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Lee Yet May eagerly collects recyclables along her designated route, unfazed by the scorching sun and her limited mobility. [Photograph by Julie Yen Yu Chu]

Jack Ma, the founder of online retail giant Alibaba, once quipped, “Performing the same ordinary, mundane task over and over again countless times culminates in a great accomplishment.” Recycling volunteer Lee Yet May might not have a stellar educational background, but she is armed with a single-minded resolve to protect the environment and help impoverished families, and has never wavered in her commitment.

Ng Ai Choon chose to guide the kids through storytelling. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

The Environmental Education Exhibition at Tzu Chi Ayer Keroh Recycling Centre in Malacca was officially opened to the public a week after it was launched. On February 23, 2019, it welcomed 54 students, teachers and Great Love Mothers from eight local primary schools, and 40 university students and academicians.

Volunteers shared detailed information on recyclable materials with Pang Min Woon, an employee at a pharmacy. [Photograph by Yen Yu Chu]

As the New Year approaches, Tzu Chi Malacca volunteers distributed spring couplets of inspiring messages to various communities and shared the review of Tzu Chi’s mission for 2018 as a way to thank the public for their support. They also spread the message of environmental conservation, hoping to encourage everyone to commit to proper resource management in their daily lives.

Volunteers encouraged the shoppers to swap their plastics bags for reusable shopping bags. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

Berjaya Corporation Berhad and Tzu Chi KL & Selangor jointly organized an environmental protection exhibition from October 11 to 14, 2018, at Berjaya Times Square. Besides calling upon everyone to look into the reasons behind the frequent occurrences of natural disasters, there was also a charity sale of recycled handicrafts to raise funds for the Indonesia earthquake victims.

Volunteer explained to the children about the ocean garbage patch. [Photograph by Kang Miew Tiang]

On October 6, 2018 morning, six teachers from the Era Naluri Kindergarten Batu Pahat brought 20 children to visit Tzu Chi’s recycling centre in Taman Mas Jaya, Muar. Normally, most of the volunteers working at the recycling centre are elderly. The participation of this group of children brought great joy and happiness to the recycling centre.

Miri City Mayor, Adam Yii (3rd left), presented the gold award in the “Environment” category to Tzu Chi Miri. Tzu Chi volunteers, Poh Yew Siu (3rd right) and Yee Chung Yew (2nd right) received the award on behalf of Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Choung Mou Hin]

Miri City Council inaugurated “Miri City Mayor’s Awards” to honour individuals or organizations’ contributions towards the city’s development and community. Tzu Chi Miri was among the 29 individuals and organizations that received the awards. This award made on the 20th Anniversary of Tzu Chi Miri carries great significance in affirming Tzu Chi’s missions.

The Indonesian volunteers were attracted to the baskets used in multiple ways at the recycling centre. They felt that they could apply the same at their recycling centres to save space. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Nine months after coming to Malaysia for the Indonesian-Malaysian Entrepreneur Interactive Camp, over 100 Indonesian Tzu Chi volunteers were in Kuala Lumpur again for an exchange on environmental protection mission with local volunteers. During the visit, they visited Tzu Chi recycling centres at different communities, including the Tzu Chi Taman Meru Recycling-cum-Educational Centre in Klang.

Leong Kee Soon used to love heavily-seasoned meat dishes. After encountering Tzu Chi, he and his wife, Wong Tyng Tyng, turned vegetarians. They also converted their food-stall into a vegetarian one. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

Leong Kee Soon is a chef. Having savoured all kinds of delicacies, he would not touch vegetables at all. However, upon meeting Tzu Chi, he is willing to go vegetarian with his wife, Wong Tyng Tyng. They have even converted their food-stall into a vegetarian cuisine stall. Change requires courage and determination. With a simple belief, they adhered to their Master’s teaching.

Tzu Chi was invited to work with the local government and residents of the Klebang District of Malacca, to turn Klebang into a clean community. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

Tzu Chi was invited to work jointly with the local government and residents of the Klebang District of Malacca to create a clean community. Only when everyone put their efforts together can the Earth be clean and healthy.

Mayor Yeoh (2nd left) was attracted by the reuseable baskets used to collect recyclables, which were converted from discarded fishing baskets. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Pulau Gaya is an island ten minutes off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. An island of biodiversity, it is a favourite tourism spot. However, the threat to this biodiversity is the oceanic pollution by floating rubbish and rubbish dumped on the island. To overcome this problem, the City Council and Tzu Chi volunteers are planning to work out a recycling programme in Pulau Gaya. Having learnt about Tzu Chi Recycling-cum-Educational Centre in Pulau Ketam, the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu, Yeoh Boon Hai, visited the Centre accompanied by Tzu Chi volunteers and his officers on July 1, 2017.

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