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What we're doing about it

Youths care deeply about societal issues and the future of our country. These issues will impact ourselves and the people around us. Learn more about what fellow youths are doing below. Do your part to join the conversation and take action.

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Youth Action

Sustainable vs Fast Fashion

With the Great Singapore Sale approaching next month, it is important to note that our actions come with consequences. Find out the importance of responsible and sustainable shopping.

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Youth Action

Fighting Food Waste and Saving Money - A Week as a Freegan in Singapore

Find out how a CNA reporter tried the freegan lifestyle for a week, including dumpster diving and rescuing food, to explore how she can reduce waste while saving money.

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Government Initiative

S$3.8 million Committed for Farming Projects to Ensure our Food Security

About S$3.8 million has been committed for 13 farming projects to grow more food efficiently and sustainably in Singapore. This was announced at the opening of a new vertical farm under a Singapore-Netherlands partnership.

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Youth Action

Eating fried crickets in your future meals – yes or no?

Amidst global food shortage and disruptions in supply chains, we may have to change the way or food we eat. The idea on consuming fried crickets has surfaced, will you eat it?

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Government Initiative

Conversation on SG Green Plan: Towards a sustainable future

Close to 200 youth participants joined an environment and sustainability panel discussion organised by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Youth Council.

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Youth Action

Can you survive without air conditioners?

Air conditioner used to be a privilege now owned by most Singaporeans. Find out how those without it survives in our humid weather.

Issue in Spotlight

Environment & Sustainability

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Why This Matters

As the third most important social issue among youth, over 2 in 5 youths are concerned about Global Warming and Environmental Issues¹. Over 7.23 million tonnes of waste was generated in 2019 here in Singapore, of which only 4.25 million tonnes was recycled², and youths are taking action to tackle this issue. Over 1 in 2 youths have participated in environmental conservation efforts, such as recycling, in the past year³. This has doubled from 1 in 4 youths in 2016.

Our Vision

We want to address climate change and have a clean and eco- friendly city to live in – for us and generations to come.

Explore Resources

Youth Nature Explorer
Selection of landscape, horticulture and ecology activites for youth Learn more
LepakinSG
A one-stop calendar listing environmental events and activities in Singapore Learn more
Green Nudge
Activities, talks and other resources to build sustainable habits and practices Learn more
  • 1 National Youth Survey 2019
  • 2 NEA Waste Statistics and Overall Recycling
  • 3 National Youth Survey 2016 and 2019