Green Champions

Green Champions
Green Champions

On 8 July 2013, SEC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), laying the foundation for both organisations to promote environmental awareness and sustainable development to athletes, officials and sports administration offices in Singapore. The programme is targeted at all stakeholders in the sporting fraternity in Singapore, such as National Sports Associations (NSAs), members of the SNOC, participants and spectators at major sporting events and all other sports interest groups across the nation.

Green Champions
Recognisable national athletes will serve as role models to embody the association between sports and the environment. They will champion sustainable development of sports in Singapore and deliver conservation messages to members of the public and the sports fraternity. 20 sports role models have agreed to help drive the environmental habit and they include Mr U.K. Shyam, Mr C Kunalan, Mr Amiruddin Jamal from athletics, Ms Isabelle Li from table tennis, Mr Delvin Goh from basketball, Mr Aleksandar Duric from football, Mark Chay from swimming, Joan Huang from sailing and Keith Saw from bowling. The annual Olympic Day Run on 12 July 2014 saw both organisations spread environmental awareness to the masses.

'Go Green' Seminars & Workshops
SNOC and SEC will jointly organise seminars and workshops for athletes and officials, addressing the impact of sport on the environment and the impact of the environment on sport.

Athletes' Kits
Overseas-bound athletes will carry the Athletes' Kit, comprising environmentally preferred products, aimed at reducing the use of environmentally unsustainable materials during training or major competitions overseas. The kit contains a reusable and eco-friendly mug, fork & spoon set and an eco-friendly sports towel. The items will be placed in a reusable drawstring bag that will discourage the use of plastic bags. The use of the kit will highlight Singapore as a strong advocate for environmental consideration and sustainable development.

To find out more about the Green Champions programme, please contact us at info@sec.org.sg.

SNOC 1 Sep 2014