RCE Penang - 2018

RCE Sejahtera Youth (RSY) Green Workshop
Basic Information
Title of project : 
RCE Sejahtera Youth (RSY) Green Workshop
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Penang
Contributing organization(s) : 
ORGANIZER:
RCE SEJAHTERA YOUTH USM
WITH PARTNERSHIP:
REGIONAL CENTRE OF EXPERTISE ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RCE ESD) PENANG, USM
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
RCE Sejahtera Youth
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Dr Nurul Salmi Abd Latip
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
E-mail: 
Name: 
Ms Wan Sharipahmira Mohd Zain
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Format of project: 
Report
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Additional resources: 
https://www.instagram.com/rcesejahterayouthofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/RCEPenangUSM/
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Malaysia
Location(s): 
TAMAN RIMBA TELUK BAHANG, PULAU PINANG
Address of focal point institution for project: 
TAMAN RIMBA TELUK BAHANG, PULAU PINANG
Ecosystem(s):
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Spice Garden | Tropical Fruit Farm | Durian Farms | Taman Rimba
Also known as the Teluk Bahang Recreational Park, Taman Rimba is a vast, 32 hectare forest park that serves as a good introduction to the Malaysian rainforest. The park is well-equipped with picnic and camping areas, a playground, a forestry museum and a substantial network of hiking trails. Explore the trails and take in the wide variety of flora and fauna in their natural habitat. The icing on the cake is surely the waterfall where one can take a dip to cool off while enjoying the surrounding greenery.
sources: https://mypenang.gov.my/nature-adventure/parks-gardens/taman-rimba/
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
November, 2018
Rationale: 
RSY Green Workshop is a programme held by RCE Sejahtera Youth at Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang, Pulau Pinang. This programme aims to motivate the new members of RSY through emotion, spiritual, physical, and intellectual on leadership, teamwork, cooperation, time management as well as exposing them on ways of handling events. Through this programme, we want to strengthen the bond between the members of RSY and exchange knowledge regarding sustainability as well because RSY has been aiming to practice a sustainable living and organizing events that related to sustainability among youths.
Objectives: 
To give exposure on participants about sustainability
To give exposure to the participants on handling events inside or outside of Universiti Sains Malaysia and involve local community to spread more awareness on sustainability
To strengthen the bond between RSY members
Activities and/or practices employed: 
This project helps in giving exposure on participants about sustainability practices. Each of them was given food container so that they will practice using containers to buy food instead of plastics in Universiti Sains Malaysia or even outside of the university. This includes bringing their own water bottle and plates for lunch whereas secretariats prepared food in trays. We implemented this to the secretariats so they can initate the changes of lifestyle towards sustainable living in the future. Besides, talk was given on secretariats on handling events and prioritizing on local community and youth to spread awareness on sustainability more often. Last but not least, bond between members are strengthened and knowing each other better throughout this programme hence future upcoming projects can be done successfully.
Size of academic audience: 
Youth
Results: 
In a nutshell, RSY Green Workshop is a succesfull event in bringing the secretariats together eventhough there were several that were not available. This programme also aligns well with the RSY’s mission in leading by example towards sustainable practices as the programme was held in public area. This programme acts as initiator to educate students and Penang communities at large on importance of maintaining of our healthy environment thus making Malaysia a greener nation. We also hope that our participants and people around the world can practice sustainable living and reduce on unreusable plastics. We are looking forward for greener Universiti Sains Malaysia, a greener Penang, a greener Malaysia and thus a greener world.
Lessons learned: 
This project helps in giving exposure on participants about sustainability practices. Each of them was given food container so that they will practice using containers to buy food instead of plastics in Universiti Sains Malaysia or even outside of the university. This includes bringing their own water bottle and plates for lunch whereas secretariats prepared food in trays. We implemented this to the secretariats so they can initate the changes of lifestyle towards sustainable living in the future. Besides, talk was given on secretariats on handling events and prioritizing on local community and youth to spread awareness on sustainability more often.
Funding: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Pictures:

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References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
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 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 
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 
Direct
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 
Direct
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Direct
Theme
Forests/Trees 
Direct
Plants & Animals 
Direct
Waste 
Direct
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 1 - Advancing policy 
Indirect
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Direct
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Direct
Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
Direct
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
Direct