Green 1 event by S'pore Environment Council billed as first zero waste event in S'pore
Singapore's Green 1, or G1, is back for a second year, and it promises to be the "largest environmentally-sustainable lifestyle event".
Organisers bill the event, to be held on September 2, as Singapore's first-ever "zero waste event".
The Singapore Environment Council has launched its biggest G1 event to date.
It will feature activities like corporate trishaw races, exhibitions and a music festival.
SEC says about 10,000 participants are expected to sign up for G1's main event, a 5-kilometre walkathon.
Executive Director of the SEC, Jose Raymond, says more people are seeing the benefits of a greener lifestyle.
"People can realise that walking a little bit more can help them live a little longer. It can help them lead a healthier lifestyle. It also helps us reduce our carbon footprint. The event will also inform people that they should recycle as much as possible, and have as little waste as possible on a daily basis. Our landfill space is not infinite. I think Singaporeans will have to realise that the more we throw, the more we're going to have an urgent need in 30 years time of another landfill space."
One of the highlights of the event is the display of the world's first mass-produced, zero-emission, 100 per cent electric vehicles - the Nissan Leaf.
Event-goers will be among the first in Singapore to take the eco-car for a test-drive.
General Manager of Tan Chong Motor Sales, Ron Lim, explains their desire to go green.
"We thought it's good for us to partner this event, and at the same time, expose Singaporeans- create that awareness that 100 per cent electric vehicle is now available, and for them, it's a choice- even if you still decide to drive a car- you can still contribute towards building a greener environment in Singapore".
A nationwide exhibition on climate change will also be launched at G1.
By Monica Kotwani
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