The initiative was officially opened by Professor Tan Sri Datuk Hj. Mohamed Haniffa Bin Hj. Abdullah.
The initiative included a variety of events and competitions to encourage using alternative energy resources and to promote recycling and reducing waste. It began with a poetry recitation by staff at the FEIT. The University encouraged staff and students to conserve energy by switching off the lights during the lunch hour as well as when it was not needed throughout the day.
A highlight was the Go Green video competition with the theme Think Green, Go Green and Live Green. The objective of the competition was to create awareness of the long-term effects of environmental damage.
Also, the Foundation in Science (FIS) Programmes organised a Go Green Fashion Show with a similar theme of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle to encourage younger people to consider their environmental impact. Ten teams participated, with the team Woman of Steel triumphing with their unique design.