28-29 Jun (Sat-Sun): Envirofest 2008

Envirofest is a one-stop event that showcases various local environmental groups and school green clubs that represent the main areas of environmental activism.

Envirofest is a platform for local environmental groups to showcase their conservation efforts and publicize their activities so as to raise awareness among the general public of Singapore. It also hopes to build a network that connects the local eco-community, with the purpose of initiating joint green efforts.

We aim to introduce and promote environmental-related activities as new and interesting recreational activities to the heartlanders. Lastly, we hope to share a real and economical sense of green thinking and green living to Singaporeans in their daily lives through creative projects and exhibitions.

Local environmentalists will be sharing their environmental efforts with the heartlanders on stage. Their topics covered range from nature conservation of Singapore to the marine life at our wonderful shores.

The list of exhibitors include
  • National Environment Agency
  • National Parks Board
  • Public Utilities Board
  • National Library Board
  • Sembwaste
  • Nature Society (Singapore)
  • Waterway Watch Society
  • Animal Concerns Research & Education Society
  • Raffles Museum Toddycats!
  • Cat Welfare Society
  • Naked Hermit Crabs
  • Hantu Bloggers
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Nature Trekker Singapore
  • Exhibits from the Asean Youth Festival Photography Competition
  • Singapore Polytechnic Environment Club
  • National Junior College Greenlink
  • Hwa Chong Institution
In addition, this environmental awareness carnival will also be a platform for companies to exhibit their eco-products or eco-services.

The opening ceremony will be at 5 pm on 28th June 2008, with Associate Professor Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Environment and Water Resources and Member of Parliament for Jalan Besar GRC gracing the event as Guest-of-Honour, and opening Envirofest and as well as launching the SWITCH (Simple Ways I can Take to Change my Habits) campaign nationwide. Joining him will be the NEA CEO Mr Lee Yuen Hee and Mr Sam Tan, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC.

Time: 11 am-8 pm
Venue: Toa Payoh Amphitheatre (in front of Toa Payoh Community Library)
Website: http://www.kolamayeryouths.sg/envirofest2008/
Contact: boonwah_chan@KolamAyerYouths.sg

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