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UnLitter Red Dot

every helping hand

makes a difference
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Volunteer locally with Habitat Singapore

About UnLitter Red Dot: Clean and healthy living environments beyond the home 

Launched in 2016, UnLitter Red Dot is an extension of Habitat's mission to bring clean and safe living environments in the home and beyond. Our community clean-up programme was created to nurture a culture and society that is more civic-minded and considerate.

Littering continues to be a perennial issue year after year. Singapore's dream is to be a clean garden city but we have earned a reputation of being a "cleaned" city, relying on an army of cleaners. 

 

Despite having fines in place, our community spaces like void decks, playgrounds and car parks are constantly littered with tissue paper, cigarette stubs, food packaging, plastic bottle and more. We believe it is possible to plant the seed of change and  society that takes ownership of its surroundings beyond the immediate home.  

By volunteering in UnLitter, we seek to start new conversations with volunteers about what it means to care for one’s living space beyond the four corners of our homes. We want to groom a generation of compassionate citizens to step out and be the champions for change. 

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#DIDYOUKNOW

56,000 cleaners

help to clean up after our population of five million in Singapore.

In Taipei, there are only 

5,000 cleaners

for their population of three million

“Tolerate litter and you'll tolerate anything.”

— Millard Fuller, late Founder of Habitat for Humanity

UnLitter Red Dot was partly inspired by Millard Fuller, our late founder, who believed that litter represented the worst of the community. The enigmatic leader was known to take ages to get from one place to another as he would stoop to pick up litter while he was walking.

Join us as an UnLitter Red Dot Volunteer!

 

What to expect:

Every session

  • UnLitter Red Dot sessions typically last for 2 hours. Within the 2 hours, volunteers will go through the following:

    • Safety briefing

    • Distribution of litter-picking supplies

    • Actual litter-picking activity

    • Weighing of trash collected

    • Sharing and reflection by participants

    • Volunteer group photo

    • De-brief

  • UnLitter Red Dot is a family-and-children friendly volunteering programme. We welcome children as young as kindergartners, accompanied by teachers or parents.

  • UnLitter Red Dot focuses on residential estates, especially rental flat neighbourhoods that need more help.

What will be provided

Before each session

  • Habitat Singapore identifies and suggests potential locations, keeps the relevant authorities informed, and makes considerations for wet weather where necessary.

  • Essential supplies provided to volunteers

    • Litter-picking tongs

    • Gloves

    • Trash bags

*Note: As part of our efforts to reduce plastic waste, all volunteers are strongly encouraged to bring their own water bottles and plastic bags from home.

Volunteer Sign Up

Corporates, Schools & Social Groups

For Groups (Corporate / Schools / Social Groups)

  • UnLitter Red Dot sessions need to be booked 2 weeks in advance.

  • Maximum team size we can accommodate each session is 100 pax.

  • Email us at info@habitat.org.sg to request for available dates. In your email, please include details like your name, your organisation/school, group size, preferred date range and preferred location.

 

*Note: You can request for a neighbourhood that is convenient to your office or school.

Lead or do your own clean-up session!

  • Follow our suggested script.

  • Borrow tongs from NEA CleanPods OR write in to us at info@habitat.org.sg to borrow tongs from our office near Aljunied MRT during office hours of 10am-6pm.​

  • Upload your pictures and let us know of your clean-up effort here so we can keep track of ongoing efforts. (optional)

  • Please note that we no longer provide letters of acknowledgment for this.

Introducing UnLitter Red Dot: BlockWalk edition

BlockWalk is neighbourhood clean-up effort where participants from all over Singapore meet on a Zoom call and pick litter in their own individual locations every last Saturday morning of the month.

In 2020, when COVID-19 brought a halt to all large-scale physical gatherings, we adapted our litter-picking initiative - UnLitter Red Dot - with the use of video calling on Zoom instead of meeting in-person.

This was called BlockWalk - our monthly virtual event which gets volunteers to clean up their neighbourhoods or favourite green spaces.

Imagine if all 5 million of us living in Singapore picked up one piece of trash we see every day. The solution to having a home that is litter-free beyond your own house is really as simple as that. 

Join us virtually over Zoom every last Saturday of the month in our mission to clear trash islandwide. Do it alone or with your kids, family and friends. All you will need is your mask, phone, plastic or garbage bags, a BBQ tong or gloves - and the courage to step forward.

Unsure about how this works? Please refer to the FAQ section here.

Please read through the information on our registration form carefully for the next steps in confirming your participation, as well as updated safety measures.

Upcoming Volunteering Session

 

26 November 2022, Saturday, 7.30- 9.30am

 
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UnLitter Red Dot Corporate & School volunteers
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