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:
and lunch box.
Holders of SENTRAL cleaned up the promenade at Karpal Singh Drive. They picked up litter that
may be harmful to the environment.
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
site for the sea turtles.
resources SENTRAL supported the International Meatless Day Charity Carnival 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.