A Circular Economy Programme for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Restoration,
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) and the Circular Economy (CE)
WHAT can you do to Restore Ecosystems & Biodiversity?
Introducing “Kena Bamboo”, an AURa and Flora programme at the Taman Melawati River Three Park.
It is a programme designed as an easy entry for individuals, organizations, corporations and even government.
It is a Citizen-Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (Citizen-S.T.E.A.M) based approach to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) with Impact Measurement, Metrics and Reporting as well as practical practices for Circular Economy.
What is Kena Bamboo
Kena Bamboo is a play on words. Typically it is a colloquial term that means a person was reprimanded for doing something wrong or disagreeable. Kena means hit, touch, affected or must do depending on the context. Here, it means “must do”. Do what? Plant, cultivate, harvest and propagate Bamboo.
Kena Bamboo, an Impact Sponsorship Programme, engages students to plant, cultivate, harvest and propagate Bamboo for over a 12 month period to grow a Bamboo sapling and a bed of pollinator agent (bees, beetles, butterflies, dragonflies, moths and birds) flowering shrub. The participant will be trained (EduAction) to plant, cultivate, harvest and propagate Bamboo and track and report Impact for Biodiversity Offset besides learning and practice Permaculture methods. The harvested Bamboo will be sold with the proceeds going to the planter to build the EduMaker space.
The Bamboo will be planted at AURa@RiverThree and Flora@RiverThree, which are Bamboo & Pollinator Gardens created along riverbanks that are signed on to the Selangor Government’s Friends of Rivers Selangor initiative, of which our key collaborator, the Alliance of River Three (ART!) is the lead River Conservation, Protection & Rehabilitation (River CPR) community-based organisation in the state.
The funding for Kena Bamboo, an Impact Sponsorship Programme, addresses 7 SDGs, has measurable biodiversity and carbon offsets, can be validated for ESG Impact Metric, Measurement and Reporting, has fast turnaround for Circular Economy implementation and is an easy, effective and practical method for Education for Sustainable Development. It is also high impact and low cost starting at only RM50 per month per student x 12 months of EduAction, care, monitoring and reporting. The SDGs addressed by Kena Bamboo are SDGs 1, 4, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 17.
How to support 'Kena Bamboo'
Bamboo Groove at Taman Melawati River Three Park
Why Kena Bamboo
Bamboo benefit’s and utility includes viable replacement for wood, alternative to steel, bamboo charcoal, bamboo ethanol, carbon capture, erosion control and poverty relief among others.
Kennedy Michael, Founder of Alliance of River Three with
Lucas Loo (SEAD Build Founder) at
Taman Melawati River Three Park