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World Cleanup Day 2022: Working hand-in-hand to clear marine litter

One hundred and eighty kilograms or the weight of three average Singaporeans — that was how much marine litter was picked up by volunteers at Yishun Dam on the World Cleanup Day, 17 Sep. The aim of the cleanup on Saturday, organised by educational consultant Green Nudge and UNIQLO Singapore, was to promote sustainability. About…
19 Sep 2022 3 mins read

Former RSAF pilot David Tan flies rescue dogs, cats, and a pot-bellied pig

You would think having been in the air for over 40 years, first as a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) rescue helicopter pilot, then a professional and private pilot, David Tan would want to have his feet planted firmly on the ground. On the contrary, Mr Tan spends his time flying rescue animals across…
5 Sep 2022 4 mins read

Reviving the Kampung Spirit in Sengkang through food rescue

Whose responsibility when it comes to food wastage in Singapore? For a group of residents in Sengkang, it is a duty they are proud to shoulder through food rescue. Co-founder of Food Rescue Sengkang (FRSK) Derek Ong estimates that on a given Saturday, a main distribution day for the group, there are about 20 to…
23 Jul 2022 6 mins read

In Conversation With: Harold Koh, CEO and founder of Nextevo

From working with cars in the Philippines to overseeing pineapple farms in Indonesia, 58-year-old Harold Koh now finds himself coming full circle. He is back in his hometown Singapore, building his fabric manufacturing company that is centred around one key word – sustainability. Today, Mr Koh is the CEO and founder of Nextevo, a fabric…
27 Jun 2022 6 mins read

What is the future of sustainable construction in Singapore?

Home, green home. In the eco-conscious community of today, sustainability has become the new buzzword and Singapore has also taken the message to heart. Even the construction sector is not left out. Measures have been taken to have eco-friendly buildings and sustainable construction practices. In BCA’s 2016 survey of 610 homeowners in Singapore, between 90 and…
30 Apr 2022 4 mins read

Receding beach front at East Coast: Is Singapore’s reclaimed land in trouble?

There is no more sandy beach at the East Coast. Instead, sandbags a storey high lined what was the beach between Bedok Jetty and East Coast Lagoon as joggers ran by the strip on April 2. Two more areas, seen on Google satellite map, also had sandbags lining the beaches and breakwater barriers built. Can…
11 Apr 2022 5 mins read

In Conversation With: A Sankar, Founder of Herpetological Society Singapore

From The Jungle Book’s Kaa to Harry Potter’s Nagini, snakes have not enjoyed the best image in human literature and media. But Sankar Ananthanarayanan is seeking to repeal their undeserved bad name in Singapore — which, in fact, is home to an incredible diversity of reptiles and amphibians.  “Herpetology is the study of reptiles and…
31 Mar 2022 4 mins read

What’s up with the OneMillionTrees Movement?

It was in 2020 that plans were put out to grow one million trees in Singapore by 2030.  The OneMillionTrees movement, announced then by Minister of National Development Desmond Lee, took its cue from similar initiatives in Europe, North America and Australia. It aims to restore nature to the island nation through the planting of…
21 Mar 2022 5 mins read

Latest IPCC report highlights social inequality in Asia

Climate change caused by humans is now dealing out damages to different parts of the world and half of humanity is at risk of increased harm to their lives and livelihoods, the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes (IPCC) concludes earlier in the week.  The landmark United Nations (UN) report was released by…
4 Mar 2022 2 mins read

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