Mohd Adam Shah Bin Asri, the President of the Green Ambassador Club 2015 in ITE College West, was among the winners of the HSBC/NYAA Youth Environmental Awards 2016. He received a citation plague, $500 worth of book vouchers and an opportunity to participate in a fully sponsored overseas study trip to Andorran Pyrenees, France.  In this trip he will be studying how climate change will alter the alpine landscape and species movement. The oversea trip will expose Adam to scientific research and studies on the effects of climate change.

The HSBC/NYAA Youth Environmental Awards are presented to recognize youths between the ages of 14 to 25 years for their commitment and contributions to the environment and nature conservation in Singapore. This award is a collaboration between the NYAA council and HSBC to motivate and empower our youths to take interest and ownership in caring for our environment and community. It is presented by HSBC as part of Youth Excellent Initiative which is designed to nurture and enable young talents and leaders to serve and contribute towards building a more sustainable community.

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Adam receives the award from the Guest of Honor, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, and the Minister of Environment and Water Resources and CEO of HSBC Singapore, Mr Guy Harvey-Samuel.

Adam receives a backpack for the study trip.

Adam receives a backpack for the study trip.

(1) A group photo with Minister Mr Masagos Zulkifli, CEO of HSBC Singapore and Prof Leo Tan, Chairman of NYAA Council and Adam’s mother and sister. A proud moment for him and his family. (2) Adam and the other winners are with the Minister Mr Masagos Zulkifli, CEO of HSBC Singapore and Prof Leo Tan, Chairman of NYAA Council. (3) Adam with Minister Mr Masagos Zulkifli, CEO of HSBC Singapore and Prof Leo Tan, Chairman of NYAA Council and Dr Goh. (4) A chit-chat session with the VIPs.

(1) A group photo with Minister Mr Masagos Zulkifli, CEO of HSBC Singapore and Prof Leo Tan, Chairman of NYAA Council and Adam’s mother and sister. A proud moment for him and his family. (2) Adam and the other winners are with the Minister Mr Masagos Zulkifli, CEO of HSBC Singapore and Prof Leo Tan, Chairman of NYAA Council. (3) Adam with Minister Mr Masagos Zulkifli, CEO of HSBC Singapore and Prof Leo Tan, Chairman of NYAA Council and Dr Goh. (4) A chit-chat session with the VIPs.

Mohd Adam Shah Bin Asri, joined Green Ambassador Club at ITE College West as a member since Jan 2014. He was the club president from Nov 2014 to Nov 2015. He is passionate to play a part in improving the environment and volunteered in the Balik Kampong Programme with GroundUp Initiatives (GUI) during weekends.

Most recently, as Green Ambassador Club President, Adam represented the South West zone at the Clean and Green Singapore (CGS) Launch 2015 on 8th Nov with PM Lee. In alignment with the message of PM Lee at the CGS Launch 2015, he headed one of the club activities, Save Food Cut Waste Campaign which emphasized on the importance of minimising waste.

Other highlights of Adam’s involvement since 2014 included the Singapore Garden Festival Gardeners’ Cup 2014, by Nparks, to set up a showcase community garden at Gardens By The Bay together with other community-garden-groups in the South West Zone. Adam and his team also took part in the SG50 @ Hortpark competition, “Talk Bird Sing Song” at Hortpark and won the Best Biodiversity Garden award.

Adam possesses positive attitudes and a strong determination to succeed in things that he has set his mind on. Presently, he is in charge of a project in the WWF Eco Campus programme at ITE CW to enhance the biodiversity in the campus and to encourage the love of nature among the students.

Going forward, Adam aims to lead the club to achieve the Green School @ SW Gold Award. He is also highly responsible and has great initiatives. Most importantly even in the midst of carrying out his duties as a president, he has a caring heart and a sense of humor.

Article Written and Edited by Kristin Koh and Florence Chee
Information from:
Mrs Lim-Phua Chiew Kheng, Senior Lecturer, ITE College West & Principal Staff I/C of Green Ambassador Club