'Keep Clean, Singapore!' 2017 - Various activities in May
May 31, 2017
Singapore Kindness Run
The inaugural Singapore Kindness Run was held on Sunday, 14 May 2017 at Pasir Ris Park. Initiated by the Runners’ Heart-Reach, in partnership with the Singapore Kindness Movement, the run aims to encourage kind acts and good running etiquettes like binning of trash to the running community.
The run attracted some 800 participants who demonstrated that running events can be clean, with only minimal cleaners required. All it takes is just a little effort to bin our trash responsibly, and everyone will get to enjoy our parks and beaches in its clean and pristine state!
One of the companies, STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd organised a clean-up activity at Pasir Ris Beach on Saturday, 20 May 2017. 14 enthusiastic participants responded to the call and collected a total of 61.5kg of trash. It was heartening that we have participants who truly care for our environment and responded to the call despite it being held on a weekend.
Story-Telling and Handicraft Sessions
Besides clean-up activities as part of ‘Keep Clean, Singapore!’ in May 2017, more than 80 young children and their parents had attended story-telling and handicraft sessions held at Jurong Regional Library (28 May), and at Bishan (6 May), Queenstown (20 May) and Bedok (27 May) Public Libraries, to learn how they can keep the environment clean and safe by practising good personal and public hygiene. The children also brought home their very own hand-made paper bins. We thank you for your support and participation!
Car-Free Sunday Clean-up
More than 60 volunteers joined the Public Hygiene Council’s ‘Keep Clean, Singapore!’ Car-Free Sunday clean-up on 28 May 2017. The combined efforts saw more than 16kg of litter and over 11kg of recyclables collected along the Singapore River.
But what mattered was not the amount of litter collected. It was the commitment we’ve put in to keep our environment clean. No matter how big or small your action is, keep spreading the word of keeping Singapore clean!
Special thanks to Waterways Watch Society (WWS) for facilitating the activity and support from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).