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Achievements

Over the years, I’ve been incredibly fortunate, honored and humbled to have been recognized for work in the fields of education, volunteering, music and writing. I’ve also been lucky enough to work with many students, educators and community members by leading numerous workshops and talks.

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EDUCATION & VOLUNTEERING

In 2001, I was recognized as a Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Volunteer of the Year for my work in training citizen scientists for the Adopt-A-Stream statewide stream monitoring program.

 

 

 

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In 2004, I was also awarded the Branch Award by the Malaysian Nature Society for my efforts in fundraising to secure a Ford Foundation Grant to establish and train the Malaysian Nature Guides.

 

 

 

 

MUSIC

benchamrx logoIn 2010, The BENCHMARX, a rock band based in Kuala Lumpur, that I was a singer, guitar player and song writer for was named the MOST ELECTRIFYING – EXHILARATING – EXCITING LIVE Act in Malaysia.

 

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From 2007-2013, The BENCHMARX raised over US$20,000 for conservation of endangered species in Southeast Asia by Rockin’ 4 the Environment and using music to inspire students, artists, musicians and local community to take action for education and sustainability.

 

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WRITING

In 2008, my book, As if the Earth Matters- Recommitting to Environmental Education, co-authored with Thom Henley received the National Science Teacher Associations Recommendation.

 

 

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

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In 2012, I initiated GREEN Riders and then in 2014 GREEN Paddlers to raise awareness for conservation and sustainability in Southeast Asia.  To date, our documentary videos have received over 14,000 views and during the GREEN Riders bamboo bike ride we reached 400,000+ community members via social media.

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In 2013GREEN Riders was featured at the Kuala Lumpur Eco-Film Festival and I was invited again in 2014 for a presentation of The Box People.

 

 

 

 

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I’ve also been a speaker at several Global Issues Network (GIN) conferences including GINdo (Jakarta International School in Indonesia), GINSing (United World College SE Asia in Singapore) and GINSanity (Mont Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

My talks and workshops cover topics such as making a difference through service projects, initiating inspirational educational and conservation awareness campaigns and education for a sustainable future.

 

EARCOSOver the years, I have also given many workshops for EARCOS and shared my love of the outdoors and passion for conservation, service and sustainability with many teachers in the EARCOS region.

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In 2014, I was one of the organizers for the Global Citizenship Summit last at NIST Int’l School in Bangkok. I am currently planning a similar weekend summit
for Bali Int’l School to take place in Feb. 2016.

 

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In 2015, I was invited to give a talk at a Theory of Knowledge (TOK) student conference at United World College Southeast Asia to encourage students to get outside and learn about the natural world to see the value of Education Outside the Classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Kenny for a speaking engagement, workshop or the trip of a lifetime!

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