Singapore: SEC recognises over 200 schools’ green efforts

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) recognised 261 schools for their efforts in going green and building a culture of “green consciousness” among over 350,000 students.

Launched in 2000, the Schools’ Green Audit Awards (SGAA) 2012 received 284 submissions from primary, secondary, international schools and junior colleges.

For 2013, SEC is targeting to spread the message of environmental conservation to over 1 million Singaporeans via SGAA 2013 and by working closely with schools through talks and workshops.

They also plan to get parents involved by providing them with booklets that mirror the students’ learnings as they work on the SGAA audit questionnaire.

Mr Jaswant Singh, Principal of Serangoon Secondary School said, “The co-creation of the Chrysalis Butterfly Garden with NParks, adoption of Sengkang Floating Wetland, and the greening of the school environment as well as education efforts on conservation enable our students to develop community consciousness and leadership.”

Serangoon Secondary School made a notable improvement in this year’s SGAA, clinching an Orchid award compared to a Palm award in 2010.

The SGAA 2012 presentation ceremony was officiated by Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor, North West Community Development Council and Vice-Chairman of the SEC.


Source: Asia One

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