News | December 16, 2021
Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World Foundation, a leader in global health dedicated to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and global sustainability, have selected Conservation International Singapore to receive a grant from the Drop by Drop Project. Funding will help the organization develop a virtual learning series for Singapore students to support educators and parents in raising awareness about the importance of protecting oceans and nature, with ideas for action beginning at home.
Sands and Clean the World developed the Drop by Drop Project in 2019 to reinvest capital from the company’s water stewardship savings into innovative projects supporting water champions in its local regions. Funding from Sands’ through Drop by Drop Project grants aims to increase local water resiliency, reinvigorate ecosystems, incubate new water solutions and engage the community. Since its inception, the initiative has driven several accomplishments, including creating water-based solutions for a clean and safer Macao, using wetland ecosystems as a nature-based solution for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Macao, fabricating a river plastic collection device, launching teacher training programs and developing a marine conservation virtual learning series.
“The ocean is the origin and engine of all life on this planet,” said Richard Jeo, Ph.D., senior vice president, Conservation International Asia-Pacific Field Division. “This virtual learning series will highlight the importance of protecting the ocean for human wellbeing, using examples of Conservation International’s projects in the region, making it relevant to the Singapore audience. We are honored to be the recipient of this year’s Drop by Drop Project grant and to partner with Sands and Clean the World Foundation in bringing this important topic to a wider audience.”
Conservation International Singapore’s virtual learning series aims to foster individual transformation and inspire and empower future generations of Singaporeans to develop an appreciation of marine environments and take action for nature. By encouraging individual and collective action, Conservation International Singapore envisions a vibrant, resilient and sustainable city for the future.
“The work of Conservation International Singapore to increase ocean awareness and engagement among young children will have an impact for generations to come,” said Katarina Tesarova, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer at Sands. “At a time when in-person activities are limited, this virtual learning series provides a great opportunity to engage students on climate change and ocean health.”
Sands’ partnership with Clean the World on the Drop by Drop Project enhances the mission of its comprehensive Sands ECO360 global sustainability program, which aims to ensure the long-term environmental health of its host regions as sustainable tourism destinations by practicing responsible development, reducing impact on the natural environment and supporting local communities in protecting their ecological systems.
For more information on The Drop by Drop Project, please visit: http://cleantheworldfoundation.org/dropbydrop.