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On the 27th of March, Saturday, I arrived with Moira at Bukit Panjang Plaza for the Earth Hour event, organized by NorthWest CDC. We walked around the Garden Plaza, which had several large boards up, educating the public on how to be green. I was really surprised, when I saw the What You Can And Cannot Recycle board, I saw our project at the bottom of it!

Yeah! As sucessors to this project, I hadn’t known that Grease-ycle was so popular and well-known! We were really pleased! Also, as our project concerns the 3Rs (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle), I thought to share with you this board:

Anyways, we ate a quick dinner in these really cool biodegrable containers, made of yam and corn husks (I think). Sorry we didn’t get a picture of it, we were too hungry! Then, as we waited for the GOH, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, to come, the emcee played some games with the audience. After Dr Balakrishnan arrived, he proceeded to deliver a quick speech, and prizes were presented to the residents in NorthWest CDC for being environmentally-conscious and saving lots of electricity.

When 8.30 came, the atmosphere became perceptibly more excited. We counted down from 5-1, and on the count of 1, all the lights were switched off and we waved our solar-laser-torchlight around estatically! It was really pretty cool, like disco lights.

Then, the various performance groups from Assumption English School, which had been specially invited to perform at this event. First up was the Dance Ensemble. They performed a lovely, moving piece called “Memory”. Up next was the Choir. They sang some nice pieces like “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, but unfortunately I cannot remember the names of the other songs. Then the Band played for us! They were really good, and managed to get the crowd into a “high” mood!

At 9.30pm, the event ended, and Moira and I went home! It was such a fun event! Thank you Ms Emily Tan for inviting us!

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NorthWest CDC organized a networking session for green club teachers and training for green club students on the 22 March. Nope, we’re not exactly a green club, but we still went because it happens to be in line with our cause, that is to promote active recycling (:

When we reached Woodlands Library, where the session was held, many other schools were already there. We also Ms Ng, the green club teacher from Marsling Secondary.

That’s Moira, Anabelle and Melissa bubbling with excitement.

We attended a workshop on the 3Rs of recycling, and we even made posters! The following are some photos of us working on our 3R posters. (Some of the pictures might be very blur, because the camera was not really good. Apologies!)

Look at everyone busy making their 3R posters!

Here’s Anabelle writing “Be Green”. Yes, heed what she says!

Sophia and Moira are busy designing the poster.

Hooray to our completed posters! From left to right are Anabelle, Melissa, Rachel Tan H.P., Chun Hui, Moira and Sophia. Unfortunately, Rachel Tan X.E. (yes, there are 2 Rachels) and Rachelle were unable to make it.

Those pretty posters displayed on the stage are done by the green clubs and us.

Following the making of the posters, we went for a reception. We were all starving by then, so off we went to get the food. They were noodles, vermicelli, kuehs, eclairs, bread, and fruit punch. We’re sorry to tell you that there are no pictures of the food because we were all busy eating 😀

And that was the end of the networking session. Thus, I shall end this post with a group photo:

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