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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Global Warming talk @ Fei Yue Community Service

Fei Yue Community Service organized a Go Green event for their staff on 05 Apr at True Way Presbyterian Church. As part of the Go Green event, Ms Janet Koo invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming talk for 350 Fei Yue Community Service staffs attending the event.

On 05 Apr, Earth Society team reached True Way Presbyterian Church at 4.15 pm.
We conducted a Global Warming talk for Fei Yue staffs from 4.30 to 5.30 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.)

The staffs listened attentively to the talk. After the talk, some staffs came forward to sign up on our email list to get more info on environment issues.

Global Warming talk @ Hwa Chung Institution (JC) [ Apr ]

Hwa Chong Institution (College) Green Council organises a Clean and Green week every year. During the week, HCI Green Council organizes programs to expose students to the multitude of environmental issues that humans face, introduce environmental conservation efforts and encourage students to adopt more environmentally-friendly habits to reduce their impact on the environment. 

As part of the Clean and Green Week program this year, Ms Nicole Han, HCI Green Council member, invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming talk for the JC1 and JC 2 students on 21 Apr.

On 21 Apr, Earth Society team reached Hwa Chong Institution at 3.10 pm. Ms Nicole Han met us at the gate and escorted us to the HCI auditorium. We conducted a Global Warming talk for the JC 1 and JC 2 students from 3.30 to 4 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.)

After the talk, we pass some feedback forms to the Green Council members for them to compile some feedback for the talk. Ms Nicole Han helped to collate the feedback and send them to us via email.



Students’ Feedback:

The speaker was extremely knowledgeable, and made an extremely great impact on me, especially when he explained the consequences of humans' destructive actions on the Arctic. He incorporated short videos into the speech, and was thus able to hold the attention of the crowd well. The brochures given out were also very effective as students could relate to its contents, and some peers have actually talked about going more veggie after reading the brochure, which I felt was a good start and first step to reducing agricultural demands in society. I am really thankful and appreciative of this seminar by Earth Society, as it provides a more concrete platform for students to learn how to play a part in protecting Mother Earth.
-  Ling Xin Hui, HCI JC student

I find the talk useful because it gives me new fascinating information on global warming. Overall, it is a good talk with a good use of videos to explain a point, although personally I feel that there is an information overload.
- Anastasia Hariyanto, HCI JC student

It was very impactful talk and I learnt a lot from the speaker. I will be more mindful of my actions in the future!   - Zhang Chenxin, HCI JC student

Assembly talk @ Pei Hwa, Fu Chun Secondary and Chung Cheng High (Apr)

Mrs Erin Wong, Environment Club teacher in Pei Hwa Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 19 Apr.

On 19 Apr, Earth Society team reached Pei Hwa Secondary at 1.05 pm. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for Sec 1 to Sec 5 students from 1.30 to 2.10 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.)

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 2.10 to 3.15 pm. Many students came forward to get more info on global warming and write some feedback for the talk.

On behalf of the Environment Education Committee in Chung Cheng High, Ms Peggy Yap invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the Sec 1 students on 20 Apr. Chung Cheng High has invited us to speak to their students for 6 consecutive years (from 2012 to 2017).

On 20 Apr, Earth Society team conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 students from 2.35 to 3.30 pm. Students listened attentively to the talk and participated actively in the Quiz at the end of the talk. We left the school after the talk.





Ms Leow Lea Ching from Fu Chun Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 26 Apr. On 26 Apr, we conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 to Sec 5 students from 12.30 to 1.10 pm. After the talk, we set up and manned a booth at the school canteen from 1.10 to 2.30 pm.

Students’ Feedback:

I like the content of the talk very much as it has taught us that the world’s climate has changed. I have learnt that by eating healthy, we can actually do a part in saving the Earth.  – Kelly Seah, Sec 4, Pei Hwa Secondary

I learnt that doing things like no-meat day will affect the future a lot. The presentation was good and I hope that Earth Society will do the presentation in other schools to spread the word about global warming.  
– Lim Jian Jie, Sec 2, PHSS

This is one of the best talk I’ve seen in my life. I would call it a good example for presenters to learnt from. One thing I learnt is the effects of global warming on the world. The presentation has awoken my interest in helping the world from global warming.  – Kayla Annisa, Sec 2, PHSS

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Assembly talk @ Keming, First Toa Payoh, Admirality and Cedar Primary (Apr)

Ms Karen Kwan, HOD CCD in Keming Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the upper primary on 10 Apr.

On 10 Apr, Earth Society team reached Keming Primary at 7.30 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for P3 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 energy and 3Rs). Teachers and students listened attentively to the talk.

After the talk, Ms Karen Kwan helped us to compile some feedbacks from the upper primary teachers and send it to us by email. We are greatly encouraged by the positive feedbacks given by the teachers.

Teachers’ Feedback:

Thank you for the interesting and insightful sharing on Global Warming. I am sure all of the teachers and students found the sharing really informative. At the school end, we will try our best to guide and teach our students in the Environmental Conservation. -  Ms Karen Kwan , HOD, CCD.

Compiled feedback from teachers : (Keming Primary)
* Well-delivered. Raised awareness on Global Warming.
* More of such talks to create awareness on global warming.
* Suggestions on how to preserve the environment and healthy eating habits.
* Awareness of situation in environment and good health habits from children.
* An enlightening session that makes me reflect on my dietary plans to live healthily.

Ms Cherlyn Neo from First Toa Payoh Primary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 12 Apr. On 12 Apr, we conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for P1 to P6 students from 10.30 to 11 am.

Ms Faith Tay, Green Club teacher in Admiralty Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the lower primary students on 20 Apr. On 20 Apr, we conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the P1 and P2 students from 9.15 to 9.45 am.

Mr Sim Eak Bian from Cedar Primary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 25 Apr. On 25 Apr, we conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for P1 to P6 students from 7.45 to 8.15 am. We left the school after the talk.

Assembly talk @ Queenstown, Whitley and Ngee Ann Secondary (Apr)

Mr Chia Teck Seng, Green Committee teacher in Queenstown Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the lower secondary students on 03 Mar.

On 03 Mar, Earth Society team reached Queenstown Secondary at 12.45 pm. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for Sec 1 and Sec 2 students from 1 to 2 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.) We also presented on global water usage and what we can do to save water.

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 2 to 3 pm. Many students came forward to get more info on global warming and write some feedback for the talk.

As part of the program for Whitley Secondary’s Environment week, Mdm Shrila Balachandran, Subject Head (Chemistry), invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 13 Apr. On 13 Apr, we conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for Sec 1 to Sec 4 students from 1.20 to 2.10 pm.

Mr Vincent Tang from Ngee Ann Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the lower secondary students 18 Apr. On 18 Apr, we conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for Sec 1 and Sec 2 students from 1 to 1.30 pm. We set up and manned a booth at the school canteen from 1.30 to 2.30 pm.

Teachers’ Feedback:

"The speaker is knowledgeable and informative. The variation in the presentation such as use of videos and animations help to engage the students. Through the talk, the students learnt about climate change and how they can help, for example, a change of lifestyle by eating less meat, etc. After the talk, the students also applied what they learnt during the talk when they did their pledge to conserve water. "   
- consolidated feedback from Teachers, Queens Town Secondary





Students’ Feedback:

It’s really amazing how things are changing every year. If one person take part, it encourages others to do so. One person can make small changes to help the planet. – Bushva, Sec 2, Queens Town Secondary School

The talk was interesting. It reflects on what we did to Earth during the years and let us know what to do to protect the Earth.  – Tan Si Mui, Sec 2, QTSS

I think that it was an eye-opening talk. I just realised that my family wastes too much water. Hence, I have learnt how to save water. The speaker was very engaging. - Riya Vij, Sec 2, QTSS

The talk was fun and very memorable. I learnt a lot about what is happening in the world.     - NayLi, Sec 2, Ngee Ann Sec Sch

I like the talk. I learnt about the importance of saving the Environment.   
– Zelene Lee, Sec 2, NASS

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

NTU GreenFest 2017 (20 to 21 Mar)

Ms Ng Pei Rou, Deputy Director of Events Executive (Internal) of Earthlink NTU, invited Earth Society to set up a booth during their NTU GreenFest event on 20 & 21 Mar. This is the 4th year NTU Earthlink invited us to their event. Other organizations that participated in the event include Nature Society, NEA, SEC, PM Haze etc.

On 20 Mar, NTU Earthlink invited Minster of Environment and Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor, to grace the opening ceremony for EarthFest. The opening ceremony was followed by a veggie lunch for the participating organizations and the volunteers at the event.

On 20 and 21 Mar, Earth Society members set up and manned a booth at NTU LT1A Canopy K from 9 am to 5 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.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Assembly talk @ Feng Shan and Chang Kat Primary (Mar)

Ms Tan Ai Ling from Feng Shan Primary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 24 Mar. This is the second time Feng Shan Primary invited us to talk to the students.

On 24 Mar, Earth Society reached Feng Shan Primary at 7.15 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for P1 to P6 students from 7.30 to 8 am. 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.)

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 8 to 10.30 am to pass eco-leaflets to the students and gather feedback for the talk.

Students’ Feedback:

I like the Assembly talk just now because I learn how to save my planet. I have learnt that I need to eat more veggies and eat less meat. – Farisha, P5, Feng Shan Pri

I learnt to recycle, reuse and reduce. I learnt to stop global warming by eating more vegetables and go meatless on Monday. – Azwa, P6. FSPS


Mdm Nur Iffah, Year Head Middle Primary, from Chang Kat Primary invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the lower primary students on 27 Mar.
                
On 27 Mar, Earth Society team reached Chang Kat Primary at 8.45 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the P1 to P3 students from 9 to 9.30 am. Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk. We left the school after the Assembly talk.

Assembly talk @ St Stephen School and Endeavour Primary (Mar)

Ms Nadira from St Stephen’s School invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 06 Mar.

On 06 Mar, Earth Society reached St Stephen's School at 7.20 am. We conduct a Global Warming Assembly 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 energy and 3Rs.)

After the talk, we set up a booth at the school canteen from 8.30 to 11 am to pass eco-leaflets to the students and gather feedback for the talk.


Students’ Feedback:

I thought this was a good talk to help promote green ways to save mother Earth. I hope this Green Monday program will help save our Earth.   – Chris Saja, P4, St Stephen Sch

It was an exciting talk about Global Warming. I learn lots of new facts about Global Warming.   
– Kumar, P5, St Stephen Sch

I like the talk because I learn more about Global Warming and learn have to save the Earth from Global Warming.   – Anderson, P4, St Stephen Sch



Mr Matt Lim from Endeavour Primary invited Earth Society to conduct a Global Warming Assembly talk for the school cohort on 21 Mar

On 21 Mar, Earth Society team reached Endeavour Primary at 7.30 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the P1 to P6 students from 7.45 to 8.15 am. Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk. We left the school after the Assembly talk. 

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.