Penang Green Carnival 2015 will return in 10 days! In line with World Expo Milano2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, Penang Green Council (PGC) are now creating the most accessible platform in line with carnival’s theme – “Make Our Food Last” to reflect and discuss about food security & safety issues in environmental context, on 13-14 June at LG floor, 1st Avenue Penang.
The carnival has encouraged more non-commercials stakeholders e.g. NGOs, NPOs and CBOs to participate this year. This is to emphasise the continuous efforts done by these organisations to secure a better future for our next generation. The exhibition booth was overwhelmed by 13 exhibitors from non-commercial sectors,as well as another 16 commercial companies to show-case their services andproduct.
We are proud to announce that Tripda (Malaysia)as the Transport Solution Partner to promote carpooling in conjunction with Penang Green Carnival 2015. Founded in Brazil in year 2014, Tripda is now operating in 12 countries across Latin America, North America and Asia.
Figures from The Malaysian Road Transport Department show that there are more than 1.2million motorcycles and 1 million private cars registered in Penang. Traffic congestion has become a major concern during the big weekend or festive weekends in Penang. While working on the Penang Transport Master Plan, we welcome other initiatives such as Tripda to offer visitors and public another alternative to travel in a more environmental friendly way – less car, less airand noise pollution while enjoying the benefits of sharing cost and resources. The first 100 cars who registered and carpooled to the event will stand a chance to receive a Starbuck sCard up to RM40 per car as an incentive.
More than 50 exhibitors andactivities partners joining this year carnival
This year the carnival is focusing on food and how our lifestyle choices can affect the food system and environment. In order to enhance the essence of people empower people in living green and eating well, we have home-grown speakers from Penang Institute, Island Hospital and Centre for Environment, Technology & Development Malaysia (CETDEM) to talk about the Evolution of Agriculture, Organic Farming, Food Sustainability and Healthy Diet. We would also like to invite everyone to have hands-on experience in Green Minds Eco Workshops which allow you to make yourself compost, enzyme or even origami using recycled paper!
The event seeks to influence everyone, especially families and youth to inculcate green behaviour. Activities below will definitely interest you:
– Public can send their e-waste to Department of Environment booth during the carnival and get yourself rewarded with cash rebate.
– ‘Moku-moku Waste to Food Challenge’ – A learning experience to connect food and nature.
– Discovering the mystery ‘Save Our Seafood’ mascot presented by WWF.
Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to participate in:
– ‘I’m Little Green Chef’ kids’ workshop.
– ‘Gardens in the Sky’ colouring contest
While for teenagers, we prepared activities such as ‘Build Our Green Future’ Model making contest. ‘Eat. Green. Love’ cooking show suits one and all who want to eat healthily with Low Carbon Diet. Come and witness our future young environmental leaders to gauge on environmental issues in public speaking competition – Penang Green Idol 2015 Finale!
The event is jointly organised by 1stAvenue Penang, Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) and Green Building Index Sdn Bhd (GBI). Our supporting partners are Penang Institute, Sunshine Garden Centre Sdn Bhd, Jasper Promenade Sdn Bhd and ICT mall.
Besides from that, the co-organisers namely: Sand Art Corner, WWF Malaysia, Green Cap Ventures and School of Industrial Technology USM will prepare various remarkable activities for public to join the fun whilst learning something informative about our theme too.
We would like to thank Ace Dot My Sdn Bhd as our event’s Smart Solution Partner.Through the breakthrough technology, we are now able to present public anup-lifting experience whereby everyone are able to communicate their ideas with just a touch! With audio visual plus multi-touch capabilities of these devices,we are breaking down barriers and bridging people in a fun and interactive way during the carnival
Lastly, we would like to extend our appreciation to event sponsors, they are TMT Online Sdn Bhd, OOHM International Holdings Sdn Bhd, XOX Com Sdn Bhd, Matahari Uniform Centre Sdn Bhd, Nets Printwork Sdn Bhd, Aim MaxMedia Sdn Bhd, Optimal Media Sdn Bhd, Gurl Studio, Vees Kitchen Appliances,Wangchao Restaurant and Buffet Catering and Chef Teoh Jun Hung.
All activities admission and registration is Free! Pre-register yourself at http://pgigc.com.my to receive a mystery door gift. Please visit our website: www.pgigc.com.my, or LIKE our facebook: Penang International Green Carnival for more information.
Thing Siew Shuen