Iskandar Malaysia was supported by GTALCC in the EcoLife Challenge kickoff where it was introduced as a supplement to the current curriculum in primary schools. The initiative is a student learning activity, to be delivered formally or informally in schools.
With the guide from a workbook prepared by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), trained primary school teachers will oversee groups of 5 students in carrying out initiatives to promote a low carbon lifestyle.
Photo: Primary school teachers being trained for the IMELC
In collaboration with skandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor (JPNJ), IMELC managed to induce a decrease a total of 290,219.3 kg of CO2 from participating schools. The Challenge received recognition from the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability as a flagship project for climate change.
Since the pandemic has forced schools to halt face-to-face classes, the project has been adapted virtually via Google Classroom.