This award is given to the district(s) which has shown the highest level of participation and programme quality at the national level.
Over the years, North West District has been championing sustainability and Green Living programmes, to build up and strengthen the green culture in the North West community. The North West Community Development Council (CDC) launched the North West Sustainability Plan 2030 in 2018, a holistic masterplan to promote sustainability in all forms and set a common direction in the works of CDC, encompassing Green Living, Caring initiatives, Healthy Living and Lifelong Learning programmes. North West CDC has regularly engaged the wider community to encourage greater environmental ownership in the community.
Key programmes include:
Budding Greenies @ North West – The programme inculcates preschoolers on environmental conservation through a holistic and experiential learning package, comprising the creation of a green corner and an activity book ‘Go Green with Betty the Butterfly’
North West Green Learning Journey – The initiative features six curated learning zones in Bukit Panjang Community Centre in these focus areas:
i. Energy and water efficiency
ii. Good toilet etiquette and hygiene habits
iii. Consequences of resource wastage
iv. Active recycling
v. Benefits of gardening
vi. Use of eco-friendly products
Recycle @ North West – The programme encourages active recycling as a lifestyle. Through participating at the 25 designated Active Recycling Points, residents acquire knowledge on proper recycling practices.
Reduce @ North West – The initiative aims to educate and encourage residents to fight climate change by reducing energy and water consumption and food wastage.
The Sustainable South West Masterplan was officially launched by Senior Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean and Mayor of the South West District, Ms Low Yen Ling at the National Clean and Green Singapore on 2 November 2019. The Sustainable South West (SSW) masterplan is a 10-year blueprint and dovetails national efforts to safeguard the environment for all. Working closely with partners such as the National Environment Agency (NEA), the masterplan strives to nurture a community that is environmentally conscious, practises an eco-lifestyle and demonstrates community ownership. It aspires to rally community participation in sustainability initiatives and inspires the adoption of green habits, while nurturing our environment for the generations to come.
Key programmes include:
Green Spaces @ South West – Launched in 2018, the Green Spaces @ South West aims to foster an inclusive, caring and active community by transforming the community gardens into pockets of green spaces. To date, the programme has rallied more than 3,000 volunteers and 23,000 participants to seed 161 community gardens with more than 1 million native plants across the South West District. Corporate partner Ricohsponsored vegetable seeds packs for the community gardeners to continue their greening even at home when outdoor activities were limited due to Covid-19.
Clean Up South West – This is an annual flagship trash-for-groceries initiative by South West CDC to foster good recycling habits among residents. Since its inception in 2006, the initiative has grown year after year, receiving strong support from community partners and residents. Over the past years, the CDC together with their partners collected a cumulative total of more than 900 tonnes of recyclables, which is equivalent to saving 15,300 trees, and 8 tonnes of e-waste.
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