Starbucks Malaysia’s Green Outreach Program

Starbucks Malaysia’s Green Outreach Program


Now who doesn’t love themselves a good cup of Starbucks beverage, anytime of the day. Did you know they are in the business of giving back to the community as well? Yet another community service related email arrived in my inbox this morning, and I am compelled to share it out here on this site of mine. 

Starbucks Malaysia’s Green Outreach Program
Starbucks Malaysia’s Green Outreach Program

Starbucks Malaysia celebrates its 8th Global Month of Service (GMoS) by expanding its ‘Green Outreach Program’ to the community in Perumahan Awam Rumah Panjang Ikan Emas, Cheras to start-up a sustainable Community Edible Garden on 21 April 2018 with the hope of improving the livelihood of the Perumahan Awam Rumah Panjang Ikan Emas community.

Starbucks partnering with EcoKnights
Starbucks partnering with EcoKnights

Partnering with EcoKnights


This year, Starbucks Malaysia partnered with EcoKnights, a non-profit environmental organization that champions sustainable living, and supports a community of film makers and environmentalists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. A total fund of RM 15,000 was successfully raised through the sales of limited-edition Starbucks Reusable Cups, of which RM 1.00 from every purchase of the cup throughout the month of April will be contributed to EcoKnights and their efforts in helping communities like this to build their own Edible Garden, and to operate green workshops for public. 

Together we can improve the livelihood of the community in Perumahan Awam Rumah Panjang Ikan Emas!
Together we can improve the livelihood of the community in Perumahan Awam Rumah Panjang Ikan Emas!

“This April, once again we brought together our partners, customers, employees, non-profit partners and civic leaders together to help make our communities stronger. Every Starbucks store is a community and we are committed to strengthening neighborhoods where we operate, just like this Edible Garden which we helped to start-up by retailing our Starbucks Reusable Cups at our stores. We hope that with the combined efforts here today, it will help the 400 members of this community,” said Ms. June Beh, Director of Partner Resources & Compliance of Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei.

Mud balls are made up of a unique mixture of Bokashi wheat bran, clay and Effective Micro-organisms (EM) microbes which promote sludge process, resulting in the improved quality of polluted pond or river.
Mud balls are made up of a unique mixture of Bokashi wheat bran, clay and Effective Micro-organisms (EM) microbes which promote sludge process, resulting in the improved quality of polluted pond or river.

Workshops are available throughout the Year


In addition, Starbucks Malaysia will also be working closely with EcoKnights to organize several workshops throughout the year which includes planting knowledge and propagation composting, culturing effective microbes, upcycling, and best practices for gardening.

One for the album
One for the album
Ms. June and En. Fadly spearheading the team to start planting at the community’s first Edible Garden.
Ms. June and En. Fadly spearheading the team to start planting at the community’s first Edible Garden.

Starbucks GMoS is held on every year in April. This program commits to unite partners (employees, customers, non-profit organizations, civic leaders, business partners, friends and family to dedicate their time to create positive and meaningful change in the communities that they serve by holding local service events.

For more information, do check out Starbucks Malaysia website at www.starbucks.com.my

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