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Inaugural Eco-Run to promote recycling efforts

The event will also incorporate a competition for youths to collect the most recyclable materials and pledges to recycle. -AsiaOne

Mon, Mar 18, 2013

SINGAPORE - The inaugural Eco-Run will be launched at the Youth for the Environment Day on April 20, as part of efforts to promote recycling efforts and awareness of environmental sustainability through youths.

Jointly organised by the National Geographic Channel (NGC) and the National Environment Agency (NEA), the run will be held at the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park .

The NGC-NEA Eco-Run 2013 will feature a 2.5 km 'Fun Run' and a 5 km run, and is opened to youths between the ages of 13 to 25 years, The run will incorporate a competition where points will be awarded to the youths who collect the most pledges to recycle, as well as recyclable materials.

In lieu of conventional paper or plastic cups at race water points, participants will be provided with stainless steel water bottles, which they can refill at the water points along the race route.

Launched in 2011 by the NEA, Youth for the Environment Day (YED) is a platform for youths to showcase their commitment towards environmental issues through ownership and active participation.

Youths will also get to hone their leadership and organisational skills through a series of activities, an art competition and a YED forum on "Pushing the boundaries: Turning Challenges into opportunities for a Sustainable Singapore".

Interested participants who wish to sign up for the inaugural NGC-NEA Eco-Run 2013 can do so by registering their application online at Application closes April 12.

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