LITTERALLY

Join the big clean!

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Clean up on the go

 

Stop trash-talking. It's time to take the trash out. Habitat Singapore is organising our very first large-scale community clean-up.

 

Uncover the dirty truth of what it takes to keep Singapore clean as we take you on curated routes through 3 typical heartland neighbourhoods. 

 

Be part of this free, family-friendly litter-picking movement as we lit(t)erally take to the streets to make a stand against trash in our Home! 

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Free admission for everyone!

8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Meeting times depends on your route

4 Starting Points

Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Marymount & Serangoon MRT

Culmination Point

Promenade @ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

 

choose your route

We've customised 10 different routes from 4 main starting points for volunteers of all ages and abilities. Choose your starting point and pick the route you'd like to challenge yourself with!

what to bring with you

Work with us to eliminate litter in our community, not create it!

Small bag

for valuables

Reusable cup or bottle

registration

e-ticket

Cap or hat

cash only event

Plastic bags from home

what will be provided

*Essential supplies for the litter-picking activity will be provided by Habitat Singapore, such as:

Gloves

litter-picking

tongs

extra

trash bags

(only if necessary)

e-goodie

bags

(vouchers & coupons)

*Supplies will only be catered for participants who completed their registration for the event with us.

 
 

event highlights

Find your way around

Culmination point

Promenade @ Bishan-AMK Park 

Main Sage

Recycling Centre

Community Partner Booths

Games Centre

Water Re-fill Station

Waste Bins

Sheltered Areas

Habitat Village

eco fair activities

LitteRally's Eco Fair is open to the public from 9am to 1pm. Entry & participation in the activities are free. Our community partners will be accepting cash only for any sale of merchandise, so don't forget to hit the ATM!

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Got a full bag from walking your route but not sure what can be recycled?

 

Recycling volunteer experts from Tzu Chi Foundation will be waiting for you at the culmination point to sort through it with you!

Recycle with experts

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For the book lovers:

1. Donate pre-loved books

2. Swap your book for another 

3. Pay as you wish to keep a book

4. Grab 1 free book*

*Limited to 1 book per person

Read-sharing

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Go back to the analog era with a full set of lawn games made entirely out of recycled materials!

Pit your hand-eye coordination skills against classic carnival games like Ladder Toss, Ring Toss, Caram & many more. Open to players of all ages!

green games

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say no to plastics

A plastic-bag alternative made of vegetables? You have to see it to believe it!

 

Level up your plastic-free status with Guardians of Mother Earth's eco-friendly cassava bags from as low as $0.25!

Other things to expect:

1. Exchange 10 washed & in-tact potato chip wrappers for an upcycled pouch hand-sewn by the underprivileged.

2. See physical evidence of micro-plastics from a recent clean up that end up in our seas!

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zero-waste living

Upgrade your knowledge of the 3 R's to the 5 R's!

 

Join The Sustainability Project for dialogue sessions about the 5 R's (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot), tips on how to start & overcoming obstacles along the way. Merchandise available for pre-order too!

There'll be 2 sessions available at 10.30 AM & 11.30 AM.

Sign up now!

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Stay tuned for more!

Our doors our open to more eco-friendly organisations who would like to partner us for LitteRally!

Booths are complimentar Table, chairs, fan & powerpoint will be provided.

 

Interested groups can contact us at info@habitat.org.sg

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impact stories

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Dow Chemical | East Coast Park

21.09.18

150 volunteers

333.33kg of litter picked up

Heaviest bag of trash by a single volunteer: 23.99kg

grant thornton | chinatown

14.09.18

58 volunteers

68kg of litter picked up

 

"It was such a humbling and eye-opening experience for the firm, especially for our expat colleagues who came to Singapore with a mindset that we are one of the cleanest countries in the world, to find such trash-filled areas. That said, being thanked by the local residents as we walked pass reminded us that even a simple gesture such as picking up litter goes a long way.”

 

- Tony Tong, Marketing Communication and Business Development Executive

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Home Sweep Home 2017 |

chai chee, toa payoh & redhill

08.07.17

555 volunteers

377.85kg of litter picked up

First ever mass litter-picking event

my first skool | yishun

23.03.17

41 volunteers

5.62kg of litter picked up

Youngest ever volunteers for UnLitter Red Dot

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about litterally

LitteRally is Habitat Singapore's mass volunteering event of 2019. Held on 25th May, LitteRally is a family-friendly, free-participation-for-all event to mark the end of the month-long Keep Clean Singapore movement by the Public Hygiene Council. 

 

LitteRally participants are invited to join us on specially curated routes that are accessible to volunteers of all ages and abilities. The routes will lead participants through the Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Marymount estates to the main event meeting point at The Promenade in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park - and all while picking up litter on the go!  

 

Once arriving at The Promenade, participants are invited to visit the booths run by various green groups to take part in upcycling workshops and learn more about zero waste habits or tips on going plastic-free. If you're lucky, you may also get a photo op with Minister of Environment and Water Resources Mr Masagos Zulkifli, who will be making an appearance as our Guest-of-Honour!

 

We hope that with LitteRally, everyone will have a deeper sense of civic-mindedness and be aware of not contributing to the trash in our neighbourhoods. We should all be able to clean up after ourselves instead of rely on our army of cleaners. Our shared spaces as an extension of our home and it is up to us to keep home - Singapore - clean and green.

 

the evolution of litterally

Every year, Habitat Singapore organises one mass annual event aimed at finding meaningful ways to engage large numbers of volunteers to make a positive impact in our communities across the island. From 2 editions of Home Sweep Home, our mass event this year has evolved to emphasize sustainable living, zero waste lifestyles & healthy litter-free home environments. 

LitteRally evolved from our regular litter-picking volunteering programmed called UnLitter Red Dot. It started with small groups of school & corporate volunteers cleaning up residential neighbourhoods near them to scaling up with hundreds of volunteers during Home Sweep Home

UnLitter Red Dot begins

 

First ever session with Nan Chiau High School 

Home Sweep Home 2017

 

First mass litter-picking event with 555 volunteers & 377.85kg litter cleaned up

Home Sweep Home 2018

 

Second edition with 566 volunteers & 455.35kg litter cleaned up

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literally faq

 

General Event Info

 

Q: Which neighbourhoods will be involved in LitteRally?

This year, LitteRally 2019 will participants through the esates of Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Marymount and Serangoon.

 

Q: What is the main event meeting or ending point?

All routes will lead participants to meet at The Promenade in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. 

Q: Where are the starting points and reporting locations?

There are 3 starting points for participants to choose from:

  • Ang Mo Kio MRT station

  • Bishan MRT Station 

  • Marymount MRT Station

  • Serangoon MRT Station

 

Q: Is there a registration fee for LitteRally?

There is no registration fee for LitteRally. This is a free-entry event for everyone. However, we encourage all participants to sign up in our registration portal so that litter-picking materials like tongs & gloves can be catered for you. 

EVENT preparation 

 

Q: What should I bring on event day?

Please ensure you bring your electronic copy of your registration confirmation page. Please also bring your NRIC/FIN/Passport/Driver's license for identification verification. Avoid wearing or bringing valuable items, or keep them on you in a waist pouch/small sling bag. Please avoid bringing big bags as there may not be any place to keep them safe. 

 

Q: What should I wear on event day?

Knee-length pants and covered shoes are highly recommended for all participants.  

 

Please refrain from wearing skirts, short-shorts or FBT shorts. 

 

Q: How should I get to the various venues?

All participants are encouraged to take public transport as much as possible. 

During Litter-Picking

 

Q: Will there be a briefing?

Yes, participants will be given a short briefing when you arrive at the starting points as you collect your litter-picking supplies. The briefing will cover a list of safety instructions, as well as what to do in the event of an accident/emergency or bad weather. 

Q: Are there any materials that would be given for litter picking?

Yes, participants will be provided with the following: litter-picking tongs and gloves. All participants are expected to bring recycled plastic bags from home that they can use to throw litter in. Extra trash bags are only provided on request when you run out of plastic bags, They will not be provided at the start of the litter-picking. 

 

Q: Will there be someone guiding us during the litter picking session?

There will be route marshalls stationed along the route to guide you or provide any assistance.

 

Q: Are there any areas that we are not allowed to pick at?

You will be picking litter at common areas such as the void deck, pathways, bus stops and playgrounds. For your own safety, you will not be allowed to pick litter at multi-storey carparks or anything beyond the first (ground) floor. Please do not pick up any sharp objects or attempt to remove drain grills.

 

Q: What is the wet weather plan?

During the briefing, participants will be advised to seek shelter in the event of heavy rain. You may continue to pick litter underneath the HDB blocks. In the event of a prolonged thunderstorm, the event may have to be cancelled at Habitat Singapore's discretion. Please look for a route marshall for further updates. 

 

Q: What if I’m not feeling well at the event?

Please let a route marshall know and we will be able to deploy medical attention as soon as possible. An ambulance will be stationed at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. 

Everyone deserves a decent place to call home.

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