Moving the public to go green

A small heart-shape creature picking up litter; a butterfly urging people to take public transport. These mascots bearing messages encouraging the public to go green can now be seen by those who take the MRT. A train decorated with these Sustainable
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A small heart-shape creature picking up litter; a butterfly urging people to take public transport. These mascots bearing messages encouraging the public to go green can now be seen by those who take the MRT. A train decorated with these Sustainable Singapore Blueprint (SSB) mascots - the decorations supported by the Land Transport Authority and Moove Media - was launched at Chinatown station yesterday by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli. The SSB is a national plan launched in 2014 to promote sustainable development. Mr Masagos rode the train along the Downtown Line to Newton station, distributing SSB-themed ez-link card holders along the way. He said that government agencies are working to realise the SSB, and members of the public should also do their part by adjusting their lifestyles. A second train decorated in a similar fashion will ply the North East Line. Both trains will run daily for four weeks.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 22, 2016, with the headline 'Moving the public to go green'. Print Edition | Subscribe