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There were so many PET bottles on Pulau Ketam. Volunteers worked in teams to clean up the polluted island.【Photograph by Gary Kong Yuen Foo】

"There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are but caretakers of this planet, because we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrowed it from our children."

Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00

Raising the Bar of Awareness

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Volunteer Chun Hwa explaining the different categories of recyclables. The 'ten finger' concept allows one to grasp and remember the categories. 【Photography by Teh Seng Lim】

A few meters up the narrow and winding road from Hew Nursery lay Tzu Chi's Subang Perdana Recycling Centre. On this bright and sunny day on May 25, 2013, volunteers were on hand to welcome a group of 20 visitors from Panasonic Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. - Sales and Service Centre.

TIMA members and Tzu Chi volunteers arriving at the temple to promote environmental protection.【Photograph by Low Mai Yin】

The annual Wesak Celebration at Kuala Lumpur's Sentul Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple attracted thousands people to participate in Buddha Bathing, blessing, chanting, vegetarian meals, and so on. Tzu Chi volunteers and TIMA members were on hand to promote environmental protection to the public.

Tzu Chi volunteers pleading silently to the crowd at the Wesak Procession, to keep the environment clean with posters.【Photograph by Ngow Judy】

Tzu Chi volunteers in Melaka continued with their environmental protection campaign on the eve of this year's Wesak Procession organized by Seck Kia Eenh Buddhist Temple. The streets were much cleaner as people are now more aware of this important issue.

Tzu Chi volunteer, Chew Siew Leng showing students how to re-organize recyclables through playing a game with them.【Photograph by Wong Mun Heng】

A storeroom-converted recycling centre in RRI Sungai Buloh Tamil Primary School was officially opened on May 22, 2013. On the same day, Tzu Chi volunteers were invited to give a talk on environmental protection to the teachers and students.

Ee Hiang washing the metal cans, which are used for making bamboo banks, with rainwater.【Photograph by Tan Pui Lee】

Last year, Tzu Chi Kuching decided to hand out "bamboo coin banks" to people they invited to their Buddha Bathing Ceremony. Since April 2012, Chan Ee Hiang has started collecting metal cans and turning them into "bamboo coin banks". And she found great joy in doing so!

Tzu Chi volunteers advocating concepts of environmental protection to members of the public at Melaka General Hospital's Main Lobby.【Photograph by Tan Ah Lek】

Melaka General Hospital held its first exhibition-cum-charity sale of secondhand clothes in conjunction with Earth Day. The aim was to create awareness in the public to take small actions in their daily lives in order to save the Earth.

A Tzu Chi volunteer explaining why there is a big hole at the bottom of the globe to the students.【Photograph by Choo Kok Choi】

In conjunction with Earth Day 2013, the Management of KL Festival City Mall invited Tzu Chi KL & Selangor to hold a 10-day Environmental Awareness Exhibition from April 13-22. The creative works of art and interesting programmes attracted 15,000 visitors.

Representative of Walsin Precision Technology Sdn Bhd attended the event. Mr Huang Rui Man (right) is seen here giving him a guided tour.【Photograph by Hong Geok Hua】

For the past five years, Daibochi has been actively promoting environmental protection to reduce the amount of factory waste discharged into the environment. On Earth Day, they invited their neighbouring companies to join them in protecting and caring for Earth.

At the end of the activity, all gathered to shout: 'Save the Mother Earth!'【Photograph by Tan Ah Lek】

From "Tzu Chi in Review 2012", staff of Konica Minolta Glass Tech (M) Sdn Bhd were so inspired by the image of Burmese farmer, U Win Tun, reminding his family, prior to his demise, to continue saving rice to help people, that they decided to emulate his kindness.

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