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Updated: 02/20/2013 00:44 | By Channel NewsAsia

Students invited to submit short videos on climate change

Students invited to submit short videos on climate change


Students invited to submit short videos on climate change

SINGAPORE: The National Climate Change Secretariat is inviting students to submit short videos to inspire Singaporeans to take action against climate change.

This follows last year’s short film competition that had students submitting videos on Singapore becoming a climate change resilient city.

The theme this year is "Be the Change. It Starts with You.".

The winning entries will be uploaded on the secretariat’s YouTube channel or possibly used for broadcast.

At the launch event, the secretariat also gave out prizes to those who won last year’s Technology Project Challenge.

Coming in first in the tertiary category was Tay Xyian Xiet, a mechanical engineering undergraduate from National University of Singapore, with an innovation that can improve energy efficiency in air—conditioning systems by first lowering humidity levels.

Tay said: "Our human comfort is determined by two things — temperature and the humidity levels. Even though in Singapore, it is the same temperature as let’s say Australia, it actually feels much hotter here because our humidity level is much higher, around say 80 per cent, while Australia’s is 60 per cent. We can actually save energy if we can dry the air without cooling it. It is able to make us equally comfortable and at the same time save energy."

— CNA/fa

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