Friday, September 12, 2014
Mr Rizal Bin Baharom, Deputy Head of School (Winsted School), came across our Earth Society website when he was doing a search for Assembly talks in the internet. He was interested in the Assembly talks we provided and invited Earth Society to conduct an Environment talk to the school cohort on 15 Aug.
On 15 Aug, Earth Society members reached Winsted School at 9.15 am. We conducted an Environmental talk for 70 students (K1 to P6 level) from 9.30 till 10.00 am. The students listened attentively and participated actively in the Quiz at the end of the talk.
Feedback from Teachers:
The talk was very educational and the videos were very useful for the students to understand. Thank you for the reminder to protect the Earth ! - Mr Rizal, Deputy Head of School, Winsted School
The presentation was very inspirational and informative with relevant statistics. I would love to use the content for my class to further study about it. - Ms Hye, Teacher, Winstedt school
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Ms Poh Toon Ling, teacher-in-charge of Eco club in St Andrew’s Junior School,
invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 13 Aug.
On 13 Aug, Earth Society members reached St Andrew’s Junior School at 7.45am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for P4 to P6 students from 8 till 8.30am. The students 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 11 am.
We manned the booth till 11 am.
Feedback from Teachers/ Students:
The content of the talk is meaningful and relevant to students. Facts from Singapore are shown in the slides. Videos that accompanied the slides engaged the students. Presentation time is appropriate and objectives were clear. The students enjoyed the learning. Good work! The Brochure given out was informative and interesting too.
– Ms Poh Toon Ling, Eco-Club teacher, St Andrew’s JS
I like the talk because I learn how to conserve energy. I also learn that the world is in danger as the ice is melting quickly. I also learn about veggie Thursday. – Gareth Pang, P6, St Andrew’s JS
I think the talk is meaningful as it tells us about global warming. We all need to play a part to protect Earth.
– Tan Jin Loy, P6, St Andrew’s JS
– Tan Jin Loy, P6, St Andrew’s JS
Ms Jaslyn Wong, a teacher of Cedar Girls Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 08 Aug.
On 08 Aug, Earth Society members reached Cedar Girls Secondary at 1.45pm. We conducted an Assembly talk on Global Warming for the school cohort from 2.15 till 2.55pm. The talk showed the effects of climate change on different countries and featured solutions that scientists recommended to curb climate change. The students listened attentively to the presentation.
After the talk, Cedar Girls dancers performed a dance item with an Environment theme. The dancers danced gracefully to the tune of familiar songs such as “Let it go” from the Disney film “Frozen”.
After the Assembly, Earth Society members left Cedar Girls Secondary at 3 pm.
Feedback from Teachers:
The talk was definitely informative for the girls and the choice of content and videos did facilitate in bringing across the objective of the talk – how our actions are affecting climate change and how we can play a part in saving our environment. The organization and sequencing of the content on the slides and videos displayed the speaker’s careful consideration in ensuring that our girls receive the precise flow of information and I’m sure our girls are able to grasp new ideas and perspectives from the talk. - Ms Hui Ling, Teacher, Cedar Girls Secondary
The talk was very informative - a good choice on the videos which were engaging and managed to capture students' attention. He also shared a lot of information which is very relevant and related to the environment. The information provided new and fresh perspectives which I thought could be further highlighted during Geography lessons, hence they provided a good platform for discussions in class. It was a bit rushed though due to time constraints but major points were raised and highlighted. It was a good talk. Thank you! - Ms Priscilla Lim, Teacher
The speaker included very relevant information that the students could relate to i.e. food consumption. It was definitely helpful in raising awareness and enabling the students (and myself!) to be more conscious of their own actions and their impact on the environment. I enjoyed the talk very much. - Ms Fiona Choo, Teacher
Feedback from Students:
- Good effort. Please keep doing more of such events as it will be an eye opener for people who are unaware of what is happening around the world.
- All in all, I find that both the talks by the Earth Society and the Environmental Club are very interesting, knowledgeable and also engaging. It has allowed me to understand the absolute need and urgency of saving the environment. The talks have allowed me to feel strongly about how Mother Nature is dying in our hands, and I feel that we all MUST put in effort to try to stop harming our beautiful nature.
- I think the talk by Earth Society was especially meaningful, and it made me realize how the simple actions that we do daily are actually causing great harm to the environment. I understand more how selfish humans are and I hope I would be able to increase awareness on this topic in the future.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Mrs Winnie Lim, Environment Club teacher-in-charge of Compassvale Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 30 Jul.
On 30 Jul, Earth Society members reached Compassvale Secondary at 12.45pm. We conducted an Assembly talk on Global Warming for Sec 1 to Sec 5 students from 1 to 1.45pm. Students participated actively in a Quiz after the talk.
Ms Fabian Lim, Assembly co-ordinator of Coral Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 11 Jul.
On 11 Jul, Earth Society members reached Coral Secondary at 7.30am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 to Sec 4 students from 7.50 to 8.30 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:
– Tan Reagan, Biandon Ng, Coral Secondary
The talk taught us what we can do to save the Earth from falling apart. e.g Having a healthy lifestyle.
– Karine Toh Miao Ru, Sec 2, Coral Secondary
– Su Hui Ning, Sec 4, Coral Secondary.
Friday, July 18, 2014
演讲内容包括：全球暖化对世界各地的影响（冰川融化、旱灾/水灾增加、海平面上升、粮食水源问题等），如何减低温室气体（多种树/减少肉食/用绿色能源/再循环）。演讲中呈现了许多环保短片,如：科学家谈全球暖化短片、NASA总裁DrJames Hansen 谈暖化的影响、联合国IPCC主席帕乔尔谈减少碳足迹、戈尔Al Gore谈绿色能源短片、中国演艺界拍摄的《周一请吃素》短片等。
此次演讲对我有极强的震撼力，感谢老师此次环境保护的倡导演讲。此后我会加强自己的环保活动！- 李钧杰，西安邮电大学 学生
看了讲课，有很多感触。全球暖化，天气渐热。少吃肉、多吃素，有益健康，更有益地球。 - 王鹏，西安邮电大学 学生
– 彭同学，西安邮电大学 学生
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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 the company.
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.
The talk is really great. I learnt something today. - Jonathan Naidu, Engineer
It was an informative talk and an eye-opening experience to learn about the impacts of a meat-based diet on environment. – Sushant Ghargi, Environmental Engineer
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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 May.
This the 3rd year that Chung Cheng High invited Earth Society to the school.
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
Monday, June 30, 2014
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.
About 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 Singapore.
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 Chow’s presentation slides are available at :
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 each month!
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 adults.
Both suggestions were placed in their final report for Food Security conversation:
The final report would be submitted to MEWR, NEA and AVA for their reference and consideration for action.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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.
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 issues.
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.
– Wei Han, Sec 2, Admiralty student
– Jia Jun, Admiralty student
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.
Mr 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.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Ms Ee Jia Ying from Qi Hua Primary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk in the school on 24 Apr. This is the 2nd year that Qi Hua Primary invited us to the school.
On 24 Apr, Earth Society members arrived at Qi Hua Primary at 12.45 pm. We conducted an Assembly talk on Overfishing and Deforestation for the school cohort from 1.10 to 1.30pm.
After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen to pass more information to the students. We left the school by 2.20pm.
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.
At 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 11.30am.
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.
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
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.
Feedback from 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, NCH student.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
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.
After the talk, we left the school at 12.50pm.