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Green Nature for Better Future

Environmental Protection

The number of plastic waste keeps increasing every year and becoming a growing segment of the municipal solid waste stream. Landfill space is very limited and plastic is difficult to biodegrade. For this project, we are proposing to build a mini greenhouse by using recycled plastic bottles. We chose "Kampung Teluk Layang'' for the implementation of the project. It is a village for a community of stateless people who do not have an identity that stay in Sabah. During our site visit to this village, we discovered a lot of trash near the shore. We realize that this situation threatens the life and beauty of the environment.So, we want to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of environmental protection to these villagers. This mini greenhouse will serve as an exposure for them to comprehend more about environmental concerns.We discovered that some of them have planted vegetables and fruits but it is inefficient because the crop is disrupted by animals such as monkeys. This greenhouse will act as crop protection from any predators so that their crop can grow healthy. Apart from contributing to a reduction in pollution in the air and water, it is to encourage farming and emphasize the importance of greenhouses as a protection. To find permanent work also has become a challenge for this community. Through planting this will increase their food production and it also can support their daily lives without having to travel to the town. 

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RM 249.00
Goal: RM 234.50
Fund Approved by MSF: RM 2,000.00

Overview of Issue / Background

The number of plastic waste keeps increasing every year and becoming a growing segment of the municipal solid waste stream. Landfill space is very limited and plastic is difficult to biodegrade. For this project, we are proposing to build a mini greenhouse by using recycled plastic bottles. 

We chose "Kampung Teluk Layang'' for the implementation of the project. It is a village for a community of stateless people who do not have an identity that stay in Sabah. During our site visit to this village, we discovered a lot of trash near the shore. We realize that this situation threatens the life and beauty of the environment.

So, we want to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of environmental protection to these villagers. This mini greenhouse will serve as an exposure for them to comprehend more about environmental concerns.

We discovered that some of them have planted vegetables and fruits but it is inefficient because the crop is disrupted by animals such as monkeys. This greenhouse will act as crop protection from any predators so that their crop can grow healthy. 

Apart from contributing to a reduction in pollution in the air and water, it is to encourage farming and emphasize the importance of greenhouses as a protection. To find permanent work also has become a challenge for this community. Through planting this will increase their food production and it also can support their daily lives without having to travel to the town.

 

Project Objectives (Vision & Mission)

Vision: Giving exposure to the villagers in Teluk Layang about the importance and the benefits of keeping the environment clean and green. 

Mission: Build a greenhouse using recycled materials, and prepare some guidelines and manuals for the greenhouse.

 

Project Details (Activities and Tasks)

Our activities and procedure includes:

1.Project introduction: Discussion with a key partner (Borneo komrad) and the local communities' NGO. The major aim is to propose the greenhouse to the local community and gain approval to use additional resources such as water and land.

2.Local community outreach campaign: Educate the community about the greenhouse's impacts and benefits. Sekolah Alternatif Teluk Layang will be the site of this campaign. During this procedure, residents should be told that building projects would require them to provide recycled plastic bottles.

3.Greenhouse building process: The greenhouse will be constructed around the residents' home so that they can easily access and look for the plants. The greenhouse's dimensions should be established using the proposed measurement.

4.Education on the maintenance of a greenhouse: The villagers are educated on how to ensure its long-term viability. As a result, the villagers will be able to plant vegetation in the greenhouse for an extended period of time.

Expected Project Result & Outcomes

Mini Greenhouse Size Before:3m x 3m

 

Mini Greenhouse Size now:3m x 5m

Figure 1.3: Mini Greenhouse front views (After)

Figure 1.3: Mini Greenhouse side view (After).

  • The amount of plastic bottle waste that was estimated to be roughly about 974 bottles needed to build Mini Greenhouse with 3m x 5m size. 
  • The usage of water is to be saved as the gaps between the plastic bottles would help the rainwater to seep through the cracks to water the plants.
  • The energy to process is to be reduced and to be delivered to the communities as well as the environmental pollution and fuel resources are to be reduced and to be conserved respectively.
  • Project is expected to contribute to a longer growing season besides having the plants in the mini-greenhouse to be protected from bad weather and dangerous pesticides.
  • This project is expected to nurture the future generation about the importance of conserving and taking care of the environmental system.
  • By creating the mini greenhouse, the soil health is expected to be improved.
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RM 249.00

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