SIIA Chairman Assoc. Prof. Simon Tay graced the launch of Singapore's First Personal Carbon Footprint Calculator as the Guest of Honour on Sunday, 31 May 2009. The launch was held at the Singapore Science Centre's Maxwell Auditorium. The event also commemorates World Environment Day.
It was organised by Hemispheres Foundation, who collaborated with Singapore Polytechnic and developed the first personal Carbon Footprint Calculator www.mycarbonfootprint.sg that is specific to the Singapore context. One of the components of this year’s challenge is for participants to evaluate their carbon footprint size, then pledging to reduce their carbon footprint.