YOUTH4CLIMATE FESTIVAL 2022
Launched from 4 to 24 September 2022
After taking a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this well-loved event made an in-person comeback to raise awareness about environmental and social resilience in building a better future for all.
Organised in partnership with the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the Youth4Climate Festival supports the President’s Challenge, Singapore Green Plan 2030 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Keep Calm and Love our Planet:
A Robert Swan Special
As part of CDL’s youth-focused “Keep Calm & Love Our Planet” series to turn climate anxiety amongst the youths into positive action, this special by-invitation-only session with Robert Swan OBE provided youths with the opportunity to hear first-hand about the renowned explorer’s numerous expeditions to the poles. Mr Swan also joined National Parks Board Coastal and Marine Director Dr Karenne Tun and CDL Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) Ms Esther An for a panel discussion on the rise of eco-anxiety amongst youths, the role of youths and collective action, and the interconnectedness between glaciers, oceans and the climate crisis.
My Tree House’s “We Love Our Planet” Storytelling Contest 2022 Prize Presentation
In the lead up to Singapore’s Climate Action Week and in celebration of World Environment Day 2022, CDL and the National Library Board jointly organised the My Tree House’s “We Love Our Planet” storytelling contest for children aged 3 to 12 years old. The contest with four different categories aimed to encourage young eco champions and their families to develop their love for nature and to take action to protect the planet. Winners of this year’s storytelling contest were presented Antarctica-themed prizes by Mr Swan.
“Frozen II” Family Day Movie Screening
In line with CDL’s firm commitment towards a low-carbon economy and as part of our long-standing commitment to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change, we kicked off this year’s Youth4Climate Festival with a Family Day Movie Screening for the public. Held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Palm Valley, youths, families, and friends enjoyed a free outdoor movie screening of the climate-related Disney movie, Frozen II, along with free-flow popcorn and candy floss.
Highlights of the event included an opening message by Mr Swan, as well as exhibition booths set up by NGOs such as Zero Waste SG, The Fashion Pulpit and Singapore Youth for Climate Action.
In celebration of the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment’s (MSE) Climate Action Week 2022, CDL’s Youth4Climate Concert came back for its fifth edition this year at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage in the Singapore Botanic Gardens! The concert served as a finale to the action-packed week rallying people and communities to drive change.
We lined up seven acts in our musical spectacular, featuring performances that reflected our youths’ concerns and aspirations for the future of our planet. Winners from this year’s My Tree House “We Love Our Planet” Storytelling Contest also gave a special storytelling!
CDL continued to raise support for social causes through the 2022 President’s Challenge by donating $5.00 for every ‘like’ and ‘share’ of CDL’s Youth4Climate-related social media posts on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn until the end of September 2022.