Over 300 youths help conserve the environment at Pulau Ubin, Coney Island

Today Online 5 Mar 16;

SINGAPORE – To commemorate the first death anniversary of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and to honour his legacy of a clean and green Singapore, more than 300 young people took part in various environmental conservation initiatives at Pulau Ubin and Coney Island on Saturday (March 5) morning.

The participants, aged between 13 and 35, kept busy with activities such as reforestation, coastal and swamp cleanup, invasive weed clearing, flotsam fence maintenance, species survey and bird box construction. A total of 40 saplings were planted and 13 bird boxes were built during the Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) Project IsLand-A-Hand event, said OBS and the National Youth Council in a joint press release.

This is the second time OBS has organised this large-scale conservation activity.

The youths also took part in a SGfuture engagement session, where they contributed ideas on how to promote greater environmental consciousness, responsibility and stewardship. For instance, they suggested encouraging schools to engage students in a more extensive discussion of green initiatives and supporting more environmental ground-up initiatives from youths.

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