112 saplings planted at Eco-Festival

The Future Energy Lions (FEL) Brunei hosted its first Eco-Festival at Brunei Shell Recreation Club, Seria last Sunday.

The event aimed to unite the community towards Satu Impian, the one dream for a greener and better future.

It was a collaboration with Panaga School, Brunei Shell Recreation Club, the Collective Arts and non-government organisations (NGOs) including ReefCheck Brunei, eco-vendors, food vendors and speakers.

The opening ceremony began with speeches by the guest of honour, Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) Managing Director Dr Ceri Powell, FEL Sponsor and BSP Commercial Director Hajah Farida binti Dato Talib and FEL President Teo Siew Ping.

“As an FEL sponsor I am proud to see their growth in the last 18 months since they first launched, today FEL is bringing together people with a single dream of increasing the sustainability and environment awareness in Brunei beyond the business and into the wider community,” said Hajah Farida. A sapling planting event was held with the goal of planting 90 saplings to commemorate BSP’s 90th anniversary celebration.

BSP Managing Director Dr Ceri Powell, and Future Energy Lions (FEL) Brunei Sponsor and BSP Commercial Director Hajah Farida binti Dato Talib in a group photo with FEL Satu Impian organising committee. PHOTO: FEL

The programme began with Dr Powell and Hajah Farida planting the first sapling.

The sapling planting was made open to the public through a donation to sponsor a sapling.

The team planted 112 saplings.

The Panaga School students organised a sustainability market to raise awareness, promote or sell products and information around the theme of sustainable living.

A ‘Be the Change’ calendar and a photographic exhibition was also held.

PechaKucha talks were also held.

Several speakers spoke about the environment and sustainability related topics including ‘Macrobiotic Eating for Health’, ‘Environment action, starting from metal straws’ and ‘The wildlife of the Giant Seria Oilfield’. The FEL President hoped that the Eco-Festival will be held annually with more schools and NGOs participating.