It all starts with us.

Melissa Tan, Climate Action & Sustainability Advocate


Hey there, I’m Melissa Tan, and I’m an eco-conscious girl in Malaysia pursuing a zero waste life.

I was the Recycling Kid

When I was a kid, I recycled everything that I knew to be recyclable in my house.

In my teens, I worked in coffee shops and saw the amount of cumulative waste we created. It made me very uncomfortable, so I fished plastic cups out of the trash and washed them, hauling huge bags of them to the recycling centre after my shifts. But I knew it was not enough.

Then I heard about the zero waste movement, and how we can REFUSE the creation of trash in the first place.

*click* that was my lightbulb moment. There was my solution.

I’m an animal lover

A lot of my motivation for this are the animals and people that get hurt as a result of  how the modern world works in careless disregard of the environment.

When I watched videos of an animal suffering at the slaughterhouse, and then read about how vegans eat,

*click* that was my lightbulb moment. I went #meatless.

I’ve volunteered with a local animal shelter for years, but when it came to watching videos of wildlife and marine life dying, I felt powerless.

These media had an impact on me. If I helped to create it, speak about it and get it out to more people, it may impact someone else too.

I hope to spark that lightbulb in someone else, like mine was triggered all those years ago.

There is a solution. And it begins with us.

Continuous, collective action and initiative is an active protest
against the injustice we see today,
this is what will change our world for the better.

Sustainability Work

These are some of the organizations that I work closely and represent.

The Antarctic Climate Expedition
Malaysian Representative
Generation T
Sustainability Honoree
Wiki Impact 100
Impact Influencer
Prestige 40 Under 40
Fashion Revolution Malaysia
Country Coordinator
Malaysia Ambassador
Climate Reality Leader
Malaysia Chapter
The Conscious Market
Event Producer
CIMB: The Music Run
Sustainability Ambassador
UN Environment / MESTECC
Consulting Stakeholder
The Green Guerilla
Founding Member

Melissa in Entertainment

After years of developing herself in the industry, Melissa has worn many hats as a model, actress and emcee. Famously recognised in various reality shows in the Asean region, Melissa has established herself as the insightful talent who is versatile in front of the camera.

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