RCE Iskandar - 2022

Low Carbon Culture Empowerment @ Iskandar Puteri through Strategic Synergization Grantt Offering, Competition dan Waste Management Hub for the community
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Low Carbon Culture Empowerment @ Iskandar Puteri through Strategic Synergization Grantt Offering, Competition dan Waste Management Hub for the community
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Iskandar
Contributing organization(s) : 
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri
Iskandar Regional Development Authority
Johor State Educational Department
SWM Environment Sdn Bhd

Supported by
Sutera Mall
Mydin Mall
Apeiron Bioenergy Sdn Bhd
Lifeline Clothing Sdn Bhd
Kloth Cares Sdn Bhd
Rumah Iskandar Malaysia
Perbadanan Kenari, Kangkar Pulai
Taman Nesa
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Dr. Nina Diana Nawi
Organizational Affiliation: 
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Name: 
Safwan Shaari
Organizational Affiliation: 
Iskandar Puteri City Council
Name: 
Prof. Dr. Fatin Aliah Phang
Organizational Affiliation: 
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Name: 
Sharifah Shahidah Syed Ahmad
Organizational Affiliation: 
Iskandar Regional Development Authority
Name: 
Dr. Mohd Munir Hj Baharom
Organizational Affiliation: 
Johor State Educational Department
Name: 
Mohd Aizad Osman
Organizational Affiliation: 
SWM Environment Sdn Bhd
Name: 
Choo Hui Hong
Organizational Affiliation: 
Iskandar Regional Development Authority
Format of project: 
PowerPoint
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Additional resources: 
Link
[Social Media Platform] RCE Iskandar: https://www.facebook.com/sustainablerceiskandar
[Social Media Platform] Iskandar Puteri Rendah Karbon: https://www.facebook.com/IskandarPuteriRendahKarbon
[Climate Change Module] Website IMELC- Iskandar Malaysia Ecolife Challenge https://www.imelc.my/
[Grant Offering] Geran Komuniti Iskandar Puteri Rendah Karbon : https://bit.ly/geranIPRK
[Telegram Channel] https://t.me/IMELCJohor
[Telegram Group Helpdesk] https://t.me/+qQAybHbtjNAwNDk1
https://www.canva.com/design/DAFBCRB36mI/2zwEwwUEOgpybmR6CTDgTQ/view?utm_content=DAFBCRB36mI&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton
Pelan Tindakan Pendidikan Kelestarian Negeri Johor [ Johor Education Sustainable Action Plan]
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Subnational
Dasar Alam Sekitar Negara [ Malaysia Sustainability Policy]
At what level is the policy operating?: 
National
Dasar Kelestarian Negeri Johor [ Johor Sustainability Policy]
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Subnational
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Malaysia
Location(s): 
Iskandar Puteri
Address of focal point institution for project: 
UTM- Department of Science, Mathematics and Multimedia Creative, School of Education,, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
JPNJ- Wisma Pendidikan, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, 80604 Johor Bahru, Johor
MBIP- Jalan Medini Sentral 9, Bandar, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor
IRDA- #G-01, Block 8, Danga Bay, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor
SWM Enviornment Sdn Bhd - No. 5, 3, Jln Perjiranan 4/3, Bandar Dato Onn, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Iskandar Puteri is a city which functions as the administrative capital of the state of Johor, Malaysia (Kota Iskandar) and represents the seat of government of the state of Johor (Executive branch & Legislative branch). Situated along the Straits of Johor at the southern end of the Malay Peninsula, it is also the southernmost city in Peninsular Malaysia (and thus the southernmost city of continental Eurasia).Iskandar Puteri is one of the cities in Malaysia. It is the second largest city in Johor. As of 2010, the municipal area of Iskandar Puteri has a population of 515,462. It ranks as the seventh most populous urban centre in Malaysia (2010).
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
The community range from the upper , middle and lower economy that have their own survival and way of living. Each wants need to be tailor to suit them with the designated modules and approach to enrich their awareness on low carbon. The struggle and problem faces by the community need to be review and assess. Among the biggest challenge is to create more champion of low carbon that can leverage the quality of their community.

Regardless, each of them able to maneuver and innovate to sustain and improve their quality of living in the spirit of low carbon.
Contents
Status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
April, 2019 to January, 2023
Rationale: 
Looking at the current situation happening around the world caused by the covid-19 pandemic has restricted the movement as well as the flow of economic resources. This, has had a huge impact on the community especially those in urban areas. Most communities face a reduction in income as a result of COVID-19, with residents in urban areas most severely affected when job losses or working hours are reduced. This deteriorating economic situation has caused the urban population to be more prudent and modest in life. It has also made the people aware of the need to be more proactive in generating finance while also implementing a low carbon lifestyle in daily life.

Iskandar Puteri City Council along with UTM, IRDA, JPNJ and SWM Environment is pleased to recognize the low carbon cultivation practice carried out as a new dimension and added value to the community through the offering of the Iskandar Puteri Low Carbon Community Grant. To ensure that these research grant offerings remain relevant and focused on empowering the community, market research has been conducted to look at the needs of priority areas of the community and the general public. Based on the results of the market study, it was found that the community needs ideas and expertise, cooperation from all parties and also funds. Accordingly, the grant is designed to suit the needs of the community, while at the same time promoting a sustainable network of research collaborations among project members. The grant is seen as a platform to empower the community through project innovation that will give birth to sustainable low -carbon initiatives and actions.

This Grant offering began in 2021 through the Iskandar Puteri Low Carbon 1.0 Community Grant and continued in 2022 through the Iskandar Puteri Low Carbon Community Grant 2.0 based on the positive impact obtained by the local community. The grant focuses on fiscal injections as one of the initiatives to meet the current economic challenges as well as cultivating a low -carbon lifestyle in a glocal context.
Objectives: 
To foster Low Carbon Society (LCS) awareness among primary students, teachers and their families (public community) in Iskandar Malaysia through school education.

To disseminate knowledge, awareness and practice of LCS among Iskandar Malaysia community through primary students and teachers.

To reduce carbon emission in Iskandar Malaysia through awareness and education.

To create a Low Carbon Society for Iskandar Malaysia by year 2025.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
1. Drive Thru event specifically for waste management
2. Low Acrbon Competition saving electric, saving water and waste management
3. Fabric recycling initiatives by proving the pink bin at Sutera Mall, Sunway CItrine and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
4. Grantt offering up to RM168,000 that benefit 14 community on education, food security, education and waste management
5. iskandar malaysia ecolife Chalengge
Size of academic audience: 
88,888 reach
Results: 
Successfully reduced the carbon by 55,847 KgC02 through the grant offering and 5,328 reused cooking oil along with 12,274kg Recyclable items.

The community able to generate income of RM10.353.84 through the selling of recyclable items, reused cooking oil and etc.
Lessons learned: 
The strategic synergization are really important
Key messages: 
it is important to understand, practice and having faith on the journey of enpowering the low carbon community
Funding: 
Iskandar Puteri City Council
[ RM600,000.00 Grantt offering]
[ RM 70,000.00 Competition ]

In kind from others
Sponsor Location [ RM 40,000]
Operational Sponsor [ RM 200,000]

Pictures:

File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon 165108569_2854608021420953_4796756211560831726_n.jpg (152.81 KB) The community engagement on the launching of low carbon competition in water and electric saving and waste management
Image icon 184641832_1147399195738022_5384792608773461502_n.jpg (439.53 KB) Drive Thru Program located at Sutera Mall that able to gage audience from all over Johor up to Segamat and Pasir Gudang
Image icon 169800584_148913170492075_475204702988701653_n.jpg (109.68 KB) Waste Management by the Community in Perbadanan kenari
Image icon 214472899_216040110446047_7182079119412439461_n.jpg (104.24 KB) The collection of used cooking oil to be sell by the community for the community
Image icon 169123205_148913117158747_7262812786983733253_n.jpg (69.56 KB) Kids do drawing and coloring on low carbon and waste management awareness
Image icon 169345107_148913160492076_8757110110236289364_n.jpg (126.33 KB) Upcycle- produce small vacuum from the waste
Image icon WhatsApp Image 2022-05-18 at 5.20.45 PM.jpeg (463.86 KB) Food Waste Barrel by the Cmmunity at Taman Nesa
References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere 
Indirect
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 
Direct
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
Direct
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Direct
SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 
Direct
SDG 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 
Indirect
SDG 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 
Indirect
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 
Direct
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 
Direct
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries 
Direct
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
Direct
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
Direct
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Direct
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
Indirect
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
Indirect
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 
Direct
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Direct
Theme
Disaster Risk Reduction 
Direct
Traditional Knowledge  
Direct
Agriculture 
Direct
Arts 
Direct
Curriculum Development 
Direct
Ecotourism 
Direct
Forests/Trees 
Direct
Plants & Animals 
Direct
Waste 
Direct
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 1 - Advancing policy 
state: 
Indirect
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
state: 
Direct
Priority Action Area 3 - Developing capacities of educators and trainers 
state: 
Direct
Priority Action Area 4 - Mobilizing youth 
state: 
Direct
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
state: 
Direct