Grow Our Nature Heritage – Tree Planting Programme
Sentosa’s long term strategy for nature conservation comprises the following approach:
- Developing a love for nature in our youth and cultivating environmental interest in our future generations
- Enriching and enhancing the biodiversity of the forest species by planting saplings of carefully-selected indigenous species
The Grow our Nature Heritage programme was launched in October 2007, and it focuses on forest restoration to enhance the quality of flora and fauna within the Mount Imbiah and Mount Serapong nature areas. We are currently planting primary forest tree species for biodiversity conservation and environmental protection, in line with Singapore’s national efforts to preserve the gene pool of indigenous species.
We are looking for partnerships with companies, schools and other organisations that are keen to help in growing Sentosa’s nature heritage. Please contact us if you are keen on organising a tree planting activity or integrating tree planting on Sentosa into a more extensive team-building or corporate social responsibility programme.
We actively promote recycling by our guests and staff. Recycling bins are available in various locations around the island. We also organise ad-hoc activities for our staff, such as a company-wide recycling exercise during World Environment Day. Items collected were donated to the Salvation Army.
- Alternative Energy and Testbedding
We are constantly looking at ways to harness alternative energy and undertaking innovative environmental projects. For instance, our floating bridge at Siloso Bridge is lit by solar lighting.
We do our own composting of wood chips and are working with a Singapore-based company on a vermi-composting project where fruit and plant waste is composted using worms to produce a high-nutrient fertilizer.