Environmental Issues

Projects under Environmental Issues


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).
Year Started: 2016
Project Leader: Eza Hazrina Kamarudin

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 recycled paper before being disposed in a responsible way.
Year Started: 2016
Project Leader: Rosbi Anum Ibrahim

Recycling of hotel toiletries

Every month, there are hundreds of half-used toiletries (shampoo, body lotions, etc.) that are discarded by hotels to waste. These toiletries could have been reused and recycled appropriately by underprivileged people, who can hardly afford any toiletries for personal hygiene. Working together with Westin Hotel, KL, our team aims to promote personal hygiene among the urban poor community facilitated with the reuse and recycle of the half-used toiletries. This will also, in addition, help instill a sense of responsibility to protect our environment through proper disposal of reused products.

Year Started: 2018
Project Leader: Assoc Prof Ooi Ing Hong

Herbal Garden

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 an adequate water supply. The growth of each gardening zone will be monitored throughout the year.

Year Started: 2016
Project Leader: Saravanan Muthiah
Activities: Planting herbal plants and producing compost.

Upcycling Linen

Linen Project is a collaborative project between IMU CE office, Westin Hotel, KL, and Ti-Ratana Mixed Welfare Home, intended to empower the single mothers to be self-sustaining through sewing and selling bags from disused linen. Social enterprise for this project is in the pipeline.

Year Started: 2018
Project Leader: Dr Brinnell Annette Caszo
Activities: Reuse and upcycle discarded linens to be made into marketable products and sewing workshop.

Dengue Prevention Action – Gotong-Royong

This gotong-royong project aims to raise awareness on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and a clean environment to prevent the rising number of dengue cases, among IMU staff, students and the community members near the campus. In the spirit of volunteerism and environmental responsibility, this annual event is conducted to clean up three (3) main areas which are Bukit Komanwel Park, including its stadium and running track along the road to the school, Vista Komanwel A, B & C as well as Covillea Condominium.

Year Started: 2019
Project Leader: Saravanan Muthiah
Activities: Gotong-royong to clean up Bukit Komanwel Park, Vista Komanwel A, B & C and Covillea Condominium.

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.