Eco Action Day 2018 calls on organisations and individuals to pledge green actions in the face of Year of Climate Change
Singapore, 9 May 2018 – Ricoh Asia Pacific (Ricoh), the Japanese electronic multinational calls on corporates and individuals to pledge Eco Action during its Eco Action Day campaign in Singapore held for the 12th year. For every corporate pledge, Ricoh will plant a tree sapling to help green the country in this year of climate action. As at 9 May 2018 a total of 290 organisations, 13 schools, and 1660 individuals have pledged to take eco action
The annual nationwide campaign encourages awareness of, and action for, the environment, and is celebrated in conjunction with United Nations (UN) Environment Programme’s World Environment Day (WED) held every 5 June.
It was the warmest year not affected by El Niño on record for Singapore last year with daily temperatures increasing, and sea levels rising and extreme weather worsening. Singapore has designated 2018 to be the Year of Climate Action, which was announced by Environment and Water Resources Minister, Masagos Zulkifli, at the UN Climate Change Conference in 2017.
This year, each pledge will also contribute to the total Climate Action Pledges by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).
A total of 24 schools and 210 organisations pledged to contribute their green actions for an eco-friendlier Singapore last year. On a more personal front, a total of 1,185 individuals made the same pledge; an increase of almost three times of pledges from the previous year’s.
Individuals and schools who wish to pledge eco action please visit http://www.ecoaction.sg/
Corporates, do your part and pledge eco action at the following roadshows:
Marina Bay Link Mall
Date: 10-11 May
Venue: Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
One Raffles Quay
Date: 14-15 May
Venue: One Raffles Quay (Open Plaza),1 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048583
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
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About Eco Action Day
Eco Action Day is a national public awareness campaign organized by Ricoh since 2007, in partnership with key NGO, government and private sector partners in Singapore. It is held on 5 June every year, to commemorate the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Environment Day, which seeks to raise global awareness on the need to take positive action for the environment. Every year, Ricoh, along with various supporting partners, engages its employees, customers, corporate neighbours and government organizations and the wider public to take steps to reduce their impact on the environment.
To date, more than 1,100 organisations, including multinational corporations, government agencies, private companies and tertiary institutions have participated in Eco Action Day.
For further information, please visit www.ecoaction.sg
Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2017, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,028 billion yen (approx. 18.2 billion USD).
For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com
About World Environment Day
World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many events as they celebrate, engaging millions across the globe through events on the ground in over 70 countries. Every year, participants, young and old, organise many events. These include neighbourhood clean-ups, action against wildlife crime, replanting forests, art exhibits, concerts, dance recitals, recycling drives, social media campaigns, all themed around caring for the planet.
WED has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations encourages positive action for the environment. Through WED, the UNEP enables everyone to realise not only the responsibility to care for the Earth, but also reminds one and all of their individual power to become agents of change. Every action counts, and when multiplied by a global chorus, becomes exponential in its impact.