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Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012Post Event ReportVenue: Open Field in front of Tampines MRT Date: 9th to 24th June 2012

InQbuzz, 113 Somerset Road, National Youth Centre, #01-02 Singapore 238165 http://www.eco-singapore.org I Tel: (65) 9147 4541 I Fax: (65) 6738 1693Registered Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #15-14 Singapore 079903

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 History of Rel!ve @ Heartlands

Rel!ve @ Heartlands was started to mark Singapores Youth & Environment Day in conjunction with World Environment Day as dedicated by the United Nations on the 5th June every year. In its maiden year (2008), the event was held at the Atrium @ Plaza Singapura, which attracted about 100, 000 members of the public over the span of 11 days. The event also brought together over 150 young leaders, with its theme focusing on energy efficiency, specifically green transportation & water conservation. In 2009, Rel!ve @Heartlands (Bugis) saw together over 20, 000 members of the public over the span of 3 days, engaging over 300 youth leaders. 1.2 Rationale of Rel!ve The event is regularly held in locations where members of the public congregate, so as to maximise its prominence and penetrate into the community, especially with two key groups, the youth community & the elderly. Like the meaning of the word, Re-live, which is to rethink the way one lives, Rel!ve serves as an constant reminder for one to act efficiently to save our environment and to achieve a sustainable lifestyle.

InQbuzz, 113 Somerset Road, National Youth Centre, #01-02 Singapore 238165 http://www.eco-singapore.org I Tel: (65) 9147 4541 I Fax: (65) 6738 1693Registered Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #15-14 Singapore 079903

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

The locations at which Rel!ve is held at, are easy to access and are usually the main centralised area of the particular grassroots community.

Also to attract more crowds, Rel!ve is tied in with a small bazaar of no more than 15 stalls and a carnival. We are currently working on making the bazaar more eco-friendly in the upcoming editions of Rel!ve. In the exhibition, we divided the education framework for sustainable consumption in ones everyday lifestyle into the following categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Biodiversity Energy Food Shelter Waste Water

InQbuzz, 113 Somerset Road, National Youth Centre, #01-02 Singapore 238165 http://www.eco-singapore.org I Tel: (65) 9147 4541 I Fax: (65) 6738 1693Registered Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #15-14 Singapore 079903

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

1.3 Objectives of Rel!ve The main objectives of Rel!ve @ Heartlands are as follows: (a) To empower the public with the concept of re-thinking the way one lives. (b) To enrich the public about the many ways they can contribute to the environment. (c) To ensure that the public practice what they have learnt. 2. EVENT Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 2.1 Pre-Event Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) was primarily a youth-led initiative, with the set-up of the event focusing on allowing the public to walk about freely with a sufficient amount of space. The space was split into three areas: 2.1.1 Rel!ve Exhibition

InQbuzz, 113 Somerset Road, National Youth Centre, #01-02 Singapore 238165 http://www.eco-singapore.org I Tel: (65) 9147 4541 I Fax: (65) 6738 1693Registered Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #15-14 Singapore 079903

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

We had 4 sets of hexagonal panels where information pertaining to the six different Rel!ve themes were displayed. The panels were in the middle of the tent and were arranged in such a way that the public could walk around with ease. The panels contained information such a summarised definition of the particular theme, the current situation we are in, the importance of these aspects to our lives and what we, as individuals, can do to contribute to a better environment. 2.1.2 Interactive Area + Tetra Pak Recycling Area

We doubled up our information counter as a recycling station and as an education area to allow the people to understand about Tetra Paks products & to encourage them to recycle their Tetra Pak drink packets once theyve done with it.

InQbuzz, 113 Somerset Road, National Youth Centre, #01-02 Singapore 238165 http://www.eco-singapore.org I Tel: (65) 9147 4541 I Fax: (65) 6738 1693Registered Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #15-14 Singapore 079903

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

We also highlighted on Tetra Paks efforts in working closely with their customers and suppliers in providing safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that meet the needs of people all around the world. Gifts were also given out here to the public who recycled and participated in the activities. These included Tetra Pak notebooks, bookmarks and ECO Singapore tote bags. 2.1.3 NEA + PUB + Other Agencies

InQbuzz, 113 Somerset Road, National Youth Centre, #01-02 Singapore 238165 http://www.eco-singapore.org I Tel: (65) 9147 4541 I Fax: (65) 6738 1693Registered Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #15-14 Singapore 079903

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

We also invited other agencies and organizations to exhibit at Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines). The agencies and organizations are as follows: (a) NEA

NEA provided us with an interactive exhibit that dealt with energy conservation and efficiency. They also provided us with a waste management exhibit and collaterals on dengue prevention. The exhibits allowed the public to learn how to achieve a more liveable and sustainable environment in Singapore. (b) PUB

PUB provided us with 4 panels that enriched the public on our water management resources in Singapore, which are responsible for the collection, production and reclamation of water in Singapore. They also provided water saving kits that the public can bring back home to install in their own homes.

InQbuzz, 113 Somerset Road, National Youth Centre, #01-02 Singapore 238165 http://www.eco-singapore.org I Tel: (65) 9147 4541 I Fax: (65) 6738 1693Registered Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #15-14 Singapore 079903

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

(c) Qloov

A new exhibitor at the Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines), Qloov sold tees made from recycled plastic bottles, whose plastics chemical name is Polyethylene terephthalate, commonly known as PET or PETE. Our volunteers helped to sell the tees and also to empower the public with the knowledge of recycling plastic bottles.

InQbuzz, 113 Somerset Road, National Youth Centre, #01-02 Singapore 238165 http://www.eco-singapore.org I Tel: (65) 9147 4541 I Fax: (65) 6738 1693Registered Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #15-14 Singapore 079903

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

(d) Acres

One of our ardent supporters, ACRES raised awareness among members of the public regarding the killing of sharks for the purpose of using their fins in soups. Their exhibit also highlighted that Sustainable Development can only be achieved if humankind can preserve other species. (e) WWF Singapore

Another of our ardent supporters, WWF Singapore raised awareness about saving our oceans and about sustainable consumption. Their exhibit also highlighted the plight of tigers in the wild. 2.2 Actual Event 14 days Rel!ve @ Heartlands lasted for 14 days, starting at 11am and ending at 9pm daily. Sales of collaterals and collection of items at the Tetra Pak Recycling Station began at 12nn and ended at 8pm. Volunteers helped out in shifts and a minimum of two volunteers was present at the event site daily.

InQbuzz, 113 Somerset Road, National Youth Centre, #01-02 Singapore 238165 http://www.eco-singapore.org I Tel: (65) 9147 4541 I Fax: (65) 6738 1693Registered Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #15-14 Singapore 079903

Rel!ve @ Heartlands (Tampines) June 2012 - Report

environmental challenge organisation (singapore)known as ECO Singapore

Our Youth. Our Future.Society Reg. No: ROS326/2002 Charity Reg. No: 1739

As Rel!ve started off as a youth-l