As a social enterprise registered with raiSE, Secondsguru loves to work with the community and for the community to achieve its mission of environmental education. Some of our recurring projects in Singapore include:
- Beach cleanups
- Zerowaste Bootcamps for youth
- Book swaps – at Earthfest and Swapathon
- Engaging educational booths at community outreach events
Secondsguru organises coastal clean-ups at our recreational beaches across Singapore, engaging the community to clean up our common spaces. Beaches that our eco-community has cleared include Changi beach, Coney island, East Coast Park and more!
Zero Waste Bootcamps
Secondsguru prides itself on its youth education initiatives aptly titled Zero-waste Bootcamps, engaging our participants as we brainstorm possible solutions to our climate crisis. The bootcamp itself is also zero-waste: right from the use of reusables, to the catering of plant-based meals for our participants, to using reused paper for our brainstorming! To-date, Secondsguru has conducted 4 such bootcamps!
The Secondsguru bookswap has been a fixture at Singapore’s much-loved eco festivals – Earthfest and Swapathon.It allows community members to recycle their reading by swapping used books with others! Thousands of books have found new homes as a result of this initiative!
Educational Booths at Community Events
As a social enterprise, Secondsguru often participates in community educational events with the National Environment Agency(NEA) and Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) in Singapore. These range from hands on DIY experiences to awareness booths. Our Zero Waste Bootcamp teams have also joined us at a few such events to share their missive on how to lead lower waste lifestyles in the community.