SIO 6 – Education & Research Sustainable Activities

JANUARY 2020

S60120/01
Green Activity:
Characterization Of Nanocellulose Filter Paper From Malaysian Renewable Forest Resources For Water Purification Through High-performance Filtration In Wastewater Treatment

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Date:

21 January 2020

Place/Venue:
Pulp & Paper Laboratory UTHM

Participants:
Dr Nor Hazren Abdullah Hamid and final year students from the Civil Engineering Technology (Environmental) program Wan Muhammad Syakil bin Wan Yunus and Nooranisa binti Zulkifli

Description:
The active involvement of JTKA researcher Dr Nor Hazren Abdul Hamid at Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), for the research of KPT fund (FRGS-RACER) entitled”Characterization Of Nanocellulose Filter Paper From Malaysian Renewable Forest Resources For Water Purification Through High-performance Filtration In Wastewater Treatment”. Two final year students from the Civil Engineering Technology (Environmental) program will be involved with starting a one-month project at the FRIM laboratory. The students were Wan Muhammad Syakil bin Wan Yunus and Nooranisa binti Zulkifli.


FEBRUARY 2020

S60220/01
Green Activity:
Documentation of aquatic insects in selected rivers at the Endau-Rompin (Johor) National Park (PETA)

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Date:

25 February 2020

Place/Venue:
Endau-Rompin (Johor) National Park

Participants:
Ts. Dr. Kamarul Rahim Kamarudin with students from Master of Science (Biodiversity Conservation)

Description:
A research was conducted in the Endau-Rompin (Johor) National Park to identify the species and distribution of aquatic insects and to determine the quality of river water based on the presence of certain species. 


MARCH 2020

S60320/01
Green Activity:
The Deterioration of Quality of The Environment Impacts the Safety and Well-being of Urban Communities

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Date:
1 March 2020

Place/Venue:
UTHM

Participants:
PM. Dr. Haryati binti Shafii

Description:
The article written by PM. Dr. Haryati bt Shafii tell us regarding the deterioration of quality of the environment that affect the safety and well-being of urban communities. Environment deteriorate due to the development undertaken by humans such as the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, toxic and hazardous waste. According to Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Ekhwan Haji Toriman, 25 rivers in Malaysia was reported to be contaminated and Johor has the highest rate of river pollution followed by Penang and Malacca.

Besides, the air quality also affected by smoke, dust and the most recent cases which is Coronavirus that can be spread through the air (breathing). This indicates that, the air is no longer safe to human. In addition, the increasing number of populations specifically in Malaysia also contributed to the increase in waste generation especially in urban areas. Based on a study, the estimated average waste generated by an individual is 1.8 kg daily in 2018.

In today’s context, people need to be aware of their responsibilities towards the environment. Education, awareness and concern towards the importance of environment should be enhance. This is because the deterioration in the quality of the environment threatens the health, safety and well-being of the community.  We cannot compromise on profit when it comes to safety, health and human life.


S60320/02
Green Activity:
Institute of Integrated Engineering, UTHM Produces Hand Sanitizers to Inhibit the Transmission of Covid-19

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Date:
15 March 2020

Place/Venue:
UTHM

Participants:
Ts. Dr. Mohd Fahmy bin Abdullah and members of Institute of Integrated Engineering, UTHM

Description:
As one of the MTUN universities in Malaysia, UTHM constantly keep making efforts in inhibiting the transmission of the recent pandemic which is Covid-19. Institute for Integrated Engineering (12E) that gathers many experts in  science, technology and mechanical have taken proactive steps to produce hand sanitizers.

The ingredients in producing the sanitizers are ethanol, aloe vera and perfume. For a small bottle of 100 ml hand sanitizer, only 60 ml ethanol (95% purity) and 20 ml deionized (Dl water) were used. The composition changes depending on the purity of the ethanol. While aloe vera and perfume were used as moisturizer for hands and produces a pleasant smell for the users.

Institute for Integrated Engineering UTHM will continuously doing research and proactive moves to ensure the sustainability of the campus.


JUNE 2020

S60620/01
Green Activity:
Environmental Performance Index Towards Sustainability Webinar

 

Date:
18 June 2020

Place/Venue:
Zoom Meeting.

Participants:
Mr. Akram Hoque, Prof. Omer AGA, Prof. Ibrahim Hassan, Dr. Wesan Al Madhoun, Prof. Zainura Zainon Nor.

Description:
Focusing on this issue, The Policy Times in association with UTHM organized a webinar on Environmental Performance Index Towards Sustainability on Thursday, July 18, 2020, from New Delhi. It conducted by Mr Akram Hoque (Founder of The Policy Times) and also present 4 speakers, Prof. Omer AGA, Prof. Ibrahim Hassan, Dr. Wesan Al Madhoun, Prof. Zainura Zainon Nor.


JULY 2020

S60720/01
Green Activity:
Focussing on Role of Youth in Sustainability

Date:
16th July 2020

Place/Venue:
ZOOM Meeting.

Participant:

Mr. Akram Hoque, Dr. Wesam Al Madhoun, Prof. Mohd. Hassan Mohd Osman, Graca Soares, Tiago Soares Bedin, Jam Richard, Harshali Sanjay Changemaker.

Description:

Being democracy the fourth pillar journalism has a tremendous responsibility to show the leadership or to guide or give direction to the whole world. As we rarely see that sustainability, biodiversity and climate change are the prime priorities of most of the journalists or media houses globally. Thus, we have also taken sustainability and climate change as our priority and have come up with an initiative to bring awareness and advocacy in the field of sustainability climate change and all the aspect of biodiversity which are of paramount importance for the world today.

Focusing on this issue The Policy Times in association with UTHM (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia) and Impact Youth Sustainability organized a webinar on Role of Youth in Sustainability on Thursday, July 16, 2020, from New Delhi.


JULY 2020

S60720/02
Green Activity:
Discuss about Campus Sustainability & Iniversity Impact

Date:
29th July 2020

Place/Venue:
ZOOM Meeting

Participants:
Mr. Akram Hoque, Dr. Wesam Al Madhoun, Dr. Ir. Florianus Rooslan Edy Santoso, Mdm Noraziah Abdul Wahab, AP Dr. Acep Purqon, Prof. Rafat Siddique, Ir. Prof. Dr. Mohd Fadhil Md Din.

Description:
Focusing on this issue, The Policy Times in association with UTHM organized a webinar on Campus Sustainability & University Impact on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from New Delhi conducted by 2 moderator, Mr Akram Hoque (Founder of The Policy Times) and Dr. Wesam Al Madhoun (MPRC, UTHM). Also present 5 speakers, Dr. Ir. Florianus Rooslan Edy Santoso, Mdm Noraziah Abdul WahaB, AP Dr. Acep Purqon, Prof. Rafat Siddique, Ir. Prof. Dr. Mohd Fadhil Md Din.


JULY 2020

S60720/03
Green Activity:
Contribute Road Safety Signboards to schools

 

Date:
31 July 2020

Place/Venue:
Batu Pahat

Participant:
KidSafe UTHM, Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Parit Bingan, SK Pintas Puding, SK Pintas Raya, SK Bukit Soga, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Aminah.

Description:

The Centre for Intelligent Driving Research (SDRC), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) through the KidSafe team, has contributed road safety signboards to six selected schools around Batu Pahat District to enhance public awareness.

According to their head team, Professor Madya Dr. Munzilah Md. Rohani from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, the signboards was contributed to the Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Parit Bingan, SK Pintas Puding, SK Pintas Raya, SK Bukit Soga and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Aminah. He added that this contribution was extended to the programme ‘Buku Keselamatan Jalanraya Untuk Pelajar Sekolah’ which was launched in February and distributed to schools around Batu Pahat district.

“He has again collaborated with the Parliament of Seri Gading, Transportion Science Society of Malaysia (TSSM) and Batu Pahat Municipal Council to produce special signage to give reminders and tips on road safety,” he said.

According to him, the signboards which was designed by Dr. Basil David Daniel was contributed by the hope that the community awareness could be increased from time to time thus reducing the risk of road accidents.

“To realise the safe culture on the road, we would also like to invite people to work with KidSafe UTHM team in delivering reminders to Malaysians on the road safety,” he said.