Savants Of Sustainability
Three missionaries of Mother Nature spread the word on green living and sustainable practices
Saving the environment is cool now. We turn off our lights for 60 minutes for Earth Hour. ‘Green’ and ‘eco’-related buzzwords pepper the press releases of new malls and buildings. Waste separation has been mandatory in six states and two Federal Territories as of two years ago. This year, the Natural Resources and Environment Minister talked about introducing environmental education as a subject in Malaysian schools.
We’re getting there, slowly, but how green are we really? Despite all of the above, the prevalent attitude in Malaysia is still that good environmental practices are necessary, but expensive or inconvenient, and we lag far behind our regional neighbours in environmental awareness and practice.
But we can do more. We can do better. With Earth Day falling on 22 April, we spoke to three expats who have made it their mission to drive green sentiment in Malaysia.