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Earth Week 2020

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we are happy to jointly present a week-long programme of webinars, film screenings, performances, virtual tours, a visual art competition and more, with partners who are passionate about and active in protecting the earth. From the 20th to the 26th of April, tune in to Earth Week from the comfort of your home to learn more about how we can each contribute to sustaining our planet. All programmes are free. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn for further details.

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Earth Week 2020 Calendar

 

 

 

Earthly Art Competition

Express your Message for the Earth through Art

 

Submission Dates: 20th April to 10th May 2020

Medium: Any form of visual art

Prizes: 3 prizes for each category worth a total of RM3,000

Categories:

  • Above 18 years old
  • Below 18 years old

 

Contest Rules:

  • Open to all public. Entries will be divided into two categories; above 18 years old and below 18 years old
  • All entries must be two dimensional and original artwork.
  • All artworks should relate to the Earth Day 2020 Theme: Climate Action
  • Entries should be submitted in JPEG file, not exceeding 10MB.
  • Limited to two entries per person.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59 PM Sunday, 10th May 2020.
  • Shortlisted artwork will be featured on social media to gauge public response, which will help decide winning entries.
  • We reserve the right to reject entries that are gratuitously violent, sexually suggestive, or explicitly offensive.
  • By submitting the Online Form you agree to allow us to use (reproduce, store, publish, post, display, exhibit and/or otherwise use) your art submissions in any media, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation or approval.

Webinars

 

We have curated a series of webinars to create discourse on the theme of this year’s Earth Day – Climate Action. Join us as we discuss the earth’s most pressing topics.

Climate vs Corona: Why Panic About the Virus but Not About the Climate Crisis

Date: 20th April 2020

Time: 3.00 – 4.00pm

Speakers: Uta Dietrich (Think City), Daniel Mahadzir (Climate Reality Project)

Moderator: Duncan Cave (Think City)

The Coronavirus pandemic has effectively forced humans to change their behaviours and routines. This disruption inadvertently has had an impact on our carbon footprint. Why is it we do not choose to react so effectively when it concerns the imminent threat of climate change? What lessons can we take from this pandemic?

 

Adaptive Policy Making in the Age of Crisis

Date: 21st April 2020

Time: 3.00 – 4.00pm

Speakers: Dr. Matt Benson (Think City), Dr Ng Shin Wei (PGC)

Moderator: Sofia Castelo (Think City)

The current pandemic, with its lockdowns, work-from-home, and cross-border travel restrictions, has brought adaptive policymaking to the fore as we react strategically and collectively to stem the spread of the virus. What if we looked at CO2 and CH4 as viruses threatening our homes and livelihoods? Adaptive policymaking could be pivotal in our quest for a greener planet.  

 

Saving the Planet One Meal at a Time

Date: 22nd April 2020

Time: 3.00 – 4.00pm

Speakers: Tan Mei Ling (Friends of Bukit Kiara), Christine Gould (Thought for Food)

Moderator: Murali Ram (Think City)

Food production and consumption accounts for some 25% of the world’s GHG emissions. There are multiple stages in the supply chain that cause emissions – from deforestation and land use changes through to transport and packaging, and food loss and food waste. The choices we make in our food consumption patterns ultimately dictate the food supply market and its impact on our planet.

 

Home Gardening for Food Security

Date: 23rd April 2020

Time: 3.00 – 4.00pm

Speakers: Shao-Lyn (Eat Shoots and Roots), Harbir Gill (Ground Control)

Moderator:Lee Jia Ping (Tempatico)

With lockdowns in place across the world and global supply chains disrupted, food security has come to be a primary concern for nations, cities, and even homes. How can we be at least partially self-sufficient in our homes and our cities?

 

Climate Change and Covid-19: A Tale of Two Crises

Date: 24th April 2020

Time: 3.00 – 4.00pm

Speakers: Sofia Castelo (Think City), Ir Dr Kriban GN (Friends of Bukit Kiara)

Moderator:Murali Ram (Think City)

Climate Change and Covid-19 could have something in common: they both may well stem from our treatment of nature. What lessons can we take from the two crises?

 

Islam & Nature: Ramadhan Musings

Date: 25th April 2020

Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm

Speakers: Muhammad Ikhwan Bin Azlan (Senior Lecturer of KUIS), Mohammed Rafe Mohamed Haneef (CEO of Transaction Banking, CIMB), Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (Rector of IIUM)

Moderator:Hamdan Majeed (Think City)

In this holy month of Ramadhan, we contemplate Islam’s key messages on our role as stewards to God, and our relationship with nature.

 

The Circular Economy in Action

Date: 26th April 2020

Time: 3.00 – 4.00pm

Speakers: Jacqueline Chang (Circular Economy Club), Melissa Tan (The Green Guerilla), Luanne Sieh (CIMB)

Moderator:Joel Goh (Think City)

Three women share their journey of championing the circular economy, a zero-waste lifestyle, and corporate sustainability.

 

Green Giveaway: Free Earth Day Kits

Earth Day Kit

In partnership with Eats, Shoots and Roots, we want to help you kickstart your edible gardening journey by giving you a special Earth Day Kit (worth RM50). Interested? Join our 'Home Gardening for Food Security' Webinar this Thursday (23/4) from 3-4pm and you will get a special voucher code to redeem your kit.

What's Included?

Each participant will receive an Earth Day Kit containing the materials to grow 3 edible plants, from seed to harvest. Take up the challenge to try your hand at growing your own veggies at home.

  • 3 x Growbags
  • 1 x Seed Pack (Pick from available options)
  • 1 x Plant Tag
  • 1 x Potting Soil 5L
  • 1 x Compost 1L
  • 2 x Plant Guide Zines

How to Redeem?

  1. Register for Thursday's webinar here.
  2. Go here, add to your cart and keep shopping.
  3. When checking out, key in the voucher code provided during the webinar.

Note: Delivery charges will apply.

Film Screenings

 

Our mini Earth Day film festival is curated with the climate crisis in mind to shed light on the gravity of the Earth’s issues but also to help spark ideas on what we can do as individuals or groups to save our planet.

List of Films:

  • 20 Apr: Fleeing Climate Change – the Real Environmental Disaster (A DW Documentary)
  • 21 Apr: The Race is On: Secrets and Solutions of Climate  ​
  • 23 Apr: Climate Refugees in Bangladesh
  • 24 Apr: Living the Change (A DW Documentary)
  • 25 Apr: The World’s Most Polluted River (A DW Documentary)
  • 26 Apr: Climate Heroes: Carbon Neutral Living (A DW Documentary) & Vanishing: The Extinction Crisis is Worse Than you Think

 

Fleeing Climate Change – the Real Environmental Disaster (A DW Documentary)

Date: 20th April 2020

Time: 8.30 – 9.30pm

With the increasing frequency and intensity of drought and floods in the present and near future, how many millions of people will be forced to leave their homes by 2050? This film looks at some of the hotspots of climate change such as neighbouring Indonesia. The film explores how low-lying nations are fighting to ensure their survival and asks what can be done today to prepare for the crisis on the horizon.

 

The Race is On: Secrets and Solutions of Climate

Date: 21st April 2020

Time: 8.30 – 9.30pm

This film paints a stark portrait of the current state of climate change. It exposes the shocking assumptions that lie at the heart of all governments’ plans to avoid climate breakdown. With contributions from experts and change-makers such as Kate Raworth, the author of Doughtnut Economics, the film offers notes of hope that all it takes is the will we have within us.

 

Climate Refugees in Bangladesh (A DW Documentary)

Date: 23rd April 2020

Time: 8.30 – 9.30pm

Within the next 30 years, up to 20% of Bangladesh will disappear beneath the water as rivers and sea levels rise. This will put as many as 30 million people on the move. This film takes us on a journey to the Bangladesh of the future, a country that is set to suffer terribly from climate change and which serves as a dire warning to the rest of the world.

 

Living the Change

Date: 24th April 2020

Time: 8.30 – 9.30pm

Filmmakers Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson explore solutions to global problems through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

 

The World’s Most Polluted River (A DW Documentary)

Date: 25th April 2020

Time: 8.30 – 9.30pm

The Citarum River is the world’s most polluted river. With 500 textile factories throwing their wastewater directly into the river the fashion industry is one of the river’s main polluters. The film investigates the causes and consequences of this pollution with the help of concerned citizens.

 

Climate Heroes: Carbon Neutral Living (A DW Documentary) & Vanishing: The Extinction Crisis is Worse Than you Think

Date: 26th April 2020

Time: 8.30 – 9.30pm

The film takes a look at the Beese family and their efforts in reducing their carbon footprint by 40 percent within a few months. The film reveals how their efforts have significantly changed the way they think, live and their relationship with friends and family.

We are entering the earth’s sixth era of extinction — and it is the first-time humans are to blame. In the age of the Anthropocene, birds are choking on a plastic ocean, corals are bleaching at an unprecedented rate, and bee populations are spiraling out of control portrays a natural world gone upside down.

 

Earth Day Jam (Music Concert)

 

With every crisis comes a silver lining and as we sit through the MCO, here’s a little treat from us to you. A 30-minute show hosted by award-winning triple threat, Peter Ong, and featuring some of Malaysia’s best performers from East and West! Stay tuned to our FB LIVE feed to watch the show.

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