Published on October 11th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
Toyota Eco Youth Programme Marks its 17th Year in Supporting the Sustainable Agenda in Malaysia
12 schools from different corners of the country presented their projects on conserving the environment at the 2017 Toyota Eco Youth Convention and Exhibition held today, organised by UMW Toyota Motor.
The programme involving 72 students and 24 teachers was launched on 2 March 2017 and the final evaluation to select the winners was held on 10 October 2017.
UMW Toyota Motor has organised Toyota Eco Youth (TEY) for the past 16 years with the aim of inculcating students in their teenage years on the importance of preserving the environment and putting in solutions that are environmentally sustainable.
This year’s theme ‘’Reducing Carbon Footprint” is meaningful and significant as its effects on global warming and climate change cannot be ignored anymore. Reducing carbon footprint is directly related to curbing emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and such to reduce the impact of earth warming.
During the closing ceremony and exhibition, projects from the 12 participating schools were displayed and judged.
Participating schools for 2017 TEY are:
1. SMK BANDAR PUTRA, SEGAMAT, JOHOR
2. SMK DATO’ SYED AHMAD, KUALA NERANG, KEDAH
3. SMK TOK JANGGUT, PASIR PUTEH, KELANTAN
4. SMK BUKIT BARU, BUKIT BERUANG, MELAKA
5. SMK DATUK’ HJ. ABDUL SAMAD, PORT DICKSON, NEGERI SEMBILAN
6. SMK ROMPIN PERMAI, KUALA ROMPIN, PAHANG
7. SMK RAJA PEREMPUAN, IPOH, PERAK
8. SMK PERMATANG TOK LABU, SEBERANG PERAI, PULAU PINANG
9. SMK PINGGAN-PINGGAN, PITAS, SABAH
10. SMK LOPENG TENGAH, MIRI, SARAWAK
11. SMK TELOK PANGLIMA GARANG, KUALA LANGAT, SELANGOR
12. SMK BALAI BESAR, DUNGUN, TERENGGANU
Winning school projects were selected based on project effectiveness in preserving the environment and reducing carbon footprint, effective presentation and creative exhibition of the projects. Teachers who guided the students were also honoured during the closing ceremony. The most supportive teachers were selected based on their timely advice and effective guidance.
The champion took home RM10,000 of prize money while the second and third place winner brought back RM7,000 and RM5,000 respectively. In addition to that, the winners for best presentation, best exhibition and best blog site also received RM1,000 each. A token of RM500 each was also given out to the most supportive teachers during the programme.