Celebrating our green spaces and fostering activism and environmental responsibility at the Kota Damansara Community Forest on 9th June 2013, in conjunction with World Environment Day and Malaysian Nature Society Selangor's Open Day.
Green Living games booth upon arrival in the morning.
As usual, we offered our 3 bestselling carnival games -- Water Conservation Ring Toss, Energy Efficiency Ball Toss and 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) Nerf Gun Target Shooting Challenge. We donated the day's takings to the Kota Damansara Community Forest Society for their conservation and education projects and to offset the costs of organising the World Environment Day event.
Green Living's objectives have always been to promote environmental education and responsibility and make it easy and entertaining. We gave away lots of free tries and prizes because we wanted the visitors to enjoy themselves. Well, the volunteers and visitors had a good time learning about green living practices, so I couldn't really ask for more.
Indigenous plants for sale, courtesy of our MNS Flora Group. Our resident botanist and Flora Group Coordinator Koon Hup is on hand to explain the names and characteristics of plants.
So, what's owl the fuss about World Environment Day?
Ilyas manning the kayaking registration counter. We ran out of indemnity forms by midmorning because the response was so good.
This photo looks like it was taken at Taman Negara or the Royal Belum Forest Reserve, but it's really just 20 minutes from my home! It was all clogged up and stagnant at one point, but thanks to the efforts of the volunteers, the stream is clean and flowing again and the lake now is litter-free and positively beautiful. What a perfect way of spending a Sunday morning without going out of town!
A wee black panther chose a good seat from which to listen to speeches. "Hello, humans. I hear you have something good to say about my forest. I am listening. So, speak."
Promoting wheelbarrow rides (It's only RM1! It has Zero Carbon Emissions!) on behalf of the TTDI Edible Garden Project.
Titi Eco Farm booth. I have been to their farm once. It was all too quiet and peaceful for me.
Liza and Illani went kayaking during their midmorning break from volunteering duties.
For more information on the following organisations and initiatives, visit the links below:
World Environment Day's theme for this year: Think. Eat. Save. http://www.unep.org/wed/theme/
Malaysian Nature Society's official website: http://mns.my/
Kota Damansara Community Forest Society's official website: http://kotadamansaraforest.org/
TTDI Edible Garden Project's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=124807604252127&story_fbid=520481421330837#!/groups/318464218254648/?fref=ts