La Nuit des Idées 2023
Date: 21 Oct 2023, 4:00pm - 9:30pm GMT+8 Kuala Lumpur
Oceans: Could less mean more?
Second edition of la Nuit des Idées (the Night of Ideas) in Malaysia!
Did you know that oceans cover more than 70% of the planet's surface? That marine and coastal ecosystems provide food for billions of
people around the world? Or that oceans also play a major role as climate regulators? And yet, despite their relevance, our oceans are
increasingly threatened by pollution, overfishing, climate change, tourism, etc. Plastic pollution, for instance, is expected to triple by
2040. So how can we do more to protect our oceans? What if doing more meant doing less (waste, pollution), doing better (decision-making),
doing it together (collaborating)?
Come explore this concept during our “Nuit des Idées 2023” hosted by Alliance Française of Kuala Lumpur. Through various activities, we
will reflect on how a shift in perspective can lead us to making better choices for our oceans and ourselves. You will also be able to
enjoy a vibrant art installation by Hara Makers and contribute to our Wall for the Oceans and commit to adopting one eco-friendly gesture.
Check out our exciting programme – and register ASAP!
Enjoy a selection of short films in English and French about the oceans and the role of science in understanding and protecting these
Presented by Universcience, Reef Stakes and the Embassy of France in Malaysia, this film screening offers a delightful experience that
is friendly for kids and adults alike!
Let's watch these insightful videos together while enjoying complimentary popcorn!
Discover Ocean Hackathon with the JellyGO team, champions of marine innovation. Learn how they won the international Grand Finale in
France and explore their ocean-saving app. Discover their impactful application and ways to contribute to ocean preservation, with a chance
to win Ocean Hackathon goodies!
Plastic pollution is everywhere, and going nowhere fast - except into our waterways, soil, food, air, and bodies. The Sea Monkey Project
creates ocean plastic solutions and education. They upcycle single-use plastics into long-lasting ethical souvenirs; upcycling plastic
“waste” means turning trash into treasure. Embark the journey with them in exploring different possibilities of plastic upcycling,
sustainability, and climate education.
To participate, please bring with you some plastic type 2 or 5 – they can be easily recognised by the triangle symbol at
the bottom of the plastic product.
Play Reef Stakes®, a marine-themed role-playing card game that simulates real-life stakeholder relationships, introduces iconic marine
species, and highlights threats to coral reefs. Join in the debate and decision-making to shape the future of the reef.
Suitable for participants aged 12 years and above.
A discussion on Malaysia’s marine environment, its natural climate services, traditional knowledge, and protection efforts. Based on
the #SeaWorld series, published by Macaranga with the support of the Embassy of France to Malaysia to address under-reported issues.
Less Food Waste
Freshable, a Malaysian company, will teach sustainable and healthy cooking. Learn how to make ocean-friendly snacks using high-quality,
locally sourced ingredients. Don't forget to bring your own plate and cutlery!
Greater Action, a social non profit organisation based out of Bandar Baru Ampang, helps 250 vulnerable refugee families, particularly Afghan
families, to rebuild their lives in Malaysia by providing them quality education, sustainable livelihood opportunities and mental
healthcare. Support their team of talented women and purchase handcrafted uniquely designed bags, accessories and home linen made from
premium up-cycled material or order their sumptuous authentic afghan food/ French cookies and cakes for a memorable culinary experience.
Discover the captivating plastic tree sculpture 'The Last Tree' crafted from 5,000 community-collected plastic bags by Hara Makers, a
non-profit upcycling organization. Hara Makers goes beyond art – it's a transformative initiative addressing community issues and
striving for a world free of poverty and discrimination by empowering the underprivileged through their voices and income-generating
Throughout the event, this captivating artwork will be on display in AFKL.
Come be a part of this insightful event and contribute to ocean conservation!
FREE ADMISSION UPON RSVP
Date: Saturday, 21 October 2023
Time: 4pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Alliance Française of Kuala Lumpur
4pm - 6pm
[Film projection] More knowledge: Ocean Science - movie time! by Universcience
5.15pm - 7pm
[Demonstration] More recycling: Turning trash into treasure by The Sea Monkey Project
|5.45pm - 7pm
[Presentation] More understanding: Ocean Hackathon and the JellyGO app!
6pm - 7pm
[Game] More collaboration: Game on! by Reef Stakes
7pm - 8pm
[Roundtable] More information: What's in our #SeaWorld by Macaranga
8pm - 8.15pm
Light refreshments by Gustafood Café
8.15pm - 9.30pm
[Workshop] Less food waste: Cooking sustainably and healthy by Freshable
[Craft Sale] More action: Empowering refugee women by Greater action
[Booth] More information: What's in our #SeaWorld by Macaranga
[Exhibition] More upcycling: 'The Last Tree' by Hara Makers
[Pledge Wall] More commitment: A Wall for the Oceans by the French Embassy
[Literature Corner] More insight: Opening our minds through reading by AFKL's library
For every activity, kindly register below.
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