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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

G POP Episode 2

I am Victor , Vice-President of SPENV.In support of Rachel, I shall write one on my account.

I started to know about environment issues since sec 1 from geography lessons and what really prompted me to do more is from an overseas trip to China when i was secondary 3 for the Bio Gas Tank construction which really did changed my perception.Bio Gas tank works by converting human and animal waste into gas that can be used for cooking.This help to reduce the need to cut down trees for fuel.If you have a chance to go overseas for community projects, do really treasure it .

For Poly, it was my mentor Alvin, the ex-president of SPENV, who groomed me and inspired me to initiate green projects. Thanks a lot Alvin. Hope people out there will also be able to initiate or participate in more green activities.

8 ways to be green by VICTOR
1. Set up recycle bins in your house
2. Cut down the need of plastic bags for small purchases
3. Try to walk / take public transport if possible
4. Use reusable bag when go shopping .
5. Opt for less packaging products if available. Less packaging=cheaper and env-friendly
6. Invest in a portable harddisk/thumbdrive, to cut down the usage of CDs & floppy??
7.Reuse or Recycle ur tutorials, textbooks when semester ends.It is quite sad that you cannot reduce them.
8.Be more active in SPENV :)

1 comment:

Holy Thinking Philosopher said...

I totally agree with Victor and Rachel for their thoughts about putting realistic efforts for saving the environment. All this will not happen overnight, which means long-term solutions will need to be obtained and meaningfully researched upon to minimise the effects of environmental damage. When I say environmental damage, it can easily be understood that the scope comprises global warming, climate change, demographic trends which change geographic landscapes, and so on. Just in Singapore, we have already seen the 'true colours' of greening our environment. Small, sneaky actions by unknowing public contributing litter to the grounds, multiplying by the relevant population figure, the outcome is stunning and shameful enough to silence we, citizens, who constantly make convenient self-proclaims about our individual efforts in saving our surroundings, and speaking of which, beautifying it. Do positive actions really need attention for support and commendations for motivating more of these similar efforts?

In my opinion, Singaporeans will never be ceasingly enough to put an end to their bad habits of doing specific destruction of nature, and this can be effectively said of other developed first-world countries. One theory should be qualified to earn some Nobel Peace Prize some day, which I unofficially state that 'A country will never experience environmental growth in pursuit of economic growth.' Please challenge the statement's foundation, but at least, I have already sparked off some useful thinking about this undeniable reality. We discuss grand plans for converting buildings into greener ones, emphasising on promising yet uncertain technologies as often reported in news, and how far can these actions be ever-sustaining? Everyone will want to celebrate over breakthroughs, and have already begun this entertainment, but are they forgetting the initial agenda of such important causes, which stretches far-reaching consequences beyond our generation to consider carefully and brainstorm? I frequently hear some friends exclaiming the irrelevance of really putting full care for our future descendants regarding protecting and providing a safe and greener environment for them to thrive and develop their well-being, I need to shout out 'Where's your conscience?' lame question at them? Probably or probably not. It ultimately depends on what the majority of us, Gen Y, considers as being considerate for both the greens and the unstable future of mankind, if possible, a survey to gauge the current mindset? Too many questions need to be asked, and the same number of answers should be logically replied, so that the issues of Earth will become a part of our moral value system. Perhaps this can be one of the basic mission of the Environment Club? Mother earth is certainly chronically ill, but we, humans, can be an extreme boon or bane to her (presumption: sitting on the fence is disallowed). So...blablabla, let's start. Just do it.