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GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY BEST PRACTICES FOR EVENTS
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1.    What is the Guide to Implementing Environmentally-Friendly Best Practices for Events?

This guide is developed by the Ministry of the Environment and the Water Resources (MEWR) and her two statutory boards, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and PUB, the national water agency. It provides a list of environmentally-friendly best practices that the MEWR Family (ie MEWR, NEA and PUB) and other public agencies can adopt for their events, be it internal or external. The best practices, which are not exhaustive, are grouped in three Tiers:

  •  Compulsory Tier (13 best practices) – high visibility, high impact best practices

  •  Strongly Encouraged Tier (12 best practices) – should be implemented for events whenever applicable

  •  Good to Have Tier (7 best practices) – good to have at events; should implement whenever resources/situation permits

2. Why was the Guide developed?

To assist event organisers, NEA and PUB have been publishing tips on how to organise more environmentally-friendly events. These tips are available on their websites such as tips on 3Rs- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, energy efficiency and water saving. The MEWR Family have also been implementing environmentally-friendly best practices at all their events. MEWR has consolidated all the tips into a “Guide to Implementing Environmentally-Friendly Best Practices for Events” for implementation at all our events, hoping to build a consistent set of MEWR Family best practices for all our events that can be used to brand our events. This highlights MEWR Family’s resolve to take the lead and walk the talk by setting good examples to all our stakeholders in caring for our environment.

3. Who should use the Guide?

We hope that the public sector can take the lead in green practices and sustainability. Any event organisers can also use the Guide as a reference when organising events.

4. Is the Guide for public use?

Public may download the online version of the guide here.

Public who may wish to get more information on specific environmentally-friendly practices may refer to the following URLs on NEA and PUB websites as shown in the following table:

Environmentally-Friendly Practices

3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Tips

Energy Saving Tips

Tips on buying energy efficient appliances

Water Saving Tips