Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Composting Pilot Project

My office first brainstormed the idea of having a composting project months ago but we thought a project like this would never see the light of day without co-operation and commitment from the residents. Over a casual chat, we threw that challenge to the residents of SS14/7 and it took off from there. Parents got together and decided to get their children involved. They donated for the production of t-shirts and encouraged their children to compost.
You can read about it here in The Star. I must thank the residents of SS14/7, Chief Inspector Sulaiman, YDP Dato' Adnan, Mdm Theresa Ratnam Thong (MPSJ Councillor) and most of all Puan Che Asmah Ibrahim (Director of Department of Environment Selangor) for her support and presence at the launch. Starbucks also participated in this project by donating their used coffee grounds.

Photos courtesy of SJ Echo

This is truly an epitome of a community project in which you see the young and the old, the residents, the local council and the corporate sponsor involved. In my speech to this group of composting pioneers, I encouraged them not to underestimate their effort, every little step counts in making our earth greener and I pray that this fine example will chart a trail for other resident groups to follow.

7 comments:

abi said...

Well done! Congrats on the superb job! Great to the kids getting involved in sucha good cause! Hopefully this starts a chain reaction to more to follow:)

JM_wills said...

It's great to see people are aware of global warming and put efforts on preserving our land and the earth. I hope every state in Malaysia conduct this same project every month as it can arise awareness and we are doing it for future generation. Also, it's great to hear Starbucks is doing its part in this project as in one of their mission statements: CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR ENVIRONMENT

lan said...

cool stuff Hannah, first time im seeing such events!

true patriot said...

Bravo, YB for another great move !

Just a sincere reminder, pls do help to educate the future green project participants to stop using plastic bags as seen in your picture. Our planet Earth can't take in anymore on-biodegradable/
toxic/non-environmental friendly garbage such as plastic & styrofoam.FYI, there's no such
thing as 100% biodegradable plastic yet.

Many who are aware of this bring their own bags / baskets when go shopping; and bring tiffin carrier when they buy "take away" food.

Parents who truly love their children should learn & educate their children to keep their only home - this planet Earth clean & safe. We must always remind ourselves that"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. "

Whatever we do or not do is going to affect the future of our children.

Parents, sincerely hope that you will give this a thought.

Anonymous said...

Hannah how about contributing one compost bin for Section 12 bandar puteri, Puchong?

Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

If you ever want to organize talk about recycling, let me know. I know people in Tzu Chi who are more happy to give a talk on the topic. It will cover the environmental problem the world is facing today as well as what can be recyle and what cant.

Anonymous said...

hi, i would like to know how i can buy these recycled compost.

sdvong