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A Little Effort Goes A Long Way



Posted on 02 April 2014
Students from MCKL, left to right: Khayhen Sarveswarah, Low H'ng Wei, Nigel Lim, How Ii Xin, Pang Zhi Chiing and Sin Wi
© Photo courtesy of Nigel Lim, MCKL
Everyone is responsible for taking good care of the earth, after all it’s the least we can do for inhabiting this planet for as long as we live. I strongly believe that it wouldn’t be difficult to switch off the lights or any unused electrical appliances for this Earth Hour 2014, just to show the love our planet deserves even if it’s just for an hour.

That’s exactly what my friends and I decided to do: To be one of those groups of people to make an effort in saving the earth. Just like any other group of ordinary college students, we downloaded earth hour pledge forms and went around in our college getting our fellow lecturers and students to pledge to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for Earth Hour. However, it wasn’t enough to make it to a thousand. We then decided to take matters to the public, by going around in shopping malls, local parks and neighborhoods getting random strangers to sign the pledge as well as educating them about what earth hour is all about.

In the end, our teamwork paid off - we managed to get a thousand signatures! As simple as it may have seemed, getting a thousand signatures was no walk in the park. It took us, a team of 10 people, almost 3 weeks to obtain that many signatures. So can you imagine how much we can contribute to conserving the environment if all of us Malaysians work together as a team?

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank WWF-Malaysia, for giving us a chance to help out the environment, and also to my friends in Taylor’s College Subang Jaya and Sri Hartamas as well as Methodist College Kuala Lumpur for helping out in saving the earth.

Note: WWF-Malaysia sincerely thanks the author, Nigel Lim, and his friends for their enthusiastic support. We hope to be able to work together again to continue raising awareness about climate change and sustainable living.
Students from MCKL, left to right: Khayhen Sarveswarah, Low H'ng Wei, Nigel Lim, How Ii Xin, Pang Zhi Chiing and Sin Wi
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Students from Taylor's College, Subang Jaya. Estee Yeo (left) and Ooi Zhang Phong.
© Photo courtesy of Nigel Lim, MCKL Enlarge
Students from Taylor's College, Sri Hartamas. From top to bottom: Jaspreet, Davina Joshua and Su Ming
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