Friday, 5 August 2011

33 MGS students throw their weight behind the environment

Fun way to save environs Methodist Girl School students doing their bit to save the environment by throwing mud balls into the sea at Gurney Drive in Penang.

GEORGE TOWN: It was a fun yet meaningful activity for 33 Methodist Girls' School (MGS) students who played their part for the environment by throwing 2,000 mud balls into the sea along Gurney Drive.

Connection Programme 2011 director Marina Tan, 17, who arranged the event, said the students made a difference to the environment by volunteering for the event.

“Their participation proves that they walked the talk' and took action on environmental issues.”

Geography teacher Loke Bee Keow said the programme was to help raise awareness among the students about the importance of doing their part for the environment.

Present at the event were Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai and Green Gurney Drive Initiative co-chairman Datuk Dr Ong Hean Tee.

Koay said the event was part of the Green Gurney Drive Initiative launched on Feb 23 last year.

“To reduce organic pollutants, we throw mud balls with effective micro-organisms into the sea.

“The micro-organisms will slowly leak out of the mud balls within five days and decompose the organic waste in the sea bed thus reducing the sludge.”

The event is a quarterly basis project under the initiative which is expected to end by December 2012.

The Star