Championing sustainability has always been a key focus for the South West District. Staying true to the district’s rich green heritage in parks and nature reserves, the South West Community Development Council (CDC) has developed programmes to nurture an environmentally conscious community that adopts an eco-friendly lifestyle. Collectively, we have rolled out some 90 environmental and community programmes, reaching out to over 700,000 residents through the support of volunteers, schools, community and corporate partners.
Some of these initiatives include annual recycling drives, environmental carnival and roadshows to raise awareness of climate change, ideation sessions for youth, school-based programmes to inculcate green values from young, and community gardens to green the community.
Our district’s long-standing dedication and commitment to sustainability has led us to win several awards at local and international levels, as follows:
2020: Clean & Green Singapore Best District Award and 14th EcoFriend Awards (Mr Tiew Chew Meng, PBM, Chairman of Environment Functional Committee, South West CDC [8th Term])
2019: Cities of Love Awards (COLA) Distinguished Award and Municipal Service Award
2012, 2017, 2018: Clean & Green Singapore Best Community Commitment Award
2007 to 2011, 2013 to 2016: Clean & Green Singapore Best Community Achievement Award
2012: Communities in Bloom International Challenge award
2008, 2011: ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award for Singapore
2008: President’s Award for the Environment
2005: Singapore Green Plan 2012 Award for Organisations
2003 to 2005: Singapore’s OK Best Community Award