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Things Malaysians Are Already Doing to Save The Environment

Things Malaysians Are Already Doing to Save The Environment

Things Malaysians Are Already Doing To Save The Environment

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This year’s Earth Day (22 April) is themed ‘Invest in Our Planet‘ which implores all of us (businesses, governments, citizens) to act boldly, innovate broadly and implement equitably.

READ MORE5 Things You Can Do to ACTUALLY Help the Planet

Malaysia has done its best to protect the Earth. Here are some of our efforts. Citizens should do their best to support these efforts in order to ensure a brighter future.

Here are some examples of green initiatives in Malaysia.

Create Eco-Friendly Products

Some small home-based businesses produce green products to help the environment.

The Mineraw – Clean & Vegan Skincare

Locally sourced, The Mineraw is a skincare brand that’s 100% natural, and suitable for all skin types. Their packaging is beautiful and minimalistic, and they also come in recyclable containers.

(Credit: The Mineraw/Facebook)

As mass-produced products may contain chemical fillers and have a large carbon footprint, The Mineraw’s products are consciously made in small batches.

“As someone who has always been extremely environmentally conscious, as well as passionate about skincare, I believed in the earth and using clean ingredients where possible,” said the founder of The Mineraw, Jidienne Ibaez.

Take a look at the products Here.

Palmy – From Agricultural Waste To Paper

Palmy is a lifestyle brand which transforms agricultural waste such as banana leaves, stems and bamboo shoots to beautiful handcrafted paper or textile goods.

(Credit: Palmy)

They offer a variety of products including notebooks, coasters (coasters), tote bags, and postcards as well as personal branding services for corporate gifts, B2B, and individual orders.

What’s exciting is, that they also have a DIY Pineapple Making KitYou can try it!

Explore their products Here.

Muni – Tropical Dye Apparel

Muni was born out of his business trip to Bali, which would later inspire him into creating a sustainable apparel brand.

There are many styles and types of shirts, as well as bags.

(Credit: Facebook / MUNI)

You will love their minimalistic and artistic products Here.

Promoting Eco-Tourism

The governmentpromotes eco-tourism, responsible travel to natural areas, that educates and helps the community.

Taman Negara Pahang

Fun Fact: Did know that the Malaysian rainforest (130,000,000 years old) is a fun fact? OlderIt is the Amazon rainforest (55,000,000 year )?!?!). This is where dinosaurs probably used to walk!

(Credit: Mutiara Taman Negara / Facebook)

Being one of the The oldestTaman Negara, one of the most beautiful tropical rainforests in the entire world, is a natural wonder that people can visit instead of visiting bustling cities.

They offer canopy walks, canoeing and jungle trekking, canoeing and bird watching (you can even see hornbills), waterfalls and aborigine settlements.

Book your reservation Here.

Kilim Geoforest Park Kedah

If you’ve never been to a mangrove swamp before, then clearly, you need to give this eco-tourism spot a try as Malaysia is blessed with a number of mangrove forests. And they’re super-duper great for the environment too.

Kilim Geoforest park in Langkawi is part of the UNESCO Network of Global Geoparks. It offers tourists a spectacular boat ride along the River Kilim.

(Credit to Kilim Geoforest Park

Tourists can see the beauty of mangrove forests and millions of year old fossils, as well as islands and beaches, incredible caves, and many other amazing features. Kilim Geoforest Park truly is a special place where mangrove ecosystems as well as coastal karsts can coexist.

You can book a tour Here.

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sabah

You can also see the adorable, big-nosed Proboscis monkeys in Sabah. Labuk Bay in Sandakan is a sanctuary for proboscis monkeys. It aims to educate people about sustainable ways to co-exist with nature and its inhabitants.

(Credit: Labuk Bay Sandakan / Facebook)

These monkeys live in mangrove forests, which is why the area is under constant conservation. We also replant saplings to make it a more sustainable home.

Tourists can also see other species of wildlife, including cute and funny monkeys.

Learn all about the handsome monkeys Here.

Renewable Energy Usage

Many large companies are also shifting towards more sustainable energy.

PETRONAS Gas & New Energy

PETRONAS, Malaysia’s leading oil and gas company and partner in energy solutions, has been exploring new avenues to explore renewable energy options in Malaysia.

(Credit: PETRONAS)

They were able to create an entirely new department called Gas & New Energy(GNE), which emphasized the transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy.

The New EnergyThe integrated solar power and wind power (NE) portion focuses mainly. They include on-site roof solar, off-site sun, battery storage, hybrid solutions, advanced energy monitoring solutions, and advanced analytics.

Green Lagoon Technology uses Biogas Energy

Green Lagoon Technology (GLT), a Malaysian green technology company, is making the most of agricultural waste (biogas), and turning them into energy sources.

(Credit to Green Lagoon Technology/Facebook

Simple science in this is when organic waste decomposes in the absence of oxygen, like food scraps or animal waste (in GLT’s case, palm oil mills’ wastewater), they produce methane and carbon dioxide.

Methane can be used as a fuel source and converted into energy (in terms GLT, it was turned into electricity).

Mondelz Making Chocolate Using Solar Power in Malaysia

Mondelz, a snack manufacturer from the United States, is determined to make snacks the right way.

(Credit: Mondelez International / Facebook)

Malaysia: Mondelz International MalaysiaNEFIN Group, a carbon-neutrality solutions provider, has collaborated with us to install solar panel roofs at their two manufacturing facilities in Shah Alam, Selangor, and Prai (Penang).

They’ve Installed 1,266 solar panels in Shah Alam (responsible for making Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate) and 1,754 solar panels in Prai (which produces biscuits and salty snacks such as Jacob’s, Twisties and Chipsmore).

Malaysia is actually doing quite well on the renewable energy front.

However, to make a real difference and educate society we must all take part and speed up our efforts to create a better future.

Everyone is responsible for finding ways that we can save the Earth. This is a collective effort. So let’s go greener together. It’s a partnership for the planet.

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