Who we are
Established in 1995, TrEES believes in engaging diverse sectors of Malaysian society, at both the local and national level, to work together in conserving the environment.
TrEES promotes sustainable lifestyles in the urban community so our children and future generations can continue enjoying the benefits provided by Malaysia’s magnificent natural environment. Our vision is to nurture a generation of Malaysians that is not only concerned about the environment, but has the capacity to manage their resources and lead sustainable lifestyles.
TrEES programmes are long term and primarily based in urban areas as the lifestyles of the urban community have a tremendous impact on Malaysia’s natural resources, yet this community is the most disconnected from the natural environment.
TrEES believes in engaging diverse sectors of Malaysian society, at both the local and national level, to work together in conserving the environment. We are focused and result oriented, producing very impressive achievements with the funding we have received.
With over nineteen years of experience working on environmental issues, TrEES develops programmes that are hands-on by forming partnerships with diverse communities. Emphasising learning-through-doing, TrEES empowers Malaysians to conserve the environment and become good ecological managers of our natural resources. We take innovative approaches in developing and implementing our projects with emphasis on sustainability. Many of the projects initiated by TrEES are still running successfully and have over the years been built upon and replicated by the government and other organisations.
TrEES runs itself on a non-profit basis. TrEES is audited annually and is required to submit our accounts to the Register of Companies yearly. Through all our projects, we seek to re-connect the urban community with the environment that they are a part of, and depend on for their well-being.
- Initiating community recycling programmes since 1995, resulting in the recycling of over 12,000 tonnes of waste while raising over RM1 million for community groups, schools and charities.
- Working in partnership with the Selangor State Government to establish Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor, the third largest park in Peninsular Malaysia. The Park, 108,000 hectares in size, protects some of Selangor’s most vital natural resources and is the origin of the rivers in Selangor that provide over 90% of the water supply to Selangor, KL and Putrajaya
- Running an environment education programme in schools since 1997 that has produced thousands of young environmental leaders. Students become agents of change in their schools, developing youth based solutions to green their schools and galvanising the rest of the school community to take action. In the process, students undergo a personal transformation from the experiences gained, gaining confidence and believing in themselves, discovering what they can achieve when they push themselves.