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Presented by Temasek Foundation and organised by Science Centre Singapore, the Young Sustainability Champion programme aims to raise awareness, encourage, and inspire students to develop creative solutions around critical topics relating to Environmental Science and Innovation, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The programme allows participants to get onboard Science Centre Singapore’s new online “I am a Young Scientist” platform (https://youngscientist.sscglobal.com.sg) and complete the core sustainability-related tasks. Participants who have successfully completed the programme will be recognised and presented with badges and e-certificates. Furthermore, there will be additional competition and showcase opportunities available for outstanding participants. 


Opportunities for Outstanding Students

Students who submit excellent work online as part of the programme will receive the following additional opportunities.

 Date Programme
 22 April 2020 Online briefing for teachers
 July - August 2020 Roadshows in schools
 7 and 8 September 2020 Prototyping experience workshop (Junior category)
 10 and 11 September 2020 Pre-hackathon workshop (Senior category)
2 – 4 November 2020Prototyping Hackathon on Sustainability (Senior category)
 6 November 2020 Online finalists pitch – For top 15 finalist teams only. Showcase & Young Scientist Award Ceremony
 June 2021 Mega Sustainability Hackathon


*Science Centre Singapore is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will reschedule events as needed, depending on circumstances.


Awards and Prizes

Complete the programme with a grade of 15 or more will receive

  • Certificate of completion
  • I am a Young Sustainability Champion badge

Outstanding students will receive

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Funds to build their solutions
  • Mentorship Opportunities

Students invited to showcase their work will be eligible for

  • Multiple Prizes
  • Blue Ribbon Awards
  • Shortlisted Participants
    Shortlisted participants (Junior_and_Senior)

Learning Objectives

The online tasks for the ‘I am a Young Sustainability Champion’ programme are specially designed to build competencies for the following SDGs:


Ensure access to affordable, sustainable, reliable and modern energy for all.

  • Energy forms and uses







Makes cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Ensure sustainably consumption and production patterns. 

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Sustainable living.
  • Problem solving and investigation.
  • Logical thinking


  • Is the programme complimentary?
    Yes, “I am a Young Sustainability Champion” is a free online certificate and badge programme. Individuals and families can register at https://youngscientist.sscglobal.com.sg and create an account.The programme will be automatically added to your dashboard.
  • Who can join this programme?
    This programme is open to local and international participants. There are two different categories being offered. Junior track is open for participants from 7-12 years old, participants under 10 will require the guidance of an adult. Senior track is open for participants from 13-17 years old.
  • How do qualify for badge and e-certificate?

    Complete the programme with a grade of 15 or more to earn " I am a Young Sustainability Champion" badge and receive  e-certificate.

  • Are the activities challenging?
    Out of the 20 tasks, participants can decide on the tasks to work on and complete with a grade of 15 or more to earn the badge and e-certificate. The activities are allocated with 1, 2 or 3 trophies, with 3 trophies being the most challenging.
  • Who will be the grading these submissions?

    We have a team of Science educators who will be grading and sending comments if there is revision required.

  • What are some things I need to take note of when I do these submissions?

    Kindly ensure to write your submissions in your own words. We will check if there is any plagiarism and cite the source where you find the information.

  • I am 9 years old and is interested in the programme. Am I able to do this by myself?

    For students below 10 years old, parental supervision are encouraged and promotes bonding time as there are activities that can be done at the comfort of home.

Winning Teams from 2019

Three teams of students emerged victorious from the Young Technopreneurs for a Sustainable 2030 Challenge in October 2019.

  • Fiper(Fruit Paper)
    It turns fruit peels into the paper by soaking it in soda ash, blending it, and pressing it.
  • Ecobox
    Ecobox is completely made of biodegradable material and can be recycled many times. It also has utensils on the lid so it becomes an all-in-one box.
  • Washing Recyclable Bottles
    An exhibit prototype of a robotic system that can be used to wash plastic bottles before they are recycled, encouraging and educating people not to throw contaminated waste in recycling bins.


Contact Details:

For more information and further enquiries on Young Sustainability Champion, please contact Dr Kiruthika at Kiruthika_RAMANATHAN@science.edu.sg or Ms Jaslyn at Jaslyn_ong@science.edu.sg

We would like to thank the Temasek Foundation for sponsoring the Young Sustainability Champion programme.

The Young Sustainability Champion is supported by Temasek Foundation. Temasek Foundation supports a diverse range of programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. Collectively, their programmes strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange, enhance regional capabilities, and advance science for a sustainable world. Temasek Foundation’s programmes, made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek, strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come. 

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