‘Go Green or Go Home’, youth camp participants told

Thirty-nine youth participated in a four-day-three-night camp, organised by Green Brunei, concluded with a certificate presentation at Riadah Hall, Youth Centre on Friday.

The 8th Green Leaders Camp this year focussed on climate change with the theme ‘Go Green or Go Home’. Participants were aged between 14 to 22.

Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari, co-founder and Community Engagement Director of Green Brunei was present. Event partner representatives from Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd (BSP) and Progresif Sdn Bhd
also attended.

Participants were involved in talks and field trips throughout the programme where they gained a better understanding of climate change issues and learnt ways to
tackle them.

Among the talks included a session from the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat, BSP as well as from Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumni.

Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari presents a certificate to a participant. PHOTO: GREEN BRUNEI

A beach clean-up was also conducted, where participants collected 30 trash bags within
30 minutes.

Field trips were conducted during the camp, including a visit to Tasbee Meliponiculture Farm to learn about stingless bees, and Ecoponies Garden, where they took part in landscaping, cooking and cleaning as well as planted 20 saplings.

The participants spent their night at Tasek Merimbun where they learnt to prepare their own meals.

The following day, the group visited Labi Coffee Farm where they were given a live demonstration and free trial of coffee-making, as well as planted 120 coffee trees. The participants also had an exclusive tour of Seria Energy Lab before returning to the
Youth Centre.

As part of the camp outcome, five project ideas were pitched by the participants on the final day, during which they were encouraged to execute them, with support from Green Brunei.