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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 @ Sembcrop (09 Sep)


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

On 09 Jul, Earth Society members reached Sembcrop 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). Sembcrop 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, Sembcrop employee.

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

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

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Assembly Talk @ Jurong Secondary (21 Jul)

Jurong Secondary held a Green Month in the school compound between 06 Jul to 31 Jul 2015. Mr Kor Chun Heng, a teacher in Jurong Secondary school, invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk to the Sec 3 students on 21 Jul.

On 21 Jul, Earth Society members reached Jurong Secondary at 7.30am. We conducted a Global Warming talk to Sec 3 students from 7.50am to 8.30am. Students listened attentively to the talk. 

After the talk, students who are interested in the topic came forward to get more info from us.

Ms Norliyana, a teacher who attended the talk, wrote the following feedback for us: “So much useful information was shown in the talk. This will help students to reflect and think about how to help the environment.”

Assembly Talk @ Bedok Town Secondary (10 Jul)

Ms Jeannie Yee, Environment Education Advisor in Bedok Town Secondary school, invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk to the school cohort on 10 Jul.

On 10 Jul, Earth Society members reached Bedok Town Secondary at 11.25am. We were greeted by Ms Lee Yue Zhi, a teacher in the Eco Committee. We conducted an Assembly talk for the Sec 1 to Sec 5 students from 11.40am to 12.30pm. Students listened attentively to the talk and actively participated in the quiz at the end of the talk.


Ms Jeannie Yee approached us after the talk and mentioned that she had heard an environmental talk conducted by Mr Low at Chai Chee Secondary in 2010. We were pleasantly surprise that she could remember the talk after so many years.

We set up a booth at the school canteen from 12.30 to 1.30pm to pass more info to students and teachers. We left the school at 1.30pm.

Feedback from teachers/ students:

Very entertaining talk with many videos and relevant information presented. Presenter was confident and clear as well. Students seemed to really enjoy the presentation. Thanks!
- Lee Yue Zhi, Eco Committee Teacher, BTSS

I find that the talk was very informative and I learn many things about the environment. I was really surprise that our environment is getting worst. I will take the advise given and try to save the Earth.   - Lim Siew Min, Sec 4, BTSS


I’m quite surprised that many things have happened to our Earth. I enjoyed listening to the talk.    
-  Li Ying, Sec 4, BTSS

I learn about global warming which is already happening around the world. I will try to eat less meat to help the environment.   – Shafik, Sec 3, BTSS.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Assembly Talk @ Deyi Secondary (09 Jul)


Mr Freddy Goh, Subject Head (Geography) in Deyi secondary school, invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 and Sec 2 students on 09 Jul.

On 09 Jul, Earth Society members reached Deyi Secondary at 12.45pm. We conducted an Assembly talk for the lower secondary students from 1 to 2 pm. Students listened attentively to the talk and actively participated in the quiz at the end of the talk.



After the talk, we set up a booth at the canteen from 2 to 2.30pm to pass more info to students and teachers. 
We left the school at 2.30pm.

Feedback from teachers/ students:

The talk was informative. Major aspects of causes and impacts of Climate change are covered. Presenter is clear and engaging. - Mr Freddy Goh, Geography Subject Head 

Though a repetitive subject, we really do not think about our world. The presentation taught me facts that I did not know before. I appreciated the effort put into the presentation. - Aniruddha, Sec 2, Deyi Secondary


The talk was engaging with slideshow, relevant pictures and interesting videos.
- Brenda Lee, Sec 2, Deyi Secondary

The presentation was engaging with videos and activities. – Remeo Ian, Sec 2, Deyi Secondary

Company Lunch talk @ Keppel Logistics (02 Jul)

Mr Cris Chiam, Logistics Executive of Keppel Logistics, invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for 25 employees on 02 Jul. Keppel Logistics held an EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) month in Jul and Mr Cris Chiam scheduled our environment talk as part of the program.

On 02 Jul, Earth Society members reached Keppel Logistics at 11.45am. We conducted a Global Warming talk for the staffs from 12 to 12.45 am with a 15 min Question and Answer session after the talk.


Keppel Logistics staffs listened attentively and responded positively to the talk. Many staffs signed up on our email list after the talk.

Feedback from Staffs:

It is very informative and in real time. Putting things into perspective of our current situation. Hope that this could be driven both upstream and downstream (to government and population alike) to drive the message across. The Human story shouldn’t stop here.- Tan Jun Hong, Logistic Executive

It is a very good presentation. I’ve gain a lot of knowledge through this session. Thanks!        
- Khoo Chai Heng, Manager

The talk is very useful. It is an eye opener to care about our environment. I would recommend it to all groups of people. - Zul Hilimi Vin Khailid, Safety and Security officer

The presentation is very informative and educational. The presenter is very good in explaining the information. 
– Cris Chiam, Logistics Executive.