EcoFriend awards for 8 green champions

EcoFriend awards for 8 green champions
Ms Choong won for organising the Green Drinks talks.

Eight individuals will receive this year's EcoFriend awards for their work towards environmental sustainability.

Among the recipients, who were chosen from a field of 419 nominees, are a pre-school principal, the founder of green-talk series Green Drinks, and a youth leader of a movement to keep Singapore clean.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Sept 24, the National Environment Agency said on Monday.

Ms Susan Tan, 48, zone principal of several Kinderland preschools, was recognised for overseeing efforts to teach pupils not to litter, and to recycle materials such as cardboard and toilet paper rolls for craft-making.

Eco-campaigner Olivia Choong, 34, won the award for organising Green Drinks, a series of talks by representatives from the Government, non-government groups, academia, and industry on topics ranging from recycling to haze.

The other award winners are Mr Loh Yi Rong, vice-chair of the Keep Singapore Beautiful Movement youth committee; Mr Desmond Chua, general manager of Keppel Club; Mr Eden Liew, principal of ITE College East; Ms Regina Chong, chair of the Kim Seng community centre youth executive committee; Ms Lee Qian Yi, membership secretary of the Ci Yuan community centre youth executive committee; and Mr Lee Jun Wei, executive committee member of the National Youth Achievement Award gold award holders alumni.

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