UNMC Celebrates Earth Hour 2013
This year, the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) celebrated Earth Hour on 23 March 2013 from 8.30 to 9.30pm.Working with the WWF-Malaysia (World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia), our main aim was to create awareness among teenagers about the significance of energy conservation and global warming.
UNMC Earth Hour organizing chairperson, Jonathan Tan Jia Yong said: “This year all of us can really make a difference by switching off lights. We urge as many of you as possible to save the planet as there is only one.”
Organised by the UNMC Nature Club, Earth Hour was held at our amphitheatre where students gathered around while counting down to switching off the lights. Students were given a lighted beeswax candle when the lights were turned off. Light performances were carried out by Salar Khan, winner of Music Talent Quest organized by UNMC Music Society. Salar said: “I am glad I could be a part of the team in supporting sustainable action such as Earth Hour event. I enjoyed performing, bringing happiness to everyone around me and at the same time supporting this important event.”
Students also formed the number “60” with candles to signify the importance of switching off lights for 60 minutes in support of environmentally sustainable actions. Vegetarian dinner was served.
Besides that, we strongly supported WWF-Malaysia’s Live Green pledge and survey. By working with AESIC of UNMC, we succeeded in collecting 1050 pledges and surveys from students, staff members and the public.
UNMC Nature Club president, Tan Kar Hau said: “We are thrilled with the support from the students and staffs. We are truly glad that we can spread the significance of Earth Hour.”