Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Teck Ghee YEC Environmental Awareness Project - Soap Making Workshop
The YEGs attended a soap-making workshop, on 4th September 2010 from 10 to 11am at Teck Ghee CC organized by the Environmental Interest Group,Teck Ghee YEC.
The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform of outreach to spread the message about the importance of recycling and waste minimisation to students and teachers.
The objectives of the workshop are as follows:
a) To increase the participants’ understanding on the impact of recycling instead of disposing waste cooking oil on the environment.
b) Through a hands-on session, they will discover the process behind the formation of soap.
Ms Lok trying out soap making with the YEGs.
Materials used for making soap from waste cooking oil.
The YEGs hopes to spread the skills they have learn to the rest of the students in 2011.
Sunday, 18 July 2010
The YEGs are responsibel for the awards. Credits goes to them
Here are some information about the CIB.
Community in Bloom Awards 2010 saw a 45% increase in the number of participating gardens this year compared to the previous year.
A total of 279 community gardens took part in the biennial competition, organised by the National Parks Board (NParks) to recognise and reward excellence in gardening efforts by community groups in public and private housing estates, educational institutions and organisations.
NParks received 193 entries in 2008.
Since the awards were started in 2005, the total number of entries has been increasing for every year it was held. Organised for the fourth year, the awards also saw an increase in participation in each category.There are in total 124 entries from public housing estates (80 in 2008); 23 from private housing estates (17 in 2008); 83 from educational institutes (47 in 2008); 49 from organisations (31 in 2008.
The awards was presented to the 279 gardening groups during the Singapore Garden Festival 2010 at Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre in July.
Mdm Faridah and Mr Mark Cheng also took the opportunity to visit the Singapore Garden Festival where they gather ideas to make improvement for the YEG garden.
Mdm Faridah considering the possibility of expanding the orchard garden in school.
Saturday, 3 July 2010
It was held at the Singapore Islamic Hub, 273 Braddell Road Singapore 579702. The Guest of Honour was Mr Heng Chee How (Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office) and the host was Mr Zainudin Nordin, Mayor for Central Singapore District
Our students learned some interesting facts about littering in Singapore from attending this forum.
Here are their reflections.
Ng Lin Jie
After attending 6th Singapore Public Health Forum, I felt that something must seriously be done to ensure
Through this forum, I discovered that 4 out of 10 people in
With this statistic, we Singaporean need reflect seriously as this suggest that if we do not have any cleaners, we would be living in the condition worse than that of a squatters or a slum.
My friends also litter. They said that it is the cleaner’s job is to clean, so by littering, they are helping the cleaners to keep their jobs.
But do they know that $30million are spend every year to keep
Imagine if we do not hire these cleaners for 10 years, we would have had $300million by now. We could have spend these on heath care or education, which to me are more important.
I learned in this forum that there are more Singaporean litter-bugs than foreigner litter-bugs which means that
We should learn to stop littering as hiring cleaners is only a short term solution. When
Therefore when the time come, we can only depend on our self. As Singaporeans and as human beings, we should play a part in keeping our environment clean as we must realize that we are not the only species that are living in this world. The other species did their part by not littering, with the exception of letting out some poo here and there. Every living thing in this world deserves to live in a clean environment, so we should also play a part in letting this happen.
In order to solve our littering problem, we must first find the source of it before we can rectify the problem.
One of the problems identified is the failure of the parents to instill good habits into their children’s life for example throwing your litter in designated rubbish bins. This is probably because most of our parents born in the 60’s era were brought up with the mentality that it is alright to dispose their rubbish anywhere they like. At the same time, it may not be a culture in some foreign countries to dispose their rubbish properly. As the saying goes “Like father like son”, the children follow after the footstep of their parents, be it good or bad.
Therefore, to rectify this problem, we must first educate the public about the serious health hazards that can be brought about by improper disposal of rubbish and the serious consequences that follow after it in order to maintain a clean and green
I found today event was very entertaining and enriching. Today's presentation focused on Anti-Littering. It aim was to prevent littering in public places by adding more bins employing more cleaners to clear the litter. However, the problem still persist, therefore, today a new Anti-Littering campaign called "Do your part don't be a litter bug" was launched.
NEA’s target is to Increase more bins and improve the design of bins. For example, ash tray have been incorporated into the design of the bin as smokers have a hard time finding ash trays in various places to throw and so they litter out of inconvenience.
There was a short debate session involving students from AJC and the theme was "
From this event, I feel that the education of the young generations is also vital in changing the mindsets of our young citizens so that they do not become litter bug.
Saturday, 29 May 2010
During the session, EC were able to share their ideas and best practices with each other, which stood them in good stead as they plan and implement environment initiatives in their respective schools.
Loic making a presentation during the networking session.
Dennis turn to make his point.