‘Green Run’ for UBD’s new Alumni Building

14 Aug

Thursday, August 14, 2014

UNIVERSITI Brunei Darussalam will hold its first “Green Run” on September 14, to help raise money for the construction of its Alumni Building.

Members of the public are invited to participate in the run, which include the 3km fun run, the 5km and 9.5km run. The event will begin at 7am at the UBD Sports Centre.

Deputy Director of the Office of Alumni Relations and Advancement (OARA), Lim Kok Shien, said participants can register for the event online.

In line with UBD’s ‘green’ efforts, registration will be paperless and runners can also download their certificate of participation online.

“We hope these little steps that we are taking can help preserve the earth for our future generation,” said Lim during an event at UBD yesterday.

The UBD Green Run is organised by OARA, with support from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health, Armtrix, Fitness Zone and Green Apeel.

Lim said the Alumni Green building – designed by Eco Bumi Architects – will be located close to sports complex and should be completed next year.

The building will be equipped with ‘green’ technology such as solar panels and a garden on the rooftop, as opposed to the traditional cement rooftops.

“UBD is also making more efforts to increase environmental conciousness such as by providing recycle trash bins throughout campus,” he added.

Lim said he hopes OARA will be a platform to engage alumni in collaborative work with both the public and private sectors. UBD has produced around 18,000 graduates since its establishment in 1985.

Source: The Brunei Times

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