Play your Part to Combat Climate Change
Climate change is a global challenge that requires every country's response. As a small city-state, Singapore is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. So, green initiatives are vital. Our main environmental issues are food security, plastic waste, threats to biodiversity and food waste.
Why does food security matter? As a country that imports 90% of its food supply, Singapore is at the mercy of various external risks that threaten consistency of its supply from other food-producing countries. When it comes to plastic waste, we can do our part by reducing the amount of plastic we use, whether it is using reusable straws or bringing our own bags when grocery shopping. You can also check out WWF that advocates for a circular plastic economy.
Being able to go otter-spotting is a huge highlight for people seeking an escape from our dense urban surroundings. ‘Biodiversity’ is what enables us to enjoy our green spaces. Support organisations like Nature Society which promotes a scientific and hands-on approach to connect Singaporeans to nature. Food waste accounts for about 10% of the total waste generated in Singapore, with 83% of it incinerated. Let's minimise food waste where possible, through The Food Bank Singapore, Food From The Heart and similar organisations that encourage food donations.
As we stand together against COVID-19, let's not forget saving our earth and environment - another fight that requires us to be united.