Nanyang Nature Society
Nanyang Nature Society is a CCA in Nanyang Girls’ High School aiming to create a zero waste school and environmental learning platform for the Nanyang community, and to advocate for environmental causes and promote the green movement in NYGH. NYNS has been pushing out initiatives to encourage students to lead a greener life.
Listed below are some of their initiatives:
Chinese New Year Container collection: Nanyang organises a CNY container collection drive every CNY. This donation drive aims to reduce the waste produced during the CNY period by giving the donated containers to a selected organisation for reuse. In 2020, 200 containers were collected, which were donated to Edible Garden City to use for their gardening and eco-enzyme workshops.
Zero Waste Nanyang
Zero Waste Nanyang is a ground-up student initiated environmental group which pushes out environmental initiatives in NYGH. Zero Waste Nanyang aims to inculcate environmental consciousness and habits in the Nanyang school community.
Some initiatives Zero Waste Nanyang have introduced include:
Express Queue and Bring your own container (BYOCCC): This initiative encourages students to bring their own cutlery and containers to drop off their lunchbox at the canteen stall, and collect their filled lunchboxes during their recess or lunch timings. Students can paste a post-it on their containers to state when they will be collecting the containers, allowing them to skip the long queues. This aims to reduce waste produced by disposable containers and cutlery in the school canteen.