Coming from the French word for “green”, SMU Verts is the environmental club of SMU. They are passionate about the cause and showcase it through their various events, whether on campus or externally to engage the larger community in Singapore.
They’re the team behind events such as Bring Your Own Tumbler Day, Save That Pen and Share-Thy-Shirt (a initiative to bring preloved shirts and water filters to families in Vietnam). Another memorable project is the Toa Payoh Dragon Playground. Made with 7,600 bottle caps, SMU Verts aimed to showcase the community’s collective efforts towards recycling plastic materials, and to recapture fond memories of our childhood.
We catch up with members of the SMU Verts exco, to find out more about what makes this club go. Sharing their experiences are Leonard Leong and Keefe Tan (from the logistics team), Sim Wan Yi (honorary general secretary), Mandy Ng (vice president) and Javier Ng (president). Let’s talk about the people and the culture at SMU Verts!