Community Clubs in the South West take lead in going green

SINGAPORE - Community Clubs (CCs) in the South West district will set an example in environmentally-friendly practices such as turning appliances off at the wall socket and encouraging their residents to do the same, in a new programme launched on Sunday.

Nine of the district's 20 CCs have already signed up for the Cool CCs @ South West programme. They will receive a starter kit with materials such as educational posters and stickers, and will get audited by the National Environment Agency to identify areas for improvement.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu announced the new programme at the South West Clean and Green SG50 Carnival on Sunday, held at Canopy@JLink near Jurong East MRT station.

"Our CCs are in a prime position to set an example for our community," said Ms Fu, who is the adviser to grassroots organisations in Yuhua in the South West district.

At the carnival, Ms Fu and South West Mayor Low Yen Ling also presented this year's Clean and Green Singapore Awards for the district to four grassroots organisations and 10 cleaners.

One of the winners, Madam Foo Mee Wan, 68, has been a cleaner at Taman Jurong hawker centre for just one year.

"I was surprised when they told me I had been nominated," she said. "As long as I feel that I can work, I will continue."