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- the joys and challenges, inspirations and innovations.
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Why do we use so many plastic bags in Singapore?

July 26th, 2014

Yesterday, I received an email from 2 students asking for my opinion on the main cause(s) of excessive plastic bag use in Singapore. This was my reply to them. Read the rest of this entry »

A walk down memory lane on the Green Movement

June 11th, 2014

Living in this age of information, where information about the advancements in math, science, technology, and art is quite literally at our fingertips, could not be more exciting.

This fact could not be more relevant in the growth of the “green” movement. Scientific advancements and studies have shown us that human life has a particularly devastating effect on climate, forestation and wild animal life. It leaves us with the biggest question: What can we do to help? Read the rest of this entry »

The Kyoto Protocol – Has it worked

June 13th, 2013

Taking data from the UN and PBL, the infographic below shows some of the progress made by the Kyoto Protocol in reducing CO2 emissions since its formation in 1997. Read the rest of this entry »

What Happens To Extra Shingles – Ask Your Contractor

December 11th, 2012

This is a guest post contributed by American Custom Contractors, a roofing company in Maryland.

America churns out 12.5 billion square feet of asphalt shingles every year—that’s enough to shingle all of Washington D.C. almost five times! Unfortunately for the environment and for pocketbooks everywhere, about 11 million tons of those shingles end up being wasted and tossed into landfills annually. Read the rest of this entry »

Facts on Recycling

December 9th, 2012

By guest writer, Mike J.

It is without a doubt that recycling will be a major contribution to the battle of reducing carbon emissions and therefore help prevent the full devastating effects of global warming. If we are optimistic – and I believe we should be – we might even be able to reverse the process of global warming. The facts on recycling Read the rest of this entry »

Recycle Car

December 9th, 2012

by guest writer, Mike J.

Cars hold a unique and prestigious importance in modern life. They enable us to travel vast distances by our own means, they make the world smaller and speed up our lives, and, are often symbols of our independence and even success. In the UK alone it is estimated there were 30 million cars on the road by the turn of this century. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Top-selling Green Cars

July 14th, 2011

By guest writer, Steve Colins (author of the a green car website, Crazy4cars.)

With today’s advances in technology and design, you no longer have to compromise on reduced performances and comfort when opting to buy a green car. Today, green cars are slowly becoming no different from regular cars. Today, I will share on 5 of the top selling green cars.

The Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi 95, is an extremely popular model that has been re-worked to produce an outstandingly low carbon emission of 94g/km, averaging an impressive 80.7 mpg. Read the rest of this entry »

What if climate change is not real?

July 9th, 2011

In response to the question “what if climate change is not real”, Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California, said

“If climate change doesn’t exist, the question I ask you is: how does cleaning up our environment and spurring economic development toward new ”green” industries harm us? Read the rest of this entry »

Mushrooms Are Not Only Good For Food

July 2nd, 2011

You might be wondering why I am talking about mushrooms on this environmental website.

Many of us are aware of the usefulness of mushrooms. The toxic toadstools aside, some mushrooms make delicious food dishes (e.g portobella burger), while others are used as medicine (e.g. to deal with cancer). But what many of us are not aware of is how mushrooms are also good for the environment. Read the rest of this entry »

Japan Seeks To Recycle Disaster Rubble

June 29th, 2011

In the midst of dealing with the aftermath of the 2011 earthquakes and tsunamis, Japan faces the challenge of finding uses for the 25 million tons of rubble (equivalent to half the amount of household waste generated in Japan annually) created as a result of the disaster. Read the rest of this entry »

Beware of Fake “Green Homes”

June 19th, 2011

If you are a green-goer and want to own a “green home”, do beware of homes that are falsely labeled as “green”. Do your checks before making your “green home” purchase. Not only would it ensure that you get what you are looking for, it would secure your health in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »

What I learnt from the UK

May 3rd, 2011

By guest writer, Janis Chng (a Singaporean based in UK)

I am going to share with you my experience of recycling / green living in the UK. I will write specifically about my experience in London, as I have been living and working here for more than 7 years.

Before I came to the UK, the only thing I recycled in Singapore was paper/newspaper — my family keeps these unwanted paper at home until the ‘garang guni’ (or rag and bone man) comes door to door to collect our unwanted recyclables. Read the rest of this entry »

The least we can do – Recycle

April 21st, 2011

Other than being Good Friday (in Singapore), today is also Earth Day – a day to remember the importance of living sustainably and responsibly, in protection of the one great gift we have received — our planet Earth.

Singapore has a long way to go in terms of environmental consciousness. Many of our people are too busy with building our future — our work/studies and our families/friends. There may also be some of us who are busy with killing time. So there is little time for the Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

How green is eco “Run 350”?

April 18th, 2011

On 17 Apr 2011, my hubby and I pulled ourselves out of bed much earlier than usual and headed toward town (Marina Boulevard area) to take part in “Run 350”. Other than wanting to lend our support for this “one-and-only-10km-eco-run-in-Singapore”, we also wanted to see for ourselves the eco efforts that were currently taking place in Singapore.

For background, the run was named as such to remind everyone of the need to keep carbon emissions in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million (ppm). This effort is crucial if we are to ensure mankind’s long term survival on this planet. Currently, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is about 390ppm, and the excessive green house gas is contributing to serious problems like global warming and climate change. Hence, the run seeks to create environmental awareness on how all of us could reduce our carbon emissions and lead more eco-friendly lives, in a fun way. Read the rest of this entry »

Efforts to recycle batteries – Part II

April 14th, 2011

This entry on efforts to recycle batteries is a follow-up to my previous entry.

I got a chance to speak to Alvin from Battizer the other day. He was very kind to answer some of the burning questions I had about recycling batteries. Read the rest of this entry »

Recycling batteries in Singapore

March 29th, 2011

I have always read about how the proper disposal of batteries is important. Batteries contain many toxic chemicals, including heavy metals. When they are not properly disposed of, the toxic chemicals could leach into the environment. For example, if they are buried directly in landfills, the chemicals could leach into the soil, and may even reach our water bodies (eg. seas). If they are incinerated, the harmful chemicals could be released in the form of fumes into the atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry »

Hope for Styrofoam recycling

March 28th, 2011

Do you there are new technologies that can facilitate the recycling of styrofoam? Read the rest of this entry »

Things are not made to last

March 8th, 2011

Sigh, things are not made to last.

Within a span of 2 months, two of my hair clips broke. Actually, it is only the tiny flimsy springs in them that broke. The remaining parts are still very much in good working conditions. I intend to try to repair it, but it would mean sourcing for the correct type of wire to recreate the spring components. If that is not possible, I might have to send the remaining parts for recycling. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Warming Controversy

February 1st, 2011

The global warming controversy — whether global warming is real and whether it is caused by humans — is very intriguing. There’s lots of emotions and opinions involved.

Given the nature of Truth in Life — Life is simply too large to be fully comprehended by Man, so understandably, Life’s Truth is beyond Man’s grasp — there is no way we will be able to know the Truth about global warming. All we might have, even with our technological advances and science today, is probably a glimpse at a piece of the puzzle of the Truth. Read the rest of this entry »

Do my little actions matter?

January 20th, 2011

When i first started on my “going green” journey several years ago, I was fully convinced that if each one of us just did our little bit (just our own bit and nothing more) for our environment, the world would be a better, greener place. If everyone just recycled their unwanted items and consume only what is necessary and not waste, then it would solve today’s problem Read the rest of this entry »

Introduction to “The 11th Hour” movie

January 18th, 2011

By some coincidence, my hubby and I were introduced to the movie, The 11th Hour, which is produced and narrated by Leonardo Dicaprio, and discusses the future of our planet given the way people are treating it now. The movie is not exactly new, as it was released in 2007, but we only learnt about it recently.

The movie documentary left us with many feelings. Read the rest of this entry »