EcoKnights Announces Winners of the 8th National Green Awards (Anugerah Hijau) 2016
Kuala Lumpur, 15th October, 2016 – Local environmental NGO, EcoKnights today announced the winners of the 8th National Green Awards or Anugerah Hijau 2016.
The announcement and the award ceremony were held at the White Box, Publika today.
Anugerah Hijau, or the Green Awards, is an annual nationwide competition organized by non-profit environmental organization, EcoKnights along with its collaborative and sponsors to inculcate environmental awareness and action among youths.
The 2016 edition challenges high school students to be creative and innovative in addressing everyday environmental issues such as pollution, land usage, waste management and human health, to name a few.
This year’s competition required the high school participants to come up with a comprehensive project which includes the following elements:
- Recycling – collecting recyclable items and inspiring students to be involved in recycling
- School Farming – creative urban farming
- Energy Efficiency – conserving energy in school through innovative approaches
The ceremony was attended by the guests of honor, Puan Yasmin Rasyid, Founder and President of EcoKnights, Mr. Amlir Ayat, Vice President of EcoKnights, Mr. Tan Shyue Wern, Director of Brand Management, IM4U and Puan Aishah Sinclair, Co-Founder of PoptaniAsia – Malaysia’s leading urban farming movement.
This year’s winners will receive the Dana Sukarelawan 1 Malaysia (DRe1M) from IM4U to further fund, develop, maintain and upgrade their projects in their respective schools. This is to ensure the continuity of the efforts by the students and school to be progressed further after the competition ends.
“This year, we decided to bring back the initial movement of Anugerah Hijau, where the competition begins the search for Malaysia’s Greenest School. The Anugerah Hijau was mainly focused on high schools from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor during its infant years and after 7 years, this competition has grown and made its mark amongst youth and we are proud that we now can search the whole of Malaysia for the Greenest School.” said Fadly Bakhtiar, the Programme Director of EcoKnights and the 8th Anugerah Hijau 2016.
“It only shows that the environmental awareness amongst youth in the current generation starts in school and Anugerah Hijau serves as a platform for them to channel their ideas.” added Fadly.
Anugerah Hijau 2016 is an annual flagship program by EcoKnights, and IM4U as a supporting partner and sanctioned by Ministry of Education. For more info about Anugerah Hijau 2016 log on to www.anugerahhijau.my.
EcoKnights® is a non-profit environmental organization that champions sustainable living and supports a community of film makers, and environmentalist who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. EcoKnights’ Board of Committee Members, staff and constituents is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. EcoKnights serves the community through development-led interventions from education and awareness programs to research; and public participation programs to consultation. EK’s partners range from government agencies and communities to corporate agencies and NGOs. For more information about EcoKnights, log on to www.ecoknights.org.my.
For further information, kindly contact:
Fadly Bakhtiar, Festival Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 017 227 9270.
LIST OF WINNERS
|Champion||SMK Ayer Keroh, Melaka|
|1st Runner-up||SM Sains Labuan, Labuan|
|2nd Runner-up||SMK Telok Kerang, Johor|
Any high school in Malaysia is encouraged to submit ONE comprehensive proposal idea to the official AH Portal where 20 schools with the best proposals will be selected by a panel of experts to continue as finalists. Then, three representatives from each finalist school are required to attend a capacity building workshop to qualify for a mini-grant in preparation for the final phase of the project.
Each school is required to submit their ONE comprehensive proposal comprising of all three elements listed below. Total marks are made up of all points awarded for all three components individually. FOR EXAMPLE: 40 points for Energy Conservation, 40 for School Farming, 20 for Recycling.
This component focuses on both quantity and quality. The quantitative aspect of this sub-category is measured by the weight of recycled materials collected. The qualitative element will be evaluated by the methods taken by schools to convince their students to contribute to the recycling programme.
Points will be awarded through both elements. Examples of recyclable objects include those made from these materials:
This component aims at turning a piece of unused or abandoned land into a creative urban farm.
The points awarded will be evaluated by:
- Produce per area
- Produce harvested/grown in a given time frame
- Creativity and Design
This component targets the energy consumption habits in your school. Energy can be conserved in any form such as bought materials, water and electricity.
The points will be awarded based on official records presented such as but not limited to:
- Water Bills
- Electricity Bills
- Innovative approach