Over the recent years, we’ve started to become more aware of where our trash goes and how we are contributing to the environment’s worsening condition. We use plastic on a daily basis, yet still struggle to dispose of them properly.
Taking care of the earth is a responsibility we all share, so how can we do our part?
For one, we can take part in a movement to help create a cleaner and safer home for us to live in.
Habitat for Humanity Singapore, together with the Public Hygiene Council (PHC), is rallying 1,000 volunteers to clean up our neighbourhoods by participating in Singapore’s largest virtual community clean-up, the Big BlockWalk.
On 28 May, the Big BlockWalk 2022 will be conducted as a hybrid event – with a physical flag-off for 100 in-person guests held at Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium and a large-scale virtual Zoom meeting for remaining participants. Guest-of-honour Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Transport, and Sustainability and the Environment, will also be giving a welcome address to all participants.
Whether at the physical event at Toa Payoh, or over the virtual Zoom call, let us connect with like-minded volunteers from across the island and do our part together. Participants on Zoom are free to decide where they want to pick litter, so let’s expand our impact by covering more ground island-wide.
All you’ll need are tongs (or grabbers), reusable pails to contain litter, and a fully charged mobile device to stay connected on the Zoom call. If you don’t have the logistics, you may collect tongs and pails from either Toa Payoh HDB Hub on the event day or Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s office prior to the event.
Don’t forget to don comfortable attire and shoes!
If you haven’t signed up already, visit Big BlockWalk’s event page here to register.