A Climate for Change – Zero to Hero

Joint Statement on 10 Oct 2016:

Dr David Carlson, Director of the World Climate Research Programme, said models of future warming had failed to predict the high temperatures recorded this year, suggesting they are under-estimating how hot the world will get.         

Youth Camp 2016 with the theme “Climate Change & Youth – Awareness and Empowerment” was held on 8th October at Tropical Spice Garden, Teluk Bahang, Penang.  A team of trainers from Power Shift Malaysia was invited to conduct the camp.

The programme aimed to raise environmental awareness and cultivate environmental leaders among younger generation. Besides, the programme also served as a platform for youth to exchange creative and innovative ideas on environmental solutions. There were 36 participants aged between 15 to 18 years old who had joined this programme learnt better about climate change.

“We introduced the concept of climate change to all participants to make sure they understand why the current climate change condition is worrying” said Adrian Yeo, the founder of Power Shift Malaysia. In addition, there were also brainstorming sessions where participants were encouraged to voice out their ideas on tackling the issues. A team of well-trained trainers from Power Shift Malaysia had conducted four modules as below:

  1. What is Climate Change?
  2. Why is Climate Change important?
  3. What can you do to act against Climate Change?
  4. What is renewable energy?

This camp was jointly-organised by Penang Green Council (PGC) and Tropical Spice Garden (TSG). Special thanks to Tropical Spice Garden for the continuous support in PGC’s community outreach activities in year 2016, namely Green Camps & Sunshine Projects and Youth Camps. “PGC has chosen TSG as their programmes venue because the serene nature ambience makes it a suitable venue to foster the learning process for environmental programmes” said Hoo Huey Ching, PGC Community Outreach Division Head.

Penang Green Council (PGC) is a non-profit governmental organisation which nurture and promote environmental awareness and education in Penang. PGC organise series environmental camps and workshops such as Green Camps, We Are Water Rangers workshop, Youth Camp, W3 (Women, Water & Waste) workshop and Consumerism Thinking Cap workshop as part of community outreach efforts.  For those who are interested to be our co-organiser, please contact us at 04-2503322/3321 or email at: [email protected]

Adrian Yeo, founder of Power Shift Malaysia to teach participants about climate change
Participants are learning about generating electricity from solar energy
Group photo of 36 students with organisers