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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.

Assembly Talk @ Xishan Primary (19 Jan)


Ms Amanda Tan, HOD (science) in XiShan Primary, invited Earth Society to
conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 19 Jan.

On 19 Jan, Earth Society members reached XiShan Primary at 10.20 am. We set up and manned a booth at the school canteen from 10.30 to 11.20am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the school cohort from 11.30 to 12pm. The students and teachers listened attentively to the talk.
We left the school after the talk.

Ms Amanda Tan provide the following feedback on the Assembly talk:
The presenter was able to use simpler language to talk about the issue of global warming. Students were astonished by the case studies brought up in the local context and this was a great talking point for raising their awareness of current affairs.


The videos though interesting could be better explained. The students need more visuals/animations of the cause effect relationships in unpacking Global warming.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

华文讲座 @ 柔佛五福城市购物中心(11月)

马来西亚柔佛州的五福城市购物中心Sutera Mall在今年11月期间举行The Good Earth 美化地球环保展览,向人民提倡再用再循环的环保理念。五福城市的Mr Saw邀请地球协会在119 1115 到购物中心举办两场华文讲座。这是五福城市第2次邀请我们参加他们的环保活动。







刘先生在119日到达五福城市,受到五福城Mr Saw的热情招待。刘先生参观了五福城市的环保展览,并在2点开始《全球暖化》的讲座。刘先生在讲座中呈现了全球暖化对世界的影响(包括近年来在马来西亚发生的水灾、美国的旱灾、北极的冰川融化等),也呈现了科学家们提出的解决方案(保护雨林、绿色能源、减少肉食等等)。大约30Sutera Mall的顾客出席讲座。我们在讲座结束后分发环保手册/环保影碟给Sutera Mall顾客,为他们提供更多环保讯息。讲座在3点钟结束。

我们在1115日到五福城市举办了另一场环保讲座。


希望将来会有更多购物中心举加入环保团队,举办环保活动,提倡绿色生活。

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Booth @ Woodland Rings Primary (10 Nov)

Mdm Mazlindah, from Woodland Rings Primary, invited Earth Society to set up a booth during the school’s 7th N5 Science Carnival event (held on 10 Nov). Five neighbouring schools also participated in the event.  








On 10 Nov, Earth Society members arrived at Woodland Rings Primary on 7.30 am. We put up an Exhibition panel, set up a booth and projected some environmental animations onto the wall of the hall. Students who visit our booth can watch environmental cartoons such as “Animals save the Planet” and WWF animations.


We distributed “Eco-kids website” leaflets and MRT card holders to students at our booth.  

We manned the booth from 7.30am till 3pm.


PM Haze Exhibition @ Vivocity

PM Haze (People’s Movement to Stop Haze), from Young NTUC, has partnered with Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) to put up a Haze exhibition from 7 to 9 Nov @ Vivocity ground floor.

They aim to help people understand more about the causes of the haze, the efforts being taken to fight it, and opportunities for people in Singapore to take action instead of just suffering in silence.

Mr Tan Yi Han, one of the founder of PM Haze, invited Earth Society members to attend the Haze Exhibition.

On 07 Nov, Earth Society members visited the Haze Exhibition booth in Vivocity shopping mall. Volunteers from PM Haze lead us to tour the exhibits and explained the haze situation to us. We learn that the haze is a result of burning of peat lands for agriculture purpose.

More info on PM Haze and their exhibition can be found in their website:

Website : pmhaze.org
Face Book:  www.facebook.com/pmhaze

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Assembly Talk @ Balestier Hill Secondary (21 Oct)

Mdm Azlina Ibraim, a teacher in Balestier Hill Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 21 Oct.

On 21 Oct, Earth Society members reached Balestier Hill Secondary at 9.20 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 to Sec 3 students from 9.40 to 10.25 am. The students and teachers listened attentively to the talk.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen to pass more info to interested teachers and students. We manned the booth till 11.30 am.


Mdm Azlina Ibraim gave the following feedback on the Assembly talk: “The talk was informative – covering a lot of areas on Global Warming. Incorporation of videos engaged the students.”

Assembly Talk @ Geylang Methodist Secondary (17 Oct)

Mr Chng Kiong Choon, Senior Teacher (Geography) in Geylang Methodist School (secondary), invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 17 Oct.

On 17 Oct, Earth Society members reached Geylang Methodist school at 7.15 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 to Sec 3 students from 7.45 to 8.20 am. The school cohort listened attentively to the talk.

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

Feedback from Students:
The talk helps us to understand that the world’s climate is changing due to human activities. The talk taught us how to prevent such changes and turn the world into a better place.   – Oh Zi L, Sec 2, GMS

I like the talk because it shows me the importance of saving the world by preventing global warming. The videos are interesting and catch our attention. 
– Hui Jun, Sec 1, GMS


I think it is very inspiring getting to know the dangers we are going to face in the future. I am going to do Veggie Thursdays and save the Earth! I’m going to share it with my family too!  – Khushbu Pun, Sec 2, GMS

"Disruption" Movie Screening and Discussion ( 27 Sep )

“350 Singapore” from Young NTUC organized an Eco-movie screening and discussion event at NTUC center (One Marina Boulevard) on 27 Sep.

Earth Society members participated in the event from 3pm to 5.30 pm.

The movie screened was “Disruption". It is a film which shows the devastating consequences of climate change if we do nothing to counter it. It also gives us an inside look into how passionate individuals from diverse groups such as environmental groups, trade unions, faith groups and social groups got together to drum up grassroots support for what is normally a distant issue for the layperson.

The movie is available for view on the website :

After watching the movie, a volunteer from “350 Singapore” led the participants to discuss on the topics covered in the movie. Some participants commented that the movie helped to raise awareness about climate change but did not offer a solution to it. Participants discussed on ways to reduce carbon food print such as buying more local produce (verses imported produce), supporting solar technology and reducing meat consumption.

After a fruitful discussion, the event ended at 5.30pm.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Health and Environment talk @ Great Eastern Center (08 Sep)

Mr Jordan Ho, Financial Adviser, invited Earth Society to conduct a Health and Environment talk at Great Eastern Center on 08 Sep.

Mr Jordan was introduced to Earth Society by Mr Low and thought that our message of Environmental protection and Healthy living is in line with Great Eastern’s “Live Great” philosophy.







On 08 Sep, Earth Society members reached Great Eastern Center at 9.30am.
We conducted a company talk from 9.45 till 10.30am. We shared on topics such as Reducing obesity, Alkaline the body to avoid Cancer, How Global Warming is affecting the planet and How reducing meat consumption can conserve the resources on the planet.

Great Eastern staff responded warmly to the talk and many left their email with us for further correspondence at the end of the talk.

Feedback from staffs:
Thank you for coming to share with us. Such information although available widely but has not been consolidated for the masses to understand. The linkages are done perfectly to bring everything into perspective. Very useful indeed!
- Yong Zhi, Great Eastern, Advisers Alliance

Thank you for your very informative sharing on Healthy living and Climate change. I find the statistics are very staggering and really something I didn’t know. I love the videos used as they give us more visuals and support.
- Jordan, Financial Adviser

Very in depth information about what is happening globally. Creates awareness among people who are always busy at work.    - Swee Yong, Advisers Alliance