However, I must said as much as I am not into the Malaysian politics, the new budget has one thing that interests me....
"RM1.5bil fund to promote green technology by providing soft loans to companies that supply and use green technology."
Now, for entrepreneurs, it should be an encouragement for them to go green....let's look at some of the CEO that commented on this.
BMW Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Managing Director, Geoffrey Briscoe sees the Government's initiatives in addressing green technology as a step forward in developing clean and sustainable technology in the country. This perspective is very much shared by BMW Malaysia and we demonstrated this when we introduced BMW Efficient Dynamics to the market. In support of the Government's strides in the areas of green technology and sustainable development outlined in Budget 2010, BMW will continue to introduce more clean technology offerings to our Malaysian customers.
Johan Dennelind who is the CEO of DiGi.Com Bhd also has his say here.
The broadband done right company is happy that this broadband-friendly budget is a step in the right direction for Malaysians. DiGi views positively the Government's move to encourage the growth of green technology in Malaysia, as announced under Budget 2010.
Alright...enough of what the entrepreneurs could do...my questions here is what about you and I? Is there a part that we can play in helping with the environment? Now, I know that many of us are not using NGV. And also not many of us could afford hybrid car here in Malaysia....so what is it that you could do to GO GREEN.
If our BOLEH LAND politicians could see the need for green technology, why can't we see the need to GO GREEN??
Here are the simple 10 ways you could do to drastically make an impact:
Save energy and save money.
- Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out.
- Unplug appliances when you're not using them. Or, use a "smart" power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts "phantom" or "vampire" energy use.
- Take shorter showers to reduce water use.
- Make sure that there is no pipe leak.
- Don't waste water whether you are washing cars or anything...use when neccessary.
- Borrow from libraries instead of buying personal books and movies. This saves money, not to mention the ink and paper that goes into printing new books.
- Share power tools and other appliances. Get to know your neighbors while cutting down on the number of things cluttering your closet or garage.
- Students always have a lot of rough papers, notes and etc...make use of these papers in your notes...if possible, try ebook instead.
- Papers that have been used...recycle them....it's not that difficult
- You drink can drinks? If you do, make sure you recycle them as well....
- There are more things when we talk about recycling...you can definitely do this in your daily lives.