SPH Foundation launches sustainability exhibition series at the Sustainability Singapore Gallery

- virtual edition of exhibition also available online

Singapore, 7 September 2020 - Singapore Press Holdings Foundation (SPH Foundation) has launched a sustainability exhibition series with the Sustainable Singapore Gallery (SSG), to showcase local and global sustainability efforts and raise awareness about environmental conservation. The content will feature news stories by The Straits Times (ST) Climate Change team to shed light on key issues relating to sustainability. This exhibition, a first of a six-part series featuring different sustainability topics, will be held at the SSG from now till 28 September. In view of the Covid-19 situation, those who are unable to visit the exhibition in person can now view the exhibition online on https://www.terra.sg/news-sph from today. This virtual exhibition aims to reach out to a wider audience and can also be accessed via the links in SPH’s websites.

The inaugural exhibition kicks off the outreach programmes under SPH Foundation's partnership with environmental social enterprise, Terra SG. Titled “National Engagement with Sustainability (N.E.W.S.)”, the outreach programme aims to achieve the following objectives through the RISE approach:

R – Reach out to the public, community and preschools to bring about Sustainability Awareness.
I – Initiate conversations, hands-on experiences and niche topics engagement.
S – Sharing of key sustainable topics.
E – Encourage youths and the public to be advocates for the environment.

First Exhibition "What a Waste!"

The first exhibition themed “What a Waste!” explores the impact of global waste on climate change, and how we can ensure proper waste management and recycling to save our earth. This is the first of six themed exhibitions that will be on display at the gallery.The other themes will be as follows:

- Eat, Drink & Be Wary (Food security, water security/scarcity)
- Nature is Calling (Illegal wildlife trade, marine biodiversity)
- In the Red of Health (Health changes from climate change)
- The Heat is On (Global warming, natural disasters)
- Young Green Champions (Community initiatives, children and youth advocates)

Educating the younger generation

Another outreach programme with Terra SG is the Preschool Sustainability Programme which reaches out to preschoolers to raise awareness on sustainability through story-telling, fun activities and upcycling craft workshops. The students pay it forward with the knowledge they have gained through becoming Young Green Champions to spread the word. This programme will run in 20 preschools islandwide in the later part of the year and aims to promote awareness of sustainability among the younger generation.

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SPH Foundation’s first sustainability exhibition “What a Waste!” is now on display at the Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage from now till 28 September 2020.

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Introductory exhibit panel featuring the first exhibition “What a Waste!” as part of the National Engagement With Sustainability (NEWS) outreach programme, a partnership between SPH Foundation and Sustainable Singapore Gallery.

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A 3D model on display at the exhibition depicting an Earth filled with thrash to highlight the issue of global waste.

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Sherleen Ng
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: (65) 6319 1613
Email: elainect@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

SPH's core business is in the publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.

On the property front, SPH owns approximately 65% in SPH REIT whose portfolio comprises three properties in Singapore, namely Paragon, The Clementi Mall and The Rail Mall. In Australia, SPH REIT holds an 85% stake in Figtree Grove Shopping Centre and a 50% stake in Westfield Marion Shopping Centre.

SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing an integrated development consisting of The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It is also an owner, manager and developer of a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom and Germany. It currently operates two distinctive brands, Student Castle and Capitol Students.

It is in the aged care sector in Singapore and Japan, and owns Orange Valley, one of Singapore's largest nursing homes.

SPH runs a regional events arm. It also invested in the education business.

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About Singapore Press Holdings Foundation

The 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.

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.sphfoundation.org.sg.