Who we are
Established in 1995, TrEES promotes environmentally sustainable lifestyles in Malaysia. TrEES has over twenty-one years of experience working on environmental conservation programmes. We partner with groups and communities to develop programmes that empower people to become actively involved in conserving the environment. TrEES promotes sustainable lifestyles so our children and future generations can continue enjoying the benefits provided by Malaysia’s magnificent natural environment. TrEES programmes are primarily based in urban areas as the lifestyles of the urban community have a tremendous impact on Malaysia’s natural resources, yet this community is the most disconnected from the natural environment.
TrEES strives to create real and sustainable solutions that have a positive impact. Passion for the environment and a commitment towards making a difference is what drives us in TrEES. TrEES focuses on civic engagement to develop positive mindsets within communities, providing them with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to effect change.
Many of the projects initiated by TrEES are still running successfully and have over the years been built upon and replicated by the government and other organisations. Through all our projects, we seek to re-connect the urban community with the environment that they are a part of, and depend on for their well-being.
- Initiating community recycling programmes since 1995, resulting in the recycling of over 12,500 tonnes of waste while raising over RM1 million for community groups, schools and charities.
- Working in partnership with the Selangor State Government to establish Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor, the third largest park in Peninsular Malaysia. The Park, 108,000 hectares in size, protects some of Selangor’s most vital natural resources and is the origin of the rivers in Selangor that provide over 90% of the water supply to Selangor, KL and Putrajaya
- Running an environment education programme in schools since 1997 that has produced thousands of young environmental leaders. TrEES Young Voices for Conservation (YV4C) is the springboard for students in schools to actively participate in conserving and protecting their environment. By involving our youth as drivers of social change, we are starting a tide of generational change and community engagement.