Decades of rapid modernization and industrialization have inevitably led to the severe deterioration of the river water quality in Penang. The PSDC (Penang Skills Development Centre) is introducing its Greening Penang Initiative to mobilize the adoption of Effective MicroorganismTM (EM) as a sustainable mediator for the continuous pollution. EM, which was discovered by Prof. Dr. Teruo Higa, is a technology known to stop algae growth and break down sludge in lakes and rivers. It works as a viable replacement for chemical-based cleaning solutions and at the same time, promotes the habit of recycling food wastes.
Through the Greening Penang Initiative, the PSDC aims to encourage and inculcate the adoption of EM Activated Solution (EMAS) among the residents of Bayan Baru. EMAS is made from organic products and can be used for household cleaning, laundry, gardening and even on pets. Most of all, it is an effective and healthy alternative to the conventional chemical-based solutions and fertilizers. Bayan Baru residents who are interested to find out more about EMAS and how to make the solution from home is welcome to participate in the official launching the Greening Penang Initiative on Saturday, 31 October 2009 at 10:00am at the PSDC premises (1, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang). Complimentary EM starter kits and EMAS will be given out to participants of this Program. For more information, please contact PSDC at 04-6437909 ext. 514/ 596 or email CorpComm@psdc.org.my.