The ITE Youth Eco Ambassador Award that aims to recognise the effort, contribution and commitment of our students in environmental conservation was presented to six student environmental enthusiasts who had contributed significantly towards the environmental sustainability initiatives in ITE.

Mr Bruce Poh, CEO/ITE, presented the Award to the deserving recipients at the award presentation ceremony during the ITE Eco-Conference, 2016 at the ITE Tay Eng Soon Auditorium. Besides a plaque from ITE, each recipient were also given a goodie bag including $80 vouchers, courtesy of Tetra Pak Asia.

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The six ITE Youth Eco Ambassadors Awards recipients with Mr. Bruce Poh, CEO of ITE (Center)

 

A brief description of the six recipients and their key contributions in environmental care are as listed below:

1. Malaca Ma Althea Leigh Anne

Vice President, ECO Club
Higher Nitec in Accounting, ITE College Central

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  • Represented College Central at the ASEAN Youth Environment Forum
  • Led a team of ECO Club Members in the Waste-to-Craft sessions for Chao Yang School Science collaboration project
  • Led ECO Club in the CCA Recruitment Carnival
  • Led ECO Club Members in various events such as National Climate Change Youth Conference
  • To oversee the ECO display cupboard at College Central

2. XU EN XIANG

Vice President, Greenery Club
Higher Nitec in Electronics, ITE College Central

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  • Led in weekly maintenance of the Community Garden and helped to improve the garden’s irrigation system through use of recycled materials
  • Conducted Terrarium Workshops at Chaoyang Primary School, Feng Shan Primary School and ITE Eco-Conference 2015
  • Participated in the Tzu Chi Foundation Recycling Project; helped in sorting out collected waste for recycling
  • Volunteered as a guide at the Hortpark event and Lions Club of Singapore Mega Event

3. KELVIN NG KAI WEN

Vice President, Environmental Club
Nitec in Electronics (Display Technology), ITE College East

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  • Planned and led the Litter Free Ambassadors in campus patrolling twice a month to advocate good waste disposal habits to the students
  • Facilitated Eco orientation activities to teach the new intake students on how to create useful crafts from recycled materials
  • Led Environmental Club members in the Tetra Pak’s Little Green Dot Project. The team taught kindergarten children to recycle Used Beverage Cartons
  • Led a team of 10 in litter picking at the Operation WE Clean Up@CE

4. Ong Zi Yuan

Events Co-ordinator, Environmental Club
Nitec in Facility Technology (Mechanical and Electrical Services), ITE College East

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  • Led in the Environmental Club recycling team for managing paper recycling system in College East
  • Participated in the YEP trip to Inner Mongolia; the team planted 2000 over fir trees to mitigate the air pollution problems
  • Participated in the Youth Environment Stewardship Forum in organizing committee and facilitated group discussion at the forum
  • Took initiative to organise beach cleaning activities with his friends during his free time

5. Kesvinn Naidu

President, Green Ambassador Club
Higher Nitec in Hospitality Operations, ITE College West

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  • Organised Youth for the Environment day which focusing on reduction of food waste
  • Proposed successfully a food waste reduction campaign to the management of Ramada and Days Hotel during his internship there
  • Emerged Champion at the Singapore Garden Festival Gardeners’ Cup competition
  • Led actively in the NParks Butterfly Watch project

6. Lim Feng Guang, Kelvin

Project Lead, ACE Club; Team Lead, ElectroLiTE
Higher Nitec in Mechatronics, ITE College West

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  • Led in the setup of the Hydroponics system in College West
  • Created a battery electric urban concept vehicle and also improve its efficiency through alternative engineering materials and innovative engineering concept
  • Setup a discussion platform on ElectroLiTE to encourage exchange of creative engineering ideas to solve environmental issues

 

Article by: Florence Chee 

Edited by: Kristin Koh