Over the weekend of 20 and 21 July 2019, more than two thousand youths, including their families and friends, joined the Youth4Climate Fest 2019 at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Held in conjunction with the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources’ (MEWR) Climate Action Week, and in support of Singapore’s Year Towards Zero Waste, this year’s Youth4Climate Fest was held in partnership with MEWR, the National Environment Agency, National Parks Board, ActiveSG, and other partners.
The event also celebrates the 160th anniversary of Singapore’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kicking off the event was the Youth4Climate Treasure Hunt, where participants visited historical locations in the park, played traditional games, and learned simple ways to reduce waste. This was followed by the festival highlight, the Youth4Climate Concert. Its lineup included a 150-strong combined school choir, a drama skit by Kuo Chuan Primary School, and song performances by youth musicians Uber Duber and local singer Ms Jo Tan.
Day two of the festival featured a climate action workshop led by Ms Anna Oposa, winner of the 2018 CDL E-Generation Challenge, and Ms Samantha Thian, founder of the non-profit Seastainable Co. It ended with an evening screening of the environmentally themed Disney animated feature, Moana, entertaining more than 1,000 people.