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Staff recycle, shop and learn about eco-living at SPH Earth Day 2019

Singapore, 17 April 2019 - SPH Earth Day, an annual environmental awareness event organised by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), will return on 22 April at the SPH News Centre Auditorium from 11am to 2pm.

The annual event highlights various environmental issues to the staff through different formats, including educational talks and movie screenings in the past years. This edition of SPH Earth Day comprises a textiles donation drive, upcycling workshops and an eco-bazaar.

The goal is to collect a total of 350kg worth of textiles in celebration of SPH’s 35th anniversary. The textiles will be collected by Greensquare, a non-profit organisation that provides textile recycling services to households and organisations in Singapore.

This year, nine vendors will be selling a variety of merchandise that promotes eco-living, plant-based food as well as natural soaps and scents.

These vendors are: Greensquare, Bamboo Straw Girl, Bunny Trading, Sol Plus, Freedom Cups, Quorn, Well Dressed Salad Bar & Cafe, abillionveg and Souley Green.

There are also upcycling workshops for staff to turn their old tee shirts into tote bags, and a short sharing by 10-year-old Oliver Chua Rui, who is eco-ambassador of the Mother Earth Toastmaster Club to spread the sustainability message to all.


SPH Earth Day 2019 is jointly organised by SPH’s Corporate Communications & CSR Division and Greensquare.


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For media queries, please contact:


Andrew Lum

Assistant Manager

Corporate Communications & CSR

Singapore Press Holdings

DID: 6319 1982

Email: alum@sph.com.sg


Jackson Thia

Assistant Manager

Corporate Communications & CSR

Singapore Press Holdings

DID: 6319 1872

Email: jthia@sph.com.sg


Elaine Chrysta Tan

Executive

Corporate Communications & CSR

Singapore Press Holdings

DID: 6319 1613

Email: elainect@sph.com.sg

 

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.  

SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.

On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH REIT also holds 85% equity stake in Figtree Grove, a freehold sub-regional shopping centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. SPH owns and operates The Seletar Mall. It is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point and acquired a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.

It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore's largest private nursing home operator.

SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.

 

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