Greener future sought for Malaysia's cities

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The Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Alliance (Seacha) is holding a Zoom webinar on "Kampong Wisdom: Inspiring Youth Green Efforts in Malaysia's Urban Areas" conducted via Zoom and Facebook Live, on Saturday at 2pm.

From increased curiosity in everyday sustainable efforts, buzzing social media posts on sustainability and climate equality to rising young environmental policymakers -- youths are speaking up and things are gearing up for a better future in Malaysia.

They are looking into how things worked in the good old days where carbon footprints were low and food security was unscathed. These tips and tricks of their forefathers are now being reintroduced and have inspired many new developments and sustainability efforts from the youths of Malaysia.

These "kampong wisdoms" are a big part of permaculture gardening and natural integrated farming principles, they also inspire green efforts in urban areas including in food and beverage industries. The urban farming movement is definitely making a mark on shifting towards climate change. Offering her kampong wisdom in this talk will be Au-Diya Abdul who won the Anugerah Kejiranan Hijau 2021 (Green Neighborhood Award) organised by the Department of Town and Country Planning of Malaysia.

Known for her efforts in food forest and edible garden, rainwater harvesting, composting as well as recycling and upcycling, she believes that a big part of sustainability lies and relies on "slow food" and tackling food waste; among others.

There is no admission fee but registrations are required.

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