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Author: Lai Cheng

“CARING CLIMATE, CARING COMMUNITY”

On 5 April 2024, CAP conducted a programme with the Climate Action Group of SEGI College Penang on “Caring Climate, Caring Community”. This hybrid programme allowed students who could not attend in person to participate remotely. We had 13 participants joining us physically and 11 participants joining us online. A total number of 45 students have been reached through sharing of materials....
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SIMPLE ENERGY-SAVING TIPS (Part 15)

Avoid Clutter in Your Fridge to Improve Airflow Here is a refreshing idea to keep your fridge organised and save energy! Did you know that clutter inside your fridge can obstruct airflow making it work harder and consume more energy? By simply decluttering and organising your fridge, you can improve its efficiency and reduce your energy usage. Think about it this way: when your fridge is...
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NATURE IS HEALTH

The air we breathe. The food we eat. The water we drink. The environment we live in. All of these factors impact human health. To ensure health for all, we must first protect nature and safeguard our one and only planet. Source: WHO via @UN  
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THINK BEFORE YOU BUY

Each year, a staggering 2.12 billion tons of waste is generated worldwide. That's enough to circle the globe 24 times if loaded onto trucks! 99% of what we purchase ends up in landfills in just 6 months. Let's embrace sustainable consumption for a healthier planet. How to be a more conscious consumer? Start with these questions. Source: The Global Goals
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Penang LRT: An unwise use of public funds?

By Rosli Khan The projected passenger numbers, ranging from 5 million to 42 million, are unrealistic. FMT’s recent Penang LRT piece was very interesting to me in several ways. But let me comment on just one fundamental error, the passenger demand study, which stood out like a sore thumb. To my mind, the projected ridership numbers for the Penang LRT, ranging from five million to a staggering...
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CHILDREN’S IMAGINATIVE PLAY?

Healthy outdoor games used to be the norm for children. They mingled with kids in the neighbourhood and kept themselves occupied in simple, joyful games, some of which can be played indoors too. And they would often make up their own games. But many imaginative children’s games are now a thing of the past. If before, kids used to run around and play with just a simple box, today kids spend...
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Parking in Penang is ‘Out of Control’

The Consumers’ Association of Penang strongly urges the MBPP and the Traffic Police to promptly address the issue of motorists who disregard parking laws, including parking in no-parking zones and haphazard locations. Our recent survey conducted across various roads in Penang, notably Jalan Utama, Jalan Residency, Jalan Logan, Penang Road, Market Street, Penang Street, Beach Street, and...
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AVOID PLASTIC BOTTLES

The production of plastics poses significant threats to both human and planet. Around 117,000 plastic bottles will have been used by the time you finish reading this sentence. While it takes seconds to produce, a plastic bottle takes about 450 years to decompose. Source: PVA  
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CLIMATE-FRIENDLY BICYCLE LANES

Bicycles are powered by human energy, emit no harmful pollutants and consume zero fossil fuels. Their production and maintenance have a significantly lower environmental impact compared to the manufacturing and operating of motor vehicles. Bike lanes promote sustainability, help reduce pollution and enhance the overall quality of urban life. They are a beacon of hope as cities grapple with...
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