Focus Areas

Students and schools are free to propose and develop any suitable projects on the environment. Students are encouraged to use their ideas, knowledge, skills and values in the participation of environmental care projects, which will improve the condition and quality of our environment.

Participation may be on individual basis or in groups.

The following are some suggestions, which students could consider.

Water Management / Conservation

1. Suggest innovative and practical schemes to:
Collect storm water, for example, in HDB new town like
Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Tampines and Yishun.
Collect storm water from developed areas in Kranji,
Pandan and non-industrial parts of western Singapore.
2. More than half of the water and energy Singaporeans use are consumed at home.

Can you suggest new processes, equipment, and ways to reduce the usage?
Can this be demonstrated effectively?
3. In our treatment processes, water is lost through leakages, cleaning of water pipes, emergencies, filtration processes and water treatment. Suggest a new and more efficient or effective way to treat water?

4. Propose new processes, equipment and ways of conserving water in industries and elaborate on their roles in achieving sustainability development in Singapore.

Waste Management

1) Study municipal waste management in Singapore. Propose a new, workable and improved system to manage municipal waste.

2) Study the various waste management programmes/methods adopted by some organisations and suggest how they can be improved.

3) Propose the implementation of a waste management system in an organisation/industry/school.

4) In your school/institution, evaluate the waste management system. Propose an improved and sustainable system. Support your proposal with tested solutions.

Air Management / Pollution Control

1) Propose ways to minimise and manage “Trans-boundary Pollution” (smoke haze from Neighbouring Forest fire) in Singapore.

2) With the growing number of vehicles in Singapore, propose ways to minimise pollutants from the exhaust.

3) Evaluate the tangible, intangible benefits and limitation of implementing proper air quality management. Suggest a feasible air quality management programme.

Wild Life / Natural Reserves

1) Describe one regional / town park which has become the home and natural habitat for our native feathered friends. Identify one of the bird species found there and discuss how it adapted to urban development. Propose how we can have a sustainable programme of bird species in Singapore.

2) Locate and identify the officially gazetted nature reserves in Singapore. Describe one other nature area that deserves similar legal protection from urban development. Discuss its significance in the preservation of our precious flora and faunas.

3) Identify the remaining coastal mangrove forests in Singapore. Study the factors leading to their rapid depletion over last few decades and suggest schemes to conserve them.

4) Study the population and distribution or our native frogs/toads. Discuss how our rapid urbanisation resulted in the decline in population of the locally endangered frog/toad. Propose ways to conserve this species.

5) Study and discuss how we can save our largest marine mammal, Dugong, from local extinction.

6) Suggest and discuss a feasible programme for the re-introduction or population restoration of one of our native mammal/feathered species. You may choose one of the following:

  • Lesser Mouse Deer
  • Banded Leaf Monkey
  • Anteater
  • Oriental Pied Hornbill
  • Smooth Otter
  • Slow Loris
  • Other