The Youth Environmental Summit aims to encourage youths to take ownership of the natural environment by introducing them to hot-button environmental issues. Participants can expect to learn about global environmental issues such as urban development, environment conservation and explore the idea of ‘sustainability’ on a deeper level.
Some of the activities include inspirational seminars by experts, workshops as well as educational site visits to various places in Singapore - for example, the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and NEWater plant. The Summit will culminate in a business model competition where participants will be called to discern on an environment-related problem they face in their respective home countries, design a business model and finally implement the solutions when they return home.
Most importantly, participants will be more conscious about how their lifestyle affects the environment by the end of the Summit, thereby equipping them with the conviction to truly be Changemakers.