Singapore, 29 July 2013 – Eco Action Day, the nationwide annual energy saving campaign organized by Ricoh and supported by various governmental organizations including National Environment Agency (NEA), National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) and Singapore Environment Council (SEC), will be having its post event ceremony on 29th July at the Mapletree Business City. Being a BCA-certified platinum building, Mapletree Business City is deemed suitable to become the official venue sponsor to host this nationwide energy saving campaign.
The Post Event Ceremony will not only see a review of the eco efforts done by the various participating organizations but also will present the Eco Action Awards to organizations who are recognized for making extra effort to go green. The awards are namely the Most Creative Eco Award, Most Inspiring Eco Award, Most Fun Eco Action Award, Most Effort Eco Award and Best Eco Practices Award.
Picture 1 & 2: Eco Action Post Event Ceremony Awards Presentation 2012.
Held for the second year, the awards hope to see more organizations participating and in doing so, stir up the eco spirit not just for 2013 but also in time to come.
In 2012, Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) is the winner of the Most Creative Action Award. It leveraged the World Environment Day period to engage its staff in several meaningful green activities such as recycling drives and nature walks. The event culminated with an environmental talk and movie screening on the 5th June, which was also the World Environment Day.
On the other hand, Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd (Glaxo Wellcome) took home the Most Energy Savings Award with the implementation of switching off air-conditioner initiative. Air-conditioner is known to be one of the most energy- consuming appliances. Taking the radical step by turning it off to conserve energy has earned Glaxo Wellcome the recognition for their efforts.
Picture 3: Ms Jasmine Ng represents Keppel Land to receive the Most Creative Action Award
This year, a special award will be presented to Senoko Energy Pte Ltd (Senoko Energy), Alexandra Health and Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau for their long-standing support and commitment to eco action. Since Eco Action Day first started in 2007, they have been committed to going green and involving the participation of all their employees.
Mr Kwong Kok Chan, General Manager of the Environment, Quality & Special Projects department, Senoko Energy remarked, "Eco Action Day is important and practical in motivating every office worker to practise a simple eco action in the office".
Recently, the Eco Action Day has also received the Green Leadership Award during the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2013. The award serves to recognize the continued efforts in raising awareness on environmental conservation as well as promoting eco action in conjunction with the World Environment Day.