Tuesday, June 15

Initiative launched to reduce carbon footprint

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(From left) LER member Aaron Agan, coordinator teacher Ting Ding Leong, Petrus Lasong, BEM pastor Andy Anyi, LER president Nurul Syaqirah Abdul Wahab and others pose for photo after the MoU signing ceremony.

MIRI: Lopeng Eco Rangers (LER) has signed separate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of Environment (DoE) Miri Branch and BEM On The Rock to carry out environmental awareness campaign in the community.

The event was held at SMK Lopeng Tengah, Miri on Thursday.

Through the initiative, DoE officers will carry out environmental awareness talk as well as conduct recycling sessions with students of SMK Lopeng Tengah, Miri and also members of BEM On The Rock.

“The MoU with BEM On The Rock focuses on the recycling sessions which will be carried out by LER members with the church members on every first Saturday of the month of March, June, September and December,” said Coordinating teacher Ting Ding Leong.

BEM’s administrative executive Petrus Lasong commended the initiative as a big step by LER to get the community to take better care of the environment.

“The younger generation within LER is actually doing something for their generation and for the nation. It is a great move that comes with challenges, but I strongly believe that they will succeed in making the world a better place,” Petrus said.

LER president Nurul Syaqirah Abdul Wahab said the programme is challenging and meaningful for LER as it focuses on assisting BEM church to reduce the usage of water and electricity and in the long run help reduce the carbon footprint.

The MoU signing ceremony was attended by SMK Lopeng Tengah, Miri principal Ng Cheng Soo, BEM pastor Andy Anyi and DOE Miri branch officer Julaiha Jumal.

Lopeng Eco Rangers is one of 12 selected teams from schools nationwide in the national-level Toyota Eco Youth competition happening from February to October this year. The team has been working on a research project to reduce carbon footprint in the community.