SAVE A PLASTIC, A LIFE'S SAFE
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come to our exhibition, Plastic-Less July held on the 20th and 21st July, at Westgate. We really appreciate you all for taking the time out of your busy schedule to attend this highlight event for the youth initiative, Project C.P.R., that emphasizes on the importance of reducing our plastic usage to counteract the critical plastic waste pollution situation.
The 13-month long youth initiative, Project C.P.R. organized this event together with J.O.E. Eco Alliance. This event coordination spanned from December last year when we launch two other legs of this event, Your Life Your Choice, a public speaking competition; and Through Your Lens, a short film competition that both aimed at creating awareness to the detrimental impacts of plastic waste. Single-use plastic has become ever so prominent, affecting the lives of not just the marine animals that get tangled in them, but every other animal in the food chain. We all have a part to play, begin with simple baby steps such as bringing our own reusable bags, cups and straws to help reduce our usage; one bag, one cup, one straw at a time.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Low Yen Ling, Mayor of the South West District, and Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Manpower, for taking the time to attend our launch ceremony as well as to help give out some of our competition awards. We really appreciate Mayor Low for supporting our project as it really imbues the youth with the necessary confidence to move ahead with this cause!
We would also like to thank Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and Blossom World Society Honorary Advisor, for attending our appreciation ceremony, where we gave out the token of appreciation to all of our community partners that have supported our project throughout the conduct of this project. The attendance by Ms Sim Ann, really humbled us and drives us with more motivation to create more awareness for our cause!
Special thanks to several community partners that have been critical in their assistance in our project, namely, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Our SG Fund and National Youth Council’s National Youth Fund for the relevant funding that enabled us to fund our entire project; our partner, J.O.E. Eco Alliance for their constant support and coordination for the different segments of the project; South West Community Development Council for helping us to broadcast and publicize our competition and events to the South West district; Singapore Kindness Movement for also helping us to broadcast our event as well as support our youths since the beginning of the project; lastly, Westgate for providing us with this venue to make it all happen.
To help conserve and protect the environment, and to ensure its sustainability for the generations to come, let’s all begin through commencing our plastic reduction now!
WINNERS OF THROUGH YOUR LENS
HERE ARE THE WINNING ENTRIES