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UWCSEA Rainforest Restoration Project
The UWCSEA Rainforest Restoration Project's mission is to raise trees from seed in our campus tree nursery so we can plant them in the UWCSEA community and elsewhere in Singapore. The trees are all indigenous to South East Asia or naturalised here in Singapore. While our focus is on local action to literally 'green' our surrounding environment, we know that our work also helps in a small way to combat the wider concern of Global Climate Change and Biodiversity loss.
The GC started UWCSEA Dover in 2005 (originally as Rainforest GC) with funds for the nursery, tools and horticultural supplies donated by members of the UWCSEA community in return for trees planted in their name. Limited top-up funding for supplies is drawn from the College’s Environment budget and the GC hopes to become self-sufficient in funding in the near future as the College’s composting project develops.
The group has planted over thirty indigenous trees in the last two years and recently cloned itself by establishing a Nursery at East Campus in March 2013. Current projects include an exciting partnership with Singapore Botanic Gardens to raise critically endangered (and long-extinct in Singapore) tree species for re-introduction here on the island.
This is a High School Global Concern.
The GC operates only in High School at present.
For more information
Visit the sustainable campus blog: http://uwcseasustainablecampus.blogspot.sg/