Call for the President's Award for the Environment 2023 Nominations
Singapore, 31 January 2023 – The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment is calling for nominations for the President’s Award for the Environment (PAE) 2023 from 1 February to 31 March 2023.
2 Established in 2006 and awarded once every two years, the PAE is the highest environmental accolade for stakeholders across the People, Private and Public (3P) sectors that have made significant contributions towards environmental sustainability in Singapore. It aims to inspire greater collective action towards tackling our environmental challenges (refer to Annex A for list of past recipients of PAE).
3 Members of the public are invited to nominate outstanding individuals, organisations and companies that have made an impact towards a sustainable Singapore, in line with the pillars of our Singapore Green Plan 2030. Organisations (non-governmental organisations, volunteer groups, grassroots organisations, etc.) and educational institutions are also invited to submit their applications.
4 Nominees should possess an excellent sustainability track record, have contributed significantly to sustainable development in Singapore, as well as adopted and promoted good environmental practices both within and beyond their organisations (refer to Annex B for the eligibility criteria).
5 The results will be announced in the third quarter of 2023 and award recipients will each receive a trophy and a certificate from the President of Singapore at a ceremony to be held at the Istana.
6 The closing date for nominations is 31 March 2023. For details on the award and nomination process, please refer to the PAE website at www.mse.gov.sg/pae.
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
45 outstanding environmental champions have received the PAE to date
|1||2006||Dr Geh Min, Prof Tommy Koh, Waterways Watch Society|
|2||2007||Prof Leo Tan, Mr Tan Gee Paw, City Developments Limited|
|3||2008||SouthWest CDC, Alexandra Hospital, Senoko Energy|
|4||2009||Commonwealth Secondary School, ST Microelectronics Pte Ltd, National Youth Achievement Award Council of Singapore|
|5||2010||Singapore Polytechnic, Nan Hua High School, Hitachi GST|
|6||2011||Dr Tan Wee Kiat, Woodgrove Secondary School, SMRT Corporation Limited|
|7||2012||Marsiling Secondary School, Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, HSBC Limited|
|8||2013||Dunman High School, Fuhua Primary School, Siloso Beach Resort|
|9||2014||Mr Eugene Heng, Institute of Technical Education, Ngee Ann Polytechnic|
|10||2015||Mr Kwek Leng Joo, Mrs Kirtida Mekani, East View Primary School, Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company|
|11||2016||Marsiling Primary School, Bukit View Secondary School, Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd|
|12||2017||Dr Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lam, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Anchor Green Primary School|
|13||2019||Mee Toh School, Elias Park Primary School, Singtel|
|14||2021||Mr Joseph K H Koh, Nanyang Girls’ High School, DBS Bank Ltd, Edible Garden City, PSA Corporation Limited|
*The PAE was converted to a biennial award from 2017.
Nominees of the President’s Award for the Environment (PAE) must be exemplary stewards of our environment and have demonstrated long-term commitment towards protecting and conserving our natural and living environment. They are exceptional individuals, educational institutions and organisations that have made an impact towards a sustainable Singapore.
In addition to assessing environmental practices and partnerships, significant attention will be paid to the nominees’ efforts to engage the wider community to collectively build a sustainable Singapore, in line with the pillars of the Singapore Green Plan 2030: City in Nature, Energy Reset, Sustainable Living, Green Economy, and Resilient Future. For more information on the five pillars, please visit www.greenplan.gov.sg.
• Individuals must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
• Educational institutions include Primary, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges, Institutes of Higher Learning, International Schools, and other private educational institutions registered in Singapore.
• Organisations include grassroots organisations, private companies, trade associations and chambers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and volunteer groups registered in Singapore.