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Fri 02 Dec 2005

Volunteer organisations at The Giving Tree @ North East 2005

Category : events

The Giving Tree @ North East 2005 is the largest volunteer fair in Singapore, and host to some 50 volunteer organisations who have set up booths under the big white tents next to Tampines MRT. The exhibtion will be launched by the Minister of State & Mayor of North East CDC, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed at 7pm today (Fri 02 Dec 2005). Everyone is welcome to the launch; its a good time to catch up with volunteers from the various groups.

The event is a National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) Giving Month project jointly organised with Northeast CDC, Heartware Network and Institute of Technical Education. Participating volunteer organisations will be introducing the public to their activities and explain the issues they are involveed in. An exhibtion within the area features photos from the tsunami that struck shores of the Indian Ocean a year ago.

The fair will also see a series of activities, the tallest Christmas tree, high energy sports activities, Singapore's 1st Outdoor Superice Skating Rink and Christmas and New Year Eve's Countdowns.

The Environmental Challenge Organisation (Singapore) has coordinated the participation of the nature, environment and animal welfare groups this past month and as a result they clustered in one section in the left margin of the area, directly opposite Tampines Mall. This serves as an effective means for the public to find about local issues and efforts in biodiversity, environment and animal welfare.

Participating Nature/Envt Groups:

  1. Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)
  2. Blue Water Volunteers (BWV)
  3. ECO 4 the World (E4W)
  4. Environmental Challenge Organisation (Singapore) - ECO
  5. Nature Society of Singapore (NSS)
  6. Nature Trekker (NT)
  7. Raffles Museum Toddycats! (RMBR)
  8. Restroom Association (RAS)
  9. Sunny Island Tree Climbers (SITC)
  10. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
  11. Singapore Environmental Council (SEC)
  12. Scholastic Environmental Fund (SEF)
  13. Singapore Zoological Garden Docents (SZGD)
  14. Vegetarian Society (VSS)
  15. Water Ways Watch (WWW)

Raffles Museum Toddycats with Wilson Ang (left, in yellow t-shirt) of Eco-Challenge in the midst of setting up their booth on Thusday (01 Dec 2005) evening. See the Flickr album of their posters prepared just this week! Featured projects are the Labrador, Hantu and Ubin blogs, Pasir Panjang Heritage Walk, MacRitchie-Bukit Timah Briskwalkers, Pedal Ubin!, Nature Guiding for Novices and the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore.

KMY gazing in fascination at the cutouts at the Rest Room Association and learning that there are 2.6 billion people without toilets. The face in those cutouts seem familiar somehow... :-)

Environmental Challenge banners on climate change, health water & sanitation, population, pollution and biodiversity to help characterise the environment sector.

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