Climate Action Starts Here with AIESEC

Environmental. Cleansing. Habitation. Oasis.

To reduce carbon emissions to net zero and create new and inclusive opportunities that contribute to a more sustainable future for Malaysia by 2050.

Environmental. Cleansing. Habitation. Oasis. (ECHO) Project started in September 2021 with the aim to impact SDG 13: Climate Action by educating communities about climate change and building action plans to reduce critical factors affecting the environment. This is done through cultivating sustainable lifestyles and enabling youth to adopt and maintain sustainable lifestyles through hands-on practical activities that can empower youth in taking tangible actions and create an action plan towards critical factors that will affect our environment.

As global environmental degradation and climate shift are boiling down to the local level, as a youth leadership organization, we take action.

Climate Action - Target 13.3

By 2030, Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

Project Outcome

Youth are being more aware of climate change and taking actions to reduce the critical factors affecting our environment.

Project Outcome Key Performance Indicator (KPI)

Project Key Activities

Filling microplastics into plastic bottle

Educational Workshop

A space to introduce a new idea, inspire volunteers and beneficiaries to further explore it on their own, or may illustrate and promote actual process practice. It is also a great way to teach hands-on skills as it gives learners an opportunity to try out new methods and fail in a safe environment.

Collection of paper trashes

Waste to Treasure

A volunteer engagement campaign to reduce our waste, by helping to divert waste from landfill and engage volunteers to go #zerowaste for sustainability.

ECHO Workshop

Conference of ECHO

An event where the presenters (i.e., students) are given a limited time to present their solutions in front of an audience and industry experts. This provides a good platform to spread the word about their solutions, obtain funding, valuable feedback for further improvements and collaboration with value-aligned individuals/organisations to strive towards Climate Action.

What did volunteers say?

“I have learnt how to make plastic baskets and Ecobrick has gained more knowledge about plastic facts and how to better manage plastic waste. Lastly, I had an opportunity to moderate in workshops and create impactful awareness videos.”
Anis Nur Zahirah
Volunteer, AIESEC in Universiti Putra Malaysia
“I realized that even though my contribution to climate action is small, I believe that it can make big changes if I consistently adopt it in my life. Not only that, when I post about environmental awareness on my social media, people actually see it and compliment my effort to spread the awareness. I think the community around me is well aware of the importance of environmental sustainability, however, we need a little push for us all to act on the awareness we have.”
Nur Fiqrah Khaleesa Ahmad
Volunteer, AIESEC in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
“Throughout this journey, I have developed a variety of skills, both soft and technical. First and foremost, my leadership and communication abilities have improved. In addition, I learned technical skills such as how to facilitate a workshop. Finally, I learned about some practical environmental solutions, such as how to create kokedama and how to produce a candle out of spent oil.”
Esmail Mubarak Saleh Alhaddad
Volunteer, AIESEC in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

What did students say?

“I enjoy all of the sessions and information shared by the facilitators, especially on landfill topics. Besides, pitching competition was fun and it helps in boosting my confidence ”
Nur Iffah Adriana Binti Ahmad Faizal (19)
“I enjoy making Eco-bricks and plastic baskets a lot as the facilitators are very friendly and helpful in teaching us the process of making.”
Nur Azrin Binti Abdull Aziz (19)

Message from our partners

“AIESEC has a team of young, proactive teenagers keen to improve themselves and make a change. We are glad their profession in study don't affect their interest to know more about our biodiversity and relevant environmental issues”
Wei Rong Ler
The Habitat Foundation (AIESEC JB LP)
“The team had nice communication with me and a prompt update on the activity. I wish that this project can have physical community exposure on plastic waste in future.”
Ms. Leong In Tyng
Teacher – Hua Xia Private School (AIESEC UPM SP)
“It’s been fruitful and productive working with a group of passionate youth who envision to create big impacts by taking little steps. This humbling experience brought not only awareness to various environmental issues, it also demonstrated that we are never too young or too old to make a difference!”
Ms. Lisa Voon
Talent Development Manager – QL Resources Berhad (AIESEC UPM FP)

Our National Partners

beebag logo

Our Local Partners

Thanam Industry Sdn Bhd logo
Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia logo
Single Step Zero Waste Store logo
Sahabat Alam Malaysia logo
Penang Green Council logo
Minimize Zero Waste Store logo
Free Tree Society logo
Environmental Protection Society Malaysia logo
Gadang Holdings Berhad logo


AIESEC in Malaysia is an organization registered under Registrar of Society (ROS) (Registration No.: PPM-002-10-04042005), having its registered address at Block E-51-2, Zenith Corporate Park, Jalan SS 7/26, Ss 7, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.