My first interesting activity I was joined in University Tun Abdul Razak was Eco Film Fest. On 30th October 2011 ago, all my classmates including me were joined one activity was organized by University Malaya. This activity was very important to us to complete our assignment task for subject Understanding Environment Management. Besides that, I was going there to make us be aware of our environment and earth. Today, our environment was unpredictable. All these happened because of human hand. Human did much pollution such as air pollution, water pollution, and also throw acid substances into rivers.
All these can makes flora and fauna almost extinct and also the weather of the earth today is difficult to forecast. A lot of activities were provided in the Eco Film Fest such as movie, games and more than ten booths in that festival. All the games, video and activities were about environment. The participants were not only come from Malaysia, but also got participant from foreigner and they were very love and excited to safe our environment. In the Eco Film Festival also has Mycat booth. The function of the booth was to give awareness to people about the animals that almost extinct.
The animals were tiger, bear, elephant, snake and monkey. These animals hunted by people to get something from the animals. For example people kill tiger to get it teeth and snake for it skin. This booth also shows a few traps that hunter use to kill these animals. The trap were very horrible and can makes animals die if trapped in that trap and animals also can get serious injured if trapped in that trap. The talker also shows to me few animals that people hunt to make food such as some animals were killed to make soup. In the booth, I was signed the petition to support team Mycat to protect these animals.
In the booth I felt very sad when people did cruel towards all animals because of money. I also asked to makes report to Mycat team if meet restaurant sell the exotic food because exotic animals are illegal to eat. From the Mycat booth, I already learned about the meaning of love, which is love is not for human to human but also human to animals. From there also, I knew people can do anything to get money including kill the animals. In this booth, I was very appreciating to Mycat team because they did a lot of effort to safe the animals. Another activity in the Eco Film Fest, I interested with fashion show.
The activity was held in hall and has eleven contesters. The purpose of the competition was to find the winner who can design the beautiful and creative clothes by using the recycle material. I was interested with one contester which is he design the clothes by using news paper and the cloth was look creative and beautiful to me. Others contesters also have unique design but the material that they used were look messy and crowded. The competition was very good idea because from this competition, we can build creative person which is creative to come out with new product from several of recycle material.
From this competition also can give awareness to people about 3R which is reduce, reuse and recycle. One of the interesting movies I watched was Green. The Green was about one of the extinct animals which are ‘orang utan’. The movie was about the suffer life of the orang utan when their habitat were destroying cruelty by human. Human did that to get money when they did the illegal logging. Orang utan were tortured cruelty and trauma when they heard cutter trees machine that people used to cut the trees. They also look crazy when orang utan were forced to life in cage for a long time and they look like live in the prison.
All this happened because of human. They were so greed to get money and forget about the others animals. This also shows the self fish behaviour of human when did cruelty to flora and fauna in sake to complete their dream. The next booth was booth that sells Tea. The tea was very unique because they have a lot of colour such as purple, red and orange. That tea produced from organic material and makes the smell of the tea was very fragment and unique. The tea originally comes from flower which is something like small roses. All the teas come from three countries which are China, Francis and England.
Based on the talker, the tea can give healty to our body and very useful to virginal discharge. Besides that, the talker also show to me the bread jam which is the jam produced from one of the fruit. The fruit called as gedabu. The gedabu can be found in mangrove forest and very difficult to get it. The tastes of the jam were something like sweet and sour. From the booth, I can see when organic materials were appreciated, it can produced something meaningful product and did not bring any dangerous to human body. The product also can make our body healthy. The organic material also can avoid people from various pollutions.
The next booth was owner by students who are taking engineering course. In the booth has a replica which is something like town replica created by a female student. The students was created replica bus stop which is built from PVC pipe. Based on the student, she and her friends were successful built real bus stop and the bus stop was built from the PVC pipe. The bus stop was very unique because not all students are able to think the creative idea like she and her friends. The structure of the bus stop was very strong and safe. The last booth I going was craft booth.
The booth was made home furnishing by using recycle material such as glass, bottle and news paper. In this booth, I myself can saw the talker produced basket by using news paper. The process was starting when the talker start weaving the basket by using news paper. After complete weaving, she colour the basket by using several of colours to make the basket more beautiful and interesting. Besides that, the booth also sells stationary which is produced from recycle material. Recycle material such as papers was recycled and create something special such as pen, pencil, colour pencil and note book.
From the booth, I stated realise why people asked to joined 3R. This is because recycle material can help us to produce several of products which are very useful product and this directly can reduce global warming. In conclusion, the Eco Film Fest 2011 was very good festival because give me a lot of advantages. I learnt new things from this festival that I never learn before. From this festival also, I gained more knowledge about the flora and fauna and makes me understand about the environment of the earth. Hopefully, I can see again the Eco Film Fest for the next year.