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Live Green Pledges Collection by WACKY



Posted on 14 October 2014
Students of Taylor's College Subang Jaya signing the Live Green Pledges
© Photos courtesy of Han Shuet Ling from Welfare and Charity Keen Youths’ Society, Taylor’s College Subang Jaya
 While exploring the website of WWF, the committee of the Welfare and Charity Keen Youths’ Society (WACKY) came across the “Pledge to Live Green now” page and saw an opportunity to support the initiatives of WWF by helping to collect pledges. Seeing equal importance in both efforts involving the conservation of turtles and tigers, the committee of 12 students decided to take part in both pledges collection.

The collection started in early March and started out with just the committee members collecting the pledges from friends, classmates, and also by walking in the streets and asking passersby to pledge not to support the sale and consumption of turtle eggs and parts as well as tiger meat and parts. Beforehand, the committees did some research on the issues in order to be able to better inform pledgers on the problems faced by turtles and tigers. 

As the collections went on, more and more volunteers were recruited to help in the collection. In July, up to around 40 volunteers were participating actively in collecting pledges. By September, we have managed to collect around 2500 pledges for both altogether.

“I am really glad that almost everyone was not hesitant at all when asked if they would want to sign the pledge. Many even reacted with disgust, saying ‘Who would want to eat such a beautiful animal?’,” said Han Shuet Ling, the president of the Welfare and Charity Keen Youths’ Society, when asked about her reflections on her experience collecting the pledges. “I hope the public especially the youths of today would not just be more aware of such environmental issues, but also take the initiative to solve them even if it is as simple as not eating the meat of endangered species,” she continued.

WACKY is a charitable society in Taylor’s College Subang Jaya. Formerly Charity and Welfare Society, WACKY is dedicated to cater to those in need and to inspire youths towards adopting a lifestyle of contributing to charity. Past events include the annual campus-wide Heart Rock Carnival, visits to orphanages, motivational talks and awareness projects on issues such as mental health amongst teenagers. WACKY believes in ripples created by youths-inspiring-youths towards ensuring a better future. More information on WACKY and its past projects can be found on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/WackyCharity.
Students of Taylor's College Subang Jaya signing the Live Green Pledges
© Photos courtesy of Han Shuet Ling from Welfare and Charity Keen Youths’ Society, Taylor’s College Subang Jaya Enlarge