Green Circle: Meet Pamela Low
Hi Pamela! Tell us more about yourself and your sustainability journey.
Pamela: I graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor's in Economics and started @tingkats.sg after I returned from an exchange in Germany. Tingkats was founded to work with likeminded organisations and individuals for climate action. Living like a local in Germany - using my own reusable bag at the supermarkets, recycling and taking a module on Energy Law in the European Union, then coming home to Singapore, made me realise there was more to be done in Singapore and NUS to progress our climate policies and ambitions.
Hence, upon returning to NUS, I worked with the administrators on a series of initiatives to reduce waste on campus (Read more: http://news.nus.edu.sg/highlights/doing-away-disposables) - that was how my journey started.
Since then, I continue to work with community, businesses and policymakers for climate outcomes. My efforts were recognised and I was awarded the #OCBCCares for the Environment Fund, FASS Student Leadership Award, HSBC/NYAA Youth Leadership Award and Smith School Enterprise and the Environment Summer School scholarship.
That is really impressive work! Could you share with us what is on your plate these day?
P: I have been working on a few upcoming partnerships that I hope to share in the coming weeks! I am also working on the #TreeDotsEats initiative, where we reduce food loss by redistributing surplus food to households via a weekly "group buy".
Households get to shop surplus food at up to 80% off supermarket price AND reduce food loss! No better win-win than that.