The Lions Club of Ipoh Host held two environmental projects, first at the Bercham market on April 16, then at the Buntong Market on May 10. Members from the club led by President Emily Kong walked around to distribute recycle bags to the public.
The project was to create awareness for the public to use recycle bags when they go shopping or marketing and NOT to use plastic bags.
The response from the public was overwhelming as a few hundred bags were distributed within half an hour. The project was in line with the state’s order to ban the use of plastic bags and polystyrene containers on June 1.
On May 24, twenty seven participants from the Malaysian Association for the Blind are going to carry out an Environmental Project and Motivation Camp at Teluk Batik, Pangkor. In support for this project, the Lions Club of Ipoh Host sponsored the T-shirts.
President Emily Kong Phooi Lai said that the club intends to do more projects with the blind since these people need the support and understanding from the public that they too can play an important role in society.