TrEES programmes are long term programmes 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.
Human pressures on the natural environment in Malaysia are particularly linked to the growing urban lifestyles of the modern Malaysian. These urban activities include increased demands for resources, in particular for energy, pollution of the soil water and air, diversion of water to meet urban and industrial needs, and fragmentation of habitats. Much of these activities are linked to the daily lifestyles requirements of the average Malaysian.
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.
Our programmes involve communities such as resident groups, welfare organisations, youth groups, schools, colleges and universities as well as the government and private sector. These programmes help the Malaysian public realize that individual change is required for a global change.
TrEES Community 4R Programme, began in 1995, pioneering community recycling while educating residents and organisations on the importance of waste reduction. At the same time, the programme through replication by the government and other organisations, has expanded across Malaysia creating jobs and reducing waste going to the landfills. Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor, was established within 5 years as a result of a joint project undertaken by TrEES and the Selangor State Government working in partnership with numerous government departments, community groups and environment NGOs. Under “Young Voices for Conservation”, students develop youth based sustainable solutions to green their schools.