Environmental Issues

Projects under Environmental Issues

Anti-littering Campaign

Littering is the disposal of waste in the wrong place by unlawful human action, which can be environmentally harmful. It is common for young adults and school children to litter with soda cans, coffee cups, beer bottles, plastic bags, gum wrappers and various other items. These items can be seen alongside a road, stuck against a fence, or lying around an empty lot. It is important to educate the community about the consequences of littering and educate about the simple actions we can take as responsible citizens.

Gotong-royong at Bukit Jalil

This gotong-royong project aims to clean the Bukit Komanwel park by collecting rubbish and maintain the cleanliness. We plan to conduct this activity twice a year to promote the spirit of volunteerism. The park will look cleaner and attract more people to the park.

Herbal Garden at IMU

The herbal garden started in April 2017 at the IMU Green Zone, which is easily accessible and spacious enough to plant herbs. There are 4 groups, each overseeing their own gardening zone using planting pots to grow herbal plants. Planting herbs will be a nice addition to beautify the area. The location also has adequate water supply. The growth of each gardening zone will be monitored throughout the year.

Herbal Garden at PPOC

This project was initiated by the IMU Eco Friends Club in 2016. The plants did not survive after 1 year and the project has been revised for further improvements. Now, the staff will be working together with PPOC to look after the garden with proper advices. There will be a weekly visit and approximately 5-6 types of vegetables will be planted. The gardener at PPOC will be in charge of watering the plant regularly and IMU team will monitor the progress for reporting. To empower the team members, the team is divided into groups where each group are appointed to be in charge of one type of vegetable. At the end of the project, there may be an exhibition held on the produce as this will encourage more staff and students to consider gardening as a form of relaxation.

Recycling of e-waste

Electronic and electrical wastes can be environmentally harmful if disposed in a landfill as these items contain toxic and hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and fluorescent lamp (FL) contain mercury. Leakage from broken CFL and FL is hazardous to the environment. They should be placed in a box or wrapped in recycle paper before disposing in a responsible way.

Tree Planting at FRIM

FRIM is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research in the world. Founded in 1929, the former Forest Research Institute became a full-fledged statutory body, governed by the Malaysian Forestry Research and Development Board (MFRDB) under the Ministry of Primary Industries (1985).

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.