CENTRAL SINGAPORE DISTRICT
Project Earth is a 3Rs programme, co-organised by the NEA and Central Singapore CDC, that partners community volunteers to raise visibility and awareness of recycling practices whilst fostering strong community bonding through mobilisation of residents for recycling drives. In this programme, best practices and resources on recycling will also be shared with residents.
Project Earth recycling drives
NORTH EAST DISTRICT
North East Green Adventure
The North East Green Adventure programme aims to promote environmental awareness among children aged 4 to 9 years old. The programme features five green superheroes, each championing a pillar of good eco-habits (1) Saving Our Energy, (2) Recycling Right, (3) Reducing Food Wastage, (4) Keeping Our Environment Clean and (5) Ensuring Good Public Health. Children can adopt these pillars to help save the environment.
Through workshops which comprises of engaging skits, sing-a-long music, hands-on activities and fun quizzes, children are brought on an adventure to learn about these eco-habits, gaining knowledge on environmental sustainability and ownership.
Activity books and playing cards were also given to the children for them to bring home and complete green activities with their family members. These bonding sessions help to reinforce environmental awareness within households to inspire them to care for and adopt a clean, green and sustainable lifestyle. Since 2018, 320 workshops were conducted with participation from close to 7,500 children.
The revamped North East Green Adventure Book with refreshed content and artwork.
Children learning how to sort various recyclables during hands on activity.
Sustainable Craft Workshops
In collaboration with the National Library Board to encourage green practices within the community, NEA and North East CDC co-organised Sustainability Craft Workshops, where participants learned how to upcycle unused t-shirts into tote bags and made enzyme cleaner from leftover fruit peels.
The sessions were conducted over 4 libraries in the North East District from February to March 2023.
Participants learning how to upcycle t-shirts into tote bags and create enzyme cleaner from excess fruit peels
NORTH WEST DISTRICT
North West Giraffe Fund
Get Involved, Reach out and Act! Fund For the Environment! also known asNorth West GIRAFFE Fund provides funding for ground-up environmental initiatives put forth by schools and community organisations.
To qualify for the fund, projects should promote environmental education and enhance community participation in environmental activities within the North West district.
Kayak and Klean – Keeping our waterways clean and green
Shwap for Sustainability – Reusing clothes will contribute to a circular economy, minimising the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.
Reduce @ North West
Reduce @ North West encourages residents to do their part in fighting climate change by reducing their electricity or water consumption by 5% over a four-month period. Eligible households that complete the audit will be rewarded with $50 grocery vouchers.
In addition, students from participating schools in the North West district are trained and equipped with knowledge to educate residents on the importance of reducing energy and water consumption, as well as food wastage. The students conduct frequent outreach to residents and share these messages with their networks of friends and family.
Reduce @ North West – Sharing with resident on the tips to reduce energy and water.
SOUTH WEST DISTRICT
Young Technopreneur Challenge 2023
Organised by the South West CDC, HP Inc, and Junior Achievement (JA) Singapore, the Young Technopreneur Challenge seeks to encourage students in developing sustainable solutions in relation to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Singapore Green Plan 2030 and Sustainable South West Masterplan.
A total of 24 teams with close to 100 students from 10 schools took part in the challenge. Before pitching their ideas, students attended bootcamps on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), design thinking, and pitch and presentation, as well as online self-paced courses via HP’s free skills-training programme for entrepreneurs, business owners and lifelong learners. HP employees also mentored the students who underwent a rigorous design thinking and ideation process, while doing research and creating their prototype.
The top three winning teams were given job shadowing opportunities at HP Inc to gain real-life working experience. In addition, the champion team received a funding of $3,000 for the implementation of their idea.
Young Technopreneur Challenge 2023
Students sharing their project at Young Technopreneur Challenge 2023
Clean Up @ South West!
Introduced in 2006, Clean Up @ South West! is an annual recycling programme organised by the South West CDC, supported by the NEA, Grassroots Organisations, corporate partners, and schools in the district.
The programme comprises of 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.
Green Trails @ South West, a collaboration between South West CDC, Michelman Asia Pacific, NTU Earthlink, National Parks Board and the community to co-create Trails, with South West’s community gardens as checkpoints, was launched as one of the initiatives under Clean Up @ South West 2023 The trail was piloted in Bukit Gombak constituency with four community gardens. Residents can scan a QR code when they visit to download stories and fun facts about the gardens.. For every completed trail by a resident,Michelman will donate $25 worth of grocery pack to a family. Visit https://southwest.cdc.gov.sg to find out more.
Name of Community Garden
At the junction of Jln Remaja/ Jln Batu Nilam Singapore 668671
Hillview Connection Garden
Between Hillview Apt & Meralodge Condo Singapore 669583
Pavilion’s Edible and Biodiversity Garden
Pavilion Playground Park
Hillview Vantage Garden
Clean Up @ South West! 2023
Students sharing their project Clean Up @ South West! 2023
SOUTH EAST DISTRICT
The Wormery Movement
In 2022, the amount of food waste generated in Singapore was 813,000 tonnes with a recycling rate of 18%. Going forward, food waste generated is expected to continue to rise. In response, South East CDC is introducing wormeries as an alternative to food waste treatment and address food waste concerns through an organic approach. Worms can consume and convert compostable food waste into nitrogen-heavy natural fertiliser, to be used in gardens for both recreational and agricultural purposes. This provides a platform for our community to contribute their efforts towards our national agenda, empower green citizenry, and adopt a circular economy lifestyle change.
Residents and community gardeners learning to set up a worm bin