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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Operation River Care


RA SS20 Central learns how to contribute to river care.

River care is important because 90% of the water supply comes from rivers, And what goes into the drains eventually will flow into the rivers too. So it is crucial we do not contaminate the water in our drains and in the rivers because we will end up drinking this water! 

Contaminated water will affect the vegetables we plant and the water we drink and this will be hazardous to our health.
Please recycle your used cooking oil and all other recyclable items with MBPJ every Tuesday. 

A total of 20 members from the SS20, Seksyen 14, TTDI, Perumahan Awam Bukit Kiara and Block 1 Desa Mentari communities participated in the half-day training session. Participants learned about pollution mapping and river water quality monitoring. They were also taken on a community garden visit, taught how to recycle cooking oil and experienced a river address-finding activity. READ MORE ......

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We need to use electricity and water more responsibly

Since the setting up of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) and the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) mechanism in 2012, solar projects have sprung up across the country 
Will increasing water and electricity rates help reduce consumption and wastage? Is solar energy the next big “alternative” wave? How do we keep our rivers clean?
All these issues were addressed in a recent interview with Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry’s (KeTTHA) secretary general Datuk Seri Ir Dr Zaini Ujang.
“One of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals is responsible consumption. This is very important, otherwise our environment and consumption won’t be sustainable,” said Zaini.  READ MORE ......
Volunteers cleaning up the waterway in the Friends of Langat River project.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Cardiac Wellness Talk

On 5 August 2017, the RA SS20 Central organised a Health Talk on "Cardiac Wellness". About 60 RA members, residents and guests attended the talk by Dr. Lee Zhen-Yin, Clinical Specialist from the Cardiology Unit of University Malaya Medical Center. In his talk, Dr. Lee elaborated on the fine structure and functions of our heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries through which the blood flows. Among others, he also touched on the contributing factors and symptoms of a possible heart attack / stroke and the surgical procedures.

Participants of the talk were "educated" on the following:
1. Dietary recommendations to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL - bad cholesterol)
2. Definitions and classifications of blood pressure levels
3. Healthy diet characteristics

Dr. Lee concluded his talk with the following recommendations and daily practices:
1. Stop eating before you are full (approximately 80%)
2. Have your dinner before 8 pm
3. Drink 8 glasses of water daily
4. Sleep 8 hours
5. Walk at least 8,000 steps a day.
A number of participants shared their personal cardiac experiences.

W.A.T.E.R Project Training of Trainers Programme

Three members from RA SS20 Central (Eileen Thong, Wong Yin Choo and Chua PC) attended a half-day Training of Trainers programme organised by W.A.T.E.R Project (Working Actively Through Education and Rehabilitation Project) on 29 July 2017. This training programme is part of the River Care Education initiative jointly collaborated between the W.A.T.E.R Project, GAB Foundation and the Global Environment Centre (GEC) with support from the Drainage and Irrigation Department.

For more information on the project: 

Participants of the Training of Trainers Programme

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Gardening Club

1 Aug 2017
RA SS20 Central Zone Gardening Club formed today with close to 30 members signing up, including some junior members.

1st meeting went well with many residents sharing their plants and herbs. 

Mr Loke brought his sweet basil plant and thought us how to propagate the plant. Gabriel, our junior member taught us how to grow herbs and plants using recycled plastic bottles and Mr Leong, RA SS20 Central Chairman, shared his harvest of mulberries. Mr Chua, RA SS20 Central Treasurer distributed a variety of vegetable seeds. Dr Joe shared a book on plants.

Our lovely and friendly Councillor Aaliah and her assistant Joshua were also present to visit us and give their support. Thank you!

There was a lot of interaction among neighbours, including the young ones and fostering of community spirit. A very healthy activity indeed. Last but not least, everyone enjoyed their ice cream, a treat from our RA! 

RA SS20 Central Zone Gardening Club



Refreshing mulberries

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Cash Vouchers for your e-Waste

Electronic waste from equipment can contain dangerous chemicals like lead, cadmium, beryllium and mercury.  When we dispose of gadgets and devices improperly like into the landfills, these hazardous materials have a high risk of polluting the air, contaminating soil, and leaching into water sources.
When the contaminated landfill water or leachate seeps into the groundwater, it can cause serious harm to us as well as to the environment.
So dispose of your e-Waste in a responsible way.
Drop off your e-Waste at any of the SenHeng or senQ stores for proper disposal and receive cash vouchers for it.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Awesome Neighbourhood


The SS20 Central Zone community is incredibly committed in maintaining and caring for the environment.  Even the children are very much involved - they did not hesitate at all to give a helping hand in watering the newly planted trees by MBPJ. The children even adopted the trees. Salute to the parents who have raised such wonderful kids.  

There are 2 bins provided by one of our residents. Another resident who stays opposite the field has filled the bins with water to make it easy for anyone who would like to water the trees.

Do help to water the trees and care for them. The trees are planted not only for aesthetic reasons but also for health. This is because trees can improve urban air quality by pulling fine particles and other pollutants into their leaves and out of the air thus, protecting our lungs from them.