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Showing posts with label Eco Friendly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eco Friendly. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dong Zen Temple

Dong Zen Temple is a very popular place for photography and also for prayer.

See the video below, towards you end you will find a surprise.  Best part about the place is the entrance is free.

Also look at some of the photos taken from the temple surrounding.














VIDEO0006 a video by strovek on Flickr.
Location is found below:


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Park and Ride from Prai to Penang

Penang Government will be introducing a park and ride service for people staying in Prai and working on the Island.   This service will start on Mar 2011.  The commute will be from Seberang Jaya on the mainland to the factories in Bayan Lepas (including Sunshine in Bayan Baru).

The free bus service will run 6am to 9am and from 4pm to 7pm on Mondays to Fridays.

This is one of the Green initiatives of the Penang government as well as to help fight the increase in fuel prices.  This follows another initiative of no plastic bag for the supermarkets and fast food outlets.  This shows the political will of the local government to help save our environment and create greater awareness.


Reference:
http://relax-mind.blogspot.com/2011/01/free-bus-rides-for-penang-factory.html

Saturday, January 23, 2010

PC Recycling

I just recently found out that Penang has been very successful in performing PC parts  recycling, thanks to effort by Dell and its various partners.

I thought I would share the collections points to further help the effort.  I converted the following handout to something that can be copied and pasted:






No Pusat Kutipan Lokasi Tarikh Waktu
1 Sunshine Jelutong
(Tel: 04-281 2222)
9-27, Jalan Lenggong, 11600 Jelutong Setiap hari Selasa kecuali hari cuti umum 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
2 Sunshine Farlim Shopping Mall
(Tel: 04-827 1111 Mr. Wong / Ms. Sim)
294, Jalan Thean Teik, 11500 Ayer Itam Setiap hari Khamis kecuali hari cuti umum 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
3 Stor Pembersihan Kampung Jawa Baru (Tel: 04-228 4284 Mr. Bahari) Star MPPP, Jalan Kampung Jawa Baru, 101 50 Georgetown Setiap hari Isnin hingga hari Sabtukecuali hari cuti umum 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
4 Bahagian Perkhidmatan Perbandaran, MPPP, Jalan Padang Kota Lama(Tel: 04-263 3000) Dewan Bandaraya MPPP
Jalan Padang Kota Lama, 10200 Georgetown
Setiap hari Jumaat kecuali hari cuti umum 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
5 Pusat Panggilan Nama MPPP Jalan Chai, Balik Pulau Kontena MPPP, Jalan Chai,  11000 Balik Pulau Setiap hari Isnin hingga hari Sabtu kecuali hari cuti umum 10.00 am - 11.30 am 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm
6 Pusat Panggilan Nama MPPP Jalan Oldham, Tanjung Bungah(Tel: 012-465 6585 Mr. Zolkefli) Kontena MPPP, Jalan Oldham, 11200 Tanjung Bungah Setiap hari Isnin hingga hari Sabtu kecuali hari cuti umum 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm
7 Rukun Tetangga Island Park (Green Lane Area) (Tel: 019-475 7911 Mr. Khoo) Sekolah Menengah Chung Hwa,
Tingkat Tembaga, Off Jalan Mesjid Negeri, 11600 Georgetown
Hari Ahad yang ke-empat 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
8 Rukun Tetangga Kawasan Kulit Lembu (Dato' Keramat Area) (Tel: 013-481 7344 Mr. Chew) Pusat Kutipan Kitar Semula
309-A Jalan Sarnak, 10150 Georgetown
Hari Ahad yang terakhir setiap bulan kecuali hari cuti umum 9.00 am - 11.00 am
9 Rukun Tetangga Taman Guan Joo Seng (Tel: 016-421 6577 Mr. Eddie) Jalan Mas, 11600 Georgetown (berhadapan dengan Sekolah Menengah Convent Green Lane) Hari Ahad yang terakhir pad a bulan Jan, Mac, Mei, Julaj Sept, Nov 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
10 Malaysian Nature Society Penang Branch (Tel: 04-227 3673 Mr. Kanda) 673-B, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 Georgetown Setiap hari Isnin hingga hari Sabtu kecuali hari cuti umum 8.00 am - 11.00 am
11 Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children's Association of Penang Tel: 04-657 0160 Mr. Saw / Puan Valli)( 425, Jalan Masjid Negeri, 11600 Georgetown Setiap hari Isnin hingga hari Jumaat Setiap hari Sabtu kecuali hari cuti umum 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
9.00 am - 12.00 pm (Sat)
12 Rukun Tetangga Batu Lanchang B (Tel: 016-439 8646 Mr. Choong) 35, Tingkat Jelutong, 11600 Georgetown Hari Ahad yang pertama 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
13 Rukun Tetangga Bayan Baru (Tel: 016-420 8602 Uncle Chai) Medan Mayang Pasir, 11950 Bayan Baru Setiap hari Isnin hingga hari Sabtu 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Other resources of where to recycle in Penang can be found here.

Friday, August 15, 2008

7 Rs to help Earth Recover

First I heard of 1 R, Recycle now I suddenly realize that there are 7 R that will help Earth recover.

1. Rethink

It is time to rethink our lifestyle. We need to change our mindset. Everything has a limit, resources on earth are not inexhaustible. Think of about what you need to be happy and how much of it do you really need. Is that trip to the supermarket really necessary? Do we need the extra bottle of soda? Is it necessary to switch on the air conditioner?

2. Reuse

What are the things we throw away that can be reused. Often times if you go the garbage dump, you may find a lot of thinks that are still in good order that can be reused. Take this to the charity home. Clothes we no longer wear can be given to the orphanage or old folks home. Often times we throw them away not because they are worn out but because they are out dated or we have outgrown them. Remember the cartoon Robots a couple of years back where he literally recycle parts from his cousins.

3. Recycle

A lot of things we throw away can be recycled. Things like newspaper, old books, plastic bottles, cans etc. In fact, you can also recover some cash from it by selling it to the recycling centers. Even if you don't need the cash, donate it to charity.

4. Resist

Resist buying things you don't need. How often have you gone shopping and looked and something and bought it just because you think it is a good idea or that you might need it. Then how often do you find that after buying it you never ever use it after you take it home.

5. Refuse

Refuse what you know is not right. If you purchase a simple item and you get a big plastic bag. Do you really need that plastic bag to carry your packet of candy or a can of pop?

6. Reduce

Reduce your consumption, do you need two can of pop? Do ou really need that extra helping of pie. Reduce your consumption, earth will thank you and so will your body (think of the extra time in the gym you don't need to spend to burn off those extra calories you reduce). Same applies with when going for buffet. How often do you take extra and then ending up wasting it. Reduce the amount of take and take just enough for your needs? Too often, people over indulge just because it is free.

7. Re-Plant

Replant trees, this will help address some of the effects of global warming.


Here are some examples of recycling:


Taking a metal pen cover wires and convert it into something to help carry bags:



An old t.v. that is spoilt converted into a book shelf:


An old dirty ladle to be used for gardening:



An old bent fork to be used for gardening:


An old oil can converted into a dustbin:

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A story of stuff

I just went through the 20 minutes video of The Story of Stuff. The video was very entertaining and informative how our consumption is affecting the world.

I found the video from the following blog.

This is a quote from the site on the video:

The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
I complete agree with the above.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Increase the amount of items recycled

Back when I was studying in the U.S., the cans from our can drinks can be returned to the convenience store and the stores will pay you a nickel (5 cents) for it. I know it is not much but this encouraged people to save the cans for recycling.

Even if the person actually drinking does not bother to return the can, somebody will. We can use this concept to encourage more recycling.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Why is it so hard to Recycle?

With the increasing concern for the environment, more and more countries are promoting the need to recycle.

To a certain degree, this has been successful because we see more and more people are more aware of such need. In fact quite a few are doing it to help their favorite charity and churches.

However, it is not easy to be a good citizen. We know paper can be recycled. So we start buying soft drink and milk in TetraPak boxes but when we try to send this for recycling it is rejected. Next they tell us that glass bottles are also not recyclable.

Then we go shopping and start bringing our own bags. But when we reach the checkout counter, the lady at the counter insist on using their plastic bags - I guess it is probably to promote their store since the logo is printed on it.

While individual families/homes start recycling, we see businesses mixing all those recyclable tin cans (from soft drink) with dumping it with all the non-recyclable stuff. The amount of recyclable items produced in such places per week is equivalent to what is produced by household in more than one year.

The sad part of this is that a visitor who wants to recycle in such places have no way of doing so.

How can we change society? A lot more things can be recycled but it is a challenge to play our part.