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Friday, August 26, 2016

Assembly talk @ Northland Secondary (13 Jul)

Ms Sharon Goh, Green Environment Committee teacher in Northland Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 13 Jul.

On 13 Jul, Earth Society team reached Northland Secondary at 8.10 am.
We conducted a Global Warming talk for Sec 1 to Sec 5 students from 8.25 to 9 am.
After the talk, we set up a booth in the school canteen to pass more info to interested students and teachers. We manned the booth till 11 am.

Students’ Feedback:

The talk was good. I learn about Global Warming and some unknown facts.
 – Saravanan, Sec 5 student, NLSS

I like the talk, it was very interesting and educational. We should plant more trees and consume less meat.   
– MJ, Sec 5 student, NLSS

The talk has brought a new perspective of Global Warming to me. I learn what is causing the temperature to rise in planet Earth.  – Joshua, Sec 4 student, NLSS

The presentation was engaging, the videos provided was able to show the dangers of global warming though it was short. – Sit Shunle, Sec 2 student, NLSS.

Teachers’ Feedback

The talk was very engaging and thought-provoking. The video-clips and slides were very interesting.    – Mohd Yoonus, Lead Geography Teacher, NLSS

Very interesting and very informative presentation. Good and useful booklets being provided as well.   – Guo Hefeng, Geography Teacher, NLSS

Informative and engaging talk. The students really enjoyed it. - Eric Xie, Teacher, NLSS



Assembly talk @ Gan Eng Seng Primary (11 Jul)

As part of Gan Eng Seng Primary’s Green Movement Program, Mdm Afidah invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for their students on 11 Jul.
This is the 2nd year Gan Eng Seng Primary invited us to talk to the students.

On 11 Jul, Earth Society team reached Gan Eng Seng Primary at 11 am.
We conducted a “Environment Conservation” talk for P3 to P6 students from 11.15 to 11.45 am. We presented on Overfishing, Deforestation, Green house gas emissions and introduced various Environmental Heros to the school cohort. (e.g Dr James Hansen, Dr Jane GoodAll, Sea Shepherd etc.) Teachers and students listened attentively to the talk.

Students’ Feedback:

I found the talk interesting as I have learnt that the fishing net that the commercial fishing boats use can fit the size of 13 planes. As a result, overfishing takes place and many lives of fishes are wasted.   - Ivan Koo, P6, GESP

I feel that it is a very inspiring talk.  It teaches us what we can do to help the Earth. We should have more of these talks so that we can learn the steps that we can take to save the environment.  - Germaine Koo, P4, GESP

The assembly talk was very interesting. I learnt that animals are soon going to be extinct if we do not play a part to help them. I have also learnt that to produce and consume one burger, it will release a lot of greenhouse gases. As humans, we are smarter so we should help. One way to help is by practising Veggie Thursdays.  After the assembly talk, I am inspired to play a part to help the Earth.  - Fitri Zarafyna, P4, GESP

Teacher’s Feedback
The talk provided pupils with a lot of interesting information on effects of overfishing and deforestation. The use of videos was helpful in enabling pupils to understand the content better.    - Ms Anastassia, Teacher, GESP

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Company Lunch talk @ Northern Marine (16 Jun)

Ms Chew Siew Kheng, Personnel Executive of Northern Marine Manning Services Pte Ltd, invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for 20 employees on 16 Jun.

On 16 Jun, Earth Society members reached Northern Marine at 10.45 am. We conducted a Global Warming talk for the staffs from 11 am to 12 pm.

We presented on how climate change affected the world and showcase solutions that scientists recommended to reduce global warming. Staffs of Northern Marine listened attentively to the talk.

After the talk, we left the company at 12.10 pm. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Global Warming talks @ Student Care centers (Jun holidays)

During the June holidays, 4 student care centers invited Earth Society to conduct Global Warming talks at their centers.

Mdm Evelyn Sim, Manager of Proteach (Payar Lebar) and Proteach (Townsville Primary), invited Earth Society to conduct 2 talks for her students on 30 May. Mdm Evelyn had planned a series of events to celebrate World Environment Day (22 Jun) and the talk would kick-start the eco-friendly programs for her student care centers.




On 30 May, Earth Society team arrived at Proteach (Payar Lebar) at 9.45 am. We conducted a Global warming talk for 30 students from 10 to 11 am. We conducted another talk for 50 students at Proteach (Townsville Primary) from 1 to 2 pm.

The students listened to the talk attentively and participated actively in the Quiz after the talk.

Mdm Uma Rai from Ace at work student care center (Teck Ghee Primary), invited Earth Society to conduct a talk at the school-based student care centre on 10 Jun. 50 students attended the talk.

Ms Ng Lai Yong, Supervisor of Sheng Hong student care center, invited Earth Society to conduct a talk at the centre on 15 Jun. 40 students attended the talk. This is the 3rd time Ms Ng invited us to her student care center to share environmental info with her students.  

Feedback from Students:

I learn how to protect the Earth. We can eat more vegetables than meat. Each one of us can make a great difference in the world.  – Hannah Ong, P6, Pro-teach student care

I like the presentation. I learnt that we can make a difference in many ways to help the Earth.       
– Clarissa Joy, P3, Pro-teach student care

I enjoyed the talk because I get to learn about global warming and what is happing to Earth.  
-  Reanne Loong Li Xuan, P2, Ace student care.

I enjoyed the talk. I learn to conserve energy, water and plant trees.
– Siti Nur Ufa irah Bte Baha, P4, Ace student care.

I like the talk. I learn that we can help the planet by planting more trees and stop using electricity if not needed. We should also eat less meat. (fill half of the plate with vegetables and fruits.)      
- Benjamin, P6, Sheng Hong student care 

It was a very interesting talk. I learn that I should save electricity and don’t waste food.   
– Lee Le Pin, P3, Sheng Hong student care.

Company Lunch talk @ Jebsen and Jessen (20 May)

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 20 May.
We had conducted a Global Warming talk to their staff on Nov last year. This is the 2nd year their EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) team invite us to conduct a talk.

On 20 May, Earth Society members reached Jebsen & Jessen at 11.15 am. We conducted an Environmental Conservation talk for the staffs from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.


We presented on the situation of Overfishing in our Oceans, Deforestation on our Land, and Green house gas emissions in our Atmosphere. We covered topics such as overfishing, biodiversity losses, factory farming, climate change and water shortage.

Staffs of Jebsen & Jessen listened attentively to the talk. In the Q & A session, many staffs asked questions on factory farming, Genetically Modified Food (GMO) and Over fishing. We had a fruitful discussion and many staffs were enthusiastic about protecting the environment after the talk.
   
Feedback from Staffs:

Great, impactful talk! Simple to understand and mind-expanding.
– Alex Chan, Exec Vice-Chairman, Jebsen and Jessen

Very educational and captivating talk. Thank you.
– Jenny Lim, staff , Jebsen and Jessen

Assembly talk @ Chung Cheng High and North Vista Secondary (May)

Chung Cheng High invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the Sec 1 students on 26 May. Chung Cheng High has invited us to speak to their students for 5 consecutive years (from 2012 to 2016).

On 26 May, we conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk to the students from 10.40 to 11.30 pm. Students listened to the presentation and actively participate in the Quiz at the end of the talk.




North Vista Secondary Green committee invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for their Sec 1 and Sec 2 students on 27 May.

On 27 May, we conducted a Global Warming talk for the students from 7.50 am to 8.30 am. 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 left the school at 11am.




Students’ Feedback:

I really like the program because we can learn about global warming and how we should prevent it. It will help us a lot in the future.  – Glenda, Sec 1, North Vista Sec


I like the talk very much. It helped me better understand about global warming and how to reduce it.   – Maryann, Sec 1, North Vista Sec.

Assembly talk @ Dulwich College (20 May)

Dulwich College, an International school with many European students, invited  Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for their Senior School students on 20 May.

On 20 May, we arrived at Dulwich College at 8.35 am. Mr Richard Lee, a senior school teacher, welcome us at the reception counter and escorted us into their school hall.

We conducted a Global warming talk to 200 senior school students from 8.50 till 9.30 am. We presented on how climate change is affecting various countries in the world and what can we do to reduce global warming. (plant trees, eat less meat, green energy, 3Rs). The students listened attentively to the talk and many students asked questions during the Q & A session after the talk. We observed that students in international schools are more willing to express their views on the topic presented.

When Mr Richard asked how many students are willing to go veggie 1 day a week to help to reduce climate change. Almost all the students raised their hands ! We are hugely encouraged by the enthusiastic response from the students and have more Hope for the future of the world.

Feedback from students:

- Good selection of videos to help understanding the topic.
- Useful Satellite maps showing change in deforestation.
- Good questions and finishing sentences. 
- Very useful information, learnt a lot.

- Some slides are too congested and didn't have time to take in all the information.
- Let the video play rather than editing just a short clip.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Panel Discussion @ Cowspiracy Screening event (Apr and Jun)


As part of EarthFlim Festival 2016 (http://earthfestsingapore.com/), many environment groups screened the ground- breaking documentary “Cowspiracy” to their members and associates in Apr.

Hailed by acclaimed director, Darren Aronofsky, as “a documentary that will rock and inspire the environmental movement”, Cowspiracy explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and investigates the policies of environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, Sierra Club and Rainforest Action Network on this issue.

Earth Society was invited to attend 2 screening events to act as panellist to assist in the Discussions after the documentary screening.

The first screening event was organized by the Focus on Food Club in United World College Of South East Asia (UWCSEA) - East Campus.

On 20 Apr, the club held a Cowspiracy Screening and Discussion event at their campus for 40 students and parents from 4:30 pm to 6:45 pm. They invited 2 UWCSEA teachers and 2 NGOs (ACRES and Earth Society) to participate in the panellist discussion.

After watching the documentary, Grace Windheim and Adinda Soerono from the Focus on food Club facilitated a discussion on the documentary. The audience asked many questions on animal agriculture, shifting consumer habits, adopting veggie days etc. We had a lively and fruitful discussion followed by a veggie dinner provided by the school.

The second event was a private screening held at Trellis Towers Condominium function room.

Mr Wan Siew Onn and Mr Thim, residents of Trellis Towers, organized the screening and discussion in support of Earthfilm Festival. The event was held on 24 Apr from 5 pm to 7 pm followed by a veggie potluck dinner. About 30 people attended the event.





Encouraged by the response of the audience to the documentary, Earth Society organized a Cowspiracy Screening and Discussion event for teachers and associates at Kampung Senang on 04 Jun. About 20 people attended the screening event.


We are glad that various environment groups are taking the initiative to screen the documentary and reach out to their communities to promote environmental awareness and a sustainable way of living. We hope to see more of such Eco-friendly initiatives in the future to encourage everyone to join in to protect the environment.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Assembly talk @ Hua Min and Nan Hua Primary (20 Apr)

Earth Society received invitations from 2 primary schools to conduct an Assembly talk for their students on 20 Apr.

Hua Min Primary invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the school cohort in the morning while Nan Hua Primary invited us to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort in the afternoon.

On 20 Apr, we conducted a Global Warming talk at Hua Min Primary from 8 to 8.30 am. We then conduct another Assembly talk for Nan Hua Primary students from 1 pm to 1.30 pm. Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk.


Feedback from Teachers:

Thank you for the wonderful talk in April. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it. They loved the videos and were more aware of how they can contribute to help save Earth. 

Teachers have expressed similar thoughts. We found the videos attention- catching and informative and the speaker was clear and confident. Some, however felt that some portion of the content may be too difficult for the lower primary students to handle. But the speaker had overcome that through the videos. It is only hopeful that the students have understood the messages embedded in the video.   - Mrs Sarah, Teacher, Hua Min Primary

Very informative presentation, reminds us of our primary responsibility to save the Earth      
- Mr John Chew, Teacher, Nan Hua Primary

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Assembly talk @ Bendemeer, Regent and Sembawang Secondary (Apr)

Bendemeer Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 and Sec 2 students on 12 Apr.

On 12 Apr, we conducted an Assembly talk to the students from 1.30 to 2.30pm. Students listened to the presentation and actively participate in the Quiz at the end of the talk.






As part of the Earth Day program, Regent Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for Sec 1 to Sec 3 students on 14 Apr.

On 14 Apr, we conducted a Global Warming talk to Sec 1 to Sec 3 students from 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm. Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk.






Sembawang Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for Sec 1 to Sec 4 students on 18 Apr.

On 18 Apr, we arrived at Sembawang Secondary at 1 pm. We conducted an Assembly talk from 1.15 to 1.50 pm for the school cohort. We presented on how Global Warming affects the world and what we can do to reduce climate change.
After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen to pass more info to interested teachers and students. We left the school at 2.40 pm.






Feedback from Teachers:

Mdm Bhagya, Green Club Teacher-in-charge in Sembawang Secondary compiled the following feedback from the teachers who attended the talk: 

  • Informative and engaging talk
  • Good use of videos
  • Talk was relevant and linked to school topics.
  • Good link of healthy eating to environment.
  • Some videos may need subtitles.
  • Food waste minimization as part of environment talk was new and refreshing.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Assembly Talk @ Shu Qun, Balestier Hill and Pasir Ris Primary (Mar)

Shu Qun Primary invited Earth Society to conduct 2 Global Warming Assembly talk for the lower primary and upper primary students on 02 Mar.

On 2 Mar, we conducted an Assembly talk for P1 to P3 students from 10.15 to 10.45 am. We conduct another Assembly talk for P4 to P6 students from 11.45 to 12.15 pm. Students and teachers listened attentively to the presentation.




As part of the school’s Earth Hour activities, Balestier Hill Primary invited Earth Society to conduct a talk for the school cohort on 21 Mar. We conduct a talk to the school cohort from 1.15 to 1.45 pm and set up a booth at the canteen till 2.30 pm. Teachers and students visited our booth to get more information on climate change.







On 28 Mar, Pasir Ris Primary invited Earth Society to conduct a talk for their students. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for P4 to P6 students from 7.30 to 8 am. We presented on how Global warming is affecting the planet and what can we do to reduce climate change. Students and teachers listened attentively to the Assembly talk.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen. At the booth area, Pasir Ris Primary staff provided us a TV screen with internet connections. Thus, we showed “Animals Save the Planet” cartoons to students who visited our booth. We manned the booth till 11.10 am and leave the school at 11.20 am.

Feedback from Teachers:

Thank you so much for such an informative assembly talk. My pupils and teachers have learnt a lot from your presentation and some were even motivated to join the Thursday No Meat Day. We were brought so much closer to reality when you presented the factual data on some of the environmental issues that we faced. 
We'd also like to thank you for extending the learning to their recess time and for showing them relevant videos at the canteen, as well as the CD that you have given us.   
- Ms Indriana Seet, Level Head Science, Pasir Ris Primary

- The assembly created an awareness among pupils and teacher alike about the importance of managing our planet in the best possible way. 

- Strategy and tips on reducing the effect of global warming were emphasized and elaborated. It was an excellent platform for the pupils to know and be aware of global warming.

- Interesting videos that are age-appropriate to engage the pupils, thank you!

Feedback from Students:

The talk was informative. I learn about green house gas and carbon emissions. I like the videos which make learning more fun. – Sharanya, P6 Pasir Ris Primary

I like the talk, it gave me knowledge. I learn that Mother Earth is in trouble and we are the ones that can save it. I also learn how to help to save the Earth. – Chok Wei Xin, P5, Pasir Ris Primary

I like the talk because it is interesting. I will do my part to protect the Earth. - Leanne Tey, P4, Pasir Ris Primary

Thursday, May 5, 2016

NTU GreenFest (14 to 15 Mar)

Ms Phneah Swee Xin, Events Executive from Nanyang Technological University Earthlink invited Earth Society to set up a booth during their NTU GreenFest event on 14 & 15 Mar. This is the 3rd year NTU Earthlink invited us to their event. Other organizations that participated in the event include NParks, NEA, SEC, PM Haze etc.

On 14 Mar, NTU Earthlink invited Professor Alexander Zehnder to grace the opening ceremony for EarthFest. At the opening ceremony, NTU Earthlink launched Green Monday, a movement to encourage students to go-Veggie-one-day-a-week (on Mondays) to reduce climate change and to conserve the food and water resources of the planet.


On 14 and 15 Mar, Earth Society members set up and manned a booth at NTU LT1A Canopy K from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. At our booth, students watched a 2 mins video clip on “How Global Warming is affecting the world?”. After watching the clip, they would answer 2 questions based on the video to get a stamp on their GreenFest card. When they have completed the activities in their GreenFest card, they can exchange the card for a token prize from NTU Earthlink.




At the end of the event, many students showed interest in the ways to reduce global warming and signed up in our email list to receive more information on environmental protection.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Company Lunch talk @ Singapore Petroleum Company (09 Mar)

Mr Koh Wee Meng, an Executive of Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) in Singapore Petroleum Company Limited invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for their employees on 09 Mar (Wed).

On 09 Mar, Earth Society members reached Singapore Petroleum Company at 12.15 pm. We conduct a Global Warming lunch talk and Q & A for 70 employees from 12.30 to 1.30pm. We presented on how climate change is affecting the planet and showcase various solutions to climate change.


After the talk, many staffs came forward to get more info on Climate change.

Feedback from Staffs:

Very informative and educational talk. Thank you.
 – Jaey Neo, Manager, Singapore Petroleum Company

The talk is very informative. It changed my idea of the environmental impact of our diet.
- CoCo Zhou, Executive, Singapore Petroleum Company

Monday, April 25, 2016

Assembly Talk @ Nan Hua High, Queensway Secondary and Nan Chiau High (Mar)

As part of their Environment program, Nan Hua High invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 to Sec 4 students on 07 Mar.

On 7 Mar, we conducted an Assembly talk to the students from 1 to 1.30pm. Students and teachers listened attentively to the presentation.






As part of the World Water Day program, Queensway Secondary invited Earth Society to set up a booth and conduct an Environmental talk to Sec 3 and Sec 4 students on 22 Mar. This is the second time Queensway Secondary invited us to talk to their students.

On 22 Mar, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 9.30 am to 11.10am to pass leaflets on Eco-websites to the students. 

We conducted an Environment talk to the Sec 3 and Sec 4 students from 11.25 am to12.05 pm. We presented on the situation of Overfishing in our Oceans, Deforestation on our Land, and Green house gas emissions in our Atmosphere. We also presented on World water usage and how the Agriculture sector uses the most water on the planet. Students and teachers listened attentively to the Assembly talk. We left the school after the talk.

On 23 Mar, Nan Chiau High invited Earth Society to conduct an Environmental talk for Sec 1 to Sec 4 students. This is the second time the school invited us to talk to their students.

On 23 Mar, we arrived at Nan Chiau High at 1.30pm. We conduct an Environmental talk on overfishing, deforestation, green house gas emissions and water conservation to the students from 1.45 to 2.10 pm.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen to gather feedback and pass more info to the students. Many students visited our booth and wrote their feedback for the Assembly talk.

Feedback from Students:

The talk was very informative and helped me understand the ill effects of our actions. I’ve learnt that our Earth is precious and that if everyone on the planet use resources like what we do in Singapore, we would need 3 Earths to cater to our needs.
– Jie Ying, Sec 3, Nan Chiau High

The presentation had left a deep impression on me and I believe most of us. I think that most of the cohort had understood more about our environment.
– Michelle Fong, Sec 3, Nan Chiau High

The talk was very interesting. It gave me more insights into how much resources we are consuming. After this talk, I would save our resources and damage the Earth no further.  – Justin Quek, Sec 3, Nan Chiau High.

Through this presentation, I am more aware of the harm humans have caused on the planet. We should start taking action to conserve the environment.
- Tan Jing Feng, Sec 4, Nan Chiau High

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Assembly Talk @ Naval Base, Coral, Damai Primary (Feb)

Naval Base Primary invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the school cohort on 22 Feb.

Mr Bryan Poh, HOD Science, greeted us when we arrive at the school on 22 Feb.
We conducted an Assembly talk from 7.50 to 8.20 am. We presented on how climate change affected the world and showcase solutions that scientists recommended to reduce global warming. We set up a booth in the canteen from 8.30 till 11 am to gather feedback and pass more info to interested teachers and students.

On 25 Feb, Coral Primary invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for their P1 to P6 students. We conduct an Assembly talk for the school from 12.40 to 1.10 pm.

On 29 Feb, Damai Primary invited us to set up a booth and conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort.

On 29 Feb, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 9.30 to 10.30am. We conduct a Global Warming talk to the students from 10.40 to 11.10 am. Students listened attentively to the talk and participated actively in the Quiz at the end of the talk.

Damai Primary has already implement Health Promotion Board’s “My Healthy Plate” in the school canteen. The canteen stalls sell Bento sets which consist of a portion of rice/ noodles, a portion of vegetables, a portion of fruits and a portion of meat.

Bravo to the school and we wish many schools would implement HPB’s “My Healthy Plate” which is healthier for the students and better for the environment.





Feedback from Teachers:

Good & informative delivery with wonderfully apt video clips to show the students about the natural phenomenon. Presenter has a lot to share with the students. Certainly a choc-ful of information for an assembly talk ! Good follow-up by Earth Society to allow the extension of the talk during recess.
- Ms Siti Fauziah Jasman, Teacher, Naval Base Primary

It's very informative, not only for students but for teachers as well. The audience was engaged during the talk. Most useful, in this time of worldwide climate change.
- Mrs Amy Jow, Teacher, Learning Support Coordinator, Naval Base Primary

Feedback from Students:

I love the assembly talk because I learnt so much about what causes global warming and how to save Mother Earth.  
– Nurul Laiyina, NBP, P5 student

I like the talk. I think that Veggie Thursday is meaningful. I hope to help the hungry people in the world, help the polar bears and others. – Hui Yi, NBP, P4 student


I feel that the talk is very useful and important to students like me. I did not know that eating meat contributes to global warming. But anyway, I always eat veggies 6 days a week!  Save my Earth !! – Anshu, NBP, P6 student