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SERASI promotes caring for the environment
Sibu, February 28, 2009
71 schools participated in the environmental competition, of which 20 were in the secondary category while 51 in the primary.
This programme is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Sarawak State Education Department, Department of Environment, Natural Resources and Environment Board, Medical Department, Sarawak Rivers Board, Sarawak Forestry Corporation, Information Department as well as RTM.
The prize giving ceremony was held at the St. Elizabeth Secondary School in Sibu today. YB Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Second Finance Minister and Minister of Environment and Public Health Sarawak and Dick Benschop, Vice President, Shell Malaysia Gas & Power presented the winning schools with their trophies and prizes.
SMK Siburan, Kuching emerged the overall champion in the secondary schools category, while SJKC Ming Tee, Meradong, Sarikei clinched the primary schools title. The winning schools took home a trophy, RM2,000 and a certificate.
In the rural schools categories, SMK Bario, Miri was overall winner for secondary schools while SJKC Ming Tee, Maradong, Sarikei won the primary schools category. The winners received a trophy, RM1500 and a certificate each.
Benschop in his address emphasised the importance of caring for the environment and Shell’s continued support for the programme.
“Indeed, all of us here have the responsibility to take care of the planet for our children and future generations. Climate change, in particular, is now a very real concern. Our world is confronted with a demand for energy that is escalating faster than supply, amid rising CO2 emissions,” he said.
He added Shell is committed to sustainable development by conducting its business in a way that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
“In short, our job is to meet the world’s growing need for energy in a way that keeps the world safe, clean and sustainable for our children and their children’s children.”
At the function, Benschop also announced that Malaysia would host the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia event in July 2010. The Eco-marathon challenges university students to design, build, and test vehicles that travel the furthest using the least amount of energy.
“This is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their technical knowledge and abilities in the search for greater energy efficiency. I encourage you to visit the Shell website and look up more information on the Shell Eco-marathon Asia,” he said.
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