Pledge to Go Green!
Instead of the usual hustle & bustle of the foodcourts, a breath of fresh air awaited SP students.
Situated at the mouth of the foodcourt, the Go Green Photobooth was the first thing that greeted them. Adorned with a 'Dream to Go Green' backdrop and armed with striking props like a pea-green plush snake and chalkboards filled with words of promise to save the Earth, Final year students from SP Media and Communications (DMC) encouraged fellow SP students to make a commitment to the green cause by taking a photo with their friends and signing a pledge card. The afternoons were hot and muggy but spirits were high as SP students were prompted to share a moment of friendship and camaraderie.
This is part of the ongoing SP Go Green campaign, which encompasses many events, such as the upcoming Green March on 4 August. DMC students stationed themselves in Foodcourt 5 on Monday and Tuesday and Foodcourt 6 on Wednesday, gathering green pledges.
Besides flashing their winning smiles, students were also asked a few trivia questions for a chance to win a $5 Ben and Jerry's voucher. Questions ranged from the whereabouts of recycling bins in SP to how much water in the world is used for consumption.
Signing the pledge cards included making a promise to save Gaia.
"I promise to save Gaia by switching off main power switches when electronic appliances are not in use," said Jonathan from the School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.
In her noble bid to save our ailing Earth, Xue Sheng from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has pledged to "eat less chicken".
You know you are becoming one with nature when you get your hands dirty for Gaia. Syariffudin shows his appreciation for Mother Nature by gardening whenever he visits his Kampung. His message to Gaia: "Stay strong! We shall survive together! Humans and the Earth unite!"
The collective youth spirit is a powerful and influential force, here harnessed to aid in the green cause. We are the ones inheriting the Earth and we should do our part in reversing climate change and environmental degradation, starting with the smallest gestures.