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JCU Environment Week 2017

Events   JCU Environment Week 2017

When and where

Date: 16th - 23rd March 2017
Location: Singapore campus (149 Sims Drive 387380)


Water Heritage Exhibition (from PUB)

Date: 16-17 March
Venue: Student Hub, Block C

Water-Saving Video Contest

Date: 16-23 March
Venue: Courtyard in between Block C & D

In your team (of students from JCU), create a 30-seconds video showcasing your best water saving idea. All videos are to be submitted (to events-singapore@jcu.edu.au) before 19 March 2017 for upload on James Cook University Singapore Facebook.

Winners will be determined by voting (both public and judges) on 23 March (4pm – 5pm).

1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $300
3rd Prize: $100

Community Trail to Kallang-Bishan Riverside Park

Date: 18 March
Time: 9am - 11am 
Venue: Kallang-Bishan Riverside Park

Bus will depart from campus at 8.30am

Make Every Drop of Water Count

Date: 20 March
Venue: Courtyard

  1. Contribute to water saving by sharing:

    Make every drop of water count

    Tag us at #jcugoesgreen so we know you did your part

  2. Bring your utilities bills (water) of 2 consecutive months to show the reduction of water usage and walk away with attractive freebies from Public Utilities Board (PUB).

Rain Garden making session

Date: 21 & 22 March
Venue: Walkway in front of Library

Rain Garden making session for first 100 signups

  • First 50 Students on 21 March, 5pm
  • First 50 Staff on 22 March, 5pm

Public Lecture Series 2017

Date: 23 March
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Venue: C2-15

  1. Sharks in Singapore by Dr Neil Hutchinson

    Many sharks are threatened globally due to human impacts including unsustainable fishing practices and habitat loss.  While they are regularly spotted around Singapore, we understand little about our resident shark populations.  Neil will talk about what is currently known about some species, and then go on to describe a range of techniques that will be used to examine local shark populations in the near future.

  2. Ecotourism for shark conservation in Lombok by Ms Kathy Xu

    Triggered by an intense experience while swimming alongside a whale shark in Exmouth, Australia, back in 2011, Kathy decided she wanted to do something so that future generations could still see sharks alive rather than extinct and confined to just picture books. After learning about the shark fishing and finning situation and the demand for shark fin soup, Kathy started volunteering on the education arm of Shark Savers Singapore (and still is!) It wasn’t long before she decided that more should be done on the supply side other than the demand side for shark fin soup as well, and soon found herself in Lombok talking to shark fishermen.

Remember to share your photos using #jcugoesgreen

*Photos will be taken during the event for news and various publicity purposes