SELANGOR: The second instalment of Eco World Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld)’s EcoFestival was even bigger and brighter this year with the catchy theme of “Light Up the World”.
“We are excited to be able to continue with our EcoFestival activities in conjunction with World Environment Day as we feature even more educational activities on how to be more environmentally conscious,” he said.
The celebrations saw the sales galleries and show villages of all eight participating EcoWorld projects offer various activities like electric and recycled playgrounds which showcased things like how human power could generate electricity and what we could do to reduce waste by recycling and upcycling. Apart from the playgrounds, workshops on simple upcycling projects were also held at all sites.
Highlights in Eco Sanctuary included a 3D Projection Mapping show titled “A Beautiful Journey of Nature”. This animated projection features the changing seasons projected onto a backdrop made out of recycled materials.
Visitors to Eco Sanctuary were treated to free rides in a Tesla electric car brought in by GreenTech Malaysia and also got to experience the amazement of riding an electric pedal assisted bicycle.
Festival-goers were also dazzled by an array of art installations using recycled materials. The installations are part of a collaboration with students from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and other institutions who were invited to take part in a competition.
The installations were created using used or rejected pallets from construction sites and EcoWorld supplier’s factory. Panel of judges for the competition were from EcoWorld, GreenTech Malaysia, Voltron and the public.
Chang said the Group was excited to be able to provide these students with the opportunity and platform to encourage their creativity further by working with recycled materials and turning them into art.
Children were also not left out as they had fun at the interactive workshops where they were immersed in the wonder of solar power. Jar lamps and toy cars powered by the sun are an easy and sustainable way of keeping the kids entertained for hours.
“With a theme titled Light Up the World, we hope EcoFestival 2016 will not only be an enjoyable and enriching experience for our visitors but raise public awareness to take environmental action where possible besides protecting planet earth and nature,” said Chang.
Held in honour of World Environment Day 2016, the annual event kicked off last weekend (28 & 29 May) in EcoWorld Galleries @ Eco Terraces (Penang), Eco Majestic (Klang Valley) and Eco Botanic and Eco Spring & Eco Summer (Iskandar Malaysia).