Greenlink Club

Image 01Greenlink Club was started in National Junior College in 1990 with an aim to develop environmental consciousness not only within the NJC campus, but also within the Singapore community. Over the years, Greenlink has successfully organised many large-scale College and community events, spreading a positive message about taking care of the environment and influencing others to live a green lifestyle. Working closely with various partners such as our College’s Parents-in-ACTion group (PAACT), other schools, often times Northwest and Central CDCs as well as organisations like National Environment Agency, Singapore Environment Council, and Veolia Waste management, NJC Greenlink is definitely well on its way to meeting its objectives.

Additionally, learning journeys are organised to areas like Sungei Buloh, Pulau Ubin, Botanic Gardens, and these have enhanced the students’ knowledge, and appreciation of nature. These learning experiences have helped members reconnect with nature and their physical environment. As a result, there is a heightened sense of commitment and zeal to do what is possible to conserve what we have left of nature.

We operate from 3 wings: the Waste management Waste reduction and Biodiversity/Gardening wings, and our work encompasses improving the natural environment and mitigating the effects of humans’ actions.

In summary, Greenlink Club’s work is two-fold: education and action; and its reach is also two-fold: within NJC and the community beyond. Examples of Greenlink Club’s programmes and activities are as follows:

Education

Action

Community Within College
  • No Sharksfin campaign
  • Green Symposium
  • World Water Day
  • Nature Essay and Poetry competition
  • Nature photography competition
  • Earth Day special
  • Biodiversity
  • 3R Programme (Paper, Plastic, Stationary, Uniforms, text and reference books, calculators, E-waste)
  • De-Straw
  • Take away the Takeaway box
  • Bioenzymes detergent production
  • Vermiculture
  • Butterfly Breeding
Community Beyond College
  • Green Symposium
  • Road Show/Public Education Booths (eg NEA Clean and Green Carnival, Singapore Garden Festival, Festival of Biodiversity)
  • Greenlink VIA
  • Vermiculture workshops level and 1 and 2* (for more information click here)

*Level 1 vermiculture workshops – sharing and demonstration session on vermicomposting as a way to manage food preperation waste.

Level 2 vermicomposting workshops – making a small-scale DIY worm factory to manage a family’s food preperation waste. 

As a platform for student leadership development, Greenlink offers members many opportunities to develop and refine their leadership competencies on the job. In this way, Greenlink hopes to be an avenue in which members are being groomed to be environment-conscious leaders in their chosen areas of contribution in their adult lives.