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Greenpulse is a student environmental movement formed on 16th July 2009 in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The nature of our movement is that of a sincere intention to contribute – starting from within each of us.

As Mahatma Gandhi once said:

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

We strongly believe that nothing should be taken lightly, that everything counts – every little decision made by each individual can and will make a difference.  The environment must be considered as a part of the economy, and as the cliché goes: “there is no such thing as a free lunch.” Everything we do not do leaves as much of an impact as what we do carry out.

Simply put, if we don’t start paying our environmental debt now, the interest rate in the form of greater fluctuations in weather patterns, rising sea levels, increased pollution, and famine will hit us in our later lives and that of our descendants as well.

Greenpulse will take the lead within UMS in a way no organization has managed to do before, to convince the students, the lecturers, and the administrators of the university about the important role we all play in making sure there is a beautiful future ahead of us.

As the university usually plays the role of displaying academic leadership in a country, we hope to inspire and engage the public as well to take up the mantle of responsibility towards the environment.

Greenpulse is open to all students, lecturers, and all other members of the academic community in UMS. What unites us is a shared vision of the positive change we can make. We are a movement formed by students wishing to make a difference. Money and publicity play secondary roles in our pursuit to influence people and policy. Our purpose is straightforward – to make this world a better place.

As Chow would like us all to remember:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead.

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7 Responses

  1. keep it on!

  2. Go GreenPulse! You guys are doing a great job.

    Master Chow, you rock! Can’t wait to see you and the USIE folk again in July 2010! 😀

  3. I noticed that you mentioned in your statement, “its not about money” and “its not about publicity.”

    While I understand the intent of what you are saying, I disagree very much with these statements.

    In terms of publicity, I think that anytime you folks can get word out regarding projects and efforts that you are making, it send your message and values out into the community and becomes a form of public education. I highly recommend writing newspaper articles, sending out press releases, etc. every time there is something new to share. This way, you may reach more people who want to join the group that are also interested in sustainability but did not know how to connect, and you may even reach partners willing to donate time or expertise to your projects because they support what you are doing.

    In terms of money, the triple bottom line of sustainability is environment, society, and economy. While we don’t take on these types of projects to make money, showing that doing the right thing can save money is an incredible vehicle for institutional change. Rather than denounce money, I think there is huge opportunity to emphasize how sustainability can actually save money and bringing more economic value and work to local communities.

    Thats my two cents- or three!

    You guys are an awesome group, keep rocking.

    Aloha,
    Tamara Armstrong
    (808)754-3618

    • I have taken your criticisms into consideration, and have made the unilateral decision to change Chow’s cheesy B-movie inspired lines into something less cheesy.

  4. I’m so impressed! Keep it up you guys! I’ll be following your blog. Looking forward to see your projects extend to other schools and kampungs.

  5. good evening i want to know the transporter which take our recycle stuff???may i have his phone number…if im not mistake his name is mr.chin..can i have his number?

  6. hi there,do u all know about green project management?is there any green project management practice in Malaysia?thanks.

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