District Programme 1
Green Spaces @ South West
Launched in 2018, Green Spaces @ South West aims to foster an inclusive, caring and active community by transforming the community gardens into pockets of green spaces.
When outdoor activities were limited due to the Covid-19, the CDC worked with Ricoh that sponsored vegetable seeds packs for community gardeners to continue their greening at home. These gardeners were encouraged to connect with one another, by sharing their expertise and experience with the community, their families and friends through social networking channels.
The CDC continues to create opportunities for the South West gardeners to network and share gardening knowledge on topics such as soil health and pest management through virtual engagement. In support of Climate Action Week, the CDC partnered SHATEC to organise a cooking demonstration to share two recipes using edibles commonly grown in community gardens.
District Programme 2
Clean Up South West!
Introduced in 2006, Clean Up South West! is an annual recycling programme organised by the South West Community Development Council (CDC) and supported by the National Environment Agency (NEA), Grassroots Organisations (GROs), corporate partners, and schools in the district.
The programme comprises two components – a district-wide recycling drive to promote good recycling habits in residents, and an event to celebrate the environmental efforts of the district as well as raise awareness of the 3Rs and various environmental issues in the community.
As part of the event, the CDC worked with partners such as SembWaste, to bring residents through a live narrated tour of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to show how recyclables – paper, plastic, metals and glass are collected from the blue recycling bins and sorted into individual materials at the MRF, and Cimelia on an e-waste workshop to share what happens behind-the-scenes in e-waste recycling, as well as Zero Waste SG and Creuse to conduct upcycling workshops. Besides sharing insights into the recycling industry, the CDC also brought together a group of inspiring youth environmental advocates to organise a Green Conversation dialogue to share their ideas and aspirations for the green sector in Singapore.