School Green Awards 2022 – Celebrating our Future Change Makers

24 NOV 2022 | by Nicholas Lim
School Green Awards 2022

Some 800 students and teachers filed into Republic Polytechnic on 18 November 2022 to celebrate the efforts of 286 schools and their environmental contributions towards Singapore’s 2050 net zero targets.

Supported by Keppel Care Foundation, the School Green Awards 2022 saw about 300 entries from pre-schools through to Institutes of Higher Learning, filled with projects that drove environmental action such as tree planting, recycling and urban farming.

Of these submissions, 14 schools were awarded top-tier awards: The Best 3R Award, which focuses on projects that zoom in on Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling; and the Outstanding Environmental Project Award, where submissions are judged by two committees on their creativity and environmental impact.

38 schools also attained the Vanda Miss Joaquim Sustained Achievement Award, a reward for projects that score 90% and above for three consecutive years.

Prior to the ceremony, more than 40 schools put their projects up for exhibition, demonstrating their creativity, and highlighting the importance that youths place upon sustainability. Their exhibits also impressed Minister of State for Education, Ms Gan Siow Huang, who graced the event as Guest-of-Honour.

School Green Awards 2022

Speaking during the ceremony, Chairman of the Board of the Singapore Environment Council, Ms Isabella Loh said, “Our theme this year – Future Changemakers, reflects the entrepreneurial spirit needed to pursue the kinds of dynamic changes that will be key to achieving our Net-Zero target. By giving the students a platform to apply their creativity and problem-solving skills, we hope that the SGAs can fuel the desire among our youths to effect change in the world not just as environmental ambassadors, but in all other areas of their life.”

Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Care Foundation Mr Ho Tong Yen was also delighted to express Keppel’s support for the School Green Awards. “Through collaborative efforts like these, we can not only contribute to Singapore’s Green Plan 2030, but empower the next generation to be even more focused on environmental sustainability and climate action.”

The School Green Awards has expanded significantly since it began in 2001, with the number of participating schools increasing by nearly tenfold. Learn more about this annual ceremony on the School Green Awards website.

Nicholas Lim is a member of the Singapore Environmental Council’s marketing team, specialising in digital and social media content.