Rooftop solar panels, hydroponics farms:

Climate education picks up pace in Singapore schools

Schools here are going green with efforts to reduce carbon emissions while ramping up on initiatives to educate students on climate issues from a younger age.

More than 180 schools have joined the SolarNova program, which progressively installs solar panels on their rooftops, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said earlier this month.

Edgefield Primary School in Punggol gets about 40 percent of its energy from the solar panels on its rooftops.

Besides the lights and fans in classrooms, the panels also power a hydroponics farm, which is maintained by Primary 3 and 4 pupils.

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