Kate Yeo

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Kate Yeo (born 2001) is a youth climate activist from Singapore.



In 2018, Kate started a campaign BYO Bottle SG to advocate against single-use plastics in Singapore.[1] The initiative has worked with 231 drink stalls and reached out to close to 10,000 people.[2] She also achieved 2nd Prize in the Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People for her essay titled “The Battle Against Plastic Pollution”.[3][4]

She was one of the organisers of the We The Planet climate strikes for Earth Day 2020.[5] She then co-founded Re-Earth Initiative, an international youth-led NGO striving to make the climate movement more accessible to all.[6] She also helped to organise the Virtual Youth Environment Assembly, organised by the United Nations Environment Programme youth constituency.[7]

In April 2021, she was a panellist at the Othering & Belonging Summit, alongside writer and climate activist Naomi Klein and other youth advocates Tokata Iron Eyes, Xiye Bastida and Samia Dumbuya.[8]

Kate has actively spoken out on the need for stronger inclusion of Southeast Asian youths in the climate movement.[9]

COVID-19 Initiative

During the pandemic, Kate started an initiative to support local Hawkers in Singapore. Her family purchased bulk orders of food and drinks which were given to residents at a halfway house.[10]


Kate is currently a student at Dartmouth College.[11]


  1. Bose, Durva. "Kate Yeo on championing the 'bring your own' movement". ZERRIN. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  2. Mah, Jamie. "Singapore's Sustainability: Our Garden City's Green Efforts". Hype Singapore. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  3. UNESCOPRESS. "Winners of 2018 International Essay Contest for Young People receive awards from Minister of Education". The Chronicle of Education. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  4. "The Battle Against Plastic Pollution" (PDF). GOI Peace Foundation. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  5. Seah, Kimberly. "A Singaporean Perspective: Is Activism Enough to Save the Climate?". The IAS Gazette. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  6. Bimal, Nehaa. "The Re-Earth Initiative on Promoting Inclusivity, Accessibility & Unity in the Climate Change Movement". The Teen Mag. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  7. Williams, Rebecca. "Kate Yeo: Plastics and Climate Youth Activist". EUI Environmental Law and Governance Blog EUI Blogs. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  8. Grossman, Sara. "Video & Recap: The 2021 O&B Virtual Summit". Othering & Belonging Institute. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  9. Williams, Rebecca. "Kate Yeo: Plastics and Climate Youth Activist". EUI Environmental Law and Governance Blog EUI Blogs. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  10. Lui, Karen. "S'pore family buys food for 20 pax from Amoy Street Food Centre & donates to halfway house". Mothership. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  11. Raikar, Ishita. "@globe.uplift "[email protected]" with Kate Yeo & Victoria Lim". Medium. Retrieved 14 November 2021.

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