Athletes lead charge to go green

Singapore Environment Council chairman Isabella Loh (left) and Acting Minister for Manpower and Senior Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin unveiling the logo for the Green Champions initiative with former national sprinters C. Kunalan (second from right) and UK Shyam.

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Environment Council and Singapore National Olympic Council on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in the Green Champions programme, which will rope in former and current sportsmen to help spread eco-messages.

Athletes who will help promote this scheme are Amirudin Jamal (athletics), Delvin Goh (basketball), Aleksandar Duric (football) and Isabelle Li (table tennis) as well as former national sprinters C. Kunalan and UK Shyam.

As part of the initiative, seminars and workshops will be organised for athletes and officials to embrace sustainable habits when they go for competitions overseas.

The SEC will also produce Eco-Kits, comprising environmentally preferred products for overseas-bound Singapore athletes.