SLiM Johor Bahru 24-May-2014

The last leg of the SLiM seminars, with the theme of Living within the Ecological Limits of One Planet, will be held at Grand Bluewave Hotel, 9R Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Tanjung Puteri, 90300 Johor Bahru, Johor.

This seminar is part of EPSM’s SLiM campaign to mainstream sustainable development in Malaysia. In addition to providing a background on sustainable development and its implementation, the Seminar also focuses on helping participants to reduce their carbon, water and food footprints by sharing practical experiences and case studies.

This seminar is organised by EPSM in partnership with Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB) and Green Earth Society, with funding from the GEF Small Grants Programme. It will be officiated by the Johor State Government Executive Council Chairman for Health and Environment, YB Datuk Haji Ayub Rahmat, with the presence of the Mayor for Johor Bahru, YBhg Tuan Haji Abdul Rahman Haji Mohamed Dewam (to be confirmed).

By attending this seminar, participants will get to listen to EPSM’s presentation on the results of its survey carried out in five states to calculate the carbon, water and food footprints of a sample of urban households in Malaysia. Conducted since 2012, this survey has covered more than 450 households to date.

The seminar would be of direct relevance to stakeholders from the federal government, state government and local authorities, professional organisations, private sector, non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, youth, academia and interested individuals.  The program and presentations of Speakers are below.

PROGRAM

8.00 am          Registration

OPENING SESSION

9.00 am          Welcome Remarks

      • Nithi Nesadurai, President, Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM)
      • P. Sivakumar, President, Green Earth Society 
      • YBhg Tuan Haji Abdul Rahman Haji Mohamed Dewam, Mayor, Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (TBC)

9.20 am          Opening Address by Johor State Government Executive Council Chairman for Health and Environment, YB Datuk Haji Ayub Rahmat

9.45 am          SESSION 1: IMPLEMENTING THE CONCEPT – ‘SUSTAINABLE’

10.40 am        *Tea Break

11.10 am        SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT ‘SUSTAINABLE’

12.10pm         SESSION 3: MEASURING SUSTAINABILITY AND STEPS FOR  ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE LIVING

12.35pm         SESSION 4: A SAMPLING OF MALAYSIA’S SUSTAINABILITY STATUS

Malaysian Lifestyle Behaviour – EPSM’s SGP Project on Measuring the Carbon, Water and Food Footprints of Malaysian Households by Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM

1.00pm           *Lunch

2.15pm         SESSION 5: LIVING WITHIN ECOLOGICAL LIMITS

3.10pm           *Tea Break

3.30pm           SESSION 6: CASE STUDIES AT THE LOCAL AUTHORITY,  COMMUNITY, HOUSEHOLD AND INDIVIDUAL LEVELS

4.15pm           PANEL DISCUSSION – The Way Forward (tbc)

4.55pm           CLOSING SESSION 

Vote of Thanks by Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM

*Only vegetarian food will be served in the interest of sustainable living and a lower ecological footprint

(END)

SLiM Petaling Jaya 11-Jan-2014

With the theme of Living within the Ecological Limits of One Planet, the seminar was successfully held at Jaya 33 Convention Centre (Courtyard@4), 1, Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13, Petaling Jaya.

This seminar is part of EPSM’s SLiM campaign to mainstream sustainable development in Malaysia. In addition to providing a background on sustainable development and its implementation, the Seminar also focuses on helping participants reduce their carbon, water and food footprints by sharing practical experiences and case studies.  A copy of the Press Release can be downloaded here.

This seminar is organised by EPSM in partnership with Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ), with funding from the GEF Small Grants Programme. It will be officiated by the Selangor State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, with the presence of the Mayor for Petaling Jaya, Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad.

By attending this seminar, participants will get to listen to EPSM’s presentation on the results of its survey carried out in five states to calculate the carbon, water and food footprints of a sample of urban households in Malaysia. Conducted since 2012, this survey has covered more than 450 households to date.

The seminar would be of direct relevance to stakeholders from the federal government, state government and local authorities, professional organisations, private sector, non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, youth, academia and interested individuals.  The program and presentations of Speakers are below.

8.00am: Registration

Opening Session

9.00am:           Welcome Remarks

      • Nithi Nesadurai, President, Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM) – Opening Speech
      • Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad, Mayor, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya
      • David Lee, National Coordinator, GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)

9.20am:           Opening Address by Selangor State Government Executive Councillor in charge of Local Government

9.45am:           Session 1: Understanding the concept – ‘Sustainable Development/Living’

10.40am:         Tea Break

11.10am          Session 2: Implementing the concept – ‘Sustainable Development/Living’

12.10pm          Session 3: Tools for measuring sustainability and steps for achieving sustainable living

12.35am:         Session 4: A sampling of Malaysia’s sustainability status

1.00pm Lunch

2.15pm:           Session 5: Living within ecological limits

3.10pm: Tea break

3.30pm            Session 6: Case studies at the individual, household, community and local authority levels

4.15pm            Panel Discussion – The Way Forward  moderated by  Mano Maniam, Executive Committee Member, EPSM

4.55pm            Closing Session - Vote of Thanks by Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM

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SLiM Kota Kinabalu 26-Nov-2013

This capacity building seminar in Kota Kinabalu is a continuation of the SLiM campaign with the objectives of promoting a greater understanding of sustainable development, as well as presenting practical case studies on implementing sustainable living.  The seminar will be also be the first public event which EPSM will release the results of the SLiM survey.

PROGRAM

8.00 am          Registration

OPENING SESSION

9.00 am          Welcome Remarks

9.25 am          Opening Address by Datuk Abidin Madingkir, Mayor, Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu

9.50 am          SESSION 1: UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT – ‘SUSTAINABLE’

Randolph Jeremiah, Vice President, EPSM and Datin Sushiela McCoy, Chair, SLiM Working Group, EPSM

Professor Dr Phang Siew Nooi, Universiti Utara Malaysia

 10.40 am        *Tea Break

11.00 am        SESSION 2: IMPLEMENTING THE CONCEPT ‘SUSTAINABLE’

Lee Lih-Shyan, Head, One Stop Centre Unit, and Secretariat, Petaling Jaya Low Carbon City Task Force, MBPJ

11.30am         SESSION 3: MEASURING SUSTAINABILITY AND STEPS FOR  ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Randolph Jeremiah, Vice President, EPSM

11.55am         SESSION 4: A SAMPLING OF MALAYSIA’S SUSTAINABILITY STATUS

Malaysian Lifestyle Behaviour – EPSM’s SGP Project on Measuring the Carbon, Water and Food Footprints of Malaysian Households

Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM

12.20pm         SESSION 5: LIVING WITHIN ECOLOGICAL LIMITS

Anthony Tan, Executive Director, Centre for Environment, Technology and Development Malaysia (CETDEM)

      •  Reducing the Food Footprint

Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM

1.00pm           *Lunch

2.15pm           SESSION 5: LIVING WITHIN ECOLOGICAL LIMITS (CONT’D)

Anthony Tan, Executive Director, CETDEM

Joann Lim, Hon. Secretary, EPSM and Noor Akmar Shah Mohd Nordin, Vice President, Industrial Processes and Biodiversity Division, Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (MGTC)

 3.05pm           *Tea Break

3.25pm           SESSION 6: CASE STUDIES AT THE LOCAL AUTHORITY,  COMMUNITY, HOUSEHOLD AND INDIVIDUAL LEVELS

Anthony Tan, Executive Director, CETDEM

Joann Lim, Hon. Secretary, EPSM

Robert Lipon, Director of Cleanliness and Environmental Health Department, Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK)

4.50pm           CLOSING SESSION

Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks by Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM

*Only vegetarian food will be served in the interest of sustainable living and a lower ecological footprint

(END)

SLIM 2012: Post Rio +20 Symposium Invitation – 6&7 Nov 2012

SLiM 2012: POST RIO+20 SYMPOSIUM, 6 & 7 NOVEMBER 2012

The Environmental Protection Society Malaysia in collaboration with University of Malaya and UNESCAP, with the support of KeTTHA, will be organizing a Symposium and Workshop based on the two main themes of the recent United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in June 2012.

SYMPOSIUM:

Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development – Mainstreaming Sustainable Development in Malaysia

Date: Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Time: 8.00 am – 5.30 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Research Management and Innovation Complex (RMIC), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

The Green Economy – Second National Seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development in Malaysia

Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Time 8.30 am – 12.00 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur


WORKSHOP (for selected participants only):
 E-Learning for Green Growth – The Training of Trainers

Date: 7 to 9 November 2012
(See attachment for further details)

SLiM-2012-Symposium.pdf

Green Economy prog.final.pdf

Lestari Public Lecture 6 Stephen Dovers

The Future We Want Rio+20 2012

REGISTRATION: There are no registration fees for the event. To participate, please e-mail the following by 31 October 2012 to epsm.slim@gmail.com

Name:
Organisation:
Designation:
Address:
Telephone (land and mobile):
E-mail address:
Indicate which events you would like to attend: 6 November 2012 or 7 November 2012, or both.

Further enquiries may be directed to the SLiM 2012 Symposium Secretariat at e-mail: epsm.slim@gmail.com or tel: 012 3744509 (Ms. Serina)

 

EPSM SLiM Working Group
The output document from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20 is titled ”The Future We Want”. Malaysians need to consider the future WE want for OUR Nation. Do come and share thoughts on the future we need and must have!

Ecological Footprint & Sustainable Living in Malaysia (SLiM)

Project Date: June 2007

Ecological Footprint & Sustainable Living in Malaysia (SLiM) 2007 aims to achieve following objectives:

-Promote the overarching goal for (ecologically) sustainable development in Malaysia by raising awareness for a national goal.

-Connect with the global agenda for sustainable development by re-visiting the UNCED Documents 1992 (Rio Declaration and Agenda 21).

-Take cognizance of the current state of our planet as reflected in the WWF International Living Planet Report 2006.

-Consider the overall implications of growing urbanization in Malaysia and the path for urban development in the 21st century. SLiM 2007 aims to contribute promoting and raising environmental awareness for environmentally responsible lifestyle among Malaysians and towards the effort of the Government protecting our environment. To honor Malaysia’s nationhood. To ensure a more sustainable years ahead and beyond. And to show our leaders that we value our environment enough to protect it.