Outreach & Partnership Programme
GEC believes empowering community is a pivotal element in environmental conservation. They possess a rife of knowledge, talent and creative solutions to environmental challenges. Environmental problems such as deforestation, river pollution, encroachment can be easily minimized or controlled by empowered and engaged communities. Empowered and engaged communities will ensure success of various environmental programmes as they are likely to draw resources and skills creating ownership in addition to undertaking corrective measures independently.
GEC is involved in a number of community empowerment programmes relating to general capacity building, environmental education, information exchange and awareness raising on global environment issues. We have successfully established a number of community based organisations through our projects and environmental education programmes.
Outreach and Partnership Programme Projects
The project aims to assist and empower three targeted Orang Asli communities in Peninsular Malaysia to address land degradation near their villages and to protect and rehabilitate forest, peatlands and rivers.
Project Status: Ongoing
The project mainly to encourage Yayasan PETRONAS employees to live healthy by linking the number of steps they take to the number trees to be planted. The Walk4Trees Challenge will engage local communities with the nursery establishment, tree planting activities at different locations around Malaysia and maintenance of planted trees.
Project Status: Ongoing
Environmental Education Programmes
RIVER Ranger 2.0
RIVER Ranger is an Environmental Education Programme to learn about the environment, water resources and rivers, and emphasizes not only about water pollution but every aspect of freshwater ecosystems including its biodiversity, functions, values, and benefits to mankind. Get trained and find out what you can do to conserve our river.
SMART (Start Managing All Resources Today) Ranger is an Environmental Education Programme to learn about the environment with a focus on natural and and non-natural resource management in Malaysia. The SMART Ranger Programme is seen as a platform for Malaysians to learn about solid waste management (SWM). It aims to encourage recycling at home and in communities as well as promote a zero-waste lifestyle. Get trained and find out what you can do to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Flood Ranger Programmes aims to to educate the community and getting them to understand both the structural measures and the non-structural measures that being implemented in flood mitigation by the government. It include training activities that emphasises on the know-how, escape routes, water management, survival skills and needs during flood events. Get trained and find out what you can do to be flood-prepared.
Know more about the programme.
Rehabilitation of RMFR (video)
WWD 2015 Celebration at RMFR (video)
RMFR COP-21 Tree Planting (photos)