This site is dedicated to the urgent issue of Global Warming. It showcases various scientific information on Global warming and shows some solutions recommended by Environmental scientists. The site also features the activities that Earth Society (Global Warming Study Group) conducted to increase Environmental Awareness among the people.
Mr Lakkur Sai Prakash, an Engineer in Parsons Brinkerhoff company,
invited Earth Society to conduct a 1 hour seminar to 20 staffs on 28 May from 5
to 6pm. This is the 2nd year that Parsons Brinkerhoff invited us to
On 28 May, Earth Society members
reached Parsons Brinkerhoff at 4.55pm.
We conducted a 45 mins
presentation on Overfishing, Deforestation, Greenhouse gas and Environmental
protection. At the end of the seminar, we introduce some environmental heros
such as Dr Jane Goodall, Captain Paul Watson of the Sea shepherd and NASA
director Dr James Hansen to the staffs.
talk is really great. I learnt something today. - Jonathan Naidu, Engineer
an informative talk and an eye-opening experience to learn about the impacts of
a meat-based diet on environment. –
Sushant Ghargi, Environmental Engineer
As part of the post-exam activities for Sec 1 students, Ms Koh
Xiao Woon ( Clean and Green Committee teacher in Chung Cheng High) invited
Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the students on 28
This the 3rd year that Chung Cheng High invited Earth Society to the
Mr Low conducted the Assembly talk from 1.30 to 2.30pm. He
presented on how global warming is affecting the planet and showcased various
solutions that scientists recommended to curb climate change. He also showed
short environmental video clips during the presentation.
The talk was very well-received by the teachers and students.
Thank you so much for
coming down to give our students such a comprehensive talk on Climate Change.
The presentation was very good for our students and it contains a lot of videos
and pictures that helps them to learn and understand better. We appreciate it a
lot and hope to continue to work with you again in the future.
- Ms Koh Xiao Woon, Teacher,
Maths and Science
Department, Clean and Green Committee
Nature Society, SMU Verts and Green Future Solutions jointly
organized an Eco-conversation at SMU on 24 May from 9am till 1pm. The title of
the event is “Conversations on Sustainable Singapore – Food Security”. The
objective of the event is to gather the participants’ thoughts on Food Supply /
Food waste, and to generate constructive and specific suggestions for the
Sustainable Singapore Blue print review conducted by Ministry of Environment
and Water resources. (MEWR)
Earth Society members signed up and participant in this meaningful
conversation. The conversation consists of 2 presentations by invited speakers,
small group discussions and a group presentation at the end of the event.
40 participants attended the event. The event was graced with the presence of NMP
Ms Faizal Jamal.
During the event, Mr Melvin Chow (Director of Planning and
Management Department in AVA) presented on the current food situation in
We currently have 50 Vegetable farms, 3 Chicken egg farms and 127
fish farms in Singapore producing 12% of our vegetables, 26% of the eggs we eat
and 8% of the fish we eat. The majority of the food we eat (about 90%) are
imported from other countries.
Mr Chow informed that as our food supply depends heavily on
imports, Singapore is vulnerable to global food situations such as spikes in
food prices, reduction of food supplies due climate change etc. Singapore’s key
strategy to ensure food security is to diversify our food sources. (eg. We
import chicken from A/B/C countries. If a disruption occurs in A country, we
can still import chicken from B and C countries.)
Mr Chow recommended that we as individuals can increase Food Security
by reducing our food waste and buying local farm produce.
Mr Allan Lim, Urban farmer and founder of the Living! Project, was
the 2nd speaker in the event. He shared on Comcrop (Community Crop)
rooftop farming in *SCAPE building in heart of Orchard Road. The rooftop farm
is a 6000 square foot commercial farm that uses aquaponic system for farming.
In the aquaponic system, fishes in a fish tank produces wastes
that provide nutrients for the vegetables that are grown in hydroponic vertical
racks. The water from the vegetable hydroponic racks which have higher
dissolved oxygen content are then channelled back to the fish tank for the
fishes. This forms a self-sustaining close-loop system.
Every week, students from
Victoria Junior College and Singapore Polytechnic, as well as the elderly from
Tampines-Changkat Constituency, come together to tend to the vegetables at the rooftop farm.
The rooftop farm targets to grow up to 15,000 fresh vegetables
More info on Comcrops rooftop farm can be found at their website:
During the small group discussion/ presentation, Earth Society
members suggested to educate our Singapore population on reducing meat
consumption by half to reduce our reliance on meat imports and to improve Food
Security in Singapore.
We also suggested that Health Promotion Board can extend the Health
Promoting School Canteen program (a program that encourages students to eat a
healthy diet consisting of ¾ fruits/ veggies/grains and ¼ meat) to the working
Both suggestions were placed in their final report for Food
Ms Selvi, Environment Club teacher-in-charge
of Admiralty Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for
the school cohort on 28 Apr.
On 28 Apr, Earth Society members reached Admiralty
Secondary 12.15pm. We conduct an
Assembly talk on Global warming for the students from 12.30 to 1.30pm. Students
listen attentively to the talk and participated in the Quiz at the end of the talk.
We set up a booth to pass Eco-friendly
leaflets to the students from 1.30 to 2.30pm.
I have enjoyed the talk.
After the talk, I have learnt that with everyone’s cooperation, we can help to
reduce global warming. I have learnt to cut down on the consumption of beef and
eat more veggies. - Jeryl Koh, Sec 3, Admiralty student.
The talk brings awareness and gave me a whole-world experience of
climate change. I have learnt that global warming causes a lot of problems. We
are also adding to the problem with our way of life.
Han, Sec 2, Admiralty student
The talk is very meaningful to me as I learn many ways to help the
environment. I hope such sessions can be conducted more often to educate us on environmental
As part of their Earth Day activities, Mr Kuah Ee Qiang from CHIJ St Nicholas Girl’s School (Secondary) invited Earth
Society to set up a booth in the school on 25 Apr. St Nicholas Girl’s school is
a school that houses a primary school and a secondary school.
On 25 Apr, Earth Society members reached St
Nicholas Girl’s School at 9.15am. We set
up a booth to pass Eco-friendly leaflets to the students. We also set up a TV
to show some environmental video clips to the students.
Kuah has also invited Building and Construction Authority (BSA) to set up a
booth on that day. The BSA booth offers free educational program on Green
buildings for the secondary students.
Earth Society members manned the booth from
9.30 till 12.30. Primary and secondary school students visited our booth during
their recess time. We noticed that the school has many beautiful wall paintings
in the primary section and went to take a look during our free time. We left
the school by 1pm.
Ms Tan Si Yi, HOD Science of Sembawang Primary,
invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 21 Apr. This
is the 3rd year that Sembawang Primary invited us to the school.
On 21 Apr, Earth Society members arrived at Sembawang
Primary at 9am.We set up booth at the school canteen from 9 to 10.30am to
distribute leaflets on eco-friendly websites to the students.
10.30am, we moved to the school hall to conduct an Assembly talk to the school
cohort. We showed how Global warming is affecting the planet, spoke on the
recent Dry spell in Singapore and presented ways to reduce climate change. The
students listened attentively and participated in a Quiz at the end of the talk.
After the talk, we left Sembawang Primary by
Ms Leow SH, Green Club teacher-in-charge of
Nan Chiau High, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school
on 16 Apr.
On 16 Apr, Earth Society members arrived at Nan
Chiau High at 1.30pm. Ms Precia, a green club teacher, greeted us in the
school. We conducted a talk for the Sec 1 to Sec 5 students from 1.45 to 2.30pm.
After the talk, we set up a booth to gather feedback and pass more info to the
students. Green Club students in Nan Chaiu High helped us to man the booth.
The talk and booth were well-received by the
teachers and students.
The Global Warming
Seminar is informative and interesting. There are many statistics to show the
effects of climate change. The videos are interesting and provide an insight to
global warming. – Trixie Toh, NCH student.
It is a very interesting and informative talk. I never expect the
sea to rise by a 23-storey building if all the ice in Antarctica melts! The videos are very impactful. I am glad to be
able to attend this talk. – Foo Yong Li,
I enjoyed the seminar. I am more aware of the world around us and
how urgent it is to save the environment from disasters. I have learnt that
many people have worked to help the environment. Now I can spread awareness to
everyone around me. Hopefully, more people will help to save the environment
soon. - NCH Green Club student
Mrs Alice Choo from CHIJ Toa Payoh Primary invited Earth Society
to conduct 2 Assembly talks for the school cohort on 16 Apr.
On 16 Apr, Earth Society members arrived at Toa Payoh Primary on 11.15
am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the P1 - P3 students from 11.30
to 12 pm. We conducted another talk for the P4 - P6 students from 12 to 12.30pm.
Students participated actively in the quiz at the end of the talk.
from Guang Yang Primary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for
the school cohort on 31 Mar.
On 31 Mar, Earth Society members arrived at Guang Yang Primary on 9.45am.
We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the P1 to P6 students from 10
to 10.30am. Students participated actively in the quiz at the end of the talk.
After the talk, we set up a booth at the school
canteen from 10.30 to 11.30am to pass additional info to the students and
The talk is very good. I learnt a lot of things that I never knew
before. It is very important that everyone should know about Global Warming. - Natalie,
The videos and quiz are very fun. I learnt that the Earth is in
– Zhu Zhen, P4, GYP.
The talk is very interesting. It teaches us that not many people are
very fortunate in different countries. –
Fanly Pan, P4, GYP
The talk is very meaningful. After the talk, I understand that
just by not eating meat for one day a week, I can make a big difference. And less
people have to starve. - Lim Jia Ci, P6, GYP
Yin Ying, Subject Head Aesthetics of Marsling Secondary, invited Earth Society
to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk to their Sec 1 and 2 students on 27
Mar from 7.45 till 8.30am.
school teachers and students responded very well to the talk and Ms Koeh
invited our team over to Marsling Secondary again on 11 Apr to conduct an
Assembly talk to the Sec 3 and Sec 4 students.
occasions, Earth Society team set up a booth to distribute more information to
the teachers / students after the Assembly talk.
from Teachers and Students:
A very big THANK YOU for
coming up north to our school for this very educational, powerful and wonderful
presentation. I had checked with my colleagues, they had strongly agreed that
the talk on Global Warming had benefitted the students tremendously. Much
effort and passion had been put in for this presentation and we are deeply
touched. - Ms Koeh Yin Ying, Subject Head Aesthetics, MSS
Great information for
students to contextualize what they have learnt in classrooms. It also gives them a
worldwide perspective on what is happening in their world.
- Mr Lai Kwok Liang,
The talk is quite nice.
I have learnt the importance of conserving Earth’s resources.
In the talk, I
understand how global warming had affected the lives of others.
Therefore, the talk is
useful in stating the information of Global warming.
– Yeong Le Shan, Sec 3,
The seminar alert me to
play my part by saving water, electricity and cutting down on meat to reduce
the rate of global warming. – Jolene Chng,
Sec 3, MSS
I felt that it was a
great seminar as it shows how severe climate change is. I hope more schools can
hear from you. – Leow Wen An, Sec 4, MSS
Ms Maria Moper Nunez from Nanyang Technological University
Earthlink Management Committee invited Earth Society to set up a booth during their
NTU Green Fest event from 24 Mar to 26 Mar. NTU Earthlink president, Mr Ryan
Jin, get to know about Earth Society during the Singapore Poly GR3 Fair held in
Jan this year. Other organizations participating in the event includes ACRES,
NParks, Nokia, The Dorsl Effect etc.
On 24 Mar, NTU Earthlink invited Dr Amy Khor, Mayor of South West
District, to grace the opening ceremony for Earth Fest. Dr Amy Khor presented a
Token of Appreciation to Earth Society during the opening ceremony.
NTU Earthlink set up a game station for the students participating
in the event. Students will first collect a game card from Earthlink game
station. Then they have to visit the different booths to learn about how to
help the environment. They would complete various activities at the booths to
earn stamps on the card. When the students get 9 stamps, they would win a
goodie bag and a chance to join in a Lucky Draw. The grand prize of the Lucky
Draw is an ipad! (a great attraction for the students!)
At our booth, students have to watch a 2 mins video clip on “How Global
Warming is affecting the world?” Then, they will answer 2 questions based on
the video to get a stamp in the card. Because of this activity, many students
learn about the effects of climate change on the environment and ways to
protect the environment.
At the end of the 3 day event, many students showed interest in
the topic of Climate change and gladly sign up in our email list to receive
more information on environmental protection.
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.
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
Our animal mascots are hugely popular with the participants of the
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
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)
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
On 24 Feb, Earth Society members arrived at Changkat Primary at
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.
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