George Town, 13 July 2018- In conjunction with International Student Camp 2018, Chung Ling High school organised the Eco workshop on 11 July 2018 to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and encourage recycling to reduce waste in the environment.
Highlighting the potential of an “Eco-Town” in Penang, Ng Fong Chiu, lecturer from the School of Computing, KDU Penang University College (KDU Penang) was invited to conduct an Eco workshop at the school.
“To create the “Eco-Town” in Penang, this workshop will help to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and 3R which is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” said Fong Chiu.
More than 140 students from local and foreign schools attended the Eco workshop to break boundaries and create cherished memories among them.
“In recent times, the phrase “Going Green” has become more familiar and turned into a global momentum.” said Fong Chiu.
“But “Going Green” is not just a phrase. It must expressed and practised in our daily lives, especially the younger generation who must save Earth for the next generations,” added Fong Chiu.
The students from Penang’s local schools and also those from from Thailand, Singapore and Beijing were required to make three products out of the recyclable materials based on their creativity. Some of the students create baskets, pencil holders and photo frames using newspapers, scissors and glue.
“I usually like to collect recyclable items like newspapers and cans. This workshop really meets my interest in making things by re-using waste,” said Edmund Tan from St. Paul Co-educational College. Yeap Teik Hee from Chung Ling High School made a speaker holder by using newspaper.
“This speaker holder is made with multiple layers of newspaper. It can last long and the speaker will not break if it falls to the floor,” said Teik Hee, whose product captured all the other students’ eyes.
Dr Wong Lai Yong, a teacher of Chung Ling High School, thanked KDU Penang for conducted the awareness workshop.
“The students will know the importance of sustainability and will know the value of waste items from this workshop,” said Dr Wong.
KDU Penang;’s commitment to being eco-friendly will be even more evident when its flagship campus in Metropolis Batu Kawan opens next year, featuring green features that maximise natural lighting to reduce power consumption and an extensive rain harvesting system.