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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Company Lunch talk @ Singapore Petroleum Company (09 Mar)

Mr Koh Wee Meng, an Executive of Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) in Singapore Petroleum Company Limited invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for their employees on 09 Mar (Wed).

On 09 Mar, Earth Society members reached Singapore Petroleum Company at 12.15 pm. We conduct a Global Warming lunch talk and Q & A for 70 employees from 12.30 to 1.30pm. We presented on how climate change is affecting the planet and showcase various solutions to climate change.


After the talk, many staffs came forward to get more info on Climate change.

Feedback from Staffs:

Very informative and educational talk. Thank you.
 – Jaey Neo, Manager, Singapore Petroleum Company

The talk is very informative. It changed my idea of the environmental impact of our diet.

- CoCo Zhou, Executive, Singapore Petroleum Company

Monday, April 25, 2016

Assembly Talk @ Nan Hua High, Queensway Secondary and Nan Chiau High (Mar)

As part of their Environment program, Nan Hua High invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 to Sec 4 students on 07 Mar.

On 7 Mar, we conducted an Assembly talk to the students from 1 to 1.30pm. Students and teachers listened attentively to the presentation.






As part of the World Water Day program, Queensway Secondary invited Earth Society to set up a booth and conduct an Environmental talk to Sec 3 and Sec 4 students on 22 Mar. This is the second time Queensway Secondary invited us to talk to their students.

On 22 Mar, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 9.30 am to 11.10am to pass leaflets on Eco-websites to the students. 

We conducted an Environment talk to the Sec 3 and Sec 4 students from 11.25 am to12.05 pm. We presented on the situation of Overfishing in our Oceans, Deforestation on our Land, and Green house gas emissions in our Atmosphere. We also presented on World water usage and how the Agriculture sector uses the most water on the planet. Students and teachers listened attentively to the Assembly talk. We left the school after the talk.

On 23 Mar, Nan Chiau High invited Earth Society to conduct an Environmental talk for Sec 1 to Sec 4 students. This is the second time the school invited us to talk to their students.

On 23 Mar, we arrived at Nan Chiau High at 1.30pm. We conduct an Environmental talk on overfishing, deforestation, green house gas emissions and water conservation to the students from 1.45 to 2.10 pm.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen to gather feedback and pass more info to the students. Many students visited our booth and wrote their feedback for the Assembly talk.

Feedback from Students:

The talk was very informative and helped me understand the ill effects of our actions. I’ve learnt that our Earth is precious and that if everyone on the planet use resources like what we do in Singapore, we would need 3 Earths to cater to our needs.
– Jie Ying, Sec 3, Nan Chiau High

The presentation had left a deep impression on me and I believe most of us. I think that most of the cohort had understood more about our environment.
– Michelle Fong, Sec 3, Nan Chiau High

The talk was very interesting. It gave me more insights into how much resources we are consuming. After this talk, I would save our resources and damage the Earth no further.  – Justin Quek, Sec 3, Nan Chiau High.

Through this presentation, I am more aware of the harm humans have caused on the planet. We should start taking action to conserve the environment.
- Tan Jing Feng, Sec 4, Nan Chiau High

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Assembly Talk @ Naval Base, Coral, Damai Primary (Feb)

Naval Base Primary invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the school cohort on 22 Feb.

Mr Bryan Poh, HOD Science, greeted us when we arrive at the school on 22 Feb.
We conducted an Assembly talk from 7.50 to 8.20 am. We presented on how climate change affected the world and showcase solutions that scientists recommended to reduce global warming. We set up a booth in the canteen from 8.30 till 11 am to gather feedback and pass more info to interested teachers and students.

On 25 Feb, Coral Primary invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for their P1 to P6 students. We conduct an Assembly talk for the school from 12.40 to 1.10 pm.

On 29 Feb, Damai Primary invited us to set up a booth and conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort.

On 29 Feb, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 9.30 to 10.30am. We conduct a Global Warming talk to the students from 10.40 to 11.10 am. Students listened attentively to the talk and participated actively in the Quiz at the end of the talk.

Damai Primary has already implement Health Promotion Board’s “My Healthy Plate” in the school canteen. The canteen stalls sell Bento sets which consist of a portion of rice/ noodles, a portion of vegetables, a portion of fruits and a portion of meat.

Bravo to the school and we wish many schools would implement HPB’s “My Healthy Plate” which is healthier for the students and better for the environment.





Feedback from Teachers:

Good & informative delivery with wonderfully apt video clips to show the students about the natural phenomenon. Presenter has a lot to share with the students. Certainly a choc-ful of information for an assembly talk ! Good follow-up by Earth Society to allow the extension of the talk during recess.
- Ms Siti Fauziah Jasman, Teacher, Naval Base Primary

It's very informative, not only for students but for teachers as well. The audience was engaged during the talk. Most useful, in this time of worldwide climate change.
- Mrs Amy Jow, Teacher, Learning Support Coordinator, Naval Base Primary

Feedback from Students:

I love the assembly talk because I learnt so much about what causes global warming and how to save Mother Earth.  
– Nurul Laiyina, NBP, P5 student

I like the talk. I think that Veggie Thursday is meaningful. I hope to help the hungry people in the world, help the polar bears and others. – Hui Yi, NBP, P4 student


I feel that the talk is very useful and important to students like me. I did not know that eating meat contributes to global warming. But anyway, I always eat veggies 6 days a week!  Save my Earth !! – Anshu, NBP, P6 student

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Assembly Talk @ South View Primary (08 Jan)

Ms Boey Kah Lai, Subject Head NESS/VIA, from South View Primary invited Earth Society to conduct 2 Global Warming Assembly talks for the students on 08 Jan.

On 08 Jan, Earth Society members reached South View Primary at 10.50 am.
We conducted a Global Warming talk to the P1 to P3 students from 11.10 to 11.50 am. We conducted another Assembly talk to the P4 to P6 students from 12.40 to 1.20 pm. Students listened attentively to the talks and participated actively in the Quiz after the talk.

Feedback from Teachers:

Teachers (P1 to P3):
- The children were quite fidgety but I think the message got across to them. They could respond to the questions asked and were able to reiterate the message of Vege Thursday.

- A very informative and interesting session. The use of videos engaged the young audience. Speaker was also mindful to use words like “encouraged to eat more vegetables”. Use of Q n A helped engage audience. Perhaps can invite selected pupils to stand as many pupils stood up to see who was selected.

Teachers (P4 to 6):

- Very informative and pupils were listening attentively. Slides were good and speaker was able to share with the pupils as he was able to come down to their level.

- Excellent and adequate information given to raise awareness. Speaker is engaging and pupils are attentive as the videos and facts presented are easy to understand and informative.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Assembly Talk @ YiShun, Pei Cai and Anderson Secondary (Jan)

YiShun Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 and 2 cohort on 05 Jan afternoon. They invited us to conduct another Assembly talk to the Sec 3 and 4 cohort on 07 Jan afternoon.

We conducted an Assembly talk from 1.30 to 2pm on both dates and set up a booth in the canteen from 2 to 2.40pm to pass more info to interested teachers and students.




On 18 Jan, Pei Cai Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct 2 Global Warming Assembly talks for their students. 

We conduct an Assembly talk to the Sec 3 and 4 students from 10.10 to 11.10am, and another Assembly talk to the Sec 1 and 2 students from 11.10 to 12.10pm. 

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 12.20 pm to 1.30 pm.




On 20 and 21 Jan, Anderson Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct 2 Global Warming Assembly talks for their Upper Sec and Lower Sec students respectively.

We conducted the talk from 8 to 9am on both dates. We presented on how climate change affected the world and showcase solutions that scientists recommended to reduce global warming. Students listened attentively to the talk and participated actively in the Quiz at the end of the talk.

On 21 Jan, we set up a booth at Anderson Secondary school canteen from 9 to 11.30am to gather feed back from students and pass more info to interested teachers and students.

Feedback from Students:

I definitely learn a lot from the talk, like how daily adjustments to our lifestyle can change the world. Definitely a strike of realization.  - Nur Husna, Sec 2, YiShun Secondary

I have learnt that everyone plays a major role in preventing climate change. Climate change affects the entire globe. If climate change continues, calamity will occur. Hence, it is essential for the human race to unite and save the only Earth we have. – Phang Kai Bin, Sec 4, Anderson Secondary

I learnt that the world is in danger. I also learnt the steps I can take to make a difference. I hope to share the information with others.  – Shritha, Sec 1,  Anderson Secondary

I hope the talk will inspire people to start saving the Earth and prevent climate change. Hopefully, more people will go meatless on Thursdays and help to stop global warming.  - Cheryl, Sec 1, Anderson Secondary.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Company Lunch talk @ Parsons Brinckerhoff (17 Nov)

Mr Timothy Lim, an Engineer in Parsons Brinckerhoff, invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for 25 employees on 17 Nov.
This is the 3rd year that Parsons Brinckerhoff invited us to speak to their employees.

On 17 Nov, Earth Society members reached Parsons Brinckerhoff at 4.45pm. We conducted a Global Warming talk for the staffs from 5 to 6 pm. The staffs listened attentively to the talk.


After the talk, many staffs came forward to get more info on Climate change.

Feedback from Staffs:

I’ve enjoyed the presentation. I like the updated news on the happenings in the world.
I’m glad that there are organizations playing a part to help to reduce green house gas.   
- Geraldine Lam, Secretary, Parksons Brinckerhoff

Very good knowledge on how our diet can affect Global warming. Thanks for the talk and the informative given. – Christina Yeo Gek Hua, Engineer

Very informative. The most engaging talk we have this year! It’s an eye-opener. Great job!            
- Timothy Lim, Engineer

Company Lunch talk @ Jebsen and Jessen (17 Nov)

Ms Florance Lau, Admin officer of Jebsen & Jessen Business Service Pte Ltd, invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for 30 employees on 17 Nov.
The talk is arranged as part of the EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) program for the company.  

On 17 Nov, Earth Society members reached Jebsen & Jessen at 11.15 am. We conducted a Global Warming talk for the staffs from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.

We presented on the effects of climate change on various countries and showcase solutions that scientists recommend to reduce global warming (i.e. Stop deforestation, eat less meat, green energy and 3Rs). Staffs of Jebsen & Jessen listened attentively to the talk.

After the talk, many staffs came forward to provide feedback and sign-up on our email list.

Feedback from Staffs:

Thank you for the talk. Very informative and useful. Let me know what I can do as an individual to reduce global warming. – Shirley Tang, HR staff, JJBSS

Very informative. Many of us are not aware of the impact of climate change on the world. Thanks! 
- Sharon Yee, JJ staff

The talk creates an awareness for us to save the world that we live in. We will commit to this cause by supporting veggie days.   – JJ staff

Sunday, November 1, 2015

EarthFest @ Marina Barrage (26 Sep)

Mr Michael Broadhead, organizer of EarthFest sustainability festival, invited Earth Society to participate in the event as an Educational partner. EarthFest was held at Marina Barrage on 26 Sep (Sat) from 11 am to 3.30 pm.

Earthfest partnered with over 50 organizations and businesses to create a carnival that gave people a comprehensive view of sustainability. EarthFest invited many environment NGOs such as WWF, Sea Shepherd, Nature Society and PM Haze to set up booths during the event to inform the participants of issues such as Climate change, Deforestation, overfishing and biodiversity losses.

On 26 Sep, Earth Society members reached Marina Barrage at 10.30 am. We set up a booth to showcase the issue of Deforestation in the world. Deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia are mainly due to palm oil plantation while Deforestation in Brazil Amazon is mainly due to cattle ranching and the production of soya bean. Many participants were surprised to learn that 65% of Deforestation in Brazil Amazon is due to cattle ranching and that eating beef contributes to Deforestation in the world.  



The EarthFest carnival had a Farmers Market section where Fireflies Health farm and Quan Fa Organic farm sold their organic vegetables to participants. Other Green businesses such as Little Green Kitchen, Soaplah, Handmade heros, Suka House and Brownice set up booths during the event to sell their eco-friendly products.

More info on EarthFest can be found at their website: www.earthfestsingapore.com

We are glad that more Eco-festivals now are blooming in Singapore and NGOs/ Businesses are coming forward to engage the public to promote a more sustainable way of life. We wish the organizers of EarthFest all the best and hope to attend more EarthFest in the future.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Assembly Talk @ CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent (17 Sep)

Ms Grace Tan from CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the Sec 2 cohort on 17 Sep.

On 17 Sep, Earth Society members arrived at St Joseph’s Convent at 9 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for Sec 2 students from 9.15 to 10.15 am. We presented on how climate change affected the world and showcase solutions that scientists recommended to reduce global warming.



After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 10.20 am to 11.30 am to gather feedback from students and pass additional info to interested teachers and students.

We left the school by 11.45 am.

Feedback from Teachers/ Students:

Today’s Talk is very useful. Because we need to encourage our next generation to save our world.   
– Ms Raja, Tamil Teacher, CHIJ St Joseph Convent

The presentation left an impact on me and now I’m more aware of the situation in the world.  I have learnt about the world and will take action to change the world.
– Angelica Ovetta Nadine, Sec 2,CHIJ SJC

It is very interesting and informative. It is helpful as students will relate the talk to Geography and learn. 
– Erica Christina, Sec 2, CHIJ SJC

I have learnt may different effects of Climate change and how water is related to food. We should eat less meat and more vegetables. It was interesting as there are many facts and details.   
– Ashley Ng Qi Ling, Sec 2, CHIJ SJC

Company Lunch talk @ Sembcorp (09 Sep)


Ms Felicia Pan, Engineer (Operations, Power Utilities), from Sembcorp Industries Ltd invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for 30 employees on 09 Sep.

On 09 Jul, Earth Society members reached Sembcorp at 12 pm. We conducted a Global Warming talk for the staffs from 12.15 to 1.15pm.

We presented on the effects of climate change on various countries and showcase solutions that scientists recommend to reduce global warming (i.e. Stop deforestation, eat less meat, green energy and 3Rs). Sembcorp staffs listened attentively to the talk.

After the talk, many staffs came forward to sign up on our email list to receive further information from us.

Feedback from Staffs:

Very informative and revealing on our activities and diet, and their effect on the environment. 
– Teow Loo Shuin, Sembcorp employee.

Very Insightful talk. Interesting facts on food and impact on environment. 
- Mr Sam, Sembcorp employee.

The talk is informative and good! Keep it up. – Fiona, Sembcorp employee.


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Assembly Talk @ Feng Shan Primary (31 Aug)

Ms Vanessa, a Green Team Teacher in Feng Shan Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk to the Primary 3 students on 31 Aug.

On 31 Aug, Earth Society members reached Feng Shan Primary at 7.25 am.
We conducted a Global Warming talk to the Primary 3 students from 7.40 am to 8.10 am. We set up a booth at the school canteen to pass more info to students and teachers from 8.30 to 10.30 am.



Ms Cheryl, another Green Team teacher, visited our booth to get more info from us. We are delighted to learn that she has been a long-time volunteer in Nature Society and has been active in spreading environmental awareness in the school.

After the event, Ms Vanessa wrote the following feedback for us: “I would like to express my gratitude to Earth Society team for taking time to come to Feng Shan Primary and provide our pupils a very meaningful and informative talk.  The brochure and leaflet that are distributed to the pupils contain many useful information too.”

Global Warming Talk @ Nanyang Junior College (04 Aug)

Ms Gloria Pang, Student Rep of Interact Club at Nanyang Junior College, invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Talk to the Interact Club members on 04 Aug.

On 04 Aug, Earth Society members reached Nanyang JC at 5.30 pm. We conducted an GW talk for 20 Interact Club members from 5.45pm to 7.15pm. Students listened attentively to the talk and actively participated in the quiz at the end of the talk.



Feedback from students:

The speaker was very knowledgeable with this topic. I realised that climate change is a global threat that requires global action and a lot of us can make a positive difference and help to fight climate change. 
- Wendy, Interact Club student, NYJC

The session was honestly a lot more interesting than I expected. Information was given in a very engaging way with videos. I learnt that I should probably cut down on beef consumption. I never knew producing beef contributes to global warming.
-   Nicol Lee, Interact Club student, NYJC

The talk was really insightful as I learnt more about the serious issues that are affecting our world and Singapore. I realised that not eating meat can actually play a big role in saving the environment. 
– Gloria Pang, Interact Club student rep, NYJC

Mega Balik Kampung event by GUI @ ORTO (02 Aug)


In celebration of Singapore’s jubilee year, GUI (Ground Up Initiative) organized a Mega Balik Kampung 2-Day Carnival (01 to 02 Aug) at ORTO (previously known as Bottle-tree Park) in Katib Area.

The GUI Carnival has many activities that promote community building and sustainable living. These includes brick-making activities, carpentry activities such as making stools, souvenirs from wood etc. There are also exhibitions on sustainable living and urban farming in the event.








Earth Society members attended the event, join in their Kampung-tour and visited the booths set up by environmental NGOs. 

At the PM Haze booth, Mr Cheng Chin Hsien, explained the Haze situation in Singapore and urge us to support sustainable palm oil products to encourage companies to adopt sustainable farming methods in Indonesia. This would reduce the burning of peat lands in Indonesia and improve the Haze situation in Singapore.



School groups such as Wu-shu team from Hwa Chong Junior College and individual singers supported the event and performed many items on stage during the Carnival.

We wish GUI all the best in promoting urban farming, a sustainable way of living and the Good ‘O Kampung Spirit to the community in the years to come.

Company Lunch talk @ Singapore Manufacturing Federation (31 Jul)

Ms Jane Lin, HR officer of Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for 40 employees on 31 Jul. Ms Jane Lin came to know of Earth Society when she was doing an internet search for company lunch talks offered by Environmental organization in Singapore.

On 31 Jul, Earth Society members reached SMF at 12.10pm. We conducted a Global Warming talk for the staffs from 12.30 to 1.20pm with a 15 min Question and Answer session after the talk.

SMF staffs listened attentively to the talk. After the talk, many staffs came forward to get more info and sign up on our email list.

Feedback from Staffs:

Interesting topic with lots of videos and easy to follow power-point slides in relation to Global warming. Would like to find out more topics to learn.  
– Jane Lin, HR officer, SMF

Short and simple presentation, get the point straight! Love the presentation!
- Regina Lim, SMF staff



Very great sharing on facts that we are not aware of. Give us time to think about what we consume and use.  
– Eleen Lim, SMF staff

Monday, August 31, 2015

Asean Power Shift by 350 Singapore


350 Singapore, a team in Young NTUC, is a Singapore Chapter to the global 350.org movement. Climate Scientists such as Director of NASA, Dr James Hansen, have advised that to keep the planet in a safe zone, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere should be kept at 350 ppm (parts per million).  However the current CO2 level in the atmosphere has reached 400ppm.

In Jul 2015, 350 Singapore organized an ASEAN Power Shift event in the United World College of South East Asia in Tampines. It is a 3-days youth Conference held from 24 Jul till 26 Jul.

The event aims to bring together youths from 10 ASEAN countries to a common platform where they will form an aligned position towards the climate negotiations in COP21 in Paris, learn about each other’s environmental initiatives and experiences, and provide networking opportunities to catalyse more ground-up climate initiatives.

350 Singapore invited 200 youths from 10 ASEAN Countries to participate in this event. The organizing committee invited Earth Society to send representatives to attend the event. To support this wonderful initiative, Earth Society members attended the event.

During the 3 days conference, we attended lectures by Keynote speakers, workshops on Environment Activism conducted by various NGOs and listened to youth delegates present their position on Climate change.

Dr Vivan Balakrishnan, Minster for the Environment and Water Resource, graced the occasion and addressed the youths during the second day of the conference.

During the event, we networked with many youths and various NGOs who send representatives to attend the event. (e.g. WWF, Sharksavers, Eco Singapore, PM Haze and Urban farmers.)

We observed that to cut down on carbon footprint and promote an Eco-friendly lifestyle, ALL the meals served during the 3 days Conference are Vegetarian meals. 
We are hugely encouraged by this gesture as it shows that the youths are aware of the huge impact our diets have on the environment.







Straits Time Reporter, Ms Jessica Cheam attended the ASEAN Power shift event and wrote an Article about the event (published in Straits Time on 04 Aug)
Inspiring Asean youth on climate change:
More info on 350 Singapore and the Asean Power Shift event can be found in 350 Singapore’s Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/350sg

Bravo to 350 Singapore and we hope that they can organize ASEAN Power Shift every year to promote awareness and action on Climate change among ASEAN youths.