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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Global Warming talks @ PSA Corporation (Sep)

In Sep, Earth Society team received 2 invitations from PSA Corporation to speak to their staffs.

The first invitation was from Mr Willy Jong, HSSE Representative from Singapore Terminal 1 (ST1), to speak to their staff at Tanjong Pangar Terminal on 25 Sep.

The second invitation was from Mdm Peggy Lee, Manager (Green Port Culture) in Environment Department, to speak to their staff at PSA Building on 27 Sep.

On 25 Sep, Earth Society team reached Tanjong Pagar Distripark at 3.15 pm.

We conducted a Global Warming talk for 50 staffs from 3.30 pm to 4.30 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).





On 27 Sep, Earth Society team reached PSA Building at 12.15 pm. Ministry of Environment and Water Resource (MEWR) officer presented on Sustainable Singapore Blue Print from 12.30 pm to 1 pm. We presented on Global Warming from 1 pm to 1.30 pm. About 50 staffs attended the talk.

For both talks, PSA staffs listened attentively to the presentation. At the end of the talk, many staffs came forward to write some feedback for the talk and sign up on our email list.

Feedback from Staffs:

Very good seminar. A time to reflect on what we eat. It is very meaningful and interesting.
– Mr Goh Hock Nguan, Assistant Vice-President, Environment, PSA Building.

Interesting way of presenting the topic. Through the videos flashed, the impact of GHG, the impact of having more veg or fruits are dearly presented. A very good seminar. All should take the chance to attend the talk. – PSA Staffs, Tanjong Pagar Terminal

Interesting info on how food choices impact the environment based on the amount of water required to grow the food to feed the animals. - Tan Puay Khoon, PSA staff

It’s really a wake-up call for the whole world. I think each and everyone should play their part in Saving the Green Environment. Very useful talk. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention.  – PSA staff

Assembly talk @ Zheng Hua Primary (Sep)

Mr Alex Chew, HOD Science in Zheng Hua Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 25 Sep.

On 25 Sep, Earth Society team reached Zheng Hua Primary at 7.30 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for P1 to P6 students from 7.30 am to 7.55 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, Mr Alex Chew help us to compile some feedbacks from the teachers and send it to us by email.

Teacher’s Feedback :

- The pace of the talk was just right. The speaker was articulate and dear. It would have been great if there could be a quiz to engage the students further.

- Language used with students is good as it explains the basics such that even P1 can understand. However, the speaker rushed through the last few slides due to time constrain. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Global Warming talk @ IRAS (Aug)

In Aug 2017, Mr Samuel Lim, Senior Officer (LEAD Office) in Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), invited Earth Society to conduct a company lunch talk for the staffs.

On 21 Aug, Earth Society team reach IRAS at 11.45 am. We conducted a Global Warming lunch talk for 60 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).

IRAS staffs listened attentively to the talk. At the end of the talk, many staffs came forward to sign up on our email list to receive more info on environment matters.



Feedback from Staffs:

Thank you so much for the very informative and educational talk. Really appreciative of what we have now.       
– Senior Finance Officer, IRAS

Good mix of presentation and videos and tips on saving the environment.
- Samuel Lim, Senior Officer (LEAD Office), IRAS

Green and Healthy Festival @ Sing Expo (Aug)

Kampung Senang invited Earth Society to participate in the Green and Healthy festival @ Sing Expo Hall 6A on 19 Aug to 20 Aug. This is the second year Kampung Senang held the Green and Healthy Festival at Sing Expo.

The Green and 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.



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

Our volunteer also put on the costume of a chicken and parade around to showcase the message of “Less Meat, Less Heat” in the event.
We congratulate Kampung Senang for a successful Green and Healthy Festival this year and wish more organizations will join in the Green movement to protect the planet.

Assembly talk @ East Spring Primary (Aug)

Ms Jiang Yanni, Environment Committee Teacher in East Spring Primary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 07 Aug.

On 07 Aug, Earth Society team reached East Spring Primary at 10.30 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for P1 to P6 students from 10.45 to 11.15 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 Jiang Yanni helped us to compile some feedbacks from the teachers and send it to us by email.

Teacher’s Feedback :

- The videos shown to the students were engaging and effective. Students were able to relate to it.
- Overall the content covered was good, just need to slow down a bit more. Okay if have to cut down on certain parts.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Assembly talk @ Bukit View Secondary and Gan Eng Seng School (Jul)

Mr Tan Chong Han, teacher-in-charge for Environmental Clubin Bukit View Secondary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the lower secondary students on 07 Jul.

On 07 Jul, Earth Society team reached Bukit View Secondary at 11.45 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for Sec 1 and Sec 2 students from 12 to 12.40 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. We left the school after the talk.

Ms Thng Lay Keng, a teacher in Gan Eng Seng School, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the lower secondary students on 11 Jul.

On 11 Jul, Earth Society team conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 and Sec 2 students from 1 pm to 1.30 pm. Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk. We left the school after the talk.

Teacher’s Feedback :

The slides are great! They are super informative for my Sec 1 and 2 students !
Thank you for taking time to come down to talk to my students ! 
- Ms Thng Lay Keng, Teacher, GESS

Company talk @ Shell Eastern Petroleum (Jun)

In Jun 2017, Mr Jimmy Yeo, HSSE Advisor in Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, invited Earth Society to conduct a company talk for their staffs in Singapore Petrochemical Complex (A chemical complex in Jurong Island made up of 8 different companies).

This is the first time we get an invitation to conduct a talk in Jurong Island.

On 23 Jun afternoon, Mr Jimmy Yeo meet us at Jurong Island Checkpoint to assist us to get a pass to enter Jurong Island. We conducted a Global Warming talk for 60 staffs from 2 to 3 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). Singapore Petrochemical Complex Staffs listened attentively to the talk. At the end of the talk, many staffs came forward to sign up on our email list to receive more info on environment matters.

Feedback from Staffs:

A good presentation on Climate change. Really captured the attention of the participants. Would pass down the information to my staff. -  Mr Prakam, staff, Union Services (Spore) Pte Ltd

This Global Warming Awareness talk is an eye-opener. The presentation was great. Please show more pictures and news about Obesity verse World Hunger. Everyone needs to know  - Mr Abdullah, staff, HSE

It is a very interesting talk. I learn many info on Global Warming.
- Mr Kandhasami Saravanan, Safety Co-ordinator

Assembly talk @ CHIJ Secondary (May)

Ms Genevieve Pang, a teacher in CHIJ Secondary, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the Sec 1 students on 16 May. The school wish to help students cultivate important life-skills that will contribute to their self-growth.

On 16 May, Earth Society team reached CHIJ Secondary at 9.45 am. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for the Sec 1 students from 10 am to 11 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.) 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.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Assembly talk @ Global Indian International School and Canossa Convent Primary (May)

Ms Parameshwari, Primary coordinator of Global Indian International School, invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the primary students on 04 May. This is the 2nd year the school invited us to talk to their students.

On 04 May, Earth Society team reached Global Indian International School (Queensway) at 7.30 am. We conducted an Assembly talk on “Environment Conservation” from 9.45 am to 10.45 am. We presented on the situation of Overfishing in our Oceans, Deforestation on our Land, and Green house gas emissions in our Atmosphere. We also touched on issues such as biodiversity losses, factory farming, climate change and water shortage.

Students and teachers listened attentively to the talk and participated actively in the Quiz after the talk.

Teacher’s Feedback :

The presentation was informative and persuasive. It would develop the knowledge needed in all of us to address the current and emerging environmental issues. The use of video and stories were impressive. It was helpful in educating the students to save the environment.- Ms Parameshwari, Primary Coordinator, GIIS



Ms Jennifer Kwek from Canossa Convent Primary invited Earth Society to conduct an Assembly talk for the school cohort on 18 May.

On 18 May, Earth Society team reached Canossa Convent Primary at 7.55 am. Ms Joslyn Chew greeted us and escorted us to the school hall. We conducted a Global Warming Assembly talk for P1 to P6 students from 8.10 to 8.40 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 and man a booth in the school canteen from 8.45 am to 10.30 am.







Feedback from Canossa Convent Primary :

“Thank you for your passion and enthusiasm in saving and loving our Mother Earth.
I found the talk very enlightening and informative. Thanks also for making us aware about animals which are taken for granted as ‘meat’. The talk on Global Warming was excellent. Thanks. “ 
– Sr. Mane, Sister Teacher, CCPS.

I like the talk as it is interesting and I have learnt a lot about Global Warming  
- Krisnathajit Kaur, P5 student.

 I like the talk as I learnt about how Global Warming affects the world. “ – Anne Tan, P5 student. 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Global Warming talk @ Fei Yue Community Service (Apr)

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.





Feedback from staffs

- Helpful suggestions given on how, as individuals, we can do our part to be more environmentally conscious and reduce global warming.

- Interesting videos shown which captured my attention. Very informative talk which tells us how we can reduce global warming in everyday life .eg. through our diet.

- I find the talk very informative and enlightening. The speaker is very knowledgeable and passionate about the message he brought across.

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.

Teachers’ Feedback

Overall the videos and slides were good and gave clear picture of various perspective to global warming. The solutions offered and quiz at the end of presentation were well received by students. Thank you.  
- Mdm Rohisza, Head of Green Committee, Fu Chun Secondary

Great way to create awareness among students. It takes a village to raise a child. Every little effort from everyone counts to combat global warming. An informative seminar. Good! – Adrian Tan, Teacher, FCSS

The talk has made me more aware of the serious situation and I want to start saving water and eat less red meat. - Ms Angelena Yong, Teacher, FCSS

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.