Monday, May 17, 2010

Aljunied GRC Zero Litter Month Launch (Eunos Division)

Over 500 residents joined Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed and Mdm Cynthia Phua at the Aljunied GRC Zero Litter Month Launch for Eunos Division held on 15 May 2010. Spearheaded by Eunos Community Club (CC) Youth Executive Committee (YEC), this year’s launch was part of the Aljunied GRC YECs’ plan to roll out a series of environmental activities for both the young and old.

This year’s theme for the Zero Litter Month was “A Cleaner and Safer Aljunied GRC”. To help promote this message, the Organising Committee engaged Mediacorp’s Auntie Lucy and Y.E.S 93.3FM DJ, Siau Jiahui to talk about how residents can do their part in keeping Aljunied GRC litter-free. Youths were also excited to hear lovely songs sung by Project Superstar Finalist, Ruth Chua.

While waiting to catch a glimpse of the celebrities, families turned up early to visit educational booths set up by Aljunied Town Council, NEA, HDB and Eunos CC YEC. More than 100 children participated in the colouring contest and games. Many went home happily with balloons, goodie bags and shopping vouchers. It was also a pleasant surprise for the many Mothers who received carnation flowers from the MP, Mr Zainul after his visit to Blk 608 to educate residents on the dangers of killer litter.

Eunos CC YEC Vice-Chairman, Mr Fong Yoong Kheong shared: “As youths, there are so much more we can do to spread the zero-littering message. The YEC hopes to recruit more young people into our Eco-Savvy Interest Group where they can brainstorm interesting ideas and do something for the environment.”

On what plans the YEC have for the Zero Litter Month, Eunos CC YEC Chairman, Mr Sear Hock Rong said: “We are working closely with Bedok North Secondary School (BNSS) and local Residents’ Committees to organise more outreach activities. The YEC will be going door-to-door with students from BNSS Service Learning Club to educate residents on zero-littering. There are also plans to partner RCs to organise a Fashion Show where participants will dress up in recyclables such as plastic bottles and shoe boxes.”

Catch youths in action on Saturday, 22 May 2010, as they take the lead in picking up litter in Eunos Zone ‘6’ RC precinct and visiting residents to spread the message of keeping their estates clean and safe!

See Lianhe Zaobao's article on the launch event below:

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