How can I become a community volunteer?
Protecting the environment is the responsibility of everyone in the community. We can do this by leading eco-friendly lifestyles,
and by taking ownership of our living environment. Our environment volunteers play a key role in our efforts to harness local
knowledge and co-create solutions, and in encouraging Singaporeans to keep our city clean and liveable.
You can make a difference by being an environment volunteer. NEA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities: participating in
events to promote environmental awareness and conservation, beautifying our community spaces, and garnering support for
ground-up environmental projects. No effort is ever too small.
The primary role of a Community Volunteer (CV) is to educate environmental offenders to stop the offending acts and
encourage greater ownership of the environment.
The CVs are empowered to request particulars of offenders who fail to heed their advice. The particulars are sent to the
National Environment Agency (NEA) for follow-up action. To tackle recalcitrant smokers on their premises, operators and
managers, or their nominated staff, could consider coming on board the Community Volunteer (CV) programme where
individuals are trained by NEA officers to educate offenders. If an offender does not heed the repeated advice of a CV, CVs are
empowered to take down the particulars of the offender. The particulars of the offender would then be submitted for NEA’s
consideration to follow through with the enforcement action.
If you believe in making a difference to the community and improving our environment, we welcome you to visit the NEA’s
How can I become a “Friend of Water” ?
The Friends of Water recognises that everyone needs to contribute in one way or another, to ensure that there is enough water for many generations to come. If you are an individual or organisation that cares for water, and takes positive actions for the water cause, you can be recognised as a Friend of Water. Read more on the PUB’s website here.
How can I share my ideas and suggestions on Singapore’s environment and water resources?
We welcome your feedback and suggestions on Singapore’s sustainability issues via our feedback form.
We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram ( @MSEsingapore ) to stay updated on the latest
information and events, and to learn how you can play your part for a sustainable Singapore.
What are the awards that recognise water and environmental sustainability efforts?
The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) organises the biennial President's Award for the Environment (PAE). PAE is the highest environmental accolade in Singapore for individuals, educational
institutions and organisations from the People, Public and Private (3P) sectors that have made outstanding contributions towards environmental and water resource
sustainability in Singapore. The next PAE will be held in 2019. You can find out more here.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) organises the EcoFriend Awards which recognises the efforts and achievements of individuals in Singapore who have dedicated personal time and effort to protect, promote and improve our environment. You may visit more information here.
The PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency (PUB) organises the Watermark Awards which recognises individuals and organisations in the 3P sectors for their excellent achievements in water efficiency and conservation of water resources in Singapore. You may visit more information here.