Schools recognised by NEA and community council for their green efforts

Some 57 schools were recognised for their environmental-friendly initiatives by the South West Community Development Council (CDC) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Wednesday.

Kranji Secondary School received special mention for its efforts in getting both students and staff members involved in green activities. The school participated in neighbourhood recycling and anti-dengue programmes, where they went door-to-door looking for potential dengue hotspots and distributing information pamphlets to residents.

The awards ceremony also marked the soft launch of the Eco-schools programme which is aimed at getting students to organise environmental activities for both their school and the community. It is an international programme by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) but implemented locally by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore.