KUALA LUMPUR: MPOCC handed out a total of 1,000 pieces of hand towel to the participants at the finishing line of the 3km Earth Hour Night Walk 2017 on 25 March which was held at The Starling Mall in Damansara Uptown.
The annual event attracted some 2,500 participants, organised by WWF Malaysia and the city council in support of a sustainable future and action on climate change.
MPOCC participation in the national and global pledge to protect the planet through recognising energy-saving efforts as part of the sustainability effort and thus will increase awareness to other.
MPOCC CEO Harnarinder Singh also participated in the fun-pack evening event.
Prior to the walk kick off, MPOCC also set up a booth at the mall concourse area where participants get to take photographs at the photo booth with fun props.
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative led by WWF where individuals, businesses, governments and communities where supporters were encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday, 25 March at 8.30pm to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. All funds raised from the registration pack will be channeled to WWF-Malaysia’s conservation efforts.
At the same event, MPOCC also officially launched the photo and essay competition by distributing the competition flyers to the participants offering attractive cash prizes totaling RM5,000.
The first cash prize is RM1,500, followed by RM1,000 and RM500 for second and third place winners, respectively. There will also be a total of 10 consolation prizes at RM200 each.
The photo and essay competition is held in conjunction with the Earth Day celebration that falls on 22 April, aims to raise awareness among the undergraduates on the importance of sustainability in relation to palm oil industry.
The competition titled as ‘The 7 Principles of MSPO’ is open to all undergraduates attending universities in Malaysia with the submission entry due on 22 April 2017.
The competition require participant to take a picture and write an essay based on the picture relating it to any of the 7 Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification scheme principles.
The 7 principles of MSPO certification scheme can be found in the website www.mpocc.org.my.
Submission need to be sent through the email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition result is expected to be announced on 5 May 2017.
MPOCC is an independent non-profit organisation established in December 2014 to develop and operate the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification Scheme. Incorporated as a company under the Companies Act 1965, it is limited by guarantee. MPOCC is governed by a Board of Trustees and started its operation in October 2015.