Youth Environmental Summit (YES) 2016

Date: 27 to 31 January 2016

Understand the issue of climate change and impact on us of today and tomorrow!

Learn how to play a part to save the earth!

YES is an exciting integrated programme that introduces youths to hot-button environmental issues through a series of inspirational seminars by prominent experts and social entrepreneurs, educational field trips and learning workshops, as well as social business conceptualization and presentations. Students will learn how our way of living impact the global environmental issues such as global climate change, food and water sustainability, urban development and environment conservation, importance of “reduce, reuse and recycle”, etc. There will be a workshop on social enterprise focusing on “Environment”, where students have the opportunity to discuss ideas with their peers from the region, interact with professional mentors, and to conceptualize environmental-related projects toward improving their local community. All students groups are expected to present their ideas to a panel of judges.  Through this experience, they will acquire effective presentation skills.

Day 1 (27 Jan)
AM Arrival
PM Check in various accommodation
Ice breaking @ Various accommodation
Dinner
Free & Easy
Day 2 (28 Jan)
AM Opening Ceremony@ Biopolis Auditorium

  • Opening by Youth Ambassadors
  • Speech by Guest of Honour – Mr Edwin Seah
  • Speech by Mr Wilson Ang
  • Speech by Mr Prigi Arisandi
  • Speech by Mr Stanley Samuel
Social Entrepreneur Briefing by YEA International
PM Team building @ Hort Park
Gardens by the Bay
Day 3 (29 Jan)
AM Group A: ABC Water Learning Trail

  • Learn about water & its importance to Singapore’s ecosystem of waterways and Reservoirs Singapore’s water catchment areas and importance of environmental awareness Preserve & Protect water resources

Group B: NEWater Educational Tour and ENVision Gallery

  • Water recycling for sustainable living (Singapore’s 3rd tap) One-stop showcase of Singapore’s environmental story covering the key environmental topics –air, land, water, energy, and public health.
PM Presentation @ NUS

  • Presentation by KDM School Presentation by Lien Aid
Social entrepreneurship workshop
Group discussion
Business model/project discussion and planning @ Various accommodation

  • Students to discuss and design a business model, relating to environment, that they would incubate when they return to their home
Day 4 (30 Jan)
AM Group A: NEWater Educational Tour and ENVision Gallery

  • Water recycling for sustainable living (Singapore’s 3rd tap) One-stop showcase of Singapore’s environmental story covering the key environmental topics –air, land, water, energy, and public health.

Group B: ABC Water Learning Trail

  • Learn about water & its importance to Singapore’s ecosystem of waterways and Reservoirs Singapore’s water catchment areas and importance of environmental awareness Preserve & Protect water resources
PM Participants’ Presentations @ NUS

  • Fine tuning of business model / project (with guidance and help from mentors)
  • Business model presentation & Competition (Judging)
  • Prize presentation ceremony & Photo-taking session
  • End-of-conference party celebration!
Day 5 (31 Jan)
AM Departure

  • Check-out of accommodation
  • Departure from Singapore
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