Voices Of Youth

Going green is an everyday effort

Is it enough for us to celebrate Earth Day for one day and forget about it for the other 364 days in a year?

Earth Day has become increasingly popular.

This year, big companies such as H&M, FairPrice and Nespresso celebrated by organising eco-friendly drives ("Companies do their part for Earth Day"; April 22).

It is heartening to see this.

However, moving forward, Earth Day needs to be something we celebrate every day.

Activities have been mostly done using a top-down approach, and commonly initiated by the Government, companies or green groups.

Perhaps, it is time for greater individual responsibility in becoming more environmentally friendly.

Charmaine Ng Sum May, 21,
university student, Year 2

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2016, with the headline 'Going green is an everyday effort'. Print Edition | Subscribe