Sunday, 31 August 2008

International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) 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)
Duration: 0715-1130hrs
Two-way transportation will be provided from NTU.

To sign up, simply email your name, email and contact number to

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

Welcome Trip to Kranji Countryside!


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!

Lunch Provided!

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)

1230-1300hrs Lunch

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 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.)

Upcoming Earthlink events on August 2008

1. ECA fair
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