Green Week: It consisted of a series of activities which aimed at spreading awareness, to educate the residents about the various ways in which they can make a difference and thus inspire them to adhere to green ways. The various activities focused on encouraging the residents to replace, reduce, reuse and recycle.
Subtle reminders were put up at the showers and basins to encourage the residents to minimise their water wastage.
Tupperware was sold during the Green week to reduce the usage of disposables and information was provided on the ways that water and electricity savings can be done. Interactive games, quizzes, lucky draw and goodie bags entertained the people and at the same time attracted a large crowd to the fair, which tried to pass the message of sustainability in a subtle yet fun manner.
Short and Long Lighting project
The hall’s eco-project team analysed the energy wastage and came to the conclusion that many of the lightings provided in their hall are over-designed which leads to higher energy consumption.
Hence, they initiated the project to downsize these lights. At the same time, some lights were removed which were deemed to be unnecessary. The team also took care to save the larger lights and use them for future replacement, hence ensuring that the project does not lead to the production of more waste.
This project required the full participation of the hall residents and it was achieved through publicity, awareness meetings and getting the students to sign that they are willing to cooperate in such an arrangement.
Bell-timer for air conditioners
Bell timers were installed in the TV lounges of Temasek Hall which would automatically switch off the air conditioners unless someone switches them on again. It is a very effective way of reducing energy wastage if nobody is using the lounges. However, this project has also raised the issue of maintenance for the air-conditioners if they are switched off and on frequently.