In conjunction with Earth Day 2016, the KL International Earth Day Run is back for the fourth time, taking place on 24th of April at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur. Organised by Brickfields Asia College, the Earth Day Run is one of the biggest Earth Day events in Malaysia.
Aiming to promote awareness of sustainability, what makes this run different from the others is that the first 2,000 participants will receive a free plant to take home, courtesy of Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad and Takaful Ikhlas Berhad.
The Run is open for participation to all who are aged 13 years and above. Prizes in the form of cash money, medals and hampers will be presented to the first 5 runners of each category. Medals will also be given to the first 100 finishers of each category. Flagging off at 7am on Sunday morning, the run welcomes leisurely walkers as well serious athletes and is a great experience for people to come together and be a part of a global event – with a common goal for a better environment.
The run is also supported by Persatuan Insurance Hayat Malaysia/Life Insurance Association of Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur International Jazz & Arts Festival. The technical supporter for the event is Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Association (FTAAA) and the online partner is Hooha Asia.
(Registration details below)
The International Earth Day 2016
“I appeal to all people everywhere to raise their voices. Speak out on behalf of this planet, our only home. Let us care for Mother Earth so she can continue to care for us as she has done for millennia.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
International Mother Earth Day – also known simply as Earth Day, recognises that the Earth and its ecosystems provide its inhabitants with life and sustenance. It also aims to raise awareness that humans have a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and to balance the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations
Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1970 and is organised by the Earth Day Network. Its mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. With this year’s theme; ‘Trees For the Earth’, looking forward to its 50th anniversary, it sets the goal of planting 7.8 billion trees over the next five years.
4 Benefits of Planting Trees
1.Trees help combat climate change.
They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.
2.Trees help us breathe clean air.
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
3.Trees help us to counteract the loss of species.
By planting the right trees, we can help counteract the loss of species, as well as provide increased habitat connectivity between regional forest patches.
4.Trees help communities and their Livelihoods.
Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income.
Looking for ways to celebrate the International Earth Day in Malaysia? This is your chance to take part in one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic runs. Online registration is available at www.hooha.asia. Walk-in registration is available at FTAAA. The registration closes on 17th of April 2016 and further details about the run including rules & regulations can be obtained at http://www.asiaworldevents.com/earthday/ or www.hooha.asia. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now.