22 May 2019

Sembcorp Marine’s annual Green Wave competition fuels environmental awareness and creative sustainability solutions among young people in Southeast Asia

  • 1,000 students submitted 281 projects in the 2018 year-long competition, with 63 projects winning cash prizes of up to $10,000 at today’s awards ceremony
  • 2019 Green Wave Competition is now open for registration

Singapore, May 22, 2019: How does one spark curiosity and interest in environmental issues among today’s young people? Simple – get the young to inspire the young. 

That was how a team of Temasek Primary School students came together to create a mobile app-based role-playing game to raise awareness and encourage ideas in environmental sustainability from their peers.

Entitled “Symbiosis: The Environment Role Playing Game” and developed in collaboration with 28 organisations, the mobile app game takes players on a quest-like adventure as they learn about environmental protection. It won the first prize in the primary school category of the Sembcorp Marine Green Wave Environmental Care Competition 2018.

Some 1,000 students from primary and secondary schools, institutes of technical education (ITE) and tertiary institutions submitted 281 projects in the year-long competition, with 63 entries receiving cash prizes of up to $10,000 at the Green Wave awards ceremony this morning.

The projects showcase a rich diversity of environmental sustainability solutions from students in Southeast Asia, ranging from pioneering green initiatives at the community level to waste recycling on a global scale.  

In particular, a submission by students of Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia has the potential to recycle palm oil wastes into eco-friendly particle boards for commercial use. For every tonne of palm oil produced, about 230kg of fruit branch waste may be recycled. This project took home the first prize in the tertiary institution category of the 2018 Green Wave competition.

Speaking at the awards ceremony in the Marina Mandarin Singapore, guest-of-honour Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Social and Family Development, said Green Wave helps set students on a life-long journey of care for the environment.

Assoc Prof Faishal said: “The competition challenges students to come up with creative, out-of-the-box solutions. It motivates students to experiment with ideas and technologies to develop new schemes to protect the environment. This ties in well with what we are working towards in our education system today to instil 21st Century competencies such as having social awareness of their environment in today’s globalised world. We want to nurture young Singaporeans who go beyond their textbooks, and use their creativity and energies to create a better society. Competitions like Green Wave have provided them an opportunity to identify real life problems, work in teams, undertake research and come up with practical solutions.”

Nurturing young environmental enthusiasts through out-of-classroom learning

Launched in 2003, the annual Green Wave competition aims to inculcate young people with an appreciation of the environment. It gives students practical learning opportunities, such as taking a hands-on approach to creating solutions for the environment and expanding their education beyond the classroom syllabus.   

More than 15,700 students have participated in Green Wave since its inception. In 2014, the competition was extended to tertiary institutions in Southeast Asia so as to further promote environmental issues in the region and enhance the competition’s impact through the exchange of ideas among students from different countries.

Besides Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology of Indonesia also took part in the 2018 Green Wave competition, winning second prize in the tertiary institution category for their submission on the use of new and recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) product mixture as building material for fishing vessels in Indonesia.

Mr Wong Weng Sun, Sembcorp Marine President and CEO, said: “Green Wave is part of Sembcorp Marine’s long-term commitment to nurturing a culture of sustainability among our young, not just locally, but overseas as well. By moulding the attitudes and values of our future generation, we believe they can play an instrumental role in preserving and enriching the environment for healthy living and well-being.”

Launch of 2019 Green Wave Environmental Care Competition

The 2019 Green Wave Environmental Care Competition is now open for registration. Entry forms are available at www.sembmarine.com/greenwave.

Winning teams stand to win:

Primary School category

1st Prize $4,000

2nd Prize $2,000

3rd Prize $1,000

Secondary Schools category

First Prize:        $6,000

Second Prize:   $4,000

Third Prize:       $2,000

Junior College/ITE category

First Prize:        $8,000

Second Prize:   $5,000

Third Prize:       $3,000

Tertiary Institution category

First Prize:        $10,000

Second Prize:   $6,000

Third Prize:       $4,000

The first prize for the tertiary institution category is jointly sponsored by Sembcorp Marine and Shell International Eastern Trading Company. It includes a one-month attachment at a Shell affiliate company.

Prize monies in the tertiary institution category are shared 40:60 between the tertiary institutions and the student participants respectively.

The first prize for the junior college/ITE category is jointly sponsored by Sembcorp Marine and BP Shipping, and comes with a one-month attachment at BP Singapore.

Prize monies in the primary school, secondary school and junior college/ITE categories are shared 60:40 between the schools and the student participants respectively.

 

Notes to Editors

Winners of the 2018 Green Wave Environmental Care Competition are as follows:

(A) PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Prize

School

Title of Project

Participants

1st Prize $4,000

Temasek Primary School

Symbiosis : The Environment Role Playing Game

Aidin Faiz Bin Ahmad Ismadi, Grace Julianne Hartawan, Lynette Cheong, Ethel Kek, Zachary Chng, Muhammad Irfan Bin Sanuse, Joshua Chan

1st Prize $4,000

Westwood Primary School

Project 3R-Ponics the Eco-Friendly Way

Lua Xiang Ting, Darren Lim, Jerald Soh, Ng Si Qi, Ma Hao Yao

2nd Prize $2,000

Yishun Primary School

Nature’s Harmony

Nur Aleefa Elyana, Wichelle Tan, Harini Pandi d/o Jaikumar, Rachel Lee

3rd Prize $1,000

Westwood Primary School

Project Save Mother Earth

Azaief Bin Azahar, Wu Yanjie, Arash Al Ataz Bin Mohammad Alnoor, Muhammad Adluddin Bin Muhammad Abu Bakar, Ammar Ibn Nizamudin, Isaac Tan

 

(B) SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Prize

School

Title of Project

Participants

1st Prize $6,000 + Team Award $500

Hwa Chong Institution

Bone Char Composite Beads as a low-cost and eco-friendly alternative for water purification

Feng Chong Hui, Jason Niow, Wang Ruijie

2nd Prize $4,000

Catholic High School

Efficacy of plant compounds in inhibition of microbial and algal growth in freshwater aquatic systems

Emmanuel Sze, Toh Jun Hao, Law Jia Sen

3rd Prize $2,000 + Team Award of $500

Anglican High School

Bio-plastic packaging and fertilizer derived from Shrimp Shell

Ang Soo Hui, Zoie Lee, Gan Shu Ying

 

(C) JUNIOR COLLEGES / INSTITUTES OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ITE)

Prize

School

Title of Project

Participants

2nd Prize $5,000 + Team Award $500

ITE College Central

Eco-Shower

Muhammad Ridwan Putra Jasni, Muhammad Izwan Bin Roseli, Chua De Jun, Poh Dao Tong

3rd Prize $3,000

ACS International (Singapore)

Conscious Bins

Park Ju-Hyun

3rd Prize $3,000

Millennia Institute

Preserving our seagrasses and protecting Singapore’s priced manatees

Randolph Daniel P. Vega

 

(D) TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Prize

School

Title of Project

Participants

1st Prize $10,000

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Eco-Friendly Particleboard using Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch and Soy-based Adhesive Resin

Timothy Elia Tallulembang, Muhammad Fahmi Abdul Aziz, Ganang Dino Utama, Nala Theresia

2nd Prize $6,000

Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology

KAL-AN As Optimum Fishing Vessels Made From New HDPE Ore and Recycled HDPE Product Mixture to Prevent the Usage of Wood and Fiber to Build Fishing Vessels in Indonesia

Arif Riansyah, Ariel Krisna Budiman, M.Rizki Alia, Reza Aulia Akbar, Bagas Saestu

2nd Prize $6,000 + Team Award $500

Temasek Polytechnic

Public Area Illumination by Beam Shaping

Muhammad Abu Taslim Bin Jaafar, Sheryl How Yayun, Tan Kee Yee, Chen Zhuoqing, Gan Jin Yee Denzel

3rd Prize $4,000

Singapore Polytechnic

VOCs-Free Anti Corrosion Coatings for Maritime Applications

Chua Hui Qing, Clivon Heng Shih Han, Tan Zi Ling, Ingin May

 

Photos

Guest of Honour Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Education, delivering his address at the Green Wave award presentation ceremony.

 

Sembcorp Marine President and CEO Mr Wong Weng Sun and Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim unveiling the poster for Green Wave 2019.

 
W
inners of the Primary-Level category from Westwood Primary School with Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim.

 


Winners of the Primary-Level category from Temasek Primary School with Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim.

 
Winners of the Secondary Level Category from Hwa Chong Institution.


1st runner-up of the JC/ITE Level Category from ITE College Central.

 
Winners of the Tertiary Level Category from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

 
Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim and Mr Wong Weng Sun posing for a wefie with students from Anglican High School.

 
Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim interacting with the award winners from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

 

For the PDF version of this announcement, please click here.

About Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries, drawing upon more than 50 years of track record. Our customers include major energy companies, drilling contractors, shipping companies as well as owners and operators of floating production units. We focus on four key capabilities, namely: Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding.

We operate shipyards and other facilities strategically located in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Norway, USA and Brazil.

Sustainability is a strategic priority for Sembcorp Marine. The continued success of the Group depends very much on how we balance our business objectives, meet the needs of our people and the communities, and protect the environment we operate in.

Started in 2003, the Green Wave Environmental Care Competition is one of Sembcorp Marine’s key environmental outreach programmes.

Discover more at www.sembmarine.com.

 

For more information, contact:

Mr Lin Daoyi

Manager, Corporate Communications

Tel No: +65 6971 7040

Email: daoyi.lin@sembmarine.com

 

 

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