Day, Earth Day, World Environment Day! ;-)

Happy International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer!

That was a mouthful, wasn't it? :D

September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

This designation was made on December 19 1994, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Information obtained from wikipedia.

Obon Stuffs Are Cool!

Have you heard of papers that are made of sugar cane pulp called Bagasse? We can get them right here in KK! :D

I'm talking about O’BON Notebooks. I'm really excited about it. :z I'm also going to get the A4 papers made of bagasse too. :D

Apart from notebooks, O'bon also produces pencils, pens, folders, etc. Our department uses these products as gifts during talks, exhibitions, games, etc. They are the coolest I tell you!

The papers may be more expensive than the conventional ones BUT they are worth it. Sometimes people complain about recycled papers being expensive. For the longest time humans have messed up the Earth! :@ So, it's only fair we pay more for recycled materials.

Note: Photos borrowed from here. Cheers!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Do You Owe Nature?

Have you ever thought of planting a tree for every book you read or bought? :D

I blogged about this in my other blog a few months ago. I admit I'm one of the guilty ones always buying a book everytime I go out. :$ So what have I done to contribute?

Through Eco-libris, I've started my journey to ‘pay back’ the trees I’ve sacrificed by paying USD1 for each book I've bought. :D So far, I've paid USD10 for 10 books. I’ve received the stickers (made from recycled paper) for every book I balanced out. Pretty cool eh? :z

I know, I owe nature much more than 10 trees but I'll slowly pay back.. :D

Have a nice weekend peeps!!