Launching Ceremony for Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre
Tzu Chi Singapore’s Eco-Awareness Centre held a launching ceremony after it was revamped, with added new features, platforms and exhibits. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Mr. Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad, Mayor of Northwest CDC Dr. Teo Ho Pin, and Tzu Chi's eco-partners were present at the event, in a show of support and recognition for the efforts of the recycling volunteers island-wide.
The Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre's launching ceremony is graced by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Mr. Masagos Zulkifli and other invited guests.
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli：The Eco-Awareness Centre started operating in 2014. Besides collecting recyclables, it is also visited by schools and other organisations that are keen to learn about environmental protection. Tzu Chi spent over half a year to revamp the Centre, adding new features, platforms and exhibits to existing ones.
Volunteer Lim Teck Bang：Before the revamp, most of the info. at the Eco-Awareness Centre was printed words, so visitors tended to forget what they had read. Now, it has added interactive features, which help visitors to retain info.
Yena Lim Senior Director at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
Brandon Low, Deputy Director Outreach and Partnership Dept.（NEA）: I've seen many of your volunteers sorting recyclables on the spot. When passers-by see you, they can learn how recycling work is done and know that is what they can do, too. I think you have done a very good job.
Mayor of the Northwest CDC Dr. Teo Ho Pin, who has partnered with Tzu Chi for many years, affirms the volunteers' efforts in environmental protection.
Dr. Teo Ho Pin Mayor of Northwest CDC : Tzu Chi’s volunteers are very passionate about recycling. They teach the residents how to do recycling correctly, which is very important. If everyone knows how to do recycling, we can increase the percentage of recycled waste.
This is a collection point for recyclables, and it's also an education centre. About 100 eco-partners are present at this ceremony. Everyone shares the common goal of saving our ailing planet.