your bit for the environment and realise your dreams -
Take part in the SPH Foundation Solar Innovations 2006!
18 April 2006 - How many students have their inventions selected
for an international competition and turn it into an eco-design venture?
University of Singapore Industrial Design graduate Sharon Goh is doing
just that. Sharon won the Special Prize Award at last years Solar
Innovations a competition promoting environmentalism with
her invention, ECOL, a portable household composter that recycles food
waste for gardening use. Sharons winning design led to a Design
Singapore internship in Japan with the renowned designer Toshiyuki Kita.
was also submitted for the International Design Contest in Belgium:
Designing a Sustainable Future, where it has been short-listed for the
final round of the competition. Now a designer with Inovasia Design
Centre, Sharon has been invited by contest organisers, the Katholieke
Universiteit of Leuven, to attend the award ceremony in June.
students can be like Sharon and turn their dreams into reality. The
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Foundation is pleased to be the title
sponsor of Solar Innovations (SI) 2006.
is organised by Earthlink NTU, a students society from Nanyang
Technological University that is devoted to environmental and conservation
Foundation Solar Innovations 2006 is open to students from primary
to tertiary levels, as well as the public and corporations. The aim
of the competition is for participants to help build a more environmentally-friendly
Singapore by submitting their projects, prototypes or proposal papers.
This years theme is Eco-future: Sustainable Development
for the Environment which aims to address the environmental issues
of today, while finding long-term solutions for them.
should not be afraid to try and tap on resources and people contacts
and go beyond Internet sources. Think out of the box. This was
Sharons words of advice for this years participants.
working on the projects and prototypes, participants can utilise their
creativity and gain hands-on learning experiences to convert ideas for
a better environment into action. We see this as a holistic approach
to inculcate environmentalism, said Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager
of the SPH Foundation.
is also heartening that the SPH Foundation Solar Innovations 2006 is
receiving favourable response from the schools, she added.
a total of 62 teams from 30 schools have registered for the competition.
Foundation Solar Innovations 2006 competition has four categories:
A (Primary schools), with the focus on Public Education;
Category B (Secondary schools), where teams look at Resource Management;
Category C (JCs, Polytechnics, and ITEs), which will examine Damage
Category D (Universities, the public, and corporations), where the task
will be to propose business models for companies to integrate environmentalism
in the workplace.
Foundation Solar Innovations 2006 will be held from the 2nd to 4th of
June at Toa Payoh HDB Hub Mall, with the first two days set aside for
judging of entries and the third day for exhibition of the top entries.
teams stand to win attractive cash prizes totaling $11,200! The closing
date for registration is 13 May 2006.
are interested to participate in the SPH Foundation Solar Innovations
2006, please visit www.si2006.com.sg.
more information, please contact:
Mr Ng Jiawei
President, Earthlink NTU
Tel: 6319 1225
the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation
Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution
of Public Character, was first set up as the Press Foundation of Singapore
in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces
language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports.
The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media
group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. It was renamed Singapore Press Holdings
Foundation in May 2005.