Students with 'doable' solutions emerge tops in sustainability challenge
Practical and relevant solutions won at the close of this year's Senoko Sustainability Challenge, including ways to amplify sunlight in classrooms and incentivise hotel guests to save energy.
For several months since last November, more than 400 students had put themselves in policymakers' shoes to come up with ways for Singapore to stay resilient against the impacts of global climate change.
The winners' ideas were "practical and doable", said biologist and former chairman of the National Parks Board Leo Tan, one of the judges.
"That was the most important thing. They were not dreaming (about) science fiction ... they were saying: we can do this today," he said at Wednesday's awards ceremony at the Mandarin Orchard hotel.