Environmental geotechnics: introduction to young minds for sustainable environment and development

Mohd Masirin , Mohd Idrus and Abd Aziz, Azizan and Adon@Mohd Don, Rashidah (2008) Environmental geotechnics: introduction to young minds for sustainable environment and development. In: 1st National Seminar on Environment, Development and Sustainability (PSISenviro2008), 28-29 July 2008, Selangor, Malaysia.

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In order to create environmental awareness among the community, many programs are being conducted by the governments of the world including Malaysia. These programs and activities include the awareness and sensitivity to the depleting greens, flora and fauna, the climatic change due to human activities and the pollution to soil and ground water. Humans, animals and other living things rely greatly on soil, water air and the sun. Without them, all living things will perish and disappear from the surface of the earth. Thus, it is critical to inculcate better understanding and creating a more caring society to ensure the sustainability of the earth for future existence of mankind. In this paper, a discussion on the needs of introducing environmental geotechnics to young generations as early as in the pre-school education is deemed necessary as being conducted by most developed countries. Developing countries such as Malaysia, must starts now to ensure that existing resources such as its soils and ground water quality are preserved as the country continue to strive in becoming a developed and modern country by year 2020. Proposed course content for each group age is outlined from early age of a child to the university education system. However, these course contents are a recommendation which indicate the importance of continuity to ensure that the young generations will subsequently not only aware of preserving the environment and its surroundings but, will also work hard to improve the existing situation of the world for quality environment and a better place to live.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:environmental geotechnics; awareness; young generations; year 2020; Malaysia; flora; fauna; course content
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169-171 Environmental protection. Environmental geotechnology
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Transport and Geotechnique Engineering
ID Code:2302
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:09 Feb 2012 11:20
Last Modified:09 Feb 2012 11:20

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