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Eco Champions Awards 2018

Eco-Lecturer Candidates

Dr. Keok Cheong Lee

Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Raja Melewar

Past Environmental Projects :


1. Writing modules for energy efficiency 1993 -2018
2. Conduct workshop in colaboration with penang green council 2016 - 2017
3. Designing syllabus for teaching institutes - incorporate sdg and esd 1997 - 2018
4. Designing syllabus for special needs pupils yr 1-6 - incorporate sdg 2000 - 2018
5. Having programmes with orang asli villagers to give them employment so as to achieve sdg goal number 12015 - 2018
6. Recycling textiles- collaborating with SW Corps 2017 - 2018
7. Edible garden 2015-2018
8. Rain harvesting 2000- 2018

Recognition (awards / grants / accreditation received) :


Future initiative :

I have said it before that i would like to carry out projects that can fulfill SDG goal number 1 that is to eradicate poverty by giving them the knowhow to be entrepreneurs.

Mr. Azman Ismail


Past Environmental Projects :


-keep promoting eco project in campus.
-took part actively in Beach Profiling (Nov 2017 and Apr 2018) and Gerik Conservation (Feb 218) Project conducted by WWF Malaysia 
-promote and brought along my students for these projects.

Recognition (awards / grants / accreditation received) :

- get appointed as eco coordinator for eco campus program at my uni.

Future initiative :

- I would like to prepare technology that beneficial to community for better and environment protection. Live happily together.

Dr. Subarna Sivapalan

Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Past Environmental Projects :


At International Level:

1. Adjunct Fellow - Western Sydney University, School of Education ( Jan 2016- Dec 2018)

Project Title: Multiculturalism and Sustainability within Higher Education in Australia and Malaysia: An Exploration of Forms, Barriers and Solutions, and its Implications for the Development of a Multiculturally Inclusive Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HEfS) Framework. The collaborators on this research are Professor Dr Margaret Somerville (Director, Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University) and Ms Jen Dollin (Coordinator, Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development Greater Western Sydney, and Sustainability Manager, Western Sydney University). 

2. Visiting Fellow - University of New South Wales, Faculty of Built Environment (May 2018 - Dec 2020)

Project Title: A Comparative Case Study on Success Factors of Japanese and Australian Transition Towns in Mitigating Climate Change, and its Implications for the Development of Sustainable Communities in Malaysia. Project collaborator: Scientia Prof Dr Deo Karan Prasad, University of New South Wales

At National Level:

1. Co-Chair of the National Education for Sustainable Development Work Group hosted by WWF Malaysia ( 2015 to present)

2. Deputy Chair of the National Eco-Campus Committee hosted by WWF Malaysia (2017 to present)

At University Level:

1. Head, Centre for Social Transformation for Sustainable Lifestyles, Institute for Sustainable Living (Oct 2017 to present)
2. Advisor, UTP Eco-Project (Jan 2018 to present)
3. Advisor, Eco Campus Student Work Group (Nov 2014 to present)
4. Head, Social Transformation and Development for Resource Sustainability Research Cluster (Dec 2013 September 2017)

Key eco - projects run in capacity as Principle Investigator / Project Leader:

- SOS pledges at UTP cafetarias' (2015)
- Energy Savings Campaign at UTP hostels (2015)
- Environmental Awareness Seminar for Youths in Tronoh (2015)
- Tree planting at UTP (2016)
- WWF Seminar on Youths and Sustainability (2016)
- Truth to Power Ecomobility Seminar (2017)
- Tree planting at Rj Musa Forest ( 2017)
-Tree planting at Kuil Sri Subramaniam, Tronoh (2017)
- Tree planting at SK Tronoh (Tamil) (2017)
- SOS Awareness Campaign for Sekinchan Sea Food operators (2017)
- Rural Sanitation and Sustainable Living Programme for Kg Bt 20 Orang Asli Community, Tapah, Perak (2017) - In collaboration with Camfil Malaysia and WWF Malaysia National ESD Work Group
- Rural Electrification Project for Kg Sungai Karah Orang Asli Community (2018) - In collaboration with PETRONITA, PETRONAS
-Earth Hour 2018 at UTP
- Improving Life on Land for Indigenous Communities (May 2018) - In collaboration with Camfil Malaysia and WWF Malaysia's National ESD Work Group
- War on Plastics on Campus (June 2018)

Recognition (awards / grants / accreditation received) :

2017- United Nations University Pro.SPER.Net Leadership “Building Transformational Leadership Towards The SDGs” fellowship award
2017- Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Community Engagement Award – Indigenous Village Rural Electrification Community Project
2017- Awarded RM5000 from Camfil, a multinational, to lead and run an Indigenous Community Sustainability Programme 
2-17 - Awarded close to RM 90k by PETRONAS for Rural Electrification Project at Kg Sungai Karah, Lenggong
2016- Silver Award, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Teaching & Learning Innovation Festival, for the research titled Undergraduate learners’ views on the infusion of sustainable development as the context of the Professional Communication Skills (PCS) module
2015- Industry Commendation from the Regulatory Compliance & Technical Assurance Unit of PETRONAS Exploration & Production for my undergraduate teaching expertise in higher education for sustainable development
2015 - Sumitomo International Grant 
2014 - FRGS grant by MOHE
2015 - WWF YESCP Grant
2017 - WWF CPS Grant

Future initiative :

Title of Project: Eco-Campus Development- Curriculum Matters

This research would take on a comparative case study approach, by exploring the extent to which institutions of higher learning (IHLs) focus on eco-curriculum development, in their conceptualization of the ideal eco-campus. Eco-curriculum, in this instance, is in reference to (a) the development of sustainability focused curriculum within academic programmes and (b) eco-sensitive day-to-day teaching and learning practices. Data will be collected via interviews, following which the draft indicators list will be developed and validated via an expert panel workshop. The expected output from the research is a UN SDGs aligned set of eco-curriculum indicators, that can be used by institutions of higher learning wanting to evaluate or integrate eco-curriculum development as a key area within their eco-campus blueprint.

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