Kota Sentosa rep urges early environmental education emphasising reduce, reuse, recycle concept

Yap (left) and Lai (second left) pose for a group photo with parents, teachers, and preschoolers from 7th Mile Chamber of Commerce Kindergarten.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 22: Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap Yau Sin believes that in order to protect, conserve, and help save the environment, educators and parents should begin early in teaching the younger generation the value of the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

In a press release, Yap commended the 7th Mile Chamber of Commerce Kindergarten management for taking the initiative to teach preschoolers in simple language and through dancing and songs about the importance of the three R’s, which other kindergartens ought to emulate.

Yap mentioned that he officiated the Earth Day 2024 event, which the kindergarten organised.

“During the event, YB Wilfred Yap congratulated the kindergarten for organising the event in response to the worsening effects of climate change.

The press release read, “The participation of parents and children in the Earth Day event would benefit society by reinforcing environmental sustainability awareness.”

Yap also reminded the preschoolers’ parents that scientific studies have shown that human activities are responsible for nearly all of the global warming over the last 150 years, and as such, it is critical for everyone to do their part in reducing their carbon footprint to help limit the impact of our actions on the environment.

“The small changes we make can make a large difference in the long run. One of the ways that we can all play our part and contribute to reducing climate change is through practising the three R’s.

“The three R’s of reduce, reuse, and recycle are all about minimising the amount of waste we produce, reusing products as much as we can and remembering to recycle any materials that can be used for a new purpose.”

According to the press release, Yap, Penghulu Lai Boon Khee, parents, teachers, and preschoolers from the 7th Mile Chamber of Commerce Kindergarten planted hibiscus trees during the event to convey the message of living a sustainable lifestyle in harmony with nature, rationally utilising natural resources, biodiversity, and responding to climate change through activities that promote a greener lifestyle. — DayakDaily