This article focuses on how youth can respond positively towards the crisis in ways that are beneficial to the planet. As cliché as it sounds, we will inherit the world from our elders, and it is therefore our duty to reverse the actions and practices that have damaged Mother Earth. This may seem like a daunting task, but small steps ¬ when done collectively- can have a significant impact in solving the problem.
Is the coronavirus giving nature a break? Is nature getting a respite from humans? What the lockdowns tell us is that much of the earth’s pollution and environmental damage is caused by human activity. The lockdowns also tell us that the damage can be reduced, even if it cannot be reversed, by changes in our actions. It’s a serious wake up call for everyone.
Read the Says feature article here, prmoting Maybank Foundation - Perdana Leadership Foundation Writing & Photo Contest 2020.
With cash prizes of more than RM160,000 at stake across Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Photos categories, we know that our contestants are busy brainstorming and searching for inspiration. If you visit our website, the Resources section has a host of articles on climate action and climate change to seed your thoughts. Be sure to also read each category's topics and guidelines!
If you are a Malaysian between 13 and 23 years old, we are interested in your views on climate action!
This is the theme of our Maybank Foundation – Perdana Leadership Foundation Writing & Photo Contest 2020 with Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Photo categories, in Bahasa Malaysia and English.