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TP-ECOllab Symposium: Enabling Green Resilience

On November 7, 2023, Temasek Polytechnic welcomed over 500 participants to the inaugural TP-ECOllab Symposium: Enabling Green Resilience. TP-ECOllab, a combination of “TP”, and the words “eco” and “collaboration”, was established to underscore TP's commitment to partnering with both the public and private sectors in advancing green and sustainability practices.


The symposium featured sustainability veterans Dr. Bicky Bhangu, President of UN Global Compact Network Singapore, and Ms. Esther An, CSO of City Developments Limited, alongside six other industry speakers. They shared practical insights and tips to empower SMEs on their sustainability journey. Mr. Wallace Lim, TP's CSO, outlined TP’s sustainability efforts and initiatives across its five pillars: Strategy & Compliance, Facilities & Operations, Academic Curriculum, Sustainability Research, and Engagement. Additionally, TP commemorated eight MOUs with industry partners to collaborate on sustainability projects.


Attendees were also treated to a specially curated alternative proteins tea break, featuring delights such as the Eco-Okara Wholemeal Rendang Buns served with sustainable edible spoons. A highlight of the event was the Sustainability Showcase, where all six TP academic schools joined forces to exhibit staff, student, and industry partner initiatives and projects, redefining the boundaries of sustainability. The exhibition also utilized existing modular systems designed and created by TP. Finally, all participants went home with a piece of Soapstainable, TP’s in-house produced sustainable soap, further symbolizing TP's commitment to sustainability.


TP-ECOllab was a collective and collaborative effort across the entire TP community, and we take immense pride in its success! Missed TP-ECOllab? All speakers’ videos are now uploaded on TP-ECOllab 2023: Enabling Green Resilience

Learning Journeys


TP Tree Planting

TGIG Tree Planting

Eco-Trip Bali

TP's Green Interest Group (GIG) embarked on an unforgettable journey to Bali, experiencing the island's vibrant green initiatives. These 40 students and 3 staff members witnessed Bali's commitment to preserving its natural wonders for future generations.


One highlight was the Green School Bali and the Green Village, a sustainable community with a green international school and awe-inspiring bamboo houses. Students were amazed by the school's environmentally conscious practices and were inspired to build bamboo homes themselves. Exploring Bali's natural wonders, the group visited a paddy field, learning about local agriculture and participating in planting, fishing, and cooking their own dinner. The visit to Monkey Forest instilled a deep appreciation for nature and its inhabitants, while the turtle conservation sanctuary highlighted the importance of protecting these vulnerable creatures.


Other destinations included a waste management centre that showcased responsible waste practices. Bali proved to be a rewarding and transformative experience for everyone involved. The group encourages others to embark on their own sustainability journey, embracing the call to become green advocates for a sustainable future. Go Green. Be a Green Advocate!

Mangrove Tree Planting at Ho Chi Minh City by IIT school

Community Engagement in collaboration with NParks & Pasir Ris Sustainability Action Group

Christmas Tree Moments

Marina One together with The Disabled People's Association and Temasek Polytechnic’s Green Interest Group came together to build 10 Christmas Trees from preloved items. The Christmas Trees tell stories of sustainability, disability and inclusion. All proceeds raised from this event goes directly towards DPA's Inclusion Ambassadors Programme.

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