Voices Of Youth

Small steps go long way in going green

Efforts by the public sector to make Singapore greener are commendable (Public sector to lead green push by cutting electricity, water use; June 6), but all would be for naught if people here continue to be obstinate and refuse to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Protecting the Earth should be the priority, obligation and duty of everyone.

Even the smallest step towards going green goes a long way.

Taking public transport instead of driving, and declining plastic bags at the supermarket or for a bubble tea order are simple everyday tasks whose potential is maximised when more individuals make conscious efforts to go green.

We must commit to this mission from the ground up.

Let us all take immediate action to reverse our past habits and forge more desirable ones.

Heng Rui Qing, 16, Secondary 4 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2017, with the headline 'Small steps go long way in going green'. Print Edition | Subscribe