KLCC Celebrates First Harvest Grown on Rooftop

File this under "Pretty Cool:" Malaysia’s purpose-built Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) has reaped the first harvest of its hydroponic farm on its rooftop. The initiative is in line with KLCC’s sustainability efforts to reduce carbon footprint and to provide healthy food to meetings and events delegates and guests.

KLCC partnered with The Green Attap, a locally based urban farming solutions company, to set up and maintain the farm on its rooftop. Driven by passion for healthy and sustainable living, The Green Attap was founded by two single mothers with the aim of providing pesticide-free food for children. “Green Attap is the perfect partner to help us with this initiative as we are aligned in our sustainable goals and vision,” said Alan Pryor, general manager of KLCC.

“Sustainability is a primary business focus for us. We have a taskforce that constantly looks for ways to maximize our efforts in reducing our carbon footprint, addressing the impacts of climate change. As part of that, the farm on our rooftop is our latest roll-out and we have been looking forward to the first harvest and to bring these fresh, pesticide-free vegetables from our rooftop directly to delegates’ plates,” added Pryor.

Food security is a growing concern in today’s world as pesticide-reliant contemporary agriculture is losing popularity amongst health- and environment-conscious communities. Urban farms are mushrooming in the nooks and corners of cities with private and commercially owned buildings being transformed into sustainable agricultural spaces.

KLCC’s Sustainable Development Goals Taskforce is committed to elevating the venue’s sustainable journey and in that, assisting conference organizers and meeting planners to deliver environmentally responsible events.

For more information, visit www.klccconventioncentre.com.

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