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Students share ideas for a greener Singapore

Published on Feb 28, 2014 8:13 AM

More than 50 students and teachers from primary and secondary schools got together yesterday to suggest how they can play a bigger part in conserving the environment.

They raised issues ranging from the excessive use of plastic bags and the tropical city's heavy reliance on air-conditioning, to the lack of environmental awareness among Singaporeans.

The two-hour ENVision dialogue was a new element introduced to this year's School Green Awards, prompting young people to share their environmental vision for Singapore and encouraging them to become more environmentally conscious.

"People should be more aware of the amount of their water and electricity usage," said Atmaza Chathopadhyay, 13, from the Global Indian International School.

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