'Be Different, Be the Change'
Official monthly newsletter from UM Eco-Campus Secretariat
for UM Community and general readers
IN THIS ISSUE
1. Greetings from UM Eco-Campus Secretariat
2. Seminar on Energizing Sustainable Development Goals (SESDG2019)
3. UMCares Competition 2019: (A) Video Evaluation & (2) Site Audit Session
4. Strategic Meeting with YB Fahmi Fadzil & UM Vice-Chancellor
5. Special Visit by Delegation from University of Utara Malaysia (UUM)
6. Regain Experience Asli's Life 2019: Stepped-Up with Introduction of Sustainability Initiatives
7. Keynote Address via Video-Conferencing for ICRACE2019 India
8. Preparation Meeting for SESDG2019 with Press Secretary of KPDNHEP
9. SK Sri Pantai Official Visit to UM Living Labs (The RIMBA Project & UM Zero Waste
10. Strategic Discussion with CITRa UM: Sustainability Curriculum & Elective Courses
11. Preparation Meeting for SESDG2019 with UM Living Labs Team
12. Strategic Meeting on the Implementation: Banning of Single-Use Plastics Policy in Campus
13. UM Living Lab System Mini-Workshop: Trial for Users
14. INTEC Education College: Launch Ceremony of INTEC Sustainability & Eco-Campus
15. UM Eco-Surau Capacity Building Program 2019 Phase 1: Residential Colleges
16. Exhibition at Marhaban Ya Ramadhan 2019: Food Waste Minimization Programme (MAIWP
17. Klang Valley City Nature Challenge 2019
18. Water Warriors Lake Story-Telling and Group Activity
19. Labour Day Wishes from UM Eco-Campus
20. Hari Memancing: Dapat Tak Ikan? 2019 (Have you Caught a Fish? Day 2019)
21. UM Living Labs Profiling Highlight of the Month
22. UM Eco-Campus on the News
23. UM Eco-Campus Innovation - Product & Service: 1) UM Living Labs - Sustainable Means of
Transportation - Carpool Campaign & 2) UM Living Labs - Safe DUMP
This e-newsletter is part of our long-term and continuous commitment (UM Eco-Campus Core Area 08: Change
Management: Governance, Communication & Participation) to engage with UM members and the wider community. It
is imperative that the newsletter is informative that will mutually benefit UM, campus sustainability initiatives and
1. Seminar on Energizing Sustainable Development Goals (SESDG2019)
25 April 2019 (Thursday) – The Cube, Academy of Islamic Studies University of Malaya (APIUM): A
half day Seminar on ‘Energizing Sustainable Development Goals’ (SESDGs) with the theme ‘For People,
Ecosystem and Planet’ was co-hosted by University of Malaya Eco-Campus Secretariat and Institute of
Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES) with support from Academy of Islamic Studies (APIUM), Office of
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs), Food Aid Foundation (FAO), Institute of Strategic and
International Studies Malaysia (ISIS Malaysia), Alam Flora Sdn. Bhd., Malaysian Society of Marine
Sciences (MSMS). The inaugural seminar was organized in conjunction with the commemoration of
World Earth Day with this year theme ‘Protect Our Species’.
There were more than 300 participants from both internal and external community that included
government agencies and officials, public and private higher education institutions, private sectors, NGOs
and general public. This was almost the twice the number who participated in last year’s Seminar on
Sustainable Consumption, Our Responsibility 2018 (SCORE2018) and was a strong indicator of the
increased interest in this particular cross-cutting subject on sustainable development and sustainability
The seminar was officially graced by the presence of Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Saifuddin
Nasution Ismail, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) with his opening
address and subsequently officiate the launch of University of Malaya Eco-Campus Collective Initiatives
with the company of YBhg. Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim (UM Vice-Chancellor) and Professor Dr.
Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman (UM Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research & Innovation). Four initiatives
launched on the day are as follows:
1) Eco-Surau @ UM Initiatives;
2) UM Living Labs System
3) UM Living Labs Guidelines
4) 3Rs on Wheels with Alam Flora Sdn. Bhd.
Main objectives of SESDG2019 covered the following elements:
1) Promoting awareness and education to respective community and audience on the importance of
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its impact on people, ecosystem, and planet;
2) Sharing best practices on several topics relevant to SDGs and University of Malaya Eco-Campus
Blueprint (UMECB) aspiration;
3) Providing platform and opportunities for networking and potential partnership among
4) Supporting local and international commitment to Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs)especially on SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG12 Responsible Consumption and
Production, SDG13 Climate Action, and SDG17 Partnership for the Goals.
Professor Dr. Phang Siew Moi, Honorary Advisor of IOES UM delivered the keynote address with
topic on ‘Addressing SDG14 and SDG15: Save Our Species Below the Water and on Land’. The
final session of the seminar concluded with SESDG2019 Forum by respective invited speakers as follows:
1) Professor Dr. Sumiani Yusoff - Moderator (Chairperson, UM Eco-Campus Secretariat & Director,
IOES UM): ‘UM Eco-Campus – Forging Sustainable Pathway towards Climate Action and Partnership for
2) Mr. Alizan Mahadi (Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia – ISIS Malaysia):
‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Towards a Framework for Action Coherence’
3) Madam Norhayati Ismail (Operational Director, Food Aid Foundation): ‘Turning the World of Waste: To
the World of Want’
4) Madam Ismi Azura Istear Khan (Project Manager, Alam Flora Sdn. Bhd.): ‘Recycling Program – Alam
Flora Sdn. Bhd. and DRB HICOM Environmental’
5) Mr. Affendi Yang Amri (President, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences – MSMS): ‘Malaysia’s Life
Below Water: SDG14 Life Below Water’
The forum concluded with a crystal-clear take-home message calling forth the urge for everyone to
play their part at both individual and collective capacities to live our life in a more responsible and
sustainable manner. SDGs should be taken up as one of the viable platforms in addressing our pressing
issues concerning social incoherence, economic inequality, and environmental burdens. There is much
greater awareness that public participation is still minimal on SDGs and we should leverage on innovative
tools such as technologies as part of our alternatives to address the issues.
There were 20 participating exhibitions in total; both from UM (all respective UM Living Labs and
Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences) and external partners such as RIMAU NGO, Alam Flora Sdn. Bhd.,
Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM). SESDG2019 concluded with the awarding of certifications
to respective recipients. Congratulations to UM Living Lab Carbon Storage Mapping Initiative
through Real Time GPS Tracking and IoT Monitoring led by Dr. Khairunnisa Hasikin (Biomedical
Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering UM) bags the SESDG2019’s Best Booth exhibition
2 (A). UMCares Competition 2019: Video Evaluation Session
UMCares Competition 2019 with the theme: 'Towards Low Carbon Campus' was organized by
UMCares with collaboration of UM Eco-Campus Secretariat. This partnership is part of our commitment to
promote and encourage active participation from campus community. This Competition was uniquely
designed and tailored to the Residential Colleges community. This year, we observed 8 colleges
contended to bag the Best Low Carbon Initiatives Award namely:
1) Tuanku Bahiyah Residential College (KK2),
2) Bestari Residential College (KK4),
3) Dayasari Residential College (KK5),
4) Ibnu Sina Residential College (KK6),
5) Za'ba Residential College (KK7),
6) Kinabalu Residential College (KK8),
7) Tun Syed Zahiruddin Residential College (KK9), and
8) Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College (KK12).
First phase of evaluation session was the Video Evaluation Session by panel of judges. The judges
were Associate Professor Dr. Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin (Director of UMCares and Associate Professor of
Psychological Medicine Department), Madam Nor Azlin Mat Radi (Research Officer, UMCares) and Mr.
Mohd Fadhli Rahmat Fakri (representing UM Eco-Campus Secretariat). This session was coordinated by
Mr. Muhammad Khairul Anuar Senin (Project Officer, UMCares).
Date: 2 April 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: UMCares Meeting Room, Level 6, RMIC UM
2 (B). UMCares Competition 2019: Site Audit Session
Second phase of evaluation session was the Site-Audit Session by panel of judges at the
Residential Colleges. The judges were Associate Professor Dr. Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin (Director of
UMCares and Associate Professor of Psychological Medicine Department), Madam Nor Azlin Mat Radi
(Research Officer, UMCares) and Mr. Mohd Fadhli Rahmat Fakri (representing UM Eco-Campus
Each participating residential colleges were required to present their carbon reduction data and
low carbon initiatives within 20 minutes before the judges. Each of the initiatives were assessed with a
real on-site evidence to ensure they met the requirement as briefed by UMCares at the introductory
Date: 30 April 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Venue: Respective Residential Colleges, University of Malaya
3.Strategic Meeting with YB Fahmi Fadzil & UM Vice-Chancellor
A strategic meeting was called by Yang Berbahagia Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim (UM Vice-
Chancellor) and Yang Berhormat Fahmi Fadzil (Member of Parliament of Lembah Pantai).This
meeting aims at promoting Living Labs concept to be scale-up and extended to external community:
Lembah Pantai Community.
This is in-line with UM's aspiration in transferring knowledge and 'giving back' to its surrounding
Date: 12 April 2019 (Friday)
Time: 3:30 am – 4:30 pm
Venue: Vice-Chancellor's Office, Chancellery Building, UM
4. Special Visit by Delegation from University of Utara Malaysia (UUM)
Special thanks to Delegates from University of Utara Malaysia (UUM) for visiting University of Malaya
in particular UMCares and UM Eco-Campus Secretariat Office.
Aims of this visit:
Learning best practices and vast experiences from UM as an Eco-Campus Model as part of UUM's bench-
marking to strategize a better campus sustainability performance.
Date: 5 April 2019 (Friday)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Jupiter Meeting Room, UMCares Office and UM Eco-Campus Secretariat Office
5.Regain Experience Asli's Life 2019:
Stepped-Up with Introduction of Sustainability Initiatives
Regain Experience Asli's Life or in-short REAL is an annual project organized by Third Residential
College (Tuanku Kurshiah Residential College) under the purview of Spiritual and Unity Development
Committee, KK3 University of Malaya.
REAL put it aims:
1) to provide a real wholesome experience to both committee members and participants on living a real
life to be part of Orang Asli Community
2) to promote knowledge exchange / transfer between University of Malaya community and targeted
Orang Asli Community on respective fields: culture, spiritual, community-works, and sustainability
3) to inculcate leadership, project management and soft-skills to all committee members and participants
4) to provide a viable platform to encourage more people to be proactive in engaging and supporting the
Orang Asli Community development initiatives.
The project was successfully carried out since 2014 with the following respective Orang Asli Community
as main beneficiaries of this project:
2014: Perkampungan Orang Asli Betau, Jerantut Pahang
2015: Kg. Sawah, Klawang, Jelebu Negeri Sembilan
2016: Perkampungan Orang Asli, Kg. Bakar Batu, Johor Bahru, Johor
2017: Kg. Sungai Tementong, Kuala Lipis, Pahang
2018: Perkampungan Orang Asli Sungai Tonggang, Tanjung Rambutan, Perak
2019: Perkampungan Orang Asli Pos Yum, Sungai Siput, Perak
In 2019, the Higher Committee of REAL'19 have stepped-up the content of its programme with
introduction of sustainability initiatives to suit the local knowledge of Orang Asli Community at Pos
Yum, Sungai Siput, Perak. The Temiar Clan make up the population of Pos Yum; located about 60
kilometer from the Sungai Siput Town, Perak. Travel distance requires about one hour and 20 minutes by
car through hilly road to reach this beautiful village.
Sustainability Initiatives introduced at REAL'19:
1. Tree Tagging with QR Code for Cocoa Trees (Theobroma cacao sp.) - with initial support and
sponsor from UM Living Lab: The RIMBA Project
2. Mulching technique by using dead leaves as natural organic 'fertilizer' - with initial support from
UM Living Lab: The RIMBA Project
3. The making of Organic Enzyme from Left-over Fruit Peels and Vegetables - UM Eco-Campus
Secretariat with initial support from UM Living Lab: Zero Waste Campaign
4. Water Quality Monitoring & Eco-Heart Index - with initial support and sponsor from UM Living Lab:
*These sustainability initiative sessions were led by Mr. Mohd Fadhli (invited conductor and participant)
with assistance from REAL2019's Programme Committee Member, Volunteers and Participants (both UM
and local community).
Hence, it is UM Eco-Campus's sincerest hope that REAL project will continuously support and enhance
the elements of sustainability in the future uptakes in many years to come. REAL have showcases a
viable and practical platform in promoting community engagement while actively encourage students
to contribute to respective society via its variety of activities: social, economic and environment.
Special thanks to Ms. Nur Syazwani (Director of REAL'19), Ms. Najwa Aiasa (Ex-Officio and Former
Director of REAL'18), Ms. Maisarah (Programme Committee Member) and Higher Committee of
REAL'19 for the invitation to UM Eco-Campus to be part of the team.
Kudos to dedicated volunteers and participants on making this slot a truly meaningful and a new milestone
Date: 5 - 8 April 2019 (Friday to Sunday)
Venue: Perkampungan Orang Asli Pos Yum, Sungai Siput, Perak
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/realkurshiah/
Slot A: The making of Organic Enzyme from Left-over Fruit Peels and Vegetables
Photos Credit: REAL'19
Slot B & C: Tree Tagging with QR Code for Cocoa Trees (Theobroma cacao sp.) & Mulching
Photos Credit: REAL'19
Slot D: Water Quality Monitoring & Introduction to Eco-Heart Index
Photos Credit: REAL'19
6. Keynote Address via Video-Conferencing for ICRACE2019 India
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore India have organized ICRACE2019 –
International Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering on 9-10 April 2019 in India.
Professor Dr. Sumiani Yusoff (Chairperson, UM Eco-Campus Secretariat & UM Living Labs) was
invited to deliver a keynote address entitled:
'The Roles and Contributions of Universities and Sustainability Engineering toward Sustainable
Development Goals by 2030: UM Living Labs and UM Eco-Campus Initiatives'. As part of our commitment
to share our experiences with international audiences, a recorded video-telecast was made possible with
the assistance of UM Centre of Research Services (PPP). A 45 minutes video of keynote presentation
was presented before the audiences of ICRACE2019 on the 9 April 2019.
Date: 8 April 2019 (Monday)
Time: 10 am - 11 am
Venue: Jupiter Meeting Room, RMIC UM (Video-Telecast: Recording)
7. Preparation Meeting for SESDG2019 with Press Secretary of KPDNHEP
A preparation meeting on launch ceremony of Seminar on Energizing Sustainable Development
Goals (SESDG2019) was called by Mr. Hisommudin Bakar (Press Secretary to YB Datuk Seri Saifuddin
Nasution Ismail, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP).
This meeting was an important platform to introduce UM Eco-Campus and UM Living Labs
initiatives to KPDNHEP. Mr. Hisommudin is a proud alum of University of Malaya (Academy of Islamic
Studies). Thanks to Mr. Hisommudin on his advice and assistance on matters pertaining to YB Minister's
Date: 15 April 2019 (Monday)
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Uranus Meeting Room, RMIC UM
8. SK Sri Pantai Official Visit to UM Living Labs (The RIMBA Project & UM Zero Waste
A group of 40 students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Pantai paid an educational visit to two pioneers
UM Living Lab projects namely: The RIMBA Project and UM Zero Waste Campaign (UM ZWC).
Main objective of this visit:
To provide an experiential learning to respective students on the importance of sustainability education
The RIMBA Project: students learned on the importance of biodiversity and identification techniques on
observing wildlife and plants.
UM Zero Waste Campaign: students were exposed to hands-on educational training on the importance of
sustainable and integrated waste management.
Special thanks to YB Fahmi Fadzil in providing logistic support (transportation) and Amran Cafe 3rd
Residential College in-sponsoring meals for all participants.
Date: 17 April 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Venue: RIMBA Ilmu & UM Zero Waste Campaign (UM ZWC) Site
9. Strategic Discussion with CITRa UM: Sustainability Curriculum & Elective Courses
Dr. Wendy Yee Mei Tien, Director of Centre for The Initiation of Talent and Industrial Training
(CITRA) have requested a strategic discussion with UM Eco-Campus team on the collaborative proposal
of integrating sustainability content into CITRA's curriculum and programs. This is part of a long-term
collaboration in the spirit of supporting the implementation of SDGs via educational platform.
Dr. Ponmalar N. Alagappar (Deputy Director, Industrial Training), Dr. Rohana Mahmud (Deputy Director,
General Studies), and Mr. Mohd Fadhli Othman (Administrative Assistant Officer) from CITRA also took
part in this discussion.
Among highlights of the discussion:
1. CITRA will work closely with UM Eco-Campus & UM Living Labs on the inculcation of sustainability
elements to promote entrepreneurial skills for UM students via GIG1003 / GXEX 1412 – Basic
Entrepreneurship Culture (2 credits)
2. Co-Curricular Program: University Community Engagement (UCE) will also embed the elements of
3. Any UM Living Labs project with interest to offer a mentoring program would be working closely with
CITRA. Students enrolled in this program will be awarded with certificate and credit hours (Maximum
commitment: 8 hours bonding with respective project).
Date: 17 April 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Video-Conference Meeting Room, RMIC UM
10. Preparation Meeting for SESDG2019 with UM Living Labs Team
A preparation meeting on SESDG2019 was called by UM Eco-Campus Secretariat as part of our final
task delegation to all members of UM Living Labs. Each UM Living Labs are requested to show active
contributions and support especially on the exhibition on the day of the Seminar.
Thank you to Dr. Asmawati Muhamad and her team from Imarah Green Project APIUM for their
endless support as a venue-host in ensuring all preparations were delivered accordingly.
Date: 18 April 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Video-Conference Meeting Room, RMIC UM
11. Strategic Meeting on the Implementation: Banning of Single-Use Plastics Policy in
Campus - Cafeteria & F&B Premises
A strategic meeting on the 'Implementation of Banning of Single-Use Plastics Policy in Campus - Cafeteria
& F&B Premises in UM' was called by Occupational Safety & Health and Environment Division
(OSHE) under the purview of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development).
Among members of the meeting: OSHE, UM Bursary Department, Department of Development &
Estate Maintenance (JPPHB), and UM Eco-Campus (represented by Professor Dr. Sumiani Yusoff). The
meeting was chaired by Maj (Rtd) Syed Abd Aziz Syed Hashim (Director of OSHE Division, UM)
Date: 18 April 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: OSHE Meeting Room, Chancellery Building UM
12. UM Living Lab System Mini-Workshop: Trial for Users
UM Eco-Campus Secretariat members (Ms. Nur Fatehah & Mr. Mohd Fadhli) were invited by UM Living
Lab System Group to attend a mini-workshop: trial for users. This workshop is intended to collect
feedback from users on the practicality and features of the UM Living Lab System.
This mini-workshop was co-conducted by Dr. Sorayya Malek and Mr. Hui Cham (RA) of this
project. The session also served to test the readiness of this system to be showcased and launched at
the SESDG2019 on 25 April 2019 by YB Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, MInister of Domestic Trade
and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP).
Date: 19 April 2019 (Friday)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Bioinformatics Department, Faculty of Science UM
13. INTEC Education College:
Launch Ceremony of INTEC Sustainability & Eco-Campus Chapter
Date: 22 April 2019 (Monday)
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: INTEC Education College, Shah Alam
INTEC Education College has organized a Launch Ceremony of INTEC Sustainability & Eco
Campus Initiatives in conjunction with the World Earth Day; annually celebrated on April 22.This
half-day event was opened to all INTEC students and staff, as well as general public to attend and learn
more on how a campus / an organization could take a more proactive role in promoting sustainability
agenda. On this occasion, Professor Dr. Sumiani Yusoff (Chairperson, UM Eco-Campus Secretariat)
was invited to deliver a keynote address on 'Reinventing the Campus: Bridging Collective
Pathways Toward Eco-Campus & Sustainability'. The event also incorporated Students Competition:
Recycled Art & Green Lifestyle Video and Booth Exhibition: Environmental Awareness & Protection. In line
with that, UM Eco-Campus & UM Zero Waste Campaign were invited to participate in booth exhibition.
INTEC Education College aims to implement Campus Sustainability Initiatives by emulating
University of Malaya as their role model and mentor. UM Eco-Campus is always delighted to
collaborate with various private and government sectors in supporting Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) both at local and international platform. In line with that, INTEC has prioritized the initiatives by
starting small with focus on sustainable waste management initiative. INTEC are now approaching UM
Zero Waste Campaign as strategic partner in the hope that this will entice more students and staffs in
campus to practice Waste Separation-at-Source (SAS) as well as converting waste into valuable
14. UM Eco-Surau Capacity Building Program 2019 Phase 1: Residential Colleges
On 27th April 2019, UM Eco-Campus Secretariat and Imarah Green Project in collaboration with
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) have organised an informative half-day
capacity building programme. With the aim to expand the transformative concept of ‘Eco-Surau’ to all
residential colleges in UM Campus. This program comprised of 4 representatives per college has
collectively tie in a total of 48 participants from all residential colleges in UM.
Through this program, participants were introduced on 2 modules focusing on both the concepts,
principles, technicalities and relevancies according to Quran and Sunnah.
Module 1 was presented by the Chairperson of UM Eco- Campus Secretariat, Professor Dr. Sumiani
Yusoff with emphasize on the roles and importance of safeguarding and managing the
environment in a proper way as well as the relevancy to practice sustainability initiatives at
On the other hand, Dr. Asmawati Muhamad, Principal Investigator of Imarah Green Project presented
the 2nd module in the lights of educating participants on the relationship between Sustainability
Practices in Islamic Religion Through Quran and Hadith as well as the Implementation of
Sustainability Initiatives at Eco-Surau APIUM as one of the viable modelswith potential to be
replicated by all residential colleges’ surau.
Each of the suraus at Residential Colleges will be given a seed funding to initiate the eco-surau
initiative. The best model of Residential College’s eco-surau will then be awarded at the annual
commemoration of Maulidurrasul (as part of the annual celebration in campus). Prior to that, Eco-surau
Audit will be conducted by panelists accordingly [Office of DVC (HEPA), UM Eco-Campus, & UM Living
Lab Imarah Green Project]
Special thanks to Mr. Mizra Hilmi Abu Bakar (HEPA), Prof Sumiani (UM Eco-Campus), Dr Asmawati
(UMLL Imarah Green Project) & all participants for their commitment and support.May this initiative
be meaningful, sustainable and beneficial to all members of the surau.
Date: 27 April 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Auditorium, RMIC UM
15. Exhibition at Marhaban Ya Ramadhan 2019:
Food Waste Minimization Programme (MAIWP & IKIM)
Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 29 April 2019 (Monday) - Jabatan Kemajuan
Islam Malaysia (JAKIM), Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM), Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah
Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (MAIWP) have jointly organized a half-day program on 'Marhaban Ya
Ramadan: Ramadan Tanpa Pembaziran (Ramadan Without Wastage)'.
YB Datuk Seri Dr. Mujahid Yusof, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department for Religious Affairs
have graced the occasion with Opening Address and Launch of Ramadan Without Wastage Campaign
UM Eco-Campus, UM Zero Waste Campaign and UM Living Lab Imarah Green Project were invited as
strategic partners (exhibition) for this inaugural event. May this campaign prevail!
Let's do our part by practicing:
1) Carpool and more walking to move around to get to our destination
2) Using Reusable Bags for Ramadan / Bazaar Shopping
3) Say NO to food waste!
4) Waste Separation at Source (SAS)
5) Do not waste water (especially while performing ablutions)
16. Klang Valley City Nature Challenge 2019
159 Cities took part this year with a total of 35,126 participants, making a total of 963773
observations and 31,892 species! Out of the species recorded, more than a thousand species are rare
or endangered species. You can view the full result here!
Here are a few highlights for Klang Valley!
1) Report Card
Observations: 37,916 (6th)
Species: 3020 (6th)
Observers: 518 (19th)
Research Grade Observations: 2931
Research Grade Species: 577
2) Among cities with the similar population size with us (>5 Million people), we are placed No.2 in
Observations and No.5 in Species!
3) Among cities with similar area size with us (2500-5000km2), we are placed No.2 in both
Observations and Species, and No.3 in Observers.
4) By climate, Klang valley is No.2 in Observations, No.1 in Species and No.3 in Observers among
cities near the Equitorial.
5) We are top in Asia in Observations and 2nd in both Species and Observers
6) This year, we recorded 1707 new species in Klang Valley that were not recorded before the CNC
7) We also had 177 new identifiers in Klang Valley! Which means we have more seasoned naturalist
8) Among cities that participated in 2018 CNC, we are 2nd in terms of the increase in Observations
with 12,629 observations more than the previous year! Besides, we are also the city with the most number
of species increased!
9) Each of our participants are recorded 73.2 observations on average which is at the 6th place
among the cities!
A very big thank you to everyone who participated in KVCNC 2019! Special thanks to the school
students who are involved in the KVCNC Interschool Competition, contributing to more than 50% if
the total number of Observations, Species and Participants!
17. UM Living Lab - Water Warriors Lake Story-Telling and Group Activity
Tasek Varsiti, UM (Kayak House): 29 April 2019 (Monday) -
As part of Klang Valley City Nature Challenge activities, Water Warriors have taken up the initiative to
promote participatory activities for campus community with Varsity Lake Story-Telling and Group
Ms. Siti Nor Asiah Abd. Kadir (UMLL Water Warriors)
Among members of Water Warriors attended the program:
Associate Professor Dr. Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad (Faculty of Science)
Dr. Abdul Halim Sulaiman (Faculty of Science)
Associate Professor Dr. Hazreena Hussein (Faculty of Built Environment)
Dr. Fathiah Mohamed Zuki (Faculty of Engineering)
Mr. Affan Nasaruddin (UMLL Water Warriors)
Mr. Muhammad Shahrul Amin Mohd Salleh (Core Volunteer, UMLL Water Warriors)
Members of UMLL The RIMBA Project (Dr. Sugumaran Manickam & Mr. Tan Kai Ren) and few
campus community also took part in this activity.
Aims of this activity: to gather feedback and narrative perceptions on Tasek Varsiti while promoting
Klang Valley City Nature Challenge 2019 to participants.
18. Labour Day Message from UM Eco-Campus
Sustainable Development Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth,
full and productive employment and decent work for all
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to encourage sustained economic growth by achieving
higher levels of productivity and through technological innovation. Promoting policies that encourage
entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour,
slavery and human trafficking. With these targets in mind, the goal is to achieve full and productive
employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030.
Be part of this journey.
Together, we can make a difference in transforming our campus with holistic development:social,
economic and environment as part of our long-term commitment and pledge to support SDGs.
19. Hari Memancing: Dapat Tak Ikan? 2019
(Have you Caught a Fish? Day 2019)
Initiative by DVC Development Office, JPPHB & Water Warriors
Once-a-month fishing activity at Varsity Lake UM is part of the initiative by Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Development) Office in collaboration with JPPHB & Water Warriors. Quoting Professor Dr. Faisal Rafiq
Mahamd Adikan (DVC Development)'s special monthly announcement:
"First Saturday of every month - beginning March (Saturday 2nd, 2019) - starting from
6:30am until 7:30pm.
If you catch Tilapias, Catfish, Patins, Belidas, and Cichlids - please do not release them
back into the Tasek.
If you catch a Jengkua, Sebarau, Jelawat, Kelah, Kaloi - please release them back into the
lake. Water Warriors will be at hand to record the capture of these somewhat rare,
beautiful, and expensive local fishes.
20. UM LIVING LABS PROFILING HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH:
21. UM ECO-CAMPUS ON THE NEWS
Saifuddin Nasution di Universiti Malaya
Source: BERNAMA. 25 April 2019
Ramadan: 20,000 tan makanan dibazir
Source: Berita Harian. 25 April 2019
UM Eco FreeMarket Santuni Komuniti PPR Kerinchi
Source: SINAR Harian (Kampus UOLS). 24 April 2019
Study on targeted petrol subsidies in its final stages, says Saifuddin Nasution
Source: The Star. 25 April 2019
Study on targeted petrol subsidy system in final stages
Source: BERNAMA. 25 April 2019
Kajian Sistem Subsidi Petrol Bersasar di Peringkat Akhir
Source: FOMCA. 29 April 2019
Study on Targeted Petrol Subsidy in Final Stages
Source: Daily Express (KK). 26 April 2019
Study on targeted petrol subsidy system in final stages
Source: Borneo Post (KK). 26 April 2019