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The Green&Blue Newsletter Vol.1

The Green&Blue Newsletter Vol.1

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Published by Kimlee Choy
In this issue, we cover the Go Green with Kids 3: Drawing and Colouring competition and Family Day at Segambut in November
In this issue, we cover the Go Green with Kids 3: Drawing and Colouring competition and Family Day at Segambut in November

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Published by: Kimlee Choy on Mar 03, 2012
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Waste separation can reduce environmental pollution and land, andto turning waste into treasure. Waste separation collection canreduce the waste volume and reduce the consumption of landresources. Besides, the mixture of food waste and recyclable itemswould damage the recycle value. So, let’s practice the concept of 2R1S: Reuse, Reduce and Separate waste at home.
Waste Separation
The GREEN facts
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One of the prize-winning poster 
Table of Content :
Competition Winners
Takakura Home Composting
Top News
Go Green With Kids 3
The Green & Blue Group (G&BG) has successfully organized “Go GreenWith Kids 3. This annual event has been held for three years consecutively. Thisyear, we have Segambut Welfare Association and Sathya Sai Baba BhajanKepong Unit as co-organizers to make the event a success. Approximately 300children have participated in the drawing and colouring contest with the theme“Waste Separation” and 50 parents attended Takakura Home compostingworkshop.Dr. Wong Ruen Yuan, the president of Green and Blue Group, addressed theimportance of practicing waste separation among the urban residents as theamount of garbage generated in the city is much higher than in rural area. Byseparate the garbage accordingly, we can reduce the negative impact to theenvironment.GGWK3, a happening family day indeed! See you in 2012!
Notice4th Annual GeneralMeeting
Date: 7th January 2012 (Sat)Time: 5.30pmLocation: Drs Wong andPartners Dental Surgeons, SriPetalingKindly contact Kim Lee if youare interested to attend our AGM.
We congratulateupon the winners of Go Green with Kids 3colouring and drawingcompetition. Most of the kids are verytalented and the use of colours are bright andstrong. Somehow wehave to make sure thepurpose serve and wetruly hope that themessage of separatingrubbish at home isreceived by the kidsand parents.
There’re moreactivities to be held inyear 2012 and wehope you’ll have ahappy new year! Staytune with our updates!
Group AGroup B
Group C
Recipe of making FruitPeel Enzymes
Takakura Method
Stet-By-Step guide toTakakura HomeComposting Method
1. Making a fermenting solution
Make fermenting solution by mixingtempe, jaggery and water in anairtight container for fermentativemicro-organisms to grow.
 2. Making the seed compost
Mix rice bran and rice husk and stir in with fermenting solutions to forma fermenting bed, then let themixture dry out.
3. Making a compost container 
Prepare a laundry baskets or storage boxes with the inside linedwith thick paper carton or carpet,then fill 2/3 of the container withseed compost.
4. Composting
Mix the cut kitchen scraps into seedcompost, cover the container withcloth to keep mixture warm. Repeatthe process until the container isfull. Store the removed compost for 2 weeks to allow it to mature.
5. Using compost
Compost gradually releasesnutrients into the soil, therebyimproving the soil environment.For more detailed guidelines for thecomposting method, kindly browsethrough our websites.
Filling up bottle with water for enzyme makingGuan (right) is demonstrating Takakura
home composting
Takakura Home Composting Method
In the Takakura composting method, organic waste is broken down by microorganismsthat are cultivated from local materials. The method involves making a seed compostfrom fermented solutions and a fermenting bed. Organic waste is mixed with the seedcompost and left to degrade in a ventilated container or basket.The participated parents were very excited and happy to receive the new method indoing composting, that is particularly suitable for those household with backyard to docomposting. The baskets and compost were given away to the participants of theworkshop, sponsored by Green and Blue Group.
Enzyme Making Hands on
Feeling guilty about the amount of rubbish generated by you? There are alot of benefits making organic enzymefrom fruit peel! With only a bit of brown sugar, chopped fruit peel fromfresh orange, pineapple and water,then leave it for 3 months. We can usethe end product for cleansing(mopping, dish washing etc) purpose!
Model of transportation of solid waste to landfill
Children and parents got to knowwhere have the rubbish gone oncethey threw it. Rubbish travels from theurban area, passes through oil palmplantation, greens, padi field,mountains and arrive at the landfill.How much carbon emission, air pollution and water pollution havebeen produced? The kids would findout.
Brown sugar 1 partFruit Peel 3 partWater 10 partStir, Release gases1-2times a day for 2 weeks.

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