Kechara Earth Project (KEP) was recently featured in the April issue of Jessica, a Malaysian fashion and woman’s magazine. In a feature titled Everyday Should Be Earth Day, Jessica used its first issue to mark the world-wide celebration of Earth Day in April.
Wan Wai Meng, who initiated KEP on April 2010, hopes to promote environmental awareness by recycling and through educating the younger generation on the need to protect and love our planet.
“Kechara provides me with the opportunity to benefit others,” said Wan, who is one of the senior students of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and a full-time member of the Kechara staff.
Wai Meng highlighted that KEP currently carries out two regular activities, which are the monthly recycling day at SunwayMas Commercial Centre, and a weekly recyclables drop-off day on Thursdays, between 10am to 8pm. The monthly recycling day is held every second Sunday of the month, from 9am to 12pm. KEP collects recyclables such as used papers, aluminium cans, metal, old magazines and and plastic bottles from the public.
KEP plans to work together with Manjushri Kids’ Class (MKC), a weekly Buddhism class for kids, to educate the younger generation on loving our planet.