Sustainability campaign Go Green SG officially launched; over 300 activities available over month of July

Go Green SG is a collaboration between the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment and more than 150 partner organisations.

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Published: 30 June 2023, 5:53 PM

A month-long campaign promoting sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong on Friday (Jun 30) at Mee Toh School.

Named Go Green SG, it will feature over 300 activities from Jul 1 to 31.

Organised by the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) in partnership with more than 150 organisations, this campaign is in line with Forward Singapore’s Steward pillar, which focuses on environmental and fiscal sustainability.

Go Green SG is also a rebrand of the former Climate Action Week. It reflects Singapore’s “growing interest” in sustainability and is expanded to encourage more to be part of the nationwide effort.

According to DPM Wong, the campaign is a “national movement to rally everyone in Singapore to work towards a greener and more sustainable future.”

Members of the public can participate in a variety of environment and sustainability-related tours, workshops, challenges and initiatives from Jul 1 to 31.

The tours will take participants behind-the-scenes in facilities like Changi Water Reclamation Plant, ComCrop and Semakau Landfill, where they can have a closer look at how the companies behind them work to make Singapore and its resources more green and eco-friendly.

The workshops and talks offered lead participants to learn about different industries and their take on sustainability. They also allow participants to take part in making rainforest-friendly coffee, their own bottle of natural detergent or scrubs, or repurposed Tee Bag.

There are also events, retail deals, challenges and initiatives offered during Go Green SG’s month-long run.

These programmes are put together by local and international companies, as well as non-governmental organisations from the People, Public and Private (3P) sectors.

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu shared at the launch that Go Green SG’s many programmes serve as a way to “mainstream the sustainable lifestyle into society”.

“We are very happy to have many partners with us, and hope that this will be a start to many more partnerships to bring this awareness and sustainable actions down to all segments of the community,” she added.

More details about Go Green SG and its programmes can be found here.

In support of Go Green SG, the National Environment Agency will also launch the “Clean & Green Singapore (CGS) Experiences” in July ahead of its usual October to November period. This would be its third annual run, and will include activities that inspire people to foster good public health and lead eco-friendly lifestyles.

For more content about Forward SG and how youths can participate, click here.

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