Closing Ceremony of the 10,000 Expressions of Green KL

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17 Mar 2011

Closing Ceremony of the 10,000 Expressions of Green KL

YBhg Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad bin Ismail, Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur mayor), graced the occasion of the Closing Ceremony of the 10,000 Expressions of Green KL at the Banquet Hall, The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, 15 March 2011. 

In his opening speech, the Kuala Lumpur Mayor, Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail congratulated the FHI Group of Hotels and their partners for their collective efforts of successfully completed the campaign of the 10,000 expressions of Green KL and exceeded its objective of collecting 10,000 brush strokes on 10 canvases showing public support for Mother Nature.  “Such forged partnership between the local authority and private sector is a very good example of a Local Agenda 21 programme aimed at working together to plan and care the surroundings within the context of sustainability.  This is indeed, a good role model of CSR involvement to achieve the greater goal of sustainable development and improve the well being of society” said Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad bin Ismail, Kuala Lumpur mayor in his speech at the closing of the 10,000 Expressions of Green KL.

 “City Hall Kuala Lumpur will support all Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities created by the private sector in terms of logistics, exemption of charges and waive off some of the conditions like payment for deposit, within the context of CSR commitment for the well being of community and to ensure a clean, comfortable and green Kuala Lumpur as a livable city in the world.  This is in line with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur’s vision to transform Kuala Lumpur into a world class city by 2020” he added. 

“We are very pleased and honoured indeed to have Y. Bhg. Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad bin Ismail, Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur to grace the occasion of the Closing Ceremony of this significant event.  The 10,000 Expressions of Green KL is our continuous Federal Hotels International (FHI) Group of Hotels’ and The Federal KL’s Green Heart Campaign, our caring and sharing community programme, our corporate social responsibility to help to raise awareness to save our earth through environmental education activities amongst the old and younger generation.  We hope that our FHI Group Green Heart campaign will continue to reach the community and help to promote further awareness of greening our environment and preserving nature.  We are very pleased indeed that our mission of encouraging everyone to help Save our Earth, Do Our Part, Paint Your Expressions, It's in Our Hands, has been successfully accomplished as each and every of the participants’ artistic strokes on the canvasses expressed their own special Green message to save our mother earth and to develop a greener environment for now and future, be it the young or older generation, which is the key objective of our campaign.  We would like to thank the support of the Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing, the Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur as well all our partners for their One united One Malaysia team efforts and team spirit working together with us.  The support by everyone of this global mission of a sustainable and greener earth, and our Green Heart charity campaign has touched the hearts of many, and is one of the many great ways for us to give back to our community and saving our environment.” said Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director of Marketing, Regional Sales & Business Development of Federal Hotels International.

The 10,000 Expressions of Green KL was launched by YBhg Dato’ Haji Bakaruddin bin Othman, Secretary General of the Ministry of Federal Territories & Urban Well-being (Planning & Development) on Saturday 15 January 2011 at The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The 10,000 Expressions of Green KL is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project undertaken by theFederal Hotels International Group of Hotels with support from the Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing, Local Agenda (LA) 21 Kuala Lumpur Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur together with their partners who join hands together for the first time in CRS initiative through the programme of LA 21.  The 10,000 Expressions of Green KL commenced on 15 January and ended on 28 February 2011.  The objective is to create awareness of saving our mother earth and develop a greener environment for now and future, be it the young or older generation and raising funds for the YAWA* (Yayasan Anak Warisan Alam) or Children's Environmental Heritage Foundation to support their environmental activities for school children, youths and the underprivileged that have special needs.  Partners of 10,000 Expressions of Green KL carry their respective good corporate citizen responsibilities in this campaign:

  • Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur– sponsorship of door gifts, plants, security and transportation.
  • ICI Paints (M) Sdn Bhd - Sponsorship of eco friendly paints for the whole duration of the campaign;
  • Plaza Low Yat, AEON and Sungei Wang Plaza – Sponsorship of Venue inclusive PA system, drinks & meals for the volunteers;
  • Balai Seni Lukis Negara - Provide Artists for their efforts in painting the globes on the 10 pieces of canvass as well as venue to exhibit the completed Canvass at their location for public viewing.
  • Yayasan Muamalat Belia and for the involvement of Celebrities to support the campaign at the shopping complexes.
  • Persatuan Penyanyi-Pemuzik-Penulis Lagu Tanahair (PAPITA) for assisting to send celebrities to reinforce the message of creating green environment and their star power to support this charity campaign.

Mayor Kuala Lumpur later presented the Certificate of Appreciation to the Organiser and all the partners for their job well done.

 

GREEN KIDS DAY

(every Wednesday of the week)

workshop organized by Yayasan Anak Warisan Alam for school children:

                

 

Date

 

Venue

 

Participating School

 

Activities

 

26 January 2011

 

Jusco Metro Prima Kepong

 

SMK Sinar Bintang

 

PAPER MAKING & BOOKMARK, SNAKE & LADDER.

 

9 February 2011

 

AEON AU2 Setiawangsa

 

·   SK Taman Sri Gombak

·   SK Convent Sentul 2

 

CARD MAKING

 

16 February

2011

 

Plaza Sungei Wang

 

·  SMK Convent Sentul

·   SMK La Salle Sentul

 

ECO EXPRESSIONS WORKSHOP

 

23 February 2011

 

Federal Hotel

 

·  SK La Salle Sentul 1

·  SK St Joseph

 

ECO DRUM WORKSHOP – ‘Alat Alat Musik’ from recycled material

 

  

GREEN ACTIVITIES 22 Jan – 27 February 2011

 

Date

 

Venue

 

Participants

 

Activities

Sat, 22 Jan

Sun, 23 Jan

Plaza Low Yat

·   YAWA Seindah Drum

·    Yawa Eco Drum Circle

·    Armada Jiwa Community

Eco drum music

Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong

Performance

Sat, 29 Jan

Sun, 30 Jan

Jusco Metro Prima Kepong

·    Yawa Eco Drum Circle

·     YAWA Seindah Drum

·    Armada Jiwa Community

Eco-drum music

Eco-drum music

Artistes Performance

Sat, 5 Feb

Sun, 6 Feb

AEON AU2 Setiawangsa

·     Eco Drum Circle

·    Armada Jiwa Community

Eco-drum music

Artistes Performance

Sat, 12 Feb

Sun, 13 Feb

AEON AU2 Setiawangsa

·    YAWA Seindah Drum

·    Armada Jiwa Community

Eco-drum music

Artistes Performance

Fri, 18 Feb

Plaza Sungei Wang

·   Hideaki Fashion Show Armada Jiwa Community

Eco-drum music

Artistes Performance

Sat, 19 Feb

Sun, 20 Feb

Plaza Sungei Wang

·   YAWA Seindah Drum

·   Armada Jiwa Community

Eco-drum music

Artistes Performance

Sat, 26 Feb

Sun, 27 Feb

Federal Hotel

·  YAWA Seindah Drum

 

Eco-drum music

Artistes Performance

 

 The 10,000 Expressions of Green KL was open to everyone.  Anyone, everyone can participate in this charity campaign by making a contribution.  For one contribution, he or she is eligible to paint one stroke on the canvass.   Motto of the Campaign - IT IS YOUR STROKES OF EXPRESSIONS, Save our Earth, Do Our Part, Paint Your Expressions, It's in Our Hands!   There are a total of 10 canvasses with each measured at 5m in length and 5' in height.  Schedule of the 10,000 Expressions of Green KL: 

15 Jan

Official Launch of the 10,000 Expressions of Green KL at The Federal Hotel, Bukit Bintang

15 Jan – 28 Feb

The Federal Hotel, Bukit Bintang

17 Jan – 23 Jan

Plaza Low Yat, Bukit Bintang

24 Jan – 30 Jan

Jusco Metro Prima Shopping Centre, Kepong

31 Jan – 13 Feb

AEON AU2 (Setiawangsa) Shopping Centre, TamanKeramat

14 Feb – 20 Feb

Plaza Sungei Wang, Bukit Bintang

28 Feb

Closing of the 10,000 Expressions of Green KL

 

 

 


Ooi Lee Ping | Director, Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development and Operations | Federal Hotels International | c/o The Federal Kuala Lumpur | Jalan Bukit Bintang | 55100 Kuala Lumpur | Tel: +60-3-2148 0468 | Fax: +60-3-2148 0463 | Email: olp@fhi.com.my or olp@federal.com.my

May Lee | Senior Manager, Marketing Communications & Business Development | Federal Hotels International | c/o The Federal Kuala Lumpur | Jalan Bukit Bintang | 55100 Kuala Lumpur | Tel: +60-3-2148 0468 | Fax: +60-3-2148 0463 | Email: maylee@fhi.com.my



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