Thursday, 9 October 2008
Date: 11th October 2008 (Sat)
Meeting Place: NTU Chinese Heritage Centre
Time to meet: 8am
Cost of Farm Trip:
Description of Conducted Farm Tour Programme:
Introduction Talk (10 – 30minute)
Different farming methods
Organic Framing Methods
Why do we eat organic food.
Organic farming and the environment.
Walk around the Farm
Participants will be led around the farm to see how compost is made, how and why different vegetables are grown in different ways. Identify the rich variety of vegetables, herbs and fruit trees grown in the farm..
Refreshments: Herbal drink is provided.
Shopping for vegetables
We specialize in home deliveries and only excess will be sold to visitors or we can reserve but you must pre-order a week ahead.
The duration of the whole program depends on the participants’ interest. It normally last between 1 to 2 hrs, including questions, shopping and time to relax.
MAX No. of Participants: 40
If any queries, feel free to contact me.
Friday, 5 September 2008
Does water pollution exists in Singapore? Want to know more about what you can do for the environment? Or just want to join in the fun with a bunch of environmental enthusiastics? Come and join us for our first gathering of the academic year!
Date: 11 Sept 2008, Thursday
Venue: Executive Seminar Room-3South Spine, S3.1
Time: 7pm - 9pm
1900 – 1910 Easy Green Tips
1910 – 1925 Updates on Earthlink’s upcoming events
1925 – 2025 Waterways Watch Society Talk
2025 – 2055 Games
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*Refreshments provided! We encourage you to bring along your own utensils for the gathering to reduce the use of disposables. Lets do our part for the environment! Thanks! :)
Highlights of Gathering
“Easy Green Tips” Presentation & Earthlink upcoming Events!
A presentation to bring out some simple and easy tips for people to know what they can do for the environment.
Talk by Waterways Watch Society
The Waterways Watch Society (WWS) is a Non-Governmental Organization tasked to bring people together to monitor, restore and protect the aesthetics of our waterways around the Marina Reservoir. It is an independent group of volunteers working towards the same objective as other green groups however concentrating more on our waterways with an identity of its own.
Get to have fun and interact with our fellow Earthlinkers and make more friends!
Interested to join us for Earthlink 1st members gathering?
RSVP with your name, contact number and membership number to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, 9/09/08, 2359hr.
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Keen to do your part for the environment but don’t know where to start or what to do?
This year, Earthlink NTU will be collaborating with WaterWays Watch Society for joint boat and bicycle patrols along the Marina Reservoir. (Areas covered include Kallang Basin, Marina Bay and Singapore River.)
Waterways Watch Society (WWS) is a non-governmental organization that works closely and reports any pollution in the Marina Reservoir to the relevant authorities like PUB, NEA, Nparks, URA and LTA for necessary action.
With the completion of the marina barrage, the 15th reservoir - Marina Resevoir will have the largest and most urbanized catchment area at 10,000 hectares or one-sixth of size of Singapore. Major canals and waterways within the catchment area will eventually flow into the reservoir. This is unlike the other 14 reservoirs which are protected and not in an urban surrounding area. Hence, there is a strong need for us to play do our part to keep our environment clean.
Interested to be a Water Ranger? Sign up with us as a volunteer by sending us your name, email and contact number to email@example.com.
A pre-event briefing will be held for all volunteers on 17th September (Wed) at LT 15 1930hrs.
A compulsory orientation program will be conducted on 27th Sept at WaterWays Watch Society. (1 Way transport provided from NTU on 27th Sept.)
Venue: Kallang (Under Merdeka Bridge)
Patrols are conducted on weekends only:
1.Have the passion in protecting the environment!
2.Need to be able to cycle confidently.
3.Complete a minimum of 3 tours of duties (1 Boat and 2 Bicycle Patrols)
For any queries email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do visit http://www.wws.org.sg/ for more information about Waterways Watch Society.
Sunday, 31 August 2008
The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) is an annual event coordinated by Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at the National University of Singapore from 2001. The aim of this event is to remove and collect data on the debris from the shorelines, waterways and beaches and coastal regions in Singapore. The extent and scope of the ICCS has also grown over the years, starting from the beaches of East Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park and Changi Beach, to pioneering mangrove cleanups in Mandai, Lim Chu Kang, Chek Jawa, making ICCS as one of Singapore’s largest environmental conservation programmes. This information serves to educate the public on marine debris issues and to encourage positive change by submissions to governmental and international organisations that will reduce debris in waterways and enhance aquatic environments.
Earthlink NTU has been taking part in the ICCS ever since 2006. During the last two years, volunteers from NTU would gather and join this worldwide battle against marine trash. This year we will be going to Kallang Basin and other groups/organisations involved include German European School Singapor, Compassvale Secondary School Ministry of Environment and Water Resource, British Petroleum, and Waterways Watch Society.
If you are not afraid of getting your hands dirty, come join us in our battle against marine trash.
Place: Kallang Basin, Marina Reservoir
Date: 20th September, Saturday (morning)
Two-way transportation will be provided from NTU.
To sign up, simply email your name, email and contact number to email@example.com.
Please take note that there will be a compulsory pre-event briefing on 16th September at LT 15 at 1800hrs.
To find out more about ICCS, do visit the websites below for more information.
- The Ocean Conservancy
- International Coastal Cleanup Singapore
- Waterways Watch Society
Monday, 11 August 2008
1)Educational Tour to Hay Dairies Goat farm
Milking demonstrations included!
2) Spring Orchard
Indulge in the vibrant hues of the Dragonfruit farm and the Adenium
3) Guided Tour for Aero – Green Technology
Learn how aeroponics growing system differs from soil cultivation
See and learn more about the different uses of plants!
For just SGD$6!
1 bottle of Goat Milk (250ml)
1 souvenir with Hay Dairies logo
1 bottle of lettuce juice 1 serving of salad
Programme for the welcome trip
0845hrs Meet at NTU Chinese Heritage centre
1000hrs Reach Hay Dairies Goat Farm
1000-1100hrs Milking demonstrations and guided tour for participants.
1100-1130hrs Free and easy walk in Spring Orchard (Dragonfruit Farm)
1200hrs Reach Aero-Green Technology (Vegetable Farm)
1300-1400hrs Guided tour in Aero-Green Technology (Vegetable Farm)
1400-1600hrs Games and bonding/interaction section
1615hrs End of Welcome Trip/Return to NTU
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact:
Activity Manager, Yong Xiang 96207434
Logistics Officer, Edwin Shi 94386234
with your Name, Contact Number, Membership Number and any food requests (halal, vegetarian, allergies, etc.)
Venue : Bridge between N4 and LT5
Date : 12 August (Tuesday) - 14 August (Thursday)
Time : 10am - 5pm
2. Welcome Tea
Venue: Lt 4
Date : 14 August (Thursday)
Time : 7.30 pm – 10 pm
3. Wecome Trip
Venue: Kranji Farms
Date : 16 August (Saturday)
Time : 8.45am – 4.15 pm
4. Annual General Meeting
Venue: LT 4
Date: 25th August (Monday)
Time: 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
5. Subcommittee Recruitment
Venue: TR 9/10
Date: 28th – 29th August (Thursday & Friday)
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
We set off for the walk a bit late than 8:30am, because most of them were late (Hmm, are professors and officers also used to being late? ). Knowing that there would be children attending the walk, we had prepared a game for them. It was suggested by Kang Hua, one of our nature guides, that we can make a good drawing by putting a leaf under the paper and outlining it out by pensile. I did it before A/P Ng's two children and asked them to try, but they seemed not interested in it.
However, the nature walk was very successful. Mr. Chan Kok Tiong was a very outgoing and energetic person. He always spoke out when we just started to point at some plant:
Our nature guide, "Hello everyone, this is..."
Mr. Chan, "Oh, that is Song of India and it has another branch which grows green leaves!"
Our nature guide, "On our left is..."
"Saga tree!"said Mr. Chan immediately.(big sweat)
It reminded me of what some experienced guides shared with us that sometimes participants can know more about the plants. Mr. Chan is just of this kind, so we let him talk most of the time and just inserted when necessary. As a result, we all picked up some new knowledge and other participants seemed to be entertained as well.
During the walk, we were also surprised by the new finding in the Garden. For example, we found the fruits of Tee tree, pods and flowers of saga tree which we had never seen before. It is just as what I shared with the participants that, "This is a garden with ever changing landscape. Therefore, it is worth our visit again and again."
After the nature walk, there was, the same as before, a short tour to Chinese Heritage Centre. We shared with our participants the history of Nanyang University (the Old Nantah) and stories of Mr. Tan Lark Sye. I ended the tour by sharing about Mr. Tan Lark Sye's attitude toward money. He once said, "Money comes and goes like tide; If used to irrigate the crops when rising tide, the crops can grow even better. Otherwise, what is the meaning of the tiding of money to me?"
To me, this can mean: if we have the ability to influence others, we ought to lead others to be more social responsible; we ought to encourage a green life style among more people.