10 for Zero Awards

Class of 2023

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Heng Li Seng

Founder & CEO, Green Nudge

Heng Li Seng is the founder and CEO of Green Nudge, a Singapore-based social enterprise dedicated to promoting sustainability and driving positive environmental impact. His focus lies in building thriving green communities through activities, outreach, training, and consultancy. Under his leadership, Green Nudge has engaged with over 200 organizations to collect marine debris and reduce CO2 emissions. Li Seng's commitment to sustainability has been rewarded with several awards. He is also a participant in prestigious programs, including the ASEAN Youth Fellowship.


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Kong Man Jing

Co-Founder, Just Keep Thinking

Man Jing, known affectionately as MJ, is the co-founder of “Just Keep Thinking,” a Science and Nature channel with over 450,000 followers across all platforms. During a school camp on St John’s Island, her passion for nature blossomed as she explored various ecosystems and her environment. She has invaluable knowledge and insights of different sectors, having worked in both public and private environmental organizations. As a former Science teacher, she realized the power of education and now uses social media as an environmental educator and science communicator, so that she can reach global audiences.


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Muhd Nasry

Executive Director, Singapore Youth Voices for Biodiversity

An environmental sciences student at Nanyang Technological University, Nasry also serves as the Executive Director of Singapore Youth Voices for Biodiversity (SYVB). In addition to engaging in consultations with government stakeholders on land-use planning and wildlife issues, he focuses on building up youths to push for systemic change by capitalising on underexplored opportunities in the local nature community. From including biodiversity in mainstream education to tackling the growing interest in conservation finance, he believes that the potential for youths to participate in high-level decision-making can finally be realised.


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Ng Lee Kiang

Co-founder, Young Nautilus

A dedicated marine educator with over 10 years of experience, Lee Kiang promotes environmental education and conservation, and is a divemaster. She co-founded Young Nautilus, an environmental education organization that develops and delivers nature-themed programmes to inspire an appreciation for the natural world and to foster a sense of responsibility for conservation. Young Nautilus has successfully reached over 10,000 audiences annually through interactive programs such as Biodiversity Walks, Conservation Talks, and Values-in-Action workshops. Lee Kiang hopes to expand Young Nautilus's reach and impact, tailor programs to different demographics, and cultivate a community of young educators passionate about marine conservation.


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Oh Chu Xian

Founder, Magorium & M-Impact

Chu Xian is paving the road to a greener future — quite literally! She founded Magorium, a business that molecularly transforms contaminated and unsorted plastic waste into a novel material used to build roads. This replaces traditional bitumen refined from crude oil. This creates a more sustainable construction sector. In Singapore, Magorium has already diverted more than 8,000KG of plastic waste from incineration. She also founded M-Impact, which focuses on youth environmental literacy programmes to help younger generations engage with sustainability issues more holistically.


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Pamela Low

Founder, Tingkats

Pamela is dedicated to solving climate change and driven to benefit the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit as she believes businesses can be a force for good. Her founder journey began in 2018 with Tingkats, bringing to fore the urgency of climate action. Drawing from her data-centric and behavioural economics background, she partners businesses to identify new opportunities and create strategies for sustainable development. As a Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative fellow, she is part of a network of entrepreneurial youths from 11 Southeast Asia countries to alleviate poverty, economic growth and sustainable development in our region. She is currently on a mission to save 100 million fruits from being lost in farms to homes. In her free time, she helps out at Stridy, a non-profit organisation, advocating for less packaging and more recycling.


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Sam Shu Qin

Marine biologist, Tropical Marine Science Institute, NUS and Co-founder, Our Singapore Reefs

A marine biologist who studies and protects coral reef ecosystems in urbanized marine environments, Shu Qin conducts research, publishes articles, and influences policy-making processes on environmental and wildlife management. She is passionate about bridging the gap between academia and the public through effective science communication. She has conducted numerous regional sharing sessions to raise awareness about Singapore's marine biodiversity and conservation efforts. She also co-founded Our Singapore Reefs (OSR), organized clean-up activities involving over 1,200 volunteers and has been featured in over 40 media outlets. She also contributes to capacity building through her roles as a coordinator of Friends of Marine Park, a volunteer scientist with The International SeaKeepers Society (Asia) and Sea Communities, and an Eco Advisor at One°15 Marina.


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Samantha Thian

Founder, Seastainable

As the founder of Seastainable, Samantha is passionate about Southeast Asian sustainability initiatives and has expanded Seastainable's reach to seven ASEAN countries, supported over 33 global projects and committed over $50,000 SGD to marine conservation. Samantha's work has been recognized by organizations like the National Environment Agency and she is actively involved in various sustainability and youth leadership initiatives. She believes in driving sustainability within organizations, and is part of the Climate Action Singapore Alliance and the Public Hygiene Council's Youth Action Group. Samantha spearheaded community initiatives such as #eastcoastbeachplan and developed the Stridy app for cleanups, which has gained thousands of users globally.


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Terese Teoh

President, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

An intersectional environmentalist and an aspiring environmental lawyer, Terese is also a third-year undergraduate majoring in environmental and political science. In the past few years, Terese has engaged in various forms of community building, education and empowerment. Her main interests lie in using the power of the law to create spaces for climate justice and a regional just transition. She aims to deepen her knowledge of environmental law, legal aid and advocacy through the "10 for Zero" Award.


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Yasser Amin

Chief Stridy Officer, Stridy

Yasser Amin is an environmental advocate dedicated to sustainability and community building. He has organized regular beach cleanups at East Coast Park, raising awareness about plastic pollution and the importance of maintaining clean natural environments. Yasser is involved in various sustainability activities in Singapore, including organizing community events, advocating for cleaner environments, and connecting individuals and organizations in the green space. He currently serves as the Chief Stridy Officer at Stridy, a non-profit organization addressing urban waste management issues worldwide. With the Stridy app, Yasser promotes responsibility and accountability in waste cleanup efforts.