Singapore Environment Council
Established in 1995, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is an independently managed, non-profit and non-government organisation (NGO). We influence thinking on sustainability issues and coordinate environmental efforts in Singapore. We are also an approved charity and offer tax exemption to donors.
SEC continuously engages all sectors of the community by formulating and executing a range of holistic programmes, such as the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards, Asian Environmental Journalism Awards, School Green Awards, Green Champions, Singapore Green Labelling Scheme, Project: Eco-Office, Project: Eco-Shop and Project: F&B. In addition, we build a pool of committed volunteers under our Earth Helpers programme. The SEC also has a Training & Education arm to provide the people, public and private sectors with the opportunity to develop awareness, knowledge, skills and tools in order to protect and improve our environment for a sustainable future. Strong partnerships with corporations, government agencies and other NGOs are valued by us. These partnerships are vital for sustaining our programmes, leading to positive action and change. Over the years, SEC has given strength and direction to the environmental movement in Singapore.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
The funds raised will be used to cover additional costs for conducting the students’ outreach campaign, as well as developing and delivering Training and Education (T&E) outreach programmes i.e. talks, workshops and exhibitions, which aim to foster lasting environmental and societal values with our communities and schools.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
We will engage the YFC team through constant communication and interaction, advising them and further empowering them to initiate positive changes addressing environmental issues. The students will be invited to join the SEC volunteer programme, Earth Helpers, from which they can partake in different projects to gain experience, and as a prelude to their project.