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好命不如一个好习惯,改变世界的日常小力量由你我开始!EM (Effective Microorganisms) & ME!

好命不如一个好习惯,改变世界的日常小力量由你我开始!EM (Effective Microorganisms) & ME!

[编辑 Editor 吕大人   英译 Translator 刘大人   摄影 Photographer 黄大人]

年初,大人参加了一场分享会,会上主讲人说了让大人铭记于心的警世名言,「你不知道的事,不代表这世上没人正在做。」的确,一些能改变世界的日常小力量总是容易被忽略,殊不知有者其实真是默默耕耘了许久,图的既非名也非利,而是想让整个大环境及彼此的下一代有更美好的家园,仅此而已。将镜头拉近一些来看,在生活中最常实践这名言的人莫过于身边的妈妈们,为了一家子的健康总是精心挑选一切家居用品与食品。

大人多年前曾随团到EM™ (Effective Microorganisms, 有效微生物) 重地 – 泰国的北标府 (Saraburi) 观摩当地的有机农场,农场里的蔬果、稻米、家禽皆使用EM™技术,参观者也可亲身接触制作酵素、泥球与堆肥等,大人当时也像各位一样,由于日常并无使用酵素的习惯,因而对EM™抱着一知半解的概念,在知其一而不知其二的情况下错失许多在生活中可有效使用EM™的机会。有鉴于此,大人决定把握机会,在今年7月7日至23日於五福城广场所举办的Good Earth Exhibition: EM & Me 2.0 前,预先向主办单位了解更多有关这项已被全球140多个国家使用的技术详情,再以较生活化的方式让看官们了解EM™

A 3-day resident workshop at Saraburi Center (Thailand) many years back first exposed us to the technologies involved in Kyusei Nature Farming and opened our eyes to the world of EM™ (Effective Microorganisms), a earth-saving revolution and which allows nature’s little recyclers to restore the health and balance of the ecosystems, without the adverse side effects so often found in synthetic chemicals and suppressive technologies.

In line with the Good Earth Project by Tanah Sutera committed towards creating a zero waste and sustainable living environment, the second Good Earth Exhibition: EM & Me 2.0 returns to Sutera Mall from 7 to 23 July 2017 to educate our society on how we can preserve our Mother Earth by applying EM™ at home, while enhancing environmental consciousness among public by instilling the 5Rs’ (Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, be Responsible) principle in our daily life so as to create an eco-friendlier and healthier environment for our future generation.

 

家居的EM™使用 Using EM™ at Home

在让看官们了解更多有关EM™的资讯前,大人先为各位图解其实咱们每日逗留最长时间的居家环境非常适合使用EM™哦!举凡户外的花园、去除宠物异味、清洗汽车、水槽、排水沟,至室内的厨房、厕所、洗衣机、冷气异味、沙发、窗帘、浴缸、衣柜、抽屉、床褥被单、衣物、门窗、厨余堆肥等皆能使用酵素除污除臭,难怪总能听闻主妇们互道,「再也不必使用对环境与身体有害的化学清洁剂和塑胶手套了!皮肤不再敏感,家里的空气清新多了!」既然能深受精明主妇们的盛赞,想必咱们有必要知道更多有关EM™的知识啊!

Far from being rocket science, the usage of EM™ can be as simple as keeping our home clean. From using EM™ in our flower beds and bushes to removing pets odour, washing cars, treating food waste, eliminating foul smells from our toilets, sinks and drains to cleaning our washing machine, microwave, air-conditioner, even for application on our sofas, curtains, bathtub, closet, drawers, beddings and mattress, we can create an atmosphere conducive to better health of our family and people living in the house.

【大人用后感】话说某日大人在厨房做饭,料理了三菜一汤后厨房地板变得好油腻!赫然想起咱们不是有两瓶EM™酵素吗?于是便将一瓶盖的酵素 (真的不必倒入太多) 倒入桶中,才抹了一遍地板就啧啧响,油腻全失而且毫无异味!真有效!这次真的心服口服好满意。
The aroma of fresh home cooking can be delightful, but guess what? Our recent sumptuous home-cooked meal left lingering smells and grease on the floor. Thanks to EMAS (EM™ Activated Solution), our kitchen instantly became spotless and odourless, it was that amazing!

 

何谓EM™? So, what is EM™?

何谓EM™?上世纪80年代,来自日本琉球大学的比嘉照夫教授 (Dr. Higa) 精心研发了EM™,全名为 Effective Microorganisms 或中译为有效微生物,它是一种通过天然发酵过程所产生的对人体有益的微生物。EM™最初被用于替代农业化学品,如今被广泛使用於不同领域如农水产养殖业、环境复苏、工业、家庭和保健。

EM™ , which stands for Effective Microorganisms, is a mixed culture of beneficial, naturally-occurring microorganisms mostly used or found in food. First “discovered” and developed by Dr. Teruo Higa, a professor at the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan, EM™ was initially considered as an alternative to agricultural chemicals. Today, EM™ is now used in diverse fields such as sustainable farming, environmental restoration, industries, households and healthcare.

 

EM™中的主要成分 Microorganisms In EM

有效微生物中的主要组成成分为:
乳酸菌:被用于制作酸奶、乳酪和泡菜。
光合成菌:无处不在,并帮助清理地球,为各细菌的共存起着平衡作用。
酵母菌:被用于制作面包、啤酒和葡萄酒。

Microorganisms in EM™ include:
Lactic Acid Bacteria, used for making yoghurt, cheese and fermented vegetables;
Phototrophic Bacteria, which exist everywhere and help to clean our earth;
Yeast, used for making bread, beer and wine.

 

运用EM™使生活环境更美好  EM™ Applications In Life

1. Landscape
景观维护

 

同济爱心培训中心 (Kiwanis Careheart Centre) 负责人 Ms. Lee Leng Lee 的带领下,大人亲眼目睹使用了EM™后,中心内的所有植物包括酸柑园有多茁壮翠绿啊 (叹为观止)!「这些植物现在都不施化肥与杀虫剂了!使用EM™有机水耕后土壤里的有效微生物都变得更壮大,土质获得改善后,间接让植物拥有良好的生长状态。此外,EM™并不会直接杀灭害虫,而是有效驱赶,无农药的环境也让园里空气变得更清新!」也因为在中心亲自感受了EM™的效果后,Ms. Lee 於2011年起进而将使用酵素的观念带回家中让家人感受其神奇功效进而逐渐改观。

Led by Ms Lee Leng Lee from Kiwanis Careheart Centre, our up close and personal encounter with EM™ began with a walk in the park. We couldn’t help but noticed the trees planting and proper landscape maintenance had been consistently emphasised to provide fresh air and lush greenery to complement the entire elements of a conducive and healthy community living. EM™ is sprayed as fertilisers for shrubs, while public spaces and the perimeters of the centre are all sprayed to keep pests away from these common areas. Having experienced first hand and entirely convinced of the benefits of EM™, Ms Lee has since adopted many of its applications at work and at home since 2011.

 

2. Housekeeping And Sanitary Cleaning
家政及卫生清洁

你是不是总会遇到以下真实状况,每当有人告诉你使用酵素有多好,多干净时,你总是很难直接联想其好处而被说服使用,一般反应皆是冷漠以对。大人身边有些朋友的双手总因使用了化学清洁剂而敏感,在使用了EM™后,俗称富贵手的痕痒症状竟然不药而愈。「用酵素清理厨房碗碟、地板与厕所,真是好干净!」还有一点更是让精明主妇满意呢,那就是使用酵素比起购买超市里的清洁用品来说可是省下了不少家常经费,简直一举数得!「一罐EM.1加入糖蜜 (Molasses) 后便能调出20瓶酵素,相当经济实惠。」

目前,五福城广场全面使用EM™来进行清洁工作。

EM™ works as a deodorizer and suppresses fungal growth in garbage centres and toilets at Sutera Mall, and can also replace household detergents in cleaning. Due to the natural ingredients and positive microorganisms, EM™ is exceptionally gentle on our skin and materials, providing natural protection compared to conventional cleaners so we can kiss our rubber gloves goodbye. Besides, EM™ also offer significant advantages in eliminating microbiological impurities, both efficiently and economically, simply by mixing 1 bottle of EM.1 molasses to produce up to 20 bottles of chemical-free detergent, WOW!

 

3. Water Treatment
水质处理

积极推广使用EM™的五福城市,以身作则到校指导小学生制作微生物泥球 (EM™ Mudball),泥球投入河中后逐渐游走四散并有效发挥泥球内的酵素分解有机污染物以达至净河作用。「原本呈深棕色的河水,丢入泥球后水质获得极大的改善,需知道要让河水清澈见底可不是一朝一夕能达成的事,还有赖各方积极配合才能进一步推广水质净化。」EM™也被加入五福城广场与邻近学校的水体以分解有机污染物。

In consideration of the health and comfort of the general public, teachers and students, EM™ is added into water bodies at Sutera Mall and surrounding schools to break down organic contaminants in the water. When EM™ Mudballs are added into the water in this condition, they become embedded in the surface of the sludge, and effective fermentation bacteria contained in Mud balls start to decompose the sludge. At the same time, phototrophic bacteria consume harmful gasses, so foul odours will be contained.

位于五福城市范围内的同济爱心培训中心 (Kiwanis Careheart Centre),也於大池塘、鱼池、虾池与动物的饮用水中加入EM™「养殖鱼虾的池里真的好清澈,就连水管处也没有污迹,而且也没有难闻的气味!工人们原本敏感的皮肤也因此痊愈。」Ms. Lee表示,这里的鱼池一般每周会注入约20litre的EM™,而池塘内原来潜藏了约3000条尼罗红!

Even the prawn cultivation and fish ponds at Kiwanis Careheart Centre are treated with 20 litres of EM™ on a weekly basis to improve the water condition, resulting in a clean and odourless-free environment for the healthy growth of the animals and fishes. At this point, a proud Ms Lee couldn’t wait to show off the clear waters which are also home to almost 3,000 red tilapias!

 

4. Community Workshops
社区工作坊

此外,五福城市的环保大使也会定期透过美化地球计划的工作坊,让EM™的知识得以与居民、团体与公众交流分享,目前所分享的环保讯息已让超过30个机构的2万多人受惠。部分使用者表示「使用了EM™清理幼儿园里的地板后,手足口症就此绝迹了呢!」

Residents, associations and the general public are introduced to EM™ through regular workshops and sharing sessions under the Good Earth project, which has benefited over 20,000 people from 30 organisations, including nurseries and kindergartens who have swore by the effectiveness from the complete elimination of the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease occurrences among the young children.

 

5. Food Waste Management
厨余管理

EM™能将厨余转换为堆肥,位于五福城广场的美化地球中心每天清理超过500公斤的厨余。「广场内的各大餐厅如五福北京楼、士林炸鸡扒、绿园、肯德基等皆积极参与了此项厨余分类活动,为环保尽一份力!」

EM™ is used to convert food waste into compost for landscaping, where more than 500kg of food waste is processed every day at Sutera Mall’s Good Earth food waste processing centre. This initiative has received widespread support and counts Pekin Restaurant, Shilin Taiwan Street Snacks, Evergreen Food Court and KFC among the key advocates who help champion the good cause!

 

6. Construction 建筑业

EM™能加强建筑材料的功能,降低病态楼宇综合症并创造健康的生活空间。位于五福城市内的 Sekolah Matahari 旭阳学校便是个中最佳代表,这座得奖建筑在设计之初便是以顺应着太阳的日照轨迹而建,并在建筑材料内加入EM™,因此全天候皆保持通风、凉爽,室温随之下降,因而达至节源省电之效。此外,整座校舍外墙并无上漆,因此师生们无需担忧病态楼宇综合症会对人体产生不良影响,一般的皮肤敏感与眼痛症状同时大幅降低。「走在校园内果然凉爽!」

EM™ is applied throughout the construction process of Tanah Sutera’s new residential and commercial projects. Soil treatment is done with EM™ to improve its condition, while building materials such as concrete, paint and skim coat are added with EM™ to strengthen these elements while reducing the possibility of sick house syndrome. A guided tour around the campus of Sekolah Matahari was a comfortable and rejuvenating experience, much to our delight, and judging from the happy faces of the teachers and students there.

 

日本环保商店 EM Greenlife

平日生活忙碌无法亲自制作酵素,那看官们或许可到这家位于五福城市商业区角头单位的 EM Greenlife 日本环保商店逛逛,这儿的环保产品应有尽有,举凡家居用品、有机蔬果食品、饮料、衣物、美容用品等皆可在此寻获。「大人在此品尝了超香甜的有机木瓜哦!」

If the idea of making your own chemical-free molasses appeals but time is not quite on your side, head down to EM Greenlife located at an intermediate end-lot unit that is well-stocked for everything EM™, as well as organic produce and cosmetics all under one roof.

See Also

刚刚大人所提起的 EM.1, EM Bokashi, Molasses 等皆可在店内购得,万事俱备只欠…大人亲自动手制作天然清洁剂啦!

Alternatively, we could also DIY our very own chemical-free detergent using EM.1, EM Bokashi, Molasses, here’s how:

所需材料 Get Ready:
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 空塑料瓶 Plastic Bottle
[icon type=”fa-check” size=”icon-1x” ] 量匙 Spoon
[icon type=”fa-check” size=”icon-1x” ] 容器 Container
[icon type=”fa-check” size=”icon-1x” ] 400毫升的水或洗米水  400ml water/rinsed rice water
[icon type=”fa-check” size=”icon-1x” ] 20-25毫升的EM.1  20-25ml EM.1
[icon type=”fa-check” size=”icon-1x” ] 20-25毫升的蔗糖或糖浆 20-25ml Molasses or cane sugar

做法 Method:
1. 将400毫升的水或洗米水倒入刻度容器中,一般矿泉水罐容量近400毫升,因此极为适合当作清洁剂储存罐。
Pour 400ml or water or rinsed water into a plastic container

2. 准备20-25毫升蔗糖。
Prepare 20-25ml of molasses

3. 将蔗糖倒入水中搅匀。
Mix with water and stir

4. 然后加入20-25毫升的EM.1
Add 20-25ml of EM.1

5. 将混合物倒入塑料瓶中,瓶口留置少许位子,将瓶子盖紧,放在温度偏暖的地方。
Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle, leave extra space at the top and cap the bottle tightly and leave it in a warm place.

6. 2-3天后,扭松瓶盖释放发酵气体,然后将瓶盖关紧,继续为期7-10天的发酵过程。
After 2-3 days, loosen the cap slowly to release the gas and close it back tightly and leave to ferment for 7-10 days.

持续观察液体的颜色变化,当液体从深褐色逐渐变成浅红褐色,而味道闻起来是酸甜味时就能拿来使用了,一般使用期限为一个月。基于安全理由,请使用塑料瓶制作。

When a sweet-sour scent is produced and the mixture changes from dark brown to reddish brown, the EMAS is ready for use. For safety concern, use plastic bottles instead of glass bottles.

 

美化地球展览会 Good Earth Exhibition 2017 – EM & ME 2.0

过去数年间所举办的EM™与我展览会美化地球环保展共吸引了超过5万名公众参与,今年度的 Good Earth Exhibition 2017 – EM & Me 2.0 则将于7月7日-23日,上午10点30分-晚上10点30分五福城广场4楼举办,届时将有10个参展单位一起为环保齐献力!

Having attracted over 50,000 visitors in the inaugural event and back by popular demand, the Good Earth Exhibition 2017 – EM & Me 2.0 will be held at Level 4 (East Wing) of Sutera Mall from 7 to 23 July 2017 (10.30am to 10.30pm daily), with over 10 participating organisations adding to the buzz!

 

展览会期间,现场也有多项适合阖家亲子共同参与的比赛 (海报设计比赛、摄影比赛、填色比赛、泥球制作比赛)、工作坊与讲座会等。展览详情请点击 www.suteramall.com

The event is a great opportunity for us to immerse ourselves in a series of DIY soap making and recycling workshops, attractive competitions like colouring contest, photography contest, poster design contest, upcycle competition and needless to say, interesting and informative galleries! For more information, visit: www.suteramall.com

好命不如一个好习惯,一人一项小改变便能让居住环境变得更健康干净,并以此传播予身旁的至亲至爱、社区与社会,让我们一起迈向打造零垃圾和绿色的生活环境吧!

Motivation is what gets us started, while good habit is what keeps us going. Inspired by the principle of “Good Habits Are Better Than A Carefree Life“, let’s join hands to create a zero waste and green living environment, beginning with ourselves, and ultimately expanding to our community and the society at large.

Sutera Mall Johor Bahru

Address: No. 1, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 558 9009 / +607 – 554 1033
Email: suteramall@tanahsutera.com
Website: www.suteramall.com

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