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Sustainable Solutions through UOW Malaysia Global Climate Change Exhibition
Published:  Jan 9, 2024 12:25 PM
Updated: 4:25 AM

UOW Malaysia School of Engineering took a proactive stance against climate change by organising a Global Climate Change Exhibition at the Glenmarie Campus on October 18, 2023. This event aimed to raise awareness about climate change and its environmental impacts through a coalition of environmental organisations, vendors, and participants.

The exhibition was a pivotal part of the Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) 2023 which enlightened attendees about the multifaceted challenges posed by climate change and promoted sustainable lifestyle.

The collaborative effort with SW Corp, EcoGarage, Greenpeace, Kloth, Indah Water Konsortium, WWF, ESG Energy Sdn. Bhd., FatHopes Energy Sdn. Bhd., Magic Seed, Nestle Malaysia, Yakult Malaysia, Farm Fresh and other external vendors, further emphasising the significance of this initiative.

The event commenced with a welcoming speech and launching gimmick by Prof. Hiew Pang Leang, Vice Chancellor of UOW Malaysia. Then, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Belinda Gibbons from GCCW, UOW Australia, delivered a compelling message which set the tone for the event.

The exhibition started with a forum titled "Empowering Communities: Local Initiatives for Climate Resilience", offering insights from panellists Datin Sivamani Rasiah, Ms. Sharmaine XinHui Kaur, and Prof. Timothy McCarthy. The engaging discourse aimed to explore local initiatives for climate resilience and empower communities to take meaningful action against climate change.

Forum session moderated by Ts. Dr. Nishata Royan with panellists (From left: Datin Sivamani, Ms. Sharmaine and Prof. Timothy (live from UOW Australia))

The exhibition also showcased interactive displays, demonstrations, workshops, and competitions, including a Tik Tok Challenge and Sculpture Competition from recycled materials. Judges for these activities were Mr. Muhammad Haziq from WWF, Ir. Ts. Dr. Baljit Singh from IEM (Engineering Education Technical Division), and Ts. Dr. Siti Birkha from IET.

The Engineering Society and IEM Student Chapter also conducted workshops on food composting and terrarium-making, which added a hands-on dimension to the event. Demonstrations by SW Corp on reused jeans and a food composting machine by IEM Student Chapter further highlighted practical solutions for sustainable lifestyle.

Judging process for the Sculpture Competition from recycled materials.
Demonstration by IEM Student Chapter.

As an inclusive initiative, secondary school students from SMK Desa Perdana and SMK Kota Kemuning actively participated in STEM activities organised by UOW Malaysia School of Engineering, School of Computing & Creative Media, and Pre-University.

The Global Climate Change Exhibition provided a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and inspiration. The success of this event signified the collective effort needed to combat climate change, leaving participants motivated and armed with valuable insights to contribute towards a sustainable future.

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