A Triple Bill Special on Green Development

 

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You are invited to a Triple Bill Special on Friday 17th February, 3pm to 6pm at the Jurong Regional Library, Programme Zone, located on Level 1, beside Café Galilee.

The afternoon is divided into three portions; A Panel Session, A Sharing Session, and A Showcase with people passionate in environmental issues. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, they certainly have diverse stories and experiences to share.

An advanced Thank You to our panellists, participants from Korean Delegation led by the British Council Korea and Standard Chartered Korea, as well as the The Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues (SUSI). This event is also made possible with venue sponsor, National Library Board Singapore (NLB).

 

Programme:

3pm: Sign in and Mingling Session

3.30pm: Introduction

3:45pm: Start of Panel Session on ‘Green Economy  in the Context of Sustainable Development with

–           Professor Michael Quah, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Deputy Director, NUS Energy Office

–           Tan Hang Chong, Nature Society Singapore

–           Jeevaneswaran Ramoo, Chairman at World Leadership Conference 2011

–           Youth Climate Change Ambassador from Korea

4.30pm: Sharing Session with Korean Middle School Students

5.00pm: A ‘Gallery of Solutions’ showcase with SUSI Participants
Check out their project websites;
– Bike Sharing in Singapore http://bikewithsusi.weebly.com/
– Coral Reefs http://susiforcorals.weebly.com/
– Green Buildings http://susigbt.weebly.com/
– Waste Management http://susiwmt.weebly.com/

6.00pm: End of Programme

 

British Council Korea

The British Council in Korea works on a range of programmes in the areas of English, Education, Society and the Arts. Whether working on public projects or behind the scenes, our aim is always the development of further trust and understanding between Korea and the UK and the provision of opportunities to young Koreans. In our Society projects we support networks of young Koreans who are passionate about climate change, protecting the environment or social entrepreneurship. We are generously supported by partners in these projects.

The objective of their trip is to bring along about 33 participants with a mix of University students (9), Middle and High School Students (14), their staff, and journalists to understand Singapore environmental scene. This is especially so in terms of what the different sector people are doing.

 

Standard Chartered Korea

Standard Chartered in Korea is comprised of the holding company, Standard Chartered Korea, and five subsidiaries: Standard Chartered Bank Korea, which has a nationwide network of about 400 branches; Standard Chartered Savings Bank Korea; Standard Chartered Capital Korea; Standard Chartered Securities Korea; and Standard Chartered Fund Services Korea. Standard Chartered Bank in Korea is largest of the subsidiaries in terms of assets.

With a vision to become ‘Korea’s best international bank’ and based on the principle of ‘Customer First’, Standard Chartered Bank in Korea leverages the Standard Chartered global network to serve as a bridge between Korean companies and international markets for its wholesale banking clients, and to provide innovative products and differentiated services to fulfill the needs of its consumer banking customers since its launch in the late 1880s.  The Bank is committed to doing business in Korea in a socially responsible way, and demonstrates this through a wide range of community activities in the spirit of its brand promise, Here for good.

 

The Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues (SUSI)

The Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues (SUSI) is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and organized by the East-West. Twenty participants were competitively selected from Burma, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand by U.S. Embassies. The initial Institute was held May – June 2010, in Hawai‘i, California, Colorado & Washington DC.

Our mission is to educate and empower the next generation of environmental leaders through:

•       Transformative, experiential learning in which participants work

directly with a diversity of people and organizations

•       Network building with environmental actors and each other

•       Transferring lessons from regional environmental movements to

participants’ communities

The purpose of the workshop is for participants to report on their Action Plan progress and to learn more from an exemplier neighbor about how to address regional environmental concerns.  Participants will compare U.S. case studies from their five-week institute with Singaporean cases studies, expand regional networks with environment-focused professionals and exchange knowledge.  They will do this through self-directed projects with local business, government agencies and NGOs on topics of sustainable transportation, solid waste and water management, green building design, and coral reef/coastal management.

 

National Library Board Singapore

NLB oversees both the National Library as well as the Public Libraries. By international convention, the functions of these two kinds of libraries are distinct and well-differentiated. The NLB’s mission is to provide a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service through the National Library and a comprehensive network of Public Libraries. Also under its management are 31 libraries belonging to government agencies, schools and institutions. Through its innovative use of technology and collaboration with strategic partners, NLB ensures that library users have access to a rich array of information services and resources that are convenient, accessible and relevant.

The Public Libraries Singapore (PLS) provides a professional and engaging public library service to Singaporeans in their pursuit of lifelong learning and discovery through the network of 24 Public Libraries (including three regional libraries) located conveniently across Singapore. Examples of Public Libraries are Central Public Library, Yishun Public Library, Bishan Public Library, Tampines Regional Library, Jurong Regional Library, etc

 

ECO Singapore

Environmental Challenge Organisation (Singapore), or ECO Singapore is the leading non-governmental youth environmental social enterprise in Singapore promoting sustainable lifestyle. ECO Singapore actively drives and supports local and global environmental initiatives involving other environmental stakeholders- the National Youth Council supports ECO Singapore’s activities and programmes, and we also work closely with the Minitry of Environment and Water Resources, National Environment Agency, Public Utilities Board, local environmental groups and international environmental groups. Our initiatives are categorised into Biodiversity, Energy, Food, Waste, Shelter, Water.