Channel NewsAsia: Symbolic ‘green’ act in Jurong

The Dairy Farm Group, South West Community Development Council, and the National Environment Agency’s “Little Green Ambassadors Programme” includes a campaign to educate pre-school children on environmental habits. As part of this campaign, a world record attempt was organised – and achieved – yesterday, where 1,500 pinwheels were set up in Jurong. Channel NewsAsia reports.

Symbolic ‘green’ act in Jurong

SINGAPORE: A park in Jurong was dotted on Saturday morning with over 1,500 pinwheels, all in the name of going green!

The pinwheels are made of bamboo and recycled paper, and the effort won organisers a spot in the Singapore Book of Records.

It’s part of a campaign launched on Saturday to teach preschool children to reduce their use of plastic bags and the importance of going green.

The “Little Green Ambassadors Programme” was initiated by the Dairy Farm Group together with South West Community Development Council and the National Environment Agency.

A pilot scheme ran between April and June, involving some 100 preschools.

During the pilot programme, preschool children were given special stickers whenever they refused plastic bags at the participating stores.

A company spokesperson said that as a result of the programme, it gave out 800,000 fewer plastic bags across its 800 stores compared to the same period last year.

Image taken from Brit.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • About Green Drinks Singapore

    Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is one of more than 800 cities with a Green Drinks presence.

  • We are a non-profit environmental movement that connects academia, green businesses, activists, community and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants.
  • Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at www.greendrinks.org.
%d bloggers like this: