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I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement

We strive to make Yale-NUS a model of sustainable living and prepare Yale-NUS students as leaders to face the defining environmental challenges of tomorrow, in Asia, for the World. Our mission is to promote a culture of environmental responsibility at Yale-NUS, to integrate sustainability concerns holistically into school practices to bring about effective change, and to give members an avenue for the practical application of environmental ideas, grounded in research and strong theoretical understanding.
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement2 days ago
This Wednesday, I'dECO Tracks will be heading to Mandai on the search for crickets and other orthopterans. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/idecotrackssignup

Orthoptera expert and lover Tan Ming Kai who’s pursuing graduate studies in NUS, (http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/crickets-hold-a-special-place-in-his-heart), who by the age of 25 had already discovered and named 35 cricket and katydid species, will be spotting crickets with (but maybe mostly for) us near Mandai.

We will have the chance to interact closely (or if you want, at a distance) with crickets/katydids/grasshoppers, all of whom form the Orthoptera family. Most importantly you will get the rare opportunity to meet gentle but passionate Ming Kai who can tell you a lot about all of them, and see the world with eyes many of us have not seen with!

Sign up Link: https://tinyurl.com/idecotrackssignup

To learn more about I'dECO Tracks: https://tinyurl.com/idecotracks

On more I'dECO projects: https://tinyurl.com/idecoprojects
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement2 weeks ago
Every month, I'dECO holds club meetings where we get to know each other through games, have some snacks, and share our reflections on our own projects with a supportive, wise and attentive audience!
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement2 weeks ago
On 4 Feb 2018, we went to Chek Jawa in Pulau Ubin, cycled and learnt about the 6 ecosystems there with the help of our guide! We had a blast and ate some good food at Changi Village after that. Can't wait to go again when the tides are low. Sangam Annabelle Jia Min Matthew Rishab Thanks for coming and for taking the photos!
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement2 months ago
Photo Credits: Regina Veronica Vanda

Over the course of 4 days, participants of the fourth run of the Singapore Environmental Action and Leadership program (SEAL IV) were enlightened, inspired, worried, confused and challenged by our facilitators Xun Quan, Regina, Wanling, Elwin, Yuming, Jia Min, Yongzhi, Nafla as they learnt about different schools of environmental thought, were inspired by Human Library books from organisations like Skillseed, NEA, SYCA, Yale-NUS College and Connected Threads, and Site Visits to Eco-Wiz, Siloso Beach Resort, UWCSEA (Dover), Singapore City Gallery and Citizen Farm! Thank you all who shared so generously to us, from participants to guides to facilitators. We appreciate you very much.
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement3 months ago
Here's a graphic novel produced by... our Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR)! It's about Singapore's quest for water security: check it out!
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement
I'dECO: Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement3 months ago
Our club president and vice-presidents joined in the student organisations retreat planned by our school's Dean of Students office, and the Director of Student Organisations. We had a good time reflecting on where I'dECO has been, how some parts of our mission and vision may be less relevant and urgent now, while others have become especially important and worthy of focus. After we discussed on where we can next take I'dECO forward, we had a good time playing laser tag!

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