2017 marks the beginning of Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia (YSI SEA). YSI SEA is passionate about bringing young people together to tackle sustainability problems, specifically in three areas: Energy Transitions, Food & Agriculture and Circular Economy. YSI SEA is part of a larger community, YSI Global, after it brought about an overwhelming response all across the world.
On Saturday, 27 July, we are thankful for the opportunity to hold our Make The Change booth at their YSI SEA Showcase 2019: Sustainability, Hype or Hope? as we share about our sustainable efforts and understand how we can all play our part as a bigger ecosystem in keeping our society more eco-conscious.
The event was kickstarted with a speech by Minister Masagos Zulkifli, the Guest of Honour, where he touched on some of Singapore’s engagement in Sustainable Development. His sharing was thought-provoking as I listened to the sustainable efforts of other youths in Singapore and rethink my old bad habits of waste as a youth, equally too. I could and should have been more aware of my actions towards the environment.
The 4 hours event was packed full with programmes. On the stage were 4 distinguished speakers across different fields sharing on their insights, struggles and motivations in paving towards a sustainable future. And on the ground were 16 over booths ranging from start-ups to organisations in the social service sector presenting and showcasing their own efforts in being sustainable.
As the crowd started coming in, I found myself interacting and networking with individuals from vastly different industry however, all with the same goal of sustainability. Sustainability; a word I hear so often yet an action I very often do not follow. It was truly an enriching session filled with interactive activities and educational discussions as I took back golden tips on how I can play my part to make the world a better and greener place. It’s never too late to start now.
Let’s all make a change towards a greener and more socially-conscious world.