Sunday, April 20, 2008

Go Green on Earth Day 2008 - Weekend Snapshot #20


I was at a mall and there was an exhibition teaching kids the ways to go Green. They were having fun making eco-friendly crafts and taking part in various activities.

A contest was held to find the best designed recycle bag.

Global warming is our most urgent environmental problem. Earth Day is a special day to learn about our planet and how to take care of it! It is celebrated on April 22 annually by many countries around the world.

To celebrate Earth Day in Singapore, more than 10 companies, schools and organisations will pitch in to plant some 790 trees in various parks, nature reserves and park connectors across the island.

A talented little girl taking part in a painting activity.

People all over the world know that there are problems we need to work on and this is our special day to look at the planet and see what needs changing. Our planet needs a little TLC.


Reuse. Reduce. Recycle.






53 comments:

  1. It is nice to see so many constructive activities on earth day. I have been to Singapore and I am quite impressed by your environmental conservation efforts. Do take time to visit my blog Discover the World and leave your comments.

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  2. Hi Sahasi,
    That's a beautiful poem you wrote on your blog to celebrate earth Day! Hope to see you the next time you come to Singapore. :)

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  3. This is a good step towards saving the earth....just the other day i had a part in this type of campaign over here at one of my shopping spree and i actually refuse to accept a plastic bag for a comb i bought....i put it into my cotton bag which i carried with me.....small actions like that could do a great deal to help save the earth....for our future generations to come....

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  4. 790 trees!!! wow that's a good number. i hope i can plant at least 10 as well.

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  5. sweet jasmine,
    Way to go!! I try to bring my own recycle bags when I go shopping. What we not seem much but a little goes a long way. I'm also worried for our future generations if we waste our resources now.

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  6. Dong,
    We do whatever we can. For every tree man destroys, we should replace them.

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  7. That's great that there are so many activities this weekend about earth day. I noticed where I live that there were a lot of community events for Children on Saturday relating to earth day. I hope there will be earth day related events in the schools on Tuesday. Good post for the weekend before Earth Day.

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  8. I need to ask the nephew what his school is doing for earth day.

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  9. I love those bags the kids made! They are selling "green" canvas bags around here so we'll stop using plastic or paper. :D

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  10. This is an ooops PS to my comment. I realized after I mentioned Tuesday as earth day that International Earth day is actually today. The U.S. Earth Day is Tuesday, March 22, which is why I'm hoping the schools in the U.S., where I live, will have special activities then. However, I should have realized that International Earth Day is today. So Happy International Earth Day Eastcoastlife!

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  11. That's really a wonderful and meaningful way to spend the weekend.

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  12. What a great entry! This would be a great ways in saving the earth!

    Happy WS!

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  13. Way to go promoting caring for our world! I remember when this was seen as a freaky, outlandish way to be. But now we face the demise of the honey bee and a lack of water and other woes. It's good for kids to appreciate the wonders of the Earth.

    God bless.

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  14. That young gal's painting is pretty and neat!

    You're falling sick? Think the flu bug is still lingering in the air. Drink lots of water. Forget about durians until better!

    My daughter "MC" today also with high fever. zZzzZz

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  15. wow! very fruitful over the weekend! very productive! lovely photos!

    mine is up too!
    http://www.pinoynetwork.org/vera
    see u there!
    happy ws!

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  16. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle...that's the three R's we should be teaching in school!!

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  17. I join the drive to save the earth. It is actually my birthday!
    Tomorrow, happy earth day and happy birthday to me!

    Have a great week ahead!

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  18. Grocery store near us have been promoting green products and I think it's great. It's also great to know that there are lots of activities about Earth Day. I'm sure too that using 3R's in Singapore won't be that hard for everyone since you are the cleanest country in the world and you followed the rules seriously.
    Agring's Home Cooking and Baking
    Agring's Simply Digital

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  19. It's good to see Singapore getting greener and greener. All of these efforts are for the future generations and I think it should be emphasised in our daily life.

    Hopefully, when we come back to Singapore again, we will see more recycleable items being managed in a proper way.

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  20. Yes everyone should play a part to stop global warming and harming the environment and hopefully we'll see less of the freak weather that can flood tuition centres :(

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  21. let's do your part and do my part, in order for the world to be a better place to live in!!

    Happy Earth Day!!

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  22. hey nice post! my 1st entry is uptoo! happy earth day! :)

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  23. great idea! fantastic catch... mine's up too hope you can drop by.

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  24. it's nice to know that a lot are taking part in the conservation of the environemnt.

    mine is up too. hope you can check it out.

    http://www.myplanetpurple.com/2008/04/weekend-snapshot.html

    http://princessbela16.blogspot.com/2008/04/weekend-snapshot.html

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  25. It's good that they're bringing this awareness to the kids. Things have to start right from the early age to ensure good results.

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  26. Such an educational weekend event.
    I remember graduating from my elementary school, one requirement was to plant trees by making sure we have 100 seedlings being put out there in the forest.
    Very nice pictures!

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  27. Happy Earth Day!! what wonderful projects for the kids! (790 trees is impressive!)

    Happy WS too :)

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  28. Hola ECL! I'm doing some copywriting for a green project too right now! Let's go green eveybody! :)

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  29. hello ECL! such a coincidences! I just watched a documentary about global warming the other day and has vowed to myself that i would do "go green" in my daily life activities. :) Let's protect our earth!

    http://agreatpleasure.blogspot.com/2008/04/age-that-i-wish-to-go-back-to.h

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  30. It's tomorrow, huh. I will try not to kill anything tomorrow. LOL. Maybe I will water something ...

    Do you have anything planned for tomorrow? :)

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  31. great earth day projects :) i hope that caring for the earth should be the mentality for all of us, not just for one day but, everyday.

    MyMemes: Primetime Playdate
    MyFinds: Bluepoint Ocean Grill

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  32. I love going green.

    I just wish more people do care and do our part.

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  33. Wow. So many activities. I'm sure it'll create more extensive awareness about Earth Day.

    Have a great week ahead :)

    Mine's here

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  34. Eastcoastlife: I think I would still to be more proactive in going green. Maybe one way I could do so is to eat less meat.

    By the way, I think I saw someone who looks like you on TV just tonight, interviewed by Channel 8 regarding your views of the ministerial statement regarding Mas Selamat’s escape.

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  35. This is a very good activity for the kids. I like that contest on the recycled bag. It'll make the children interested in what they are doing and at the same time learn from it.

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  36. Thats fun and interesting Sshasi...Nice pics..mine is up...

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  37. that's very interesting for the kids at young age they can already contribute to our mother earth

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  38. really nice!! i love it! have a nice week! :)

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  39. Wonderful Grass Roots project! Arbor Day is also coming up, April 25th. I've just planted 2 trees!

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  40. Happy Earth Day! We are finally thinking green in the U.S.

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  41. I support green!! Happy Earth Day! I join the greenpeace supporter recently.. *grin*

    ECL, the mini series 3rd episode was up already.. *wink*

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