Dedication and Personal Choices ‘are the key’ to a Healthy Environment

Dedication and Personal Choices ‘are the key’ to a Healthy Environment

If there’s a key lesson in conservation, it’s this: you need to keep at it. So says Gurmit Singh, a veteran Malaysian environmentalist who has just published his Memoirs of a Malaysian Eco-Activist. “Everyone thinks planting trees is great. But they forget that trees have to be maintained,” Singh stressed at the launch…

Come and Plant Trees in Shah Alam

Come and Plant Trees in Shah Alam

Some people cut down trees; others plant new trees. Which one are you? You can be among admirably green-conscious nature lovers this coming Saturday, on March 25, just by attending a tree-planting event in Shah Alam. The state capital of Selangor seeks to become a carbon neutral city and you can help make that…

Let’s Save the Planet Together

Let’s Save the Planet Together

One day, warns Ahmad A Talib, chairman of the environmentalist group Yayasan Salam Malaysia, the pleasant blue and green world we’ve long known as our home planet will have ceased to exist as a haven of natural wonders. Instead, it will be a largely barren and dismal place with runaway…

Najib Vows to Rectify ‘Mistakes,’ but Mine Operators aren’t too Pleased

Najib Vows to Rectify ‘Mistakes,’ but Mine Operators aren’t too Pleased

Malaysian politicians aren’t exactly renowned for taking responsibility. They are, however, prone to occasional bouts of candor. It was during such a moment that Prime Minister Najib Razak owned up to his government’s failure to prevent the environmental calamity caused by rampant bauxite mining in Pahang. “Of course, sometimes we…

Leading the Charge for Sustainability in Malaysia

Leading the Charge for Sustainability in Malaysia

According to popular vote, the ‘Greenest Person on the Planet’ lives in Malaysia.  His name is Matthias Gelber, and he’s leading a sustainable revolution in the country. Gelber’s most recent project is the electricity-saving effort Negawatt Revolution, but he’s had his hand in about every kind of environmentalism there is. …