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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Assembly Talk @ Chung Cheng High (28 May)

Mr See Sze Ping ( Clean and Green Committee teacher in Chung Cheng High) invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 students on 28 May. This the 4th year that Chung Cheng High invited Earth Society to the school.

On 28 May, Earth Society members reached Chung Cheng High at 9.15am. Ms Koh Xiao Woon greeted us at the school. 
We conducted an Assembly talk for the Sec 1 students from 9.15 to 10 am. We presented on how global warming is affecting the planet and showcased various solutions that scientists recommended to curb climate change.
The talk was well-received by the students and teachers.

Company Lunch talk @ Makino Asia (19 May)


As part of their CSR week (Charity and Society week), Ms Janice Chng, HR officer in Makino Asia Pte Ltd, invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk to 30 Makino employees on 19 May.

On 19 May, Earth Society members reached Makino Asia at 11.45am. We conducted a Global Warming talk from 12 to 12.50pm. We presented on the effects of global warming on the world (i.e Arctic Ice melt, Droughts, floods, Sea level rise etc) and how climate change affects Singapore. (Flash floods, Dry spells). We also showcased various solutions that scientists recommended to curb climate change (i.e. Plant trees, Eat less meat, Green Energy, 3Rs) and what we as an individual can do to help to reduce green house gas emissions. Makino staffs listened attentively to the talk and many came forward to sign up in our email list after the talk.


We observe that the Green trend is reaching the companies as more companies now have environment week and are inviting green organizations to conduct environmental lunch talk for their staffs.

Assembly talk @ Riverside Primary (08 May)

To celebrate Earth Day, Ms Ang Hwee Tit, a teacher of Riverside Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the P1 to P3 students on 08 May.

On 08 May, Earth Society members reached Riverside Primary at 7.45 am. We conducted a Global Warming talk (lower primary version) for the P1 to P3 students from 8 to 8.30am. Students listened attentively to the talk and participated actively in the Quiz after the talk.


After the Assembly talk, we left the school at 8.50 am.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Assembly talk @ Hai Seng Catholic School (28 Apr)

Ms Koh Hsing Dee, Subject head (Biology) of Hai Seng Catholic School, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the Sec 1 and Sec 2 students on 28 Apr.

On 28 Apr, Earth Society members arrived at Hai Seng Catholic School. We were greeted by Mr Cheng Yi Ming, a teacher from the Green committee. 






We conducted a Global Warming talk for the Sec 1/ Sec 2 students from 12.30pm to 1.20pm. After the talk, as part of SG 50 activities, a senior teacher went on stage to share his 40 years of teaching experience with the students.

After the Assembly talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen to gather feedback from students and passed more info to interested teachers and students. We manned the booth from 1.30 to 2.30pm.



Feedback from teachers:

Good engagement of students with use of videos. Convincing and persuasive too! Keep up the good work! It is good that a list of web resources were provided for the teachers and students.  -  Mr Cheng Yi Meng, Green Committee teacher, HSCS

Feedback from Students:

The talk was very interesting. I learnt a lot of things about climate change and global warming. I will do my part to save the Earth.   – Pan Jing Ru, Sec 2, HSCS

Very important talk! I learnt about the situation of the Earth now. I will eat less beef or mutton to protect the environment.    – Tan Xin Yu, Sec 2, HSCS

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Assembly talk @ Nanyang Girls High (23 Apr)

Ms Glenda Foo, Environment Club Student leader in Nanyang Girls High, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the Sec 4 students on 23 Apr.

On 23 Apr, Earth Society members arrived at Nanyang Girls High at 1.45pm. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 4 students from 2 pm to 2.45pm.

We presented on the effects of global warming on the world (i.e Arctic Ice melt, Droughts, floods, Sea level rise etc) and how climate change affects Singapore. (Flash floods, Dry spells). We also showcased various solutions that scientists recommended to curb climate change (i.e. Plant trees, Eat less meat, Green Energy, 3Rs) and what we as an individual can do to help to reduce green house gas emissions. Students paid full attention to the talk.

After the Assembly talk, we request students who are interested to come forward to collect extra info on Climate change. Many students approached us to provide feedback for the talk.

Feedback from Students:

The talk is very interesting with lots of videos. It really captures the students’ attention. Very good job! 
- Glenda Foo, student-in-charge of Environmental club, NYGH

The talk really gives us an idea of how urgent the situation is and the consequences if we don’t act now. Thank you for the insightful sharing! We will be sure to adopt a more healthy and prudent lifestyle.   – Serena and Le Zhi, Sec 4, Nanyang Girls High

Thank you, I have learnt immensely from the sharing. I will definitely try my best to eat healthily (with less meat) and play my part in helping to save our planet. Thank you so much!!   - Yu Li, Sec 4, NYGH

The talk was very informative with impactful statistics. Convincing: suggested actions feasible and applicable to individuals.  Engaging videos.     – Jazlynn Tan, NYGH



Assembly talk @ CHIJ Toa Payoh Primary (22 Apr)

Mrs Alice Choo from CHIJ Toa Payoh Primary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 22 Apr. This is the second time the school invited Earth Society to conduct a talk.

On 22 Apr, Earth Society members arrived at Toa Payoh Primary on 12.50 pm. We conducted an Environmental Assembly talk for the school cohort from 1pm to 1.35pm. We presented on Overfishing, Deforestation, Animal factory farms and Green house gas emissions. We also introduced some eco-Heros (e.g. Sea Shepherd, Dr Jane Goodall etc) to the students.

Teachers and students were very attentive during the entire presentation.

After the Assembly talk, we left the school at 2pm.

Assembly talk @ Gan Eng Seng Primary (20 Apr)

In conjunction with Earth Week, Ms Ng Run Ling from Gan Eng Seng Primary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk to the school cohort on 20 Apr.

On 20 Apr, Earth Society team reached Gan Eng Seng Primary at 9.30 am. We set up a booth at the school canteen during the students’ recesses from 9.30 to 11.05 am. We distributed eco-website leaflets to students visiting our booth. 




Ms Ng and Green committee teachers also set up a booth to showcase cartoons on protecting the planet to the students.

At 11.10am, we proceed to the school hall to conduct the Assembly talk. We presented on the effects of climate change on different parts of the world (Arctic ice melt, Droughts, Floods, Sea level rise etc). We also showcased various solutions to curb climate change. (Plant trees, Eat less meat, Green energy, 3Rs). We showed various animation clips to the students during the presentation. Students and teachers enjoyed the presentation very much.
After the Assembly talk, we left the school at 11.50 am.

Feedback from Teachers:

The talk is informative and the information is relevant. The little pamphlet can be used to reinforce the message of saving the Earth to the students.
- Mrs Chin and Mdm Usha

The talk is informative with content that is engaging and pitched at kids' level. The pamphlet benefits me the most. – Mrs Loh

I like the way it was presented. The showcase of short video clips makes the talk more engaging and captivating.  – Ms Goh

Feedback from Students:

- We must protect our Earth because we want to keep our home clean and fresh. 

- We must take care of the Earth by not cutting too many trees. 

- We should take care of the Earth by not eating too much meat and hamburgers.

- We should take public transport to prevent the releasing of greenhouse gases.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Assembly talk @ Peirce Secondary (14 & 21 Apr)

 To celebrate Earth Day in Apr, Mrs Irene Ong from Peirce Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct 2 Assembly talks for the school cohort. We conduct an Assembly talk to the Sec 3 students on 14 Apr and an Assembly talk to the Sec 1 and Sec 2 students on 21 Apr. Both Assembly talks were conducted from 8.45 to 9.30am. Students participated actively in the Quiz after the Assembly talk.





On 21 Apr, we set up a booth at the school canteen after the Assembly talk. We passed additional info on climate change to teachers and students who visited our booth. We manned the booth from 9.30 to 11 am. We left the school at 11.15 am.

Mrs Irene Ong wrote us an email after the event, “Thank you so much for coming to our school to give the enlightening talk on global warming to our students on 2 sessions. Feedback from the teachers were very positive.”



Saturday, May 2, 2015

Assembly talk @ School of Science and Technology (27 Mar)


Mr Chew Mou Wei, Operations Executive in School of Science and Technology, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk to the school cohort on 27 Mar.

On 27 Mar, Earth Society members reached School of Science and Technology at 10 am. We set up and manned a booth at the school canteen from 10 to 11.30 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the school cohort from 11.55 to 12.40pm. The students and teachers listened attentively to the talk.



After the talk, we gathered some feedback from teachers and students. We left the school at 1.20pm.

Feedback from Teachers:

The speaker was able to engage our students through his informative presentation. The statistics shared was an eye-opener to us. His passion to save the Earth through small acts and change of habit is remarkable. All the best in your bid to spread the message of environmental protection. Thank you.  
- Ms Praveena Sandra Mohan, Academic staff, SST

Feedback from Students:

The talk was extremely insightful and it allowed me to learn about the extent of human’s action on the environment. From today onwards, I will be more conscious about my surroundings and the actions I perform.  – Sakshi, Sec 3, SST

The talk was very informative. It really changed my concept of global warming. I will definitely take part in Earth hour as a start.  – Ravern Koh, Sec 3, SST

I enjoyed the talk. I learn that if we do not help to save our planet, we will be in a bad shape. I also learn some actions we can take to help the planet, like practicing the 3Rs.   – You Jia, Sec 1, SST
  

I think a lot of effort was put into the talk. Earth Society is really good! I am going to participant in Earth Day. Awesome!. – Teo Yao Hong, Sec 1, SST

NTU GreenFest Synergy (23 Mar)

Mr Foong Wei Xiong from Nanyang Technological University Earthlink invited Earth Society to set up a booth during their NTU GreenFest Synergy event on 23 Mar. This is the 2nd year NTU Earthlink invited us to their event. Other organizations participating in the event includes NParks, Nokia, The Dorsal Effect etc.

On 23 Mar, NTU Earthlink invited Dr Vivan Balakrishnan, Minster for the Environment and Water Resource, to grace the opening ceremony for EarthFest. At the opening address, Dr Vivan spoke of the importance of taking care of the environment, recycling and green energy. Dr Vivan also paid a tribute to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, as Mr Lee had passed away on the morning of 23 Mar.

Earth Society members set up and manned a booth at NTU Nanyang Auditorium from 10 am to 4pm. At our booth, students watched a 2 mins video clip on “How Global Warming is affecting the world?” and answered 2 questions based on the video. They would then play a board game where they have to push a bottle cap to a line between 1 to 2 degrees to win the game. The game implied that we have to limit the increase in temperature (in the world) within a 2 degrees limit to avoid huge, undesirable changes in the climate system.


At the end of the day, many students showed interest in the topic of Climate change and sign up in our email list to receive more information on environmental protection.

Eating Green Event @ ITE College West (06 Mar)


On 06 Mar, ITE College West organized an Eating Green event for 80 staffs and students from 11am to 1.30 pm. The event was co-organized by CW Eco Trendsetters and WWF Eco Campus Student Committee.

ITE College West invited Mrs Peggy Ong, a member of Earth society, to speak on “The Diet with Amazing Healing Power.” Mrs Peggy Ong presented on the benefits of a veggie diet on health, environment and animal welfare. She showed the environmental impacts a heavy meat diet have on the world’s food and water resources and encouraged the staffs to adopt meatless days to help the environment.

ITE College West also invited Mr Luke Otter, author of the Food Blog http://www.hungryangmo.com/  to share on where to find veggie eateries around ITE College West (Chua Chu Kang area)

The event ended with a cooking demo and a veggie buffet lunch for the staff and students. Vegan ice cream from Brownice was served to participants during lunch time and everyone was surprised at the nice flavor of the non-dairy ice cream. 

Assembly Talk @ Zhong Hua Secondary (03 Mar)

Ms Subathra, Subject Head (CCE), from Zhong Hua Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 03 Mar.

On 03 Mar, Earth Society members arrived at Zhong Hua Secondary at 7.15am. We conducted an Global Warming Assembly talk for Sec 1 to Sec 5 students from 7.40 till 8.20am. Students listen attentively to the talk and participated actively in the quiz at the end of the talk.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 8.30 till 10.30 am to gather feedback and pass more info to interested teachers and students. 
We left the school by 10.45 am.

Feedback from Teachers:
The talk was very informative with videos to engage the students. The message of the urgency to curb climate change was clearly communicated. - Ms Subathra, Subject Head (CCE), ZHS

Very informative presentation. Message was very clear to the students. Objective was effectively delivered.             
- Mrs See YN, Maths teacher, ZHS

The talk was very informative. It certainly helps to create an awareness about saving water, taking care of our environment and saving our Earth. The video clips sends a powerful message about saving our planet.    – Mr Basil Lee, PE teacher, ZHS

Feedback from Students:
I learnt that there are many factors that causes Global warming. I think more food should be used to feed more people rather than feeding the animals. I think we should plant more trees, do the 3 Rs and conserve water to help the planet. - Leong Kah En, Sec 3, ZHS

We really enjoyed the talk. We learnt about what is happening to the Earth currently and what is prognosticated. We must save the Earth from Global Warming.  - Jobie Lim, Cherelle Ng, Nurul Nadiah, Sec 1, ZHS


The talk was quite interesting. The videos and slides got me better informed about global warming. It also taught me to eat healthier food, more vegetables and less meat. – Long Yi Lin and Lim Yik Jane, Sec 1, ZHS

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Assembly Talk @ CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent (24 Feb)

Ms Grace Tan from CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for Sec 3 students on 24 Feb. This is the third year she invited Earth Society to her school.

On 24 Feb, Earth Society members arrived at St Joseph’s Convent at 12 pm. We conducted an Environmental Conservation Assembly talk for Sec 3 students from 12.15 to 1.15pm. We presented on Overfishing, Deforestation, Animal factory farms, Greenhouse gas emissions and introduce some Environmental Heros to the students. (Sea Shepherd, Dr Jane Goodall, Dr James Hansen etc.) Students listen attentively to the talk and participated actively in the quiz at the end of the talk.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 1.15pm to 2.15pm to gather feedback from students and pass additional info (Climate change booklets / Environmental Website leaflets) to interested teachers and students.

We left the school by 2.20pm.

Feedback from Students:

I felt that the presentation is very clear and persuasive. It would help to educate students to save the environment. The use of video and stories of famous people really impress me and should be used more frequently.  
– Toh Yeh Yun, Sec 3, SJC.

I felt that the speech given was very educational. It let me learnt about the different ways of saving our Earth. It also made me realize that some of my actions actually do harm to the world.    – Soh Pei Qi, Peggy, Sec 3, SJC.

I found the talk very, very educational, although I have already known to some degree about the issues involved. I did not know that the rate of deforestation is so bad. I really hope things will improve for the best. I will cut down on my beef intake to help the environment.     – Sophie Wong Jiewen, Sec 3, SJC .

I felt that the talk was quite educational. I learnt about how our little actions can affect the environment on a large scale. It was very convincing and I felt like doing my part in conserving the environment.    
– Cheryl Wong, Sec 3, SJC.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Jane Effect @ NTU (02 Feb)


NTU Earthlink invited Dr Jane Goodall, a famous primatologist and environmentalist from England, to give a public lecture in NTU on 02 Feb. The Lecture entitled “The Jane Effect” is held at Lecture Theatre 19 from 12.45 to 1.45pm.  

Dr Jane Goodall is well known for her 55 years study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania, Africa. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots and Shoots program. She has worked extensively to promote environmental conservation and animal welfare around the world.

At the age of 80, she still travels extensively to various countries to lecture on rainforest preservation, protecting the environment/ the animals on the planet. She is also a UN Messenger of Peace and a compassionate vegetarian.

Earth Society members attended “The Jane Effect” lecture on 02 Feb.
During the 1hour lecture, Dr Jane Goodall shared her life story. She spoke of her interest in animals and nature when she was young, her voyage to Africa, her study of Chimpanzees in Tanzania, her findings that animals (similar to humans) are capable of performing acts of love and violence. Dr Jane also shared on her Roots and Shoots program which empower young people around the world to take initiatives to protect the environment and the animals on the planet.

Dr Jane believes that “Every single one of us makes a difference every single day”, we can use our human intellect and indomitable human spirit to protect the environment and that we must act to change the world.
We left the lecture theatre feeling more inspired to carry on the environmental work that we are doing.

More info on the lecture can be seen in the NTU Earth link Website:

More info on Dr Jane Goodall can be found in the following website:

Jane GoodAll institute (Singapore):

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Assembly Talk @ Zhong Hua Primary (21 Jan)

Mr Peck Yong Xiang, teacher in charge of Green Club in Zhonghua Primary School, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 21 Jan. This is the second year that Zhonghua Primary invited us to talk to their students.









On 21 Jan, Earth Society team reached Zhonghua Primary at 12.30 pm. We conducted an Environment talk for the school cohort from 12.45 to 1.15pm. The talk covered topics such as Overfishing, Deforestation, Climate change, and introduced some Environment Heros to the students. After the talk, we conducted a Quiz for the students. Students participated actively in the Quiz. We left the school at 1.30pm after the Assembly.





Mr Peck Yong Xiang helped us to compile some feedback from the students:
1. The talk was informative and it was relevant to their daily lives.
2. The videos were interesting and able to provide a better understanding of the presented content.