Articles tagged with 'Sustainability' | National University of Singapore

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2021
15
September
2021
| 10:41 Asia/Singapore
Climate change is the most pressing issue for the world today, because failure to act by governments would be perilous for humanity and the planet, said Professor S Jayakumar, as he urged the younger generation around the world to “press, cajole, per...
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10
September
2021
| 10:17 Asia/Singapore
It was a quiet morning in the sleepy neighbourhood of Tampines St 82 when a group of 24 volunteers arrived in earnest, armed with hats, gardening gloves, and a passion to serve. Amid the neatly lined plants of the Kampung Senang Inclusive Garden – wh...
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08
September
2021
| 10:29 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) will be establishing a new research institute that will develop deep research and capabilities in the area of green finance and sustainability with an eye on Asia. The Sustainable and Green Finance Institute...
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07
September
2021
| 11:31 Asia/Singapore
As cities around the world continue to urbanise, there is a greater need to expand and optimise existing spaces. Cities have accelerated looking into how underutilised rooftop spaces might contribute to climate action, food production, and other purp...
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01
September
2021
| 16:11 Asia/Singapore
COVID-19 may be the most consuming challenge of the present, but climate action will be the defining fight of generations, said Minister for National Development Mr Desmond Lee, as he urged youth to adopt sustainability as a core value.“Just as multi...
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25
March
2021
| 15:47 Asia/Singapore
NUS is on track for its Climate Action Plan 2030 with two signature initiatives – creating a carbon-neutral university, and the cooling of the campus by a substantial 4 deg C.The University’s plans and efforts towards sustainability and climate actio...
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25
March
2021
| 12:42 Asia/Singapore
The NUS Central Library now features a new addition. Known as the BookBridge, it houses the library’s rare book collection that needs to be stored in a controlled environment.Designed as one of several central art pieces for the Central Library, the ...
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10
March
2021
| 20:06 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) becomes the first series of buildings in Singapore, as well as the foremost in the educational sector worldwide to achieve the WELL™ Health-Safety Rating by the Interna...
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10
March
2021
| 10:21 Asia/Singapore
“Every day, your choices make a difference. And when you come together collectively, it’s even more powerful.”Ms Melissa Low, Research Fellow from the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), wants to encourage active citizenry in environmental issues and bel...
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23
February
2021
| 15:28 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from NUS Design and Environment and Yale-NUS College have joined hands with ETH Zurich and other Singapore universities to embark on Future Cities Lab Global (FCL Global) – an international, interdisciplinary research collaboration that a...
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18
February
2021
| 09:37 Asia/Singapore
One of the most influential academics in the ASEAN region, Emeritus Professor Koh Kheng Lian from NUS Law, has been named the Environmental Lawyer of the Year (ASEAN) for 2020.The award, from the Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law (ARIEL)...
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17
February
2021
| 15:09 Asia/Singapore
A few semesters after its inception, the NUS Design-Your-Own-Module (DYOM) programme, an academic option which promotes self-directed education, is gaining traction. With the programme, students have the option of pursuing holistic interests outside ...
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08
February
2021
| 17:45 Asia/Singapore
Finally, noodles with much oomph -- and no starch. In collaboration with CrowdFarm X, RedDot BrewHouse and SaladStop!, NUS start-up KosmodeHealth recently launched W0W™ noodles -- the world’s first zero-starch noodles that have protein and fibre, and...
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01
February
2021
| 18:23 Asia/Singapore
NUS students and recent alumni will soon be able to implement their zero-waste ideas on campus, thanks to a new initiative called Zero Waste Testbed Initiative @ South West. If successful, their ideas may even take flight to further Singapore’s agend...
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2020
14
December
2020
| 10:45 Asia/Singapore
Sometimes, a bright idea is all it takes to spark a global transformation. With that in mind, the NUS Resilience and Growth Innovation Challenge had invited recent NUS graduates to submit inspiring proposals under three categories:Make Our People Bet...
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20
November
2020
| 14:35 Asia/Singapore
The NUS School of Design and Environment 4 (SDE4) is the first building in Southeast Asia to be awarded the stringent Zero Energy Certification by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability or...
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12
November
2020
| 10:07 Asia/Singapore
Food insecurity was an issue that NUS Business School Year 3 student Katrina Lee witnessed firsthand when she volunteered with community service clubs to distribute food rations to low-income households in Singapore. During such sessions, Katrina not...
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07
October
2020
| 16:48 Asia/Singapore
 NUS students fighting weeds at Chestnut Nature Park True to their mission to nurture students with sustainability education and to empower action in conservation, NUS Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) has been spearheading reforestation efforts ...
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16
September
2020
| 21:15 Asia/Singapore
 The University aims to become a zero-waste establishment in 10 years The University aims to become a zero-waste establishment in 10 years. It would be a campus with students, staff and visitors conscientiously sorting their waste into various recycl...
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10
September
2020
| 20:20 Asia/Singapore
 Fare bearing the new “SG Fresh Produce” logo About 2,000 hostelites recently enjoyed a fresh “farm-to-table” spread for dinner, which included food items produced in Singapore and with a low carbon footprint.Organised by the University as part of th...
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14
August
2020
| 16:46 Asia/Singapore
For durian, by durian: An ecological durian packaging made from 100% durian waste Ever wondered about the fate of durian husks after the fruits inside have been devoured? If a bright idea does come into fruition, you may just see them again at your n...
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17
July
2020
| 00:24 Asia/Singapore
 The 30 sq km Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, which Keppel played a key role in,is a strong example of sustainable development Over the past few months, COVID-19 has dominated international headlines and swung public attention from another equally p...
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06
July
2020
| 20:31 Asia/Singapore
 NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye (left) and NUS Medicine Dean Professor Chong Yap Seng (right) planted the very first Singapore Sakura sapling at the green space outside MD6 The staff and students of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS ...
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05
June
2020
| 15:00 Asia/Singapore
 The study conducted by WART and a multi-disciplinary group of NUS students sought to better understand recycling behaviour, and develop solutions to improve the campus recycling programme As part of the University’s push to create a greener and more...
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27
May
2020
| 15:52 Asia/Singapore
 SDE4, Singapore’s first new-build net-zero energy building launched in January 2019, is one of NUS’ green projects NUS has raised $300 million through the issuance of its inaugural green bond, which will go towards financing green projects under the...
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06
May
2020
| 16:10 Asia/Singapore
 The NUS R&G Innovation Challenge is inviting projects under the themes of: (from left) Make Our People Better; Make Our Society Better; and Make the World Better NUS is inviting up to 115 innovative projects initiated by recent graduates, to sketch ...
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09
April
2020
| 20:41 Asia/Singapore
 The RVRC prize winners at the event held in 2019 Sustainable packet drinks, durian shell cupsleeves, a food sustainability game…These are all projects by students from the NUS Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) that clinched key awards at Sembcor...
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29
January
2020
| 23:00 Asia/Singapore
 Tree planting events, such as one organised together with student group NUS SAVE, helped drive interest in campus greening Twelve months after the launch of the Planting 10,000 Trees joint initiative by the Office of Facilities Management and the NU...
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15
January
2020
| 19:12 Asia/Singapore
 The students transplanting seedlings From 11 to 16 December, 13 students from the NUS Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) embarked on a reforestation project in Tahura Forest Reserve in Sumatra, Indonesia. The trip was part of a Year 2 forum, “Con...
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