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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Eco-Walk from the Heart event (16 Mar)


Mdm Joyce Lye, founder of Kampung Senang, invited Earth Society to participate in their Eco “Walk from the Heart” event on 16 Mar at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Kampung Senang organized this Eco-walk to raise funds for it’s various charity projects which includes overseas Eco-tours, Zero-Cancer program, Wheel-chair repair program etc.
More info about Kampung Senang can be found at: http://kampungsenang.org/


On 16 Mar, Earth Society members and volunteers arrived at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on 8am. We set up booths to distribute information on Environmental protection to interested participants of the walk.

We don animal costumes and hold signs such as “Less Meat, Less Heat”, “Veggie Thursdays” and pose with the participants for them to take photos.
Our animal mascots are hugely popular with the participants of the walk. :>

Participants of the event walk leisurely for 3km / 5 km around the park. After the walk they take part in programs such as laughter yoga, Health talks etc.

The event ended at 11.30am with a refreshing shower of long-awaited rainfall. (The grass and the trees in the park would be grateful for the rainfall after such a long Dry spell from Jan to mid-Mar 2014)


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Assembly Talk @ Changkat Primary (24 Feb)

Mdm Nadjah Alkhatib from Changkat Primary invited Earth Society to conduct 2 Assembly talks for the school cohort on 24 Feb. Mdm Sumi, a parent volunteer in the school, recommended our talks to her.

On 24 Feb, Earth Society members arrived at Changkat Primary at 8.45am.
We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk to P1 to P3 students from 9 to 9.30am, set up a booth from 9.30 till 11am, and conduct another Assembly talk for P4 to P6 students from 11 to 11.30am.

Feedback from Teachers: 

The talk was informative. The presenter showed good videos, easy for kids to follow and understand the Green House Effect. Most of the students were engaged. Teachers too.  
- Mdm Nadjah Alkhatib, teacher, ChangKat Primary

A very good talk on Global Warming. Very impressed with slides and videos. The pupils learn a lot about saving the Earth. Thank you for a job well-done!
- Ms Nooradelin Mohd Salleh, teacher, ChangKat Primary

Assembly Talk @ CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent (07 Feb)

Ms Grace Tan from CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for Sec 3 students on 07 Feb. This is the second year she invited Earth Society to her school.

On 07 Feb, Earth Society members arrived at St Joseph’s Convent at 8.30 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk and Quiz to Sec 3 students from 8.45 to 9.30 am. Students listen attentively to the talk and participated actively in the Quiz.
After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 10am to 11.30am to pass additional info (Climate change booklets / Global Warming Website leaflets) to interested teachers and students.


Feedback from Students and Teachers: 

We both like the talk. We’ve learnt lots of things about Global Warming, both causes and solutions. We learn about how much water is going into Agriculture to feed the cows to get our burgers.  Thus, we should cut down on the intake of beef. Serene also found the polar bears cute and have empathy for them. So we should ALL Save the Earth. Do it for the future of our lifes.    – Serene and Lydia, CHIJ students

I really love the talk as it helps us to understand the importance of saving the Earth and to help reduce Global Warming. I will really try to help out as I love the Earth and I do not want people to suffer and die just because of global warming. I will support the meat-free Thursday as it helps to reduce CO2 emissions.   
– Lucia Maria, CHIJ student.

I really enjoyed the talk. I learnt about environment matters that I did not previously know. Good work. Keep it up and spread the word.  – Ms Tan Yu Qing, CHIJ teacher

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Environment presentation & Booth @ SP GR3 Fair (22 Jan)

Ms Eunice Ang, from Singapore Polytechnic Environment Club, invited Earth Society to participate in their GR3 Fair (Go Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Fair) on 22 Jan. SP Env Club had also invited Tzu Chi youth group and NPark to set up booths and conduct talks during the event.

On 22 Jan, Earth Society members reached SP by 2pm to set up a booth in SP concourse. We distributed Eco-website leaflets and climate change booklets to participants who attended the event.



Mr Low conducted an Environment presentation on Overfishing, Animal factory farming and Global Warming for event participants from 4 to 4.30pm.

Participants listened attentively to the presentation and responded positively to the talk.

We manned the booth till 5.30pm where the event ends.

Youths’ Feedback: 

The talk was very interesting as I get to learn a lot on conserving the environment. Initially, I did not know that our huge intake of fish can cause overfishing. I personally have the passion to conserve the marine animals so hopefully there will be more ways to help save the marine animals.    – Eunice Ang, SP Env student


I like the talk, I learnt a lot about the environment and the problems that the world are facing now. I felt very inspired after the talk.    – Ho Xiang Tian, SP student. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

环保讲座 @ 佛教青年弘法团 (12月21日)

佛教青年弘法团(Singapore Buddhist Youth Mission)的陈彩玲老师邀请地球协会在1221日到弘法团中心举办环保讲座。这是陈老师第 次邀请我们举办讲座。

1221日当天60 小学/中学生出席环保讲座。刘先生在讲座中呈现了过度捕鱼、过度砍伐森林、工业化动物农场等如何对海洋/陆地造成破坏。讲座内容也向学生们介绍一些环保组织/环保英雄如:Sea Shepherd Dr Jane GoodAll 等等。刘先生在讲课期间设置了一些《有奖问答》项目,学生们都纷纷举手、积极回答问题。


这次的讲座非常成功。以下是老师们给的一些反馈:

环保课题正是现今社会所需,保护地球主要靠教育来改变观念。刘老师以生动的影片及画面让孩子们更能了解要传达的信息!太棒了!地球协会,加油!
- 陈彩玲老师,佛教青年弘法团

动画片能吸引孩子们的注意力。资料充足,孩子们很受用。
微软简报可有更多的图片。可加入更多的互动,增加孩子们的兴趣。 
感恩!      - 佛教青年弘法团,负责老师。

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Health and Environment Talk @ SBMY (20 Dec)

Mr Ernest Lai from Singapore Buddhist Mission (Youth) invited Earth Society to conduct a Health and Environment talk to 70 youths during their annual Camp Ehi-Passiko youth event on 20 Dec. This year’s CEP event was held at Camp Challenge @ Admiralty Road.

On 20 Dec, Earth Society members reached Camp Challenge at 6.10pm. We were greeted by the youths singing campfire songs for CEP camp. We conducted a talk on how our diets affect our health and the environment from 6.20 till 7pm. We were invited to join them for dinner after the talk. Participants of the event are very attentive during the talk and many wrote feedbacks for the talk.

Youths’ Feedback: 
It has certainly been an eye-opening experience to gain the knowledge about how our food is produced and the cost of producing it. I will certainly be more aware of my diet now.    – Chee Jay Sian, CEP event participant.

It provides a different perspective to Global warming, consumption, agriculture and many others. Very informative. It triggered my initiative and concern to what the world may be in years to come.  – Javier Teo

The talk was very insightful and I learn a lot of things that I never knew before. A lot of effort was put into the talk. Thank you.   – Lai Yin Min

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Clean & Green Carnival @ Serangoon (27 Oct)

National Environment Agency (NEA), South East Community Development Council (SE CDC), PUB and NParks jointly organized the Clean & Green Singapore (CGS) Carnival 2014.

This year, the CGS Carnival @ Serangoon was held in the open field between Braddell Heights CC and NEX Shopping Mall on 26 & 27 Oct.




On 27 Oct, Earth Society members attended the Clean and Green Carnival.  

The Carnival featured many exhibits which showcased environment themes such as Climate change, energy and water usage, food waste etc.







There was one exhibit which showed that Climate change is affecting Singapore through heavier rainfalls and flash floods. A graph shows that the Annual number of days that Singapore experience heavier rainfall has increased from an average of 6 days in the 1980s to 1990s to an average of 10 or more days in the 2000s to 2010s.







Many schools set up booths in the carnival to showcase the green practices that they adopted to help the environment. Environmental skits performed by actors from “The Voice” company informed the audience on ways to reduce wastage, use less energy and take actions to help the Earth.

Earth Society members visited the exhibits / booths and network with the schools and environment groups in the carnival. We had a wonderful time in the carnival and sincerely hope that the message of environmental protection would spread far and wide among the people in Singapore.

More information on Clean and Green Singapore can be found on the website: http://cgs.sg

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Assembly talk @ Kheng Cheng School (21 Oct)

Mrs Jacqueline Anthony, HOD Pupil Development & Partnerships in Kheng Cheng School, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 21 Oct.

On 21 Oct, Earth Society members arrived at Kheng Cheng School on 12.45pm. We conducted an Assembly talk on Global Warming from 1 to 1.30pm for the P1 to P6 students.


After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 1.30 to 2.15 pm to pass additional info to the students.

We left Kheng Cheng School at 2.30pm.

Assembly talk @ Bowen Secondary (16 & 17 Oct)

Mdm Dorothy Lim, teacher-in-charge of Character & Citizenship Education in Bowen Secondary School, invited Earth Society to conduct 2 Assembly talks to their Sec 2 and Sec 3 students on 16 & 17 Oct.

On 16 Oct, Earth Society members arrived at Bowen Secondary on 9.45am. Mr Low conducted the Assembly talk on Global Warming from 10 to 11am for the Sec 3 students.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 11 till 12 pm to gather feedback for the talk and pass some additional info (Climate change booklets / Global Warming Website leaflets) to interested teachers and students.

We conduct another Assembly talk & Quiz for the Sec 2 students on 17 Oct.

The talk and booths were well-received by the students and teachers.

Students’ Feedback: 
I learnt a lot about how the Earth is changing. I learnt about how everyone can help. It was a very good talk. I have to make the Earth a better place when I grow up.
- Harinithish, BS student

I find this talk about Global Warming very useful. It let us know more about the causes of Global Warming and harmful effects of it, by showing interesting animation. It tells us how to play a part to save the world. After all, everyone has a part to play to keep the world green and healthy for us to enjoy.    
– Low Eeron, BS student

I like the talk. It teaches us the consequences of global warming if we continue to produce more heat into the atmosphere through factories, industries and more. I will switch off any electrical appliances when not in use.             – Ang Jun Da, BS student

I like the talk as it gives me more knowledge and information about the world. I learn how to reduce global warming by reducing deforestation and reducing intake of beef and mutton.      -  Shadiqin Herman, BS student 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Assembly Talk @ Loyang Primary (24 Sep)


Mrs Ivy Wai, a science teacher from Loyang Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk to their school cohort on 24 Sep.

On 24 Sep, our team reached Loyang Primary at 9.15 am. We set up and manned a booth at the school canteen from 9.20 till 10.20am.

We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the P1 to P6 students from 10.30am till 11am.



The following are some feedback from the teachers who attended the talk.

Teachers’ Feedback: 
Thanks to Earth society for the highly interesting talk. It is very informative and the message is very important.     
– Mrs Liew, teacher, LYP.

Thank you so much for the sharing. It has indeed created more awareness to everyone on how we human actually create our own destruction. I will take part in the meat-out Thursday!        
 - Ms Sarah, teacher, LYP.


A well-paced and clear presentation. More dialogue (i.e. get the pupils to repeat key statements) will create bigger imprint on the mind of the young. The seeds of environmental protection are planted. – Science teacher, LYP.

Booth @ Resonation 2013 event (31 Aug)


Mr Alvin Yeo, from Singapore Buddhist Mission (SBM), invited Earth Society to set up a booth during their “Resonation 2013: Next Stop” Concert event held at Republic Polytechnic Cultural Center on 31 Aug.

Resonation 2013 is a 3 hr musical drama that aims to bring about the message of reflection on self as well as the society in the face of life’s journey; birth, sickness, old age and death. This is the 3rd year SBM organize the Resonation concert.









On 31 Aug, Earth Society members arrived at Republic Polytechnic at 4.45 pm.

We set up a booth outside the Cultural Center to pass info on Environmental protection, Veggie Thursday to interested participants of the Concert. We manned the booth from 5pm till 8pm.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Holistic Wellness Symposium (31 Aug)



Mdm Joyce Lye, founder of Kampong Senang (轻安村), invited Earth Society members to attend their 5th Holistic Wellness Symposium held at Chui Huai Lim Club (醉花林) on 31 Aug.

Holistic Wellness Symposium (身心灵健康与环保研讨大会) is an annual event organized by Kampong Senang to reach out and share with the public on ways to live an eco-friendly and healthy life.

This year’s theme is “Education for Cancer Prevention and Wholesome Living”.
For this year’s event, Kampong Senang especially invited USA EarthSave founder & famous author, Mr John Robbins and his son (Ocean Robbins) to give a video presentation on “Healthy food for a healthy life”. 
The guest of honor for the event is our Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Kiat.


The program from 9.30am to 5pm includes seminars by USA authors, local doctors, a laughing yoga session, a lunch buffet and a prize presentation session to winners of an eco-competition from primary and secondary schools.









Earth Society members attended the event and met many long-time associates during the event. The photo shows Mr Low with Dr George Jacobs, President of Vegetarian Society and Dr Kong Kian Hau, Vice-president of Kampong Senang Board of Management. 

Assembly Talk @ CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent (13 Aug)

Ms Grace Tan from CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for Sec 3 students on 13 Aug.

On 13 Aug, Earth Society members arrived at St Joseph’s Convent at 9.50 am. We conducted an Assembly talk on Global Warming from 10 to 10.50 am.

The talk was well-received by students and teachers. Mdm Shereen Wong, a geography teacher, approached us to get more info on Global warming after the talk.


We set up a booth at the school canteen from 11am till 12 pm to pass additional info (Climate change booklets / Global Warming Website leaflets) to interested teachers and students.

We left the school by 12.15pm.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Assembly Talk @ Bedok North Sec (30 Jul)

Ms Tan Shu Fen from Bedok North Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for Sec 1 to Sec 5 students on 30 Jul.

On 30 Jul, Earth Society members arrived at Bedok North Secondary at 7.10am. Mr Low conducted the Assembly talk on Global Warming from 7.20 to 8am.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 8.30 till 11 am to gather feedback for the talk and pass some additional info (Climate change booklets / Global Warming Website leaflets) to interested teachers and students.

Teacher’s / Students’ Feedback:
The talk was very informative and gave the students a greater awareness about Climate change.   -  Mr Viknesh, Teacher, BNS

The talk was very interesting. I learnt many things that I’ve never knew before such as the Arctic may be ice-free by 2015-2016. 
–Loh Wan Xin, Sec 3 BNS

I enjoyed the talk. I have learnt the importance of saving the Earth and that not eating too much meat will help as well. I am more aware of Global Warming now.   – Zhou Xiao Fei, Sec 3, BNS


The talk was really effective. I learn about how much normal students like have when 1 billion people out there don’t even have enough food to eat. With the video, it helps us to understand better. – Nugessur Sweta Shang, Sec 4, BNS

Assembly Talk @ Sembawang Primary (29 Jul)


Ms Hidaya from Sembawang Primary invited Earth Society to conduct 2 Assembly talks to their students on 29 Jul. This is the second year Sembawang Primary invited us to the school.

On 29 Jul, our team reached Sembawang Primary at 9.15 am. We set up and manned a booth at the school canteen from 9.20 till 10.30am.
 




On 10.30am, we conducted an Environmental talk on overfishing/ deforestation/ air pollution for the P3 to P6 students. We conducted another talk (lower primary version) for the P1 to P2 students from 12.30 till 1pm.


The talks were well-received by the teachers and students.