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The White Coffin: Student Environmental Activism at Universiti Sains Malaysia

The White Coffin: Student Environmental Activism at Universiti Sains Malaysia

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Inspired by the learning and activities of the 2006 EAS Youth Forum and committed to implement the Youth Agenda, Mervin Low and Mahfuzah binti Othman, Malaysian participants to the Forum, with the support of faculty and friends, initiated the revival of Kelab Alam Sekitar (KAS), an environmental club in USM. KAS, with the help and support of other student organizations and the school administration launched the "White Coffin" campaign which aimed to ban the use of polystyrene food containers and promote eco-friendly food containers. USM became the first university in Malaysia to ban the use of polystyrene food containers.
Inspired by the learning and activities of the 2006 EAS Youth Forum and committed to implement the Youth Agenda, Mervin Low and Mahfuzah binti Othman, Malaysian participants to the Forum, with the support of faculty and friends, initiated the revival of Kelab Alam Sekitar (KAS), an environmental club in USM. KAS, with the help and support of other student organizations and the school administration launched the "White Coffin" campaign which aimed to ban the use of polystyrene food containers and promote eco-friendly food containers. USM became the first university in Malaysia to ban the use of polystyrene food containers.

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 ABE WOO & LEE LM 
 Student 
Environmental Activism 
at Universiti Sains Malaysia
editors
 
 d r a f t  m a n u s c r i p t
 v e r s i o n  2
 
THE WHITE COFFIN
Page2
CONTENTS
Reflections as a way of knowing
.................................................................................4Me and My Journey with Environmental Activism
 by Abe Woo
............................5Recollections
 by Lee Lik Meng
............................................................................11Who Am I?
 asks Ong Ke Shin
..............................................................................31The White Coffin Storybook
 by Mahfuzah Othman
.............................................33White Coffin
 by Heng King Wey 
...........................................................................35My Journey to the White Coffin
 by Min Fey 
.........................................................37Unforgettable
 by Winnie Ng
.................................................................................40My First Encounter
 by Amirul 
...............................................................................41Scolded by a Hawker
 by Pauline Yuiko
................................................................43Environmental Education
 by Chin Inn
..................................................................45My Special Holiday
 by Chiew Yean
.....................................................................48Green Green Grass
 by Elaine Teng
......................................................................51 A brown colour box
 by Lye Yi Wen
......................................................................53Time to Change
 by Pauline Chin
.........................................................................54Keranda Putih
 by Noor Asiah Mamat 
...................................................................58Photo update of “Say No to Plastic Bags” Campaign
 as at 30th July 2008
........60My mother always say
 by Chern Chung
..............................................................61Too Troublesome!
 by Kan Yin Wei 
........................................................................65 A challenging project
 by Mervin Low
...................................................................66E + E = EE
 by Ong Ke Shin
..................................................................................67
 Accolades
.................................................................................................................73
This is a draft manuscript dated 31st August 2008 (version 2) being prepared for the Healthy Campus MonographSeries. Several contributions are still being edited. More reflections of your personal journeys are welcome.
The Tiffin Carrier - a culture we must treasure
Photo credits
: Many photos have unknown sources and we thank everyone for their contributions. The mainphotographers are Lik Meng, Abe, Pauline and Mahfuzah.
 
THE WHITE COFFIN
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 Dzulkifli Abdul Razak 
Professor Tan Sri Vice-Chancellor, USM
What is Kampus Sejahtera?
Kampus Sejahtera
is a uniquely USM brandconceptualised by the Vice-Chancellor in 2001 to pursuethe goals of a Healthy Campus. It embraces issues ofhealth, sustainable campus, peace, harmony and generalwell-being.The programmes under
Kampus Sejahtera
are fundedby the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and managed by aCoordinator through the Corporate and SustainableDevelopment Division.

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