SENTRAL’s Green Culture

Go Green! This is the new war cry. More and more people are talking about the environmental issues and
ecological conditions of our planet Earth and take on the responsibility of preserving our environment. As
conscientious citizens of the world, each person is responsible for the health of Earth and the interest of
the future generation. A lifestyle change is thus inevitable. The result of these changes can only be seen
in a few decades; a small tree planted today will grow to its maximum potential only in 15 or 20 years.
SENTRAL College Penang is playing its role as a responsible corporate citizen by instilling a ‘green’ culture
among its staff and student. It has embarked on more innovative methods of promoting an eco-friendly
environment by integrating green practices in its business function.
The efforts SENTRAL has taken thus far are:

  • Collaborated with Ellusion Strategy Enterprise to dispose electronic waste responsibly
  • Staff are encouraged to Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. Each staff is given a stainless steel straw, tumbler
    and lunch box.
  • Armed with garbage bags and bio-degradable gloves, the Student Ambassadors and Scholarship
    Holders of SENTRAL cleaned up the promenade at Karpal Singh Drive. They picked up litter that
    may be harmful to the environment.
  • On the next project, the Student Ambassadors and Scholarship Holders next visited Tzu Chi
    Recycling Education Centre. The purpose was to enhance their knowledge on protecting the
    environment and to get a first-hand experience on the conservation effort undertaken by Tzu Chi.
    They learned from the volunteers that to protect and heal the Earth, everyone should reduce their
    carbon footprint.
  • The Rotaract Club targeted and cleaned up Pantai Kerachut to make the beach a suitable nesting
    site for the sea turtles.
  • From health and religious conviction to animal welfare and to avoid excessive use of environmental
    resources SENTRAL supported the International Meatless Day Charity Carnival 2018.
  • SENTRAL College Penang together with the Penang State Government and Malaysian Vegetarian
    Society supported the Meatless Day Charity Carnival 2019. Taking the cue from the report by UN’s
    Food & Agricultural Organization that livestock production accounts for 14.5% of greenhouse gas
    emissions globally, the Malaysia Meatless Day Campaign Committee organized the Meatless Day
    Charity Carnival 2019. The event is a celebration of a healthy diet and a green Earth besides
    targeting to raise RM60,000 for Pertubuhan Kebajikan Komuniti Cakna Pulau Pinang and Sadhu
    Vaswani Welfare Fund.
  • SENTRAL was the proud host of the “Healing Our World – A Closer Look at Food” talk by Dr. Will
    Tuttle, the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller ‘The World Peace Diet'. Dr. Tuttle’s presentation
    focuses on the food we choose and how to make positive changes that promote wellness and
    minimize our eco-footprint on the Earth. SENTRAL supports healthy living and keeping our planet
    clean and green.
  • The School of Computing and IT organized a talk on “The Rise of Digitalization, Industry 4.0
    and Smart Cities for Sustainable Tomorrow” by Dr. Muhammad Imran Sarwar from Senzo
    Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The objective was to create awareness and expose staff and students to
    Industrial Revolution 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities initiatives. Dr. Imran spoke on
    the current trends in the business world and their engagement with industrial 4.0 pillars such as
    cloud computing, big data analytics and IoT in order to create new values with improved processes.
  • Based on the concept of the three “Rs”- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – the School of Business &
    Management organized a “Swap Store”. It is open to staff, students and the public. To participate
    one just need to bring clean clothes that are still in good condition to exchange for a fresh look.
    Similarly, for books, this is easy access to fresh reading material and it advocates literacy. The long-
    term aim of the School is to open the “Swap Store” twice a month to enhance sustainability and
    promote eco-friendliness among participants.
  • In moving forward SENTRAL places sustainability core to the business strategy as it believes that the
    present consumption should not compromise with the needs of future generations. SENTRAL trusts that
    the sustainability effort it has embarked will minimize and balances the harm towards planet earth and at
    the same time create value to stakeholders. SENTRAL will be attentive to the environment, economic and
    social performance in which it operates. In its commitment to sustainability and to conserve energy, all
    lights in common areas are switched on through a motion sensor. A vendor has been engaged to install
    62.64kWp of NEM3.0 –NOVA Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System. The College is determined to work towards
    a more sustainable future for all. It will continue to promote this effort to prove the meaning of the
    proverb “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment” true. It is also certain that with enough
    effort, everyone will understand and make it their personal responsibility to create a healthy environment
    on this planet.