By: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Suriawati Isa
SERDANG - The Co-Curriculum and Student Development Centre (PKPP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), in collaboration with Putra Agriculture Centre (PPP), UPM, organised a vegetable planting activity or PutraCocu@Hijau recently to help realise sustainable green practices.
The PutraCocu@Hijau activity, among others, aims to cultivate the love of planting activities and trees in UPM students and staff. When the world is facing a food crisis, including Malaysia, this activity is aptly made a practice and culture by all parties in UPM and Malaysia.
Apart from responding to one of the main principles of the UPM Strategic Plan 2021-2025, it also responds to the call of the Malaysian government to encourage the people to cultivate. In fact, this activity is in line with the implementation of the Public Sector Conducive Ecosystem (EKSA) in all UPM responsibility centres (PTJ).
This collaborative activity between PTJs is very beneficial to all parties in UPM and hopefully can be continued in the future, and sustainable green practices continue to be promoted in UPM and Malaysia to reduce the effects of climate change around the world.
The first activity of PutraCocu@Hijau involved a total of 110 students who took the QKH2104 Student Entrepreneur course, which consists of four Credit Co-Curriculum Classes (KKB) with their facilitators, PKPP and PPP officers who joined forces to grow several types of vegetables. The programme also involves international students from China.
The group is a pioneer to other groups of KKB students who will continue the planting activities after the month of Ramadan. An estimated 1,300 KKB students and 60 facilitators will be involved in greening the earth in semester 2, 2021/2022.
The next group is expected to plant vegetables and trees after the Aidilfitri celebrations. - UPM
Date of Input: 15/06/2022 | Updated: 15/06/2022 | hairul_nizam
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