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Environmental Awareness - Zero Food Wastage Campaign

In an effort to increase awareness about food wastage, our environment committee and JECs were out and about to catch students who returned their plates free of any leftovers. Here are some of our zero food waste champions!

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REcycle Nation's Electronic Waste (RENEW)

Singapore produces about 60 000 000 kg of electronic waste every year.  50% of these are from household.

Electronic waste contains valuable and scarce but also highly hazardous materials such as mercury and sulphur.

Do not trash them.  RECYCLE your e-waste!  Let’s protect our environment and reduce wastage!

The RENEW bin will be located at the school foyer.  Below is the list of electronic items that can be deposited in the RENEW bin.

Mobile Phones Telephones Modems  Cables / Wires
CDs/DVDs keyboards computer mouse laptops
remote controls electronic toys DVD players MP3 players
docking stations  routers hard drives lithium-ion batteries 

Be the SOLUTION.  Not the problem!

Project Homecoming - recycling of ink and toner cartridges

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We have a Project Homecoming box place outside the general office for dropping off used cartridges for recycling.

Earth Day

One of the key events in the calendar of the Environmental Science committee would most definitely be Earth Day. This is a world-wide event which inspires awareness and appreciation for Earth's natural environment. Earth Day in Edgefield Primary School is filled with fun yet enriching activities for our pupils to be engaged in. Donning the same colour unites all Edgefielders with a common goal - To do our part in practising the 3Rs.

Edgefield's very own green t-shirt - designed by Yuki 5F (2013)

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Earth Hour

Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. In Edgefield, we do our part for the environment by taking part in switching of the lights in the classrooms for an hour.

Earth Hour 2016 will be held on Saturday 19 March from 8.30PM to 9.30PM in Singapore. The event is held worldwide annually, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.

Junior Environmentalist Champions (JECs)

The JEC programme empowers the pupils and provides them with opportunities to hone their leadership and cooperative skills. The environment science committee has been running the JEC programme for the past few years and we are beginning to see more empowered pupils becoming more involved in doing their part for Mother Earth.

JECs are briefed on what the programme is about at the beginning of the year as well as the second semester. This is to ensure that the JECs are informed of their responsibilities and to equip them with the necessary skills to carry out their duties.

JECs learning journey to the NEWater Visitor Centre 2015

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Saving Through ReUsing Textbooks (STRUT)

The aim of the STRUT Project is to promote green practices that help to combat climate change.  Besides promoting a greener environment through the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – and encouraging the value of thriftiness, the project also aims to help needy pupils.   
Students collecting and sorting used textbooks according to the level and subjects

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Green Wave

Green Wave is a worldwide biodiversity campaign that educates children and youth on the importance of protecting our natural environment. As Singapore continues to urbanise, it is critical that it remains green and vibrant – a City in a Garden. We either plant trees and or add mulch to improve the health of soil around the planted trees.

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