Building local zero waste schools, one step at a time.

Endorsed by the Ministry of Education Malaysia

Our Impact

Empowered and equipped with zero waste skills from our pilot programme since October 2023 from 30 different schools
Through structured online modules, expert-led webinars, a physical bootcamp, and customised coaching, the pilot potentially impacts over 33,000 students
Of Seed Funding provided to our Top 2 schools to bring their Zero Waste projects to life by the end of this programme

Why does the Green Wira Programme matter?

The Green Wira Programme (“GWP”) is an educational programme that focuses on training educators in Malaysia on sustainability & zero waste living implementation.

Currently, the programme is open to educators from primary and secondary schools within Klang Valley (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya).
By 2030, GWP aims to empower 10,000 educators to be highly competent and committed in zero waste and environmental causes; educate and impact 1,000,000 students whilst building 100 zero waste schools for a waste-free and sustainable future for Malaysia.

What we accomplished so far

October – December 2023
Onboarded 50 Malaysian Educators onto the Green Wira Programme where they went through a 9-week Online Bilingual (ENG/BM) Course, featuring 5 Sustainability Modules & Assessments.

January – March 2024
Top 20 Educators were invited for a 3-day Bootcamp where they had expert coaching on their proposals and covered topics of Waste Management, Design Thinking, Emotional Resilience, Budgeting and more.

Educators then submitted proposals to apply for the Seed Funding of up to RM15,000 per project and winners were selected.

March – June 2024
Top 2 Educators began planning and implementation of their projects within a 3 month timeframe with support and mentorship by Zero Waste Malaysia. Monitoring and non-funded support was given to the other 48 graduates of the cohort.

July 2024
Preparation is ongoing for a physical Showcase Exhibition open for the public to learn about the pilot programme’s impact and what’s next for Cohort 2.0!

Our First TWO Zero Waste Schools

In the pilot programme, the Top TWO proposals received RM15,000 in seed funding to implement their project proposals at their respective schools. Read about their journey, impact and way forward below.

Eco Smart Energy by Cikgu Rosmira Binti Ramlee

The Eco Smart Energy project aims to reduce electricity and water wastage at SMK Taman Melawati.
The project includes the implementation of energy-efficient technologies such as an LED lighting system and photocells as well as a rainwater harvesting system.

Green Recycle House by Cikgu Khuzaimah binti Zaaim

The Green Recycle House project aims to build and manage a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at SK Telok Panglima Garang. The MRF functions as an environmental education hub, providing easy access for the school community to contribute recyclables and organic waste management.
The all-in-one station will teach clean recycling and composting

Call for Funders

Support 300 Teachers

Empowering and equipping 300 educators in sustainability and zero waste knowledge and skills;

Build 3 Zero Waste Schools

Contribute to the reduction of school waste amounting to>1,500kg p.a.
(Equivalent to planting 180 mangrove trees)

Impacting > 60,000

Individuals from schools to students, teachers and even parents towards building greener schools and education in Malaysia.

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Green Wira Bootcamp – 2023

Established in 2016, Zero Waste Malaysia (“ZWM”) is a non-profit organisation (PPM-044-10-29032018) registered under The Registry of Societies of Malaysia.

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