MUAR – The Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry will form the Green Brigade at the youth level in an effort to increase awareness on the green lifestyle.
Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili said the programme would involve the youths as volunteers who would act as catalysts to bring changes towards a greener lifestyle among peers and the community.
“For a start, the Green Brigade’s membership is targeted at secondary school students and students of institutions of higher learning,” he said in his speech at the launching of YaHijau Carnival at the Pagoh Sports Complex today.
He said the Green Foundation (YaHijau) had also drawn up plans to expand the programme to all states.
Maximus said this was to ensure messages on the importance of adopting green lifestyle could be delivered comprehensively and efficiently. – BERNAMA