Workshop raises awareness on climate change

Aziz Idris

Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd in-collaboration with Big BWN Project carried out the first Climate Change and Environmental Education Workshop with 160 students at Raja Isteri Girls High School (STPRI) yesterday.

The workshop is part of a programme of co-curricular activities for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Outreach in 2020 under STEP (Science, Technology, Environment and Partnership) Centre of the Ministry of Education.

It aimed to engage students in one of the biggest crisis the world is facing and create awareness as well as educate them on climate change.

Organisers believe it is important to start the conversation with the youth on making changes that can contribute to saving the environment, and empowering them to create the changes around them.

The workshop began with a presentation by Brunei LNG touching on the brief history of its establishment and roles as well as the environmental regulations of the company.

Brunei LNG’s Environmental Affairs Officer Alinayati binti Haji Perudin said the company’s effort to be environmental-friendly is part of its visions to be the caretaker of the environment.

ABOVE & BELOW: Students during the activity; and Brunei LNG’s Environmental Affairs Officer Alinayati binti Haji Perudin speaks at the event. PHOTOS: AZIZ IDRIS

Alinayati shared that to protect the environment, Brunei LNG complies with local environmental regulations and their own standards.

The company is ISO4001 certified, a robust environmental management system that provides assurance that the company’s environmental impacts are being measured and improved. Brunei LNG works closely with regulators (Ministry of Energy and Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA)) and stakeholders (Lumut Liang community) to ensure continuous improvement with best environmental practices from around the globe.

“Environmental advocacy on greenhouse gas, air, wastes are key areas for 2019 especially with the recent urgency around climate change,” she said.

Alinayati also shared Brunei LNG’s regular engagements with staff and business partners on green educational campaigns such as celebrating environmental international days like Earth Hour and World Ocean’s Day, recycling drives and carpool campaigns.

The day also saw activities by local storytelling group Medley House Productions led by Insan Madrini. The session aimed to reach out to 10 different primary and secondary schools throughout the year under the Ministry of Education’s programme.

Representatives from the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat were also delivered a talk.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Principal (Academic) of STPRI Norjalina binti Jaafar lauded the topics touched during the half-day workshop.

“Students need more exposure when it comes to topics such as Climate Change and Sustainability – apart from teaching and learning. The session was very engaging and I hope the students can take away the main points and practise a sustainable lifestyle,” she added.

As Brunei LNG celebrates its 50th anniversary, the company’s mission remains to be a recognised leader in safety, business integrity, production and commercial excellence; to bring value for Brunei Darussalam and shareholders by producing LNG safely and delivering it to customers on time; to contribute to nation building by growing its people to be a highly skilled, motivated, inspired and energised workforce; and to grow and sustain the business in line with the aspirations of the nation.