In 2017, the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) Student Committee and ELSA began planning for an NUS-wide undergraduate dialogue on sustainability and environmental issues – Sustainability+. Open to all faculties and majors, this dialogue aims to create a platform for NUS students to come together to share thoughts and ideas as well as inspire one another.
The inaugural Sustainability+ 2017 will be centered around rethinking Sustainable Development and asking the question “Is sustainability still possible?”. This will take the form of small group discussions based on topics of interest. This is a student-led dialogue which would see NUS students act as facilitators in a neutral setting. The dialogue will not necessarily seek to find answers to questions but to allow NUS students a platform to explore the topics.
A wider dialogue involving all universities in Singapore is slated for February 2018.