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Mon 07 Mar 2005

"Spread the word: It's hip to be green"

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"Spread the word: It's hip to be green." By Alexis Hooi. 7th March 2005 [pdf].

"They are young, they are hip - and best of all, they are green.

There is already a small group of young Singaporeans who are passionate about environmental issues such as climate change, nature conservation and sustainability.

Now Environment and Water Resources Minister Yaacob Ibrahim wants them to spread the word to others, starting with their peers.

Dr Yaacob believes the answer still lies with the younger generation: 'Yes, the Government should be taking the lead, but I want to get the young interested,' he said.

He proposed getting tertiary students, like members of Nanyang Technological University's green club Earthlink NTU, to aggressively run programmes to create awareness within their college community.

'Young people will listen only to young people,' he said."

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