Climate Action Champions – North West Community Development Council

North West Community Development Council (CDC) launched Green Living @ North West, a district-wide Eco Plan, in 2009.

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Green Living @ North West encompasses five pillars with specific programmes to help residents in the North West District take ownership of the environment:

  1. ‘CLEAN Everyday’ focuses on hygiene and cleanliness
  2. ‘LEADengue’ highlights preventive measures to keep dengue in check
  3. ‘Fight Climate Change’ educates residents to conserve natural resources and reduce carbon footprint
  4. ‘3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)’ encourages residents to adopt the 3Rs; and
  5. ‘CLEAN Toilets’ focuses on keeping public toilets clean

In 2018, the North West CDC will go beyond Green Living initiatives for a more holistic coverage of North West District’s efforts to promote sustainability in all forms through the North West Sustainability Plan 2030. The plan is guided by the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint (SSB) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development launched by the United Nations (UN). Besides advocating for green education and action, the sustainable programmes under CDC’s mission of assisting the needy, bonding the people and connecting the community will also be incorporated.

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North West CDC views Climate Action as an integral part of its ongoing mission to increase awareness on the palpable threats of climate change in Singapore, and the means of reducing our environmental footprint. We hope to inspire other organisations to embrace the green movement through committing to green operations and making the switch to green infrastructure, while encouraging its members to embrace a culture of green living.

This is exemplified in the Eco CC @ North West initiative which supports green “hardware” and “software” enhancements for CCs in the North West District in building a focal point to engage residents in environmental sustainable programmes and activities.  We also connect and bring community and corporate partners together through sharing of expertise, in an aim to cultivate green lifestyles through education, promote green ownership by encouraging every individual to get involved, spread the word and stay informed. With knowledge, ample platforms for green efforts, and the right behavioural change, we believe that every individual will have the ability to save the planet.

For more information, visit North West CDC’s Green Living website!

Live.Work.Play.Green – Singapore Green Building Council

Stand a chance to win a trip for two to Melbourne! The Live.Work.Play.Green campaign, launched by the Singapore Green Building Council, aims to raise green building awareness in Singapore through a simple quiz. Take the quiz here! Other attractive prizes include a chance to win a staycation at Marina Bay Sands or Resorts World Sentosa.

Organised in support of Singapore’s Year of Climate Action, the campaign embodies the essence of green buildings and the importance of these buildings in our day-to-day activities. The campaign is advertised on public buses, signifying that living, working and playing in green buildings can – and should – be as normal and easy as taking the bus.

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Founded in October 2009, the Singapore Green Building Council is a non-governmental organisation whose mission is to propel Singapore’s building and construction industry towards environmental sustainability.

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Buildings are an integral part of the fabric of society as well as a key pillar of Singapore’s climate strategy. We also spend more than 90% of our time inside buildings: we live in a building, we go to another building for work and we partake in recreational activities in or near the vicinity of other buildings. Therefore, the buildings we live in must be buildings we can live with.

Minister Masagos caught up with SGBC at the SGBC Leadership Conversations forum last week. Here’s what he had to say about their climate action efforts:

Action4Climate: Jonathan Lim

Think Art and climate change have nothing in common? Think again! In the Action4Climate (A4C) series, we explore how change-makers in the creative industries are taking climate action in their own unique ways.

In the fourth episode of our A4C series, we sit down with artist Jonathan Lim (@whereartjon) to discuss how common spaces like our parks and waterways inspire his digital paintings. He depicts the tranquil settings with an air of nostalgia, reminding us of their quiet beauty.

Find out more about Jon’s work on Where Art Jon and Instagram (@whereartjon).