Clean and Green Singapore 2011
The annual Clean and Green Singapore campaign, organized by the National Environment Agency and launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, is aimed at inspiring Singaporeans to care for and protect the living environment by adopting an Environmentally Friendly lifestyle. In its third year, the activities for 2011 focus on instilling a sense of pride and ownership of the environment in the community, to encourage Singaporeans to do their part in sustaining a clean and green Singapore.
In his speech, the Prime Minister called for the “Total Defense” concept to be applied to protecting the environment. Noting that the theme this year is Promoting Environmental Ownership, the Prime Minister urged everyone to work together to build a beautiful Singapore and noted that this could only be achieved through the collective efforts of the public and private sectors to safeguard, nurture and cherish our environment.
A highlight of the opening week was the Clean and Green School Carnival, which Applied was proud to be a part of. The strong turn-out at the carnival symbolized the passion that Singaporean youth have for protecting the environment. Students, along with their teachers, were out in full force to showcase the various initiatives that their school had implemented to promote environmental protection and education.
AMSEA participated by supporting the 3R awards as well as the Alternate Energy Car Challenge "SolarPrix" to advocate environmental education among students in Singapore.
Another key attraction during the carnival was the Solar Prix competition. The competition requires participants to design and build a vehicle using alternative energy such as solar power to challenge the car in an ‘Environment Car Race’ and cars were judged in terms of speed, efficiency as well as design. Participants and supporters were present during the intense and exciting race and judging session and were given insights into the use and effectiveness of solar power.
Here's looking forward to a clean and green Singapore in 2011!