Sa­vants Of Sus­tain­abil­ity

Three mis­sion­ar­ies of Mother Na­ture spread the word on green liv­ing and sus­tain­able prac­tices

Expatriate Lifestyle - - Contents - In­ter­view by Karin Chan & Caramella Scarpa Photo by Ray­mond Pung (Un­known-im­agery) Art Di­rec­tion Nor Hamimah Ab­dul­lah Make Up Artist Sahir Sabri Hair­styl­ist Yu­sof Ruza­imi Stylist Scott Aziz Men’s Wardrobe Dicky Ishak Be­spoke

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.

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