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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Assembly talk @ Yishun Town Secondary and Singapore Chinese Girls School (Mar)

Ms Lily Choo, a teacher in Yishun Town Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the Sec 2 students on 01 Mar. Ms Lily hope that the students can understand more about the environment and how they can play a part in protecting it before they embark on their Service Learning Project.

On 01 Mar, Earth Society team reached Yishun Town Secondary at 9.45 am. We conducted a Global Warming talk for the Sec 2 students from 10 am to 10.45 am.
After the talk, we set up a booth in the school canteen to pass more info to students.




Ms Julia Lee, Science and Environment Club teacher-in-charge from Singapore Chinese Girls School, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the Sec 1 and Sec 2 students on 08 Mar.

On 08 Mar, Earth Society team reached Singapore Chinese Girls School at 10.15 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 and Sec 2 students from 10.30 am to 11.15 am. Students listened 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 11.15 to 12.30 pm to gather feedback and pass more info to interested teachers and students.

Teachers’ Feedback: (Yishun Town Sec)

- The talk on global warming is very informative to provide students with more understanding of the issues.

- The websites provided by Earth society have given students additional resources on global warming which is very useful.

- Good to share more practical solutions to the problems faced by the environment as stated in the slides. 

Students’ Feedback:

It was an interesting talk and I now know more about the little things I can do to help the planet. 
– Michelle Khor, Sec 2, SCGS

I found the talk very interesting and enjoyed learning about ways to save the planet.   
– Amanda Skipper, Sec 2, SCGS

Monday, April 17, 2017

EarthFest @ Marina Barrage (Feb)


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 12 Feb (Sun) from 11 am to 3.30 pm. This is the 2nd time we participated in this Eco-event.

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 Sea Shepherd, Nature Society, PM Haze and Animal Allies to set up booths during the event to inform the participants of issues such as Climate change, Deforestation, overfishing and biodiversity losses.

On 12 Feb, Earth Society members reached Marina Barrage at 10.30am. 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, VeganBurg, 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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Health and Environment talk @ ITE Central (Feb)

Ms Kwek Li Lin, Admin Head in ITE Central, invited Earth Society to conduct a Health and Environment talk for staffs in ITE on 28 Feb.

On 28 Feb, Earth Society team arrived at ITE Central (Ang Mo Kio) at 11.15 am. We conducted the talk for about 40 ITE staffs from 11.30 am to 12.15 pm. We presented on Singapore’s Health problem (Obesity, Cancer, Heart disease, Diabetes). We featured World Health Organizations report which showed insufficient intake of fruits and veggies causes 10% of heart disease, cancer, stroke deaths worldwide. We also presented on animal factory farms, global warming, water shortage and environmental impact of a meat diet. ITE staffs listened attentively to the talk. After the talk, many staffs came forward to get more info from us.

 
At the end of the talk, we join in a salad lunch with the ITE staffs.
ITE catered a salad lunch for this event to Go Green for health and for the environment.

ITE Staffs’ Feedback: 
- The information on carbon footprint is good
- Interesting talk
- Informative and give a different perspectives on the usage of water around the world


Monday, April 10, 2017

Assembly talk @ Yishun Secondary (Feb)

Mdm Faizah Bte Abu Bakar, HOD Humanities, from Yishun Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school on 17 Feb. This is the 2nd year Yishun Secondary invited us to speak to their students.

On 17 Feb, Earth Society team reached Yishun Secondary at 11.45 am. We conducted an Environmental Conservation talk for Sec 1 to Sec 5 students from 12 to 12.30 pm. We presented on Overfishing in the sea, Deforestation in the land and Green House Gas emission in the atmosphere. Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk.




Teacher’s Feedback:  

- Very informative and applicable to real life. A good platform to increase the awareness of human impacts on the eco-system.

- The information shared was relevant and provided interesting insights for the audience. The videos were engaging and captured the audience’s attention.

- Relevant pointers for our Geography syllabus such as weather and climate (Sec 3) as well as food resources (Sec 4). The pointers are also relevant for Sec 2 project work.

Assembly talk @ Zhong Hua and Jurong West Primary (Jan_Feb)

Mrs. Joan Benjamin, Environmental Education Advisor in Zhong Hua Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 24 Jan. This is the 3rd year the school invited us to speak to the students.

On 24 Jan, Earth Society team reached Zhonghua Primary at 7.30 am. We conducted a Global Warming talk for P1 to P6 students from 7.45 to 8.15 am.

We presented on how Global warming is affecting the world and showcased various solutions to climate change. (Plant trees, Eat less meat, Green en ergy and 3Rs.)



Teacher’s Feedback:  (Zhong Hua Primary)
- Learning objectives were achieved
- Contents covered suitable and relevant for pupils in this time and age
- Suitable resources were used during presentation (videos used were impactful)
- Presenter was clear, engagement level with audience was good   
                                            

Ms Jean, Head of Aesthetics in Jurong West Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the lower primary students on 16 Feb.


On 16 Feb, Earth Society team reached Jurong West Primary at 12.30 pm. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the P1 to P3 students from 12.45 to 1.30 pm. Students listened attentively and participated actively in the Quiz after the talk. We left the school after the Assembly talk. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Play Lah event @ Sing Expo (Jan)

Kampung Senang invited Earth Society to participate in the SG Playlah 2017 event held at Singapore Expo Hall 5 from 19 Jan to 22 Jan. Kampung Senang held a Green and Healthy exhibition in the PlayLah edutainment section as a form of public education to encourage the public to embrace a Green and Healthy lifestyle.



Kampung Senang designed a large monopoly-type Board game to engage the public. 4 people can play the game at one go and participants learn tips on Green and Healthy Living as they roll the dice and move to different sections in the Board game.












Earth Society volunteers help to man a booth in the event. We let the participants play a ‘GHG and Water usage’ Quiz at our booth. Participants learn about the amount of Green House Gas (GHG) emitted to produce certain types of food as they completed the Quiz at the booth.

More info of the event:

Playlah website: http://www.playlah.sg/

Saturday, February 11, 2017

International Volunteer Day @ Temasek Poly (Nov)

Temasek Polytechnic Community Service Club (TPCSC) invited Earth Society to set up a booth during their International Volunteer Day event on 28 and 29 Nov to promote environmental awareness in Temasek Poly.

TPCSC get to know about Earth Society through TP Green Interest Group (TPGIG) which invited us to conduct a Global Warming talk in a previous event.

TPCSC also invited other NGOs such as Food Bank, Lion’s Befrienders and Club Rainbow to promote their causes in this event.

On 28 and 29 Nov, Earth Society team set up a booth in Temasek Poly to pass Eco-leaflets to the students. Students can also play a Quiz of guessing the amount of Green House Gas (GHG) produced when we produce different types of food.


The location of the booth is just outside the Library. Thus, we have a good flow of traffic and many students came to our booth to get Eco info from us. We manned the booth from 11 am to 3 pm on both days.

Ms Charlotte Gayondato, volunteer Leader of TPCSC, wrote us an appreciation email after the event : “I would like to thank Earth Society for participating in International Volunteer Day 2016 ! I hope you have had a positive experience in Temasek Polytechnic and collaborating with TPCSC. “

We are glad that many student groups are initiating programs to promote various causes in their school campus. May the youths show care and concern to the society and take actions to build a more sustainable future for everyone.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Assembly talk @ Canberra & Fernvale Primary (Nov)

Mr Kasni Kasim, Senior Teacher (CCE), from Canberra Primary School invited Earth Society to conduct 2 Assembly talks for the school on 01 Nov.

On 01 Nov, Earth Society team reached Canberra Primary School at 11.45 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the P1 and P2 students from 12 to 12.30 pm. We conducted another talk for the P3 to P6 students from 1 to 1.30 pm.
We presented on how Global warming is affecting the world and showcased various solutions to climate change. (Plant trees, Eat less meat, Green energy and 3Rs.) Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk.

Teacher's Feedback:
Thank you for coming today to share about the global warming issue and Earth Conservation. The teachers really found it useful to inform the students on the need to care for the environment as it will indirectly affect the whole Earth. The students are more aware of the importance of reflecting their actions that may impact the environment.  - Mr Kasni Kasim, Senior Teacher (CCE), Canberra Primary


On 10 Nov, Mdm Rani from Fernvale Primary School invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the students.

We conducted a Global Warming talk for the P4 and P5 students from 8 to 8.30 am. 

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen to gather feedback and pass more info to the students. We left the school at 11 am.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Assembly talk @ Fuhua and Jurongville Secondary (Oct)

Ms Huang Anna, HOD/Character Development and Student Leadership, from Fuhua Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school on 26 Oct.



On 26 Oct, Earth Society team reached FuHua Secondary at 9.50 am. We conducted a Global Warming talk to the Sec 1 and Sec 2 students from 10.05 to 10.45 am. We presented on how climate change is affecting various countries in the world and showcased solutions to climate change. (Plant trees, Eat less meat, Green energy and 3Rs.) Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk.









After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 10.50am to 12.30pm to gather feedback and pass more info to the students.

Ms Josephine Han from Jurongville Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school on 28 Oct.

On 28 Oct, Earth Society team conducted a Global Warming talk for Jurongville Sec 1 students from 8.40 am to 9.30 am. Students listened attentively to the talk and participated in the Quiz at the end of the talk.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 9.30 to 11 am to gather feedback and pass more info to the students.



Teachers’ Feedback:

Thank you for the great sharing at Fuhua Secondary School. Earth Society’s sharing was inspiring and informative and it had taught our students many meaningful messages pertaining to environmental issues. I believe that with the sharing, every student is more aware of the importance of their role and with the practical tips shared, students are equipped with the knowledge on how to play their part towards environmental sustainability. 
- Ms Huang Anna, HOD/Character Development and Student Leadership, FuHua Secondary

Good use of videos and appropriate for students. However, a lot of facts so students lost focus. Could be less facts and more interaction.  - Teacher, Jurongville Secondary

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Assembly talk @ TKGS and Hillgrove Secondary (Oct)

As part of the school's Values In Action Festival, Ms Angie Sew from Tanjong Katong Girls School (TKGS) invited Earth Society to set up a booth and conduct an Assembly talk for the Sec 3 students on 21 Oct.

On 21 Oct, Earth Society team reached TKGS at 10.20 am. We set up a booth to distribute eco-leaflets to the students from 10.30 to 11.10 am. We conducted a Global Warming talk to the Sec 3 students from 11.20 to 12.10 pm. We presented on how climate change is affecting various countries in the world and showcased solutions to climate change. (Plant trees, Eat less meat, Green energy and 3Rs.) Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk.


Ms Chia Yew Loon, Upper Secondary Year Head of Hillgrove Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk on 24 Oct as part of their post exam activities. Ms Chia hope that our talk could encourage students to change their mindset and do more to protect Mother Earth

On 24 Oct, we conducted a Global Warming talk for the Sec 2 students from 10.45 to 11.30 am followed by a 5 mins Quiz. Students paid full attention to the talk and participated actively in the Quiz after the talk. Many students came forward to get some Eco-leaflets from us after the Assembly talk.

Global Warming talk @ Pasir Ris Crest Secondary (30 Sep)

Ms Kwai Lin Mimi Lam, a teacher in Pasir Ris Crest Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct a Global warming talk for a class of Sec 1NT students on 30 Sep.

On 30 Sep, Earth Society team reached Pasir Ris Crest Secondary at 11.10 am. We conducted a Global Warming talk for 40 Sec 1NT students in the AVA room from  11.20 am to 12.10 pm. Students listened attentively to the talk. After the talk, many students came forward to write some feedback for the talk.






Students’ Feedback:

During the presentation, I am able to learn a lot of things. The presentation is useful as I can now start to help to reduce climate change. – Hafiqah Nadia, Sec 1, PRCS

It is a great lesson as I get to learn more about saving the Earth. It inspired me to start a healthy diet and eat less meat to conserve the food resource for the 1billion people who are hungry in the world. 
– Muhamad Hassan Basri Sec 1, PRCS

Assembly talk @ Woodlands Primary (15 Sep)

Ms Sharifah, a teacher in Woodlands Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the upper primary students on 15 Sep.

On 15 Sep, Earth Society team reached Woodlands Primary at 7.30am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the P4 to P6 students from 7.45 to 8.15 am. Students and teachers 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 from 8.30 am to 10.30 am.



Students’ Feedback:

The lesson is great! It had taught me the dangers of Global warming! As I like penguins, I would like to save the Earth to save the penguins’ habitat. I learnt that there will be meatout Thursdays in the future, hope that it will be successful. – Lee Guan Feng, P6, Woodlands Primary

I enjoyed the presentation in the hall just now as the videos shared are very cute.
I find that I can help the world in reducing global warming and other disasters.  
– Ellie Chong, P6, Woodlands Primary

I learn that we must protect our Mother Earth, I wish our mother Earth will get well soon. I will try to save the world by doing the 3 Rs.  – Dai Yi Hua, P5, Woodlands Primary

Monday, October 24, 2016

Green and Healthy Festival @ Sing Expo (04 Sep)


Kampung Senang invited Earth Society to participate in their Green & Healthy festival @ Sing Expo Hall 3A on 04 Sep (Sat). The Green & Healthy Festival seeks to create an awareness on the myriad of eco and positive lifestyle practices that a modern individual can adopt for our own health and to protect the planet.

The event features Eco-talks, Health talks, food cooking demonstration, music performance at the stage area. There are also educational booths, veggie food booths, farmers market for the family to enjoy.

During the event, Kampung Senang invited Mdm Tin Pei Ling, MP for Macpherson, and supporting organizations to launch the “Green and Healthy Monday” movement.


The "Green and Healthy Monday" movement encourages everyone to go veggie every Monday to preserve our health and conserve the food and water resource on our planet.
If a person go 1-veggie-day-a-week for 1 year, he/she can reduce 230 kg of green house gas and save tons of food and water resources.

Earth Society members join in the launch of Green and Healthy Monday. We patronized the various veggie booths and delighted in tasting the different types of yummy veggie food. Our volunteer dress up as Mr Chicken and walk around to display a “Less Meat, Less Heat” sign to the participants.



We also conducted an Environment talk at the stage area from 3.30 to 4pm and participated in the Smoothie Record Challenge from 5.30 to 6 pm. Kampung Senang successfully entered the Singapore Book of Records by attracting 220 people to drink smoothies together during the Green and Healthy Festival event.

More info of the Green and Healthy Festival could be found at their Facebook:

Bravo Kampung Senang for organizing such a Green and Healthy event.
We hope to see more of such eco-events in the near future.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Yale-NUS Sustainable Solutions Conference (20 Aug)

Ms Elizabeth Heng, Secretary of I'dECO: the Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement, wrote to Earth Society to invite us to attend their Sustainable Solutions Network (SSN) inaugural conference on 20 Aug (Sat) at Yale-NUS College. The conference was entitled: “"Synergisms from the Ground-Up: Building Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for a more Sustainable Singapore".
The SSN conference website can be found at www.ssnsingapore.org

Earth Society supported the conference by sending a representative to attend the event from 9.30 am to 4 pm. About 300 people from various environmental organizations attended the event.

NUS-Yale SSN invited Dr. Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State of Environment and Water Resources, to give an opening address during the event. After the speech, Dr Amy Khor joined Mr. Wilson Ang, Director of Global Compact Network Singapore, Dr. Shawn Lum, President of Nature Society Singapore and Ms Anbarasi, Deputy Chief Executive of ACRES, as panellist to answer the questions posted by the participants.
                                                                                                   



After the panellist discussion, speakers from various Environment NGOs such as Food Bank Singapore, Nature Society, Zero Waste SG, PM Haze presented on environment topics ranging from food waste, biodiversity, organic farming to the Haze problem in Singapore.  








As a sign to support sustainability, Yale-NUS SSN provided vegetarian lunch for the 300 conference participants. The veggie meal was colourful, tasty and satisfied the palates of the participants.  

After lunch, conference participants attended small-group (20 people) discussions on different environmental issues in various classrooms. Earth Society member joined in the discussion on “Food and Agriculture”. We discussed on how to reduce food wastage from farm to supermarket and to reduce global demand for meat to conserve the food and water resources on the planet.

After a day of fruitful presentations and discussions, the conference ended at 4 pm.


We are happy to observe that Singapore youths are taking a more active role to promote environmental sustainability in their campus. There is also an increasing trend among youth environment groups to provide veggie meals during Green events. Bravo and may the message of sustainability spread far and wide to encourage all to adopt sustainable measures to protect the planet. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Company Lunch talk @ Kulicke and Soffa and Firmenich Asia Pte Ltd

As part of Kulicke and Soffa’s EHS (Environment, Health and Safety week) event, Ms Wong Ai Wah invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for their staffs in Aug.

On 17 Aug, Earth Society team reached Kulicke and Soffa at 11.45 am. Mr Jeffrey Lee, their EHS manager, received us warmly at the reception counter.

We conducted a Global Warming lunch talk for 30 staffs from 12 to 1 pm. We presented on the effects of Climate change on the world and showcase various solutions that scientists recommended to curb climate change. (Plant trees, Eat less meat, Green energy and 3Rs). Kulicke and Soffa staffs listened attentively to the talk.

On Aug, Ms Joanne Chia from Firmenich Asia Pte Ltd invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for their staffs. Firmenich Asia is a company which produce fragrances and flavours for the world’s renowned brands.

 On 31 Aug, Earth Society team conducted a Global Warming talk and Quiz for 30 staffs at Firmenich Asia Pte Ltd from 12 to 1pm. The staffs paid full attention to the presentation and participated actively in the Quiz at the end of the talk.

Many staffs came forward to sign up on our email list to receive further info on environmental protection.



Feedback from Staffs:

Very informative, the talk is well organised into a short presentation that captured the interest of our employees. Thank you! – Jeffrey Lee, EHS manager, Kulicke and Soffa

Very efficient and helpful talk with all important information for people. I will definitely recommend to others. Thank you.  - Daphne Goh, Secretary, Kulicke and Soffa

Very educational and good sharing. – Chen May, Wellness advocate

Educational and informative talk. Bring better awareness on how individuals can help to Go Green and Save the planet. – Julia Tan, Technical Service Manager, Firmenich Asia Pte Ltd

Interesting and fruitful talk. Teach us to reduce green house gas and reduce food wastage.  – Rebecca Lai, Planner, Firmenich Asia Pte Ltd