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    03 August 2010 at 10 01 PM i think its kind of sad that WHC decides that remove places from the list of Sites in Danger Every part of Earth is equally important and we should strive to preserve everything for our future generations But then again it is important note that we shouldnt be doing our part to save the area just become WHC deems it as in danger We should be doing our part daily regardless of the state of danger the place is in We are citizen of Mother Earth and this is our home for us to protect it jade said on 03 August 2010 at 10 47 PM This may not be such a wise decision at all Such places of natural environment and rare wildlife are increasingly being given up for more futuristic development of the country Removing the Islands from the list may decrease its significance and perhaps willingness of the public to preserve it Even so I agree that no matter whether a place is on WHC s danger list we should all be aware and mindful of the importance of conserving these natural sites annabellaftw said on 04 August 2010 at 11 35 PM I think it is sad that we need an organisation to implement rules on protecting the Earth We cannot expect the WHC to watch over all places in danger of being destroyed As citizens of this Earth we should be the ones playing a conscious effort to protect the environment Surely you do not go around destroying your own home and I m sure you do not need anyone to stop you from doing so Similarly we should not need a Mother Hen clucking at our actions all the time and constantly urging us to protect the

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    our t shirts trousers accessories etc This may not seem feasible as of right now like having a t shirt made of recycled paper However with technology these days why not right xyrhs said on 03 August 2010 at 9 20 PM Upcycling is a process of re engineering wastebound materials into lifestyle products of much higher value and desirabilitiy echo 02 12 Wheelock Place Tel 6733 1188 Singapore s very own shop who sells upcycled products It s the go to place for designer eco brands Started by Terence Yow an enterpreneur and self proclaimed latecomer to the eco awareness movement Echo s product consist of bags and accessories Going green with creativity I believe with such innovations be it in terms of profitability or in going green if more and more people adopt such innovations we will all move on to another level Afterall green is the new black right alvin2 said on 03 August 2010 at 9 51 PM I feel that it is an excellent idea in utilizing useless products to create things products that we actually need codenamebutter said on 03 August 2010 at 10 51 PM That s true For the New York Fashion Week a couple of years back most of the world s biggest names in fashion such as Marc Jacobs Versace Jil Sander and Narciso Rodriguez had joined the eco scene designer Stella McCartney in participating in Earth Pledge s FutureFashion runway show which will feature their one of a kind designs made from recyclable sustainable and earth friendly materials The show promotes renewable materials and production methods and with the increasing awareness of environmental issues taking root one would notice that they are much broader options when comparing the price of a normal cardigan to another cardigan with the exact

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    However I feel that Singapore still has a long way to go in reaching that goal The CleanTech Park is just another green initiative that could be found in other parts of the globe Singapore is just following the trend and not contributing anything new and fresh to the table in terms of green innovations Singapore should innovate something that is on par with NeWater in order to be the true leader in going green sean03 said on 03 August 2010 at 8 49 PM Peronally I think its just a green effort And it is not a leader in going green Look at other cities some may be bigger like Seoul and London some may be smaller like Vancouver and Malmo But the similarites is that the people in those cities make an effort and don t just rely on the government I think the government has tried its best and I think its our turn The green march we are organising can be our first step alvin2 said on 03 August 2010 at 9 54 PM I agree with sean03 that this is just merely an effort If Singapore is to go green it needs the cooperation of

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    Jun Hao yiling1a02 I disagree that governments around the world aren t doing enough to save the earth Government had produced commercial that is related to going green The commercial includes people littering and they were eventually caught and being punished In Singapore the government organize this event Litter Free It is to engage everyone who is attending large scale events to take ownership of their litter and not leave any of their unwanted items behind for someone else to clear The event organizer would encourage participants and spectators alike to make a conscious effort to take away all their rubbish with them and deposit the rubbish in the litter bins provided This show that Government do put in effort to save the earth DICT FT 1A 02 YiLing P1031243 p1064007 Yes I agree that government isn t doing suficient to save the earth governments in the world should create more restrictions such as further limiting the emission of greenhouse gases from fuel companies These can be implemented at the meetings suchs as the kyoto protocol and such Although fighting against saving the earth is an uphill battle im sure the government can do more than just what they re doing now to further turn the tide of the battle for saving the earth iffah Yes I agree that the governments around the world aren t doing enough to save the earth There are many countries that still practice deforestation to build new buildings in order to enhance the country s developments They are also busy dealing with political and economic issues thus they have no time to initiate steps for saving the earth Iffah DICT 1A02 allytan We can t fully say that the governments around the world aren t doing enough to save the earth because no government would want their country to be in a bad shape so they definitely would do something to save help their own country and the earth For eg Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth s environment It was founded by U S Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach in held on April 22 1970 Earth Day is now celebrated in most countries of the world and Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect about what you are doing to help protect the environment There are many ways that you can celebrate alone and with others There is also the Earth Hour which is a global call to action to every individual business school and community to take a stand against climate change Hence we can t fully say that the goverments around the world aren t doing enugh to save the earth DICT 1A02 Ally Tan P1031045 cruxify Governments around the world have been either running or supporting in save the earth campaigns like save the rainforest save the endangered species recycling and the famous Earth Day founded by then US Senator Gaylord Nelson The governments are faced with contradicting situations in going green The solutions might seem so easy Stop any forms of transportation which uses fuel and electricity banned all import of natural material like timber and sky high charges for clearing the thrash etc These solutions might solve some issues but will definitely create another set of problems altogether It is always easy to point the finger at the governments and expect them to solve the problems The governments have to do the balancing act of ensuring changes are made in an acceptable pace to their respective citizens and to the world For example world governments banned the consumption of shark fins altogether to ensure the survival of sharks and also prevent inhumane ways of finning Restaurant owners seafood importers exporters fishermen and all who are in this trade will be either making less profit or going jobless altogether Worse still other endangered species might be targeted to replace shark fins To make changes government must be tactful hence rather than apprehending the culprits consumers are discouraged to consume delicacy of such nature This example can be applied to the all the man made issues that our earth is facing World governments can only save our earth when all of us around the world support the cause We can have numerous campaigns annually but saving the earth is definitely a daily effort by everyone and not just our government It is after all our earth cruxify Governments around the world have been either running or supporting in save the earth campaigns like save the rainforest save the endangered species recycling and the famous Earth Day founded by then US Senator Gaylord Nelson The governments are faced with contradicting situations in going green The solutions might seem so easy Stop any forms of transportation which uses fuel and electricity banned all import of natural material like timber and sky high charges for clearing the thrash etc These solutions might solve some issues but will definitely create another set of problems altogether It is always easy to point the finger at the governments and expect them to solve the problems The governments have to do the balancing act of ensuring changes are made in an acceptable pace to their respective citizens and to the world For example world governments banned the consumption of shark fins altogether to ensure the survival of sharks and also prevent inhumane ways of finning Restaurant owners seafood importers exporters fishermen and all who are in this trade will be either making less profit or going jobless altogether Worse still other endangered species might be targeted to replace shark fins To make changes government must be tactful hence rather than apprehending the culprits consumers are discouraged to consume delicacy of such nature This example can be applied to the all the man made issues that our earth is facing World governments can only save our earth when all of us around the world support the cause We can have numerous campaigns annually but saving the earth is definitely a daily effort by everyone and not just our government It is after all our earth Seth Ang P1062414 DICT 1A 02 clarissalim I disagree with the statement The governments around the world aren t doing enough to save the earth In the Uk the government promotes a campaign called save our earth This campaign aims to reduce the number of trees being cut down in the rainforest This is done by tackling the problem with illegal logging selective logging which has been found to reduce global biodiversity by destroying habitat for primary forest species and many other isuues In Singapore the government has implemented many policies and done alot to save the earth Recycling bins have been placed unde HDB blocks and there is also BYOBD bring your own bag day which emphasises the need to recycle too The three R s are reduce reuse and recycle However not all governments policies are not successful For instance tackling the problem with illegal logging The forest is simply to wide and there are not enough manpower to patrol the entire rainforest but this does not mean that they did not put in any effort to save the earth It is not entirely the government s duty to save the earth Everyone has a part to save the earth as all of us uses the resources of the earth and stays on it We can do so by reducing the use of plastic bags bottles and such Teachers can help to educate the students in school Overall i feel that the governments around the world has done enough to save the earth everyone has a role to save the earth and all of us should do a part too clarissa lim DPCS 1B02 P1043888 eileenlove I agree that the governments around the world aren t doing enough to save the earth Even though they have held G8 summit to discuss emissions and although there are steps being made in the right direction to cut emissions not enough is being done The rainforests are still being destroyed The governments are not doing enough to secure the planets survival However I think that everyone should play a part in saving the earth not just by pushing the blame to the government We could all start recycling reusing and reducing and start cutting down on the use of plastics Eileen Chew DPCS 1B 02 P1044016 Au Yoke May Science Technology on GoGreen Issue Air travel creates more problems than benefits for the environment How far do you agree By hiwa on 15 Jul 2010 Comment Like Report 11 Comments shahnaz I do not agree with the statement that air travel creates more problems than benefits This may be an overgeneralisation However I am not also completely agreeing that air travel always brings benefits only because there are many negative sides to air travel Air travel is the best quickest and most effecient form of long distance travelling in the world today It helps people to travel comfortably to anywhere in the world in a very short time Compared to the past when most people hardly crossed their borders due to lack of transport facilities air travel is very beneficial to our society today because it helps people to cross borders easily interact with different people across the world It is an important factor for globalisation In the past even those travelled did so in ships which took an excruciatingly long time Today people can reach other countries within hours thanks to air travel Air travel is very beneficial to majority of the world s population who depend on aeroplanes to go to other countries for their many reasons such as for business tourism visiting family medical treatment etc Life would be very difficult without air travel for many people especially those who depend on air travel for their livelihood However air travel causes air pollution as well The fuel for the engine is converted to harmful greenhouse gases which could ultimately cause global warming However the benefits far outweigh the problem Even though there is pollution it is released at a relatively low level Cars on the road are worse than aeroplanes They pollute excessively Hence the problem of pollution could be counted as negligible SHAHNAZ SHAREEF DBS FT 1A 02 p1010644 I agree with this statement to a big extent Air travel does have more problems than benefits for the environment Air travel requires a lot of fuels When these fuels are burnt massive amounts of carbon dioxide are produced and emitted into the atmosphere Its emission has a severe impact on the environment as carbon dioxide is the primary cause for global warming and climate change Also it is estimated that a general round trip journey of an aeroplane produces as much carbon dioxide as what 5 people would produce in a year However I am also aware of a new discovery that suggests that air travel can be beneficial to the environment The idea is that jumbo jets form artificial clouds in the atmosphere which can reflect light away from the earth reducing global warming Still this is only a speculation due to insufficient evidence Therefore in the meantime air travel would continue to be thought to have more problems than benefits on the environment yingting93 Yes I agree Although air travel is by now the most efficient and fastest way of travel It has caused many adverse effects on our environment Air travel has been estimated to contribute between 3 to 30 of global warming Airafts are major sources of greenhouse gases particularly carbon dioxide water vapor and nitrogen oxides It is one of the principal contributors to global environmental problems such as climate change ozone depletion and the wasteful use of scarce raw materials Water vapor at high altitudes causes dual problems Firstly it leads to an increase in cirrus cloud formation which contributes to global warming and secondly it reacts with nitrogen oxide to destroy ozone in the Stratosphere second major layer of the earth s atmosphere above troposphere Though nitrogen oxide in the troposphere below the ozone layer contributes to ozone formation this does not help replenish the ozone layer as it is in the wrong place Instead it acts as a greenhouse gases and contribute to smog around airports Now the most important issue that us humans should take note of is global warming Although air travel can help us sustain our econmy it is gradually destroying our environment Without Mother Earth so what if the economy can be good and sustained Yingting DBS1A02 1010561 bydaylight I personally don t think it s right weighing the pros and cons of flight time Certain things require taking a plane it s that simple Whether it s to get home to your loved ones or attending an incredibly important meeting there is no doubt that planes can be involved That said I think we should step back and think before we go straight for the option of going for a flight about whether we re able to head to our destination using other methods like taking a cruise It honestly depends on the time that you have to go wherever you need to go yiling1a02 I agree to this sentence Air travel do creates more problems than benefits for the environment however air travel do benefits us Air travel uses up a large amount of fuel when burned its produces gases that is detrimental to the environment as gases includes carbon dioxide which is a greenhouse gases and affect our atmosphere However air travel is a great benefit for us they made traveling time to shorten In the past transport medium is Ship boat etc They consumes lots of time and it is practically waste of time However with regard to the pollution problems vehicles on the road also contribute to this problem p1064007 I disagree that air travel creates more problem creates more problems for the environment than benefits In my opinion air travel is one of the most not only fuel efficient but also the safest in all kinds of travel methods For air travel it covers more distance per gallon of fuel than compared to car and ships or vessels Furthermore it also is able to transport more passengers and cargo than compared to both the other methods of travel Hence the carbon dioxide produced from the airplanes is lesser As in the ratio of carbon dioxide gas produced per passenger Thus air travel does not really create more problems for the environment but instead it is actually one of the most fuel efficient of all modes of travel asdjoasdjo I disagree to a large extent as air traveling is the only way for us to travel far distances Although we have land and water means of transports these ways of transports are only capable of travelling a shorter distance as compared to air means of traveling One of the way we can minimize the impact of air traveling is to transport more contents in the plane As the plane can contain more stuffs and people it can transport more goods or people at one time Therefore i disagree that air travel creates more problem than benefits as to travel around the world is not a short distance and only by air means of transport is one of the fastest way we can ever have asdjoasdjo I disagree to a large extent as air traveling is the only way for us to travel far distances Although we have land and water means of transports these ways of transports are only capable of travelling a shorter distance as compared to air means of traveling One of the way we can minimize the impact of air traveling is to transport more contents in the plane As the plane can contain more stuffs and people it can transport more goods or people at one time Therefore i disagree that air travel creates more problem than benefits as to travel around the world is not a short distance and only by air means of transport is one of the fastest way we can ever have P1070860 Gerry low jun hao iffah I personally think that air travel adds to the problems for the environment There are many aircrafts that flew all over the world to get people to their destinations Some go for a holiday or simply visiting their family members Aircraft emissions and their impacts alone are enough to congest the atmosphere Aviation impacts the environment because aircraft engines emit noise particulates and gases which contribute to climate change and global dimming Despite emission reductions from automobiles and more fuel efficient and less polluting turbofan and turboprop engines the rapid growth of air travel in recent years contributes to an increase in total pollution attributable to aviation However there are many other sources that contributes more to the problems for the environment The burning of fossil fuels deforestation and other sources by mankind as well Iffah DICT 1A02 allytan Air travel does creates more problems than benefits for the environment Even though air travel is the most recently developed mode of transport and therefore the most modern Aircraft began to transport people and cargo as designs grew larger and more reliable However like all activities involving combustion operating powered air planes released greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide soot and other pollutants into the atmosphere Air travel is also an unsustainable form of transport as it consumes large quantities of untaxed non renewable fossil fuels and is a largely inappropriate form of internal travel Hence air travel does creates more problems than benefits for the environment DICT 1A02 Ally Tan P1031045 cruxify The Wright brothers first flew their machine Flyer on 17th December 1903 to realise their dream to fly Demands for air travel followed as travelling time is much shorter compared to travelling by land or sea Air travel is designed solely to save time

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    for electronics increase we must find ways to ensure that when their end of life is taken care of firstbornunicorn said on 21 August 2010 at 4 13 PM I suppose there will always be scum and unscrupulous people as such who will take advantage of public fear or fads and work them to their advantage I think we as the consumer public just have to be a bit more alert and vigilant and stay on our guard against scammers It s best to research thoroughly before giving our e waste away for recycling It may take a little more effort on our part but I m sure it is something we can all do wahidah said on 30 August 2010 at 12 22 PM Oh Josiah always the pessimist On the contrary recycling computer parts is a hard and tedious process it s not easy to distinguish and separate parts form each other High heat pressure and cost is spent for these meticulous processes so therefore it isn t easy to do it while looking all grand and eco friendly Post your comments Latest Topics CDL s E Gen Challenge E Generation Challenge13 Recycled Stationary Items Deposit refund System

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    s Page Six gossip column No star at his level flies commercial planes more than he does John Travolta was branded the ultimate hypocrite when the actor and pilot publicly spoke out about the need for alternative fuel and then was reportedly found to be stashing five airplanes in his own backyard His representative declined to comment but said that Travolta owns two airplanes and has never owned five Former Live Earth spokeswoman Madonna is one of the worst offenders Buckley says but that s not entirely her fault considering her profession and the wattage of her star power His calculation of Madonna s 2006 carbon footprint is about 1 018 tons 651 tons from touring that year mainly from flying on private jets We should acknowledge the real efforts done by the real stars and not these stars who just do the talking and nothing significant is done to help the environment sptammy said on 05 August 2010 at 12 40 AM I find it intolerable that while a good part of the world is in poverty and while the rest of us are trying to scrimp and save and save the Earth by cutting down on several things all these celebrities are spending their money on sprawling homes incredibly high maintenance lifestyles and over indulging in so many things It all boils down to knowing the stark difference between a NEED and a WANT I really do not get it how most celebrities are so selfish and take so many things for granted hanfei said on 29 August 2010 at 8 39 PM I am sure there are stars that is helping to save mother plane They might be making donations or they might be helping in some other way to save the planet and maybe these are

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    For me I m not a firm believer of air conditioner I do not have any air conditioner at home and do not even use one in the first place I think fans are good enough even though Singapore can be terribly hot at times alrickoh03 said on 03 August 2010 at 9 01 PM This is something that my family practices Before you sleep think about the amount of time you are going to sleep Then set your air con timer to switch off about 1 2 hours before you wake up If you are afraid that your room will get too hot it actually takes awhile before your room actually starts to feel warm In the long run that 1 or 2 hours to save everyday is going to help the environment in a huge way jittelicious said on 04 August 2010 at 9 13 PM Yes air conditioners have been harming our environment ever since they were invented but I think the future of the air conditioner will be a much much more environmentally friendly one Recently I read this article about a company called DEVap discovering a new air conditioning system that will cut energy usage by up to 90 percent Furthermore this new system does not produce the harmful gases CFCs and HCFCs Read more about the article here http www sciencedaily com releases 2010 06 100621071943 htm chenxwdawn said on 05 August 2010 at 12 25 AM I think the usage of air con forms a vicious cycle actually one that we re all guilty of More air con more carbon emissions global warming temperatures rise more air con It s true that Singapore is unbearably hot at times but perhaps we can be more conscious about the temperatures and settings of our air

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    What a great post Yes we should do them Many shoppers from the Muslim community don t know the benefits of going Green yet Hope this would be tackled soon Have a great fasting month ahead and spend lesser P dorkyain said on 02 August 2010 at 11 13 PM So true i always have so many green packets that i don t know what to use it for It s either i give them to my parents or just throw it away I think that its good that the older you get the lesser you get so the lesser you can pollute I can never fit my old shoes so i end up giving them to my younger cousins which they put to good use i hope oh and you can also reuse those baju kurungs that you cant fit anymore to make your pillow cases or even pencil cases alrickoh03 said on 03 August 2010 at 8 54 PM great suggestion However i think that it should not just be for Hari Raya It should be spread across to all sorts of people in Singapore Such practices could be used and should be encouraged in other yearly events such as Chinese New Year and Deepavali codenamebutter said on 03 August 2010 at 11 12 PM That s absolutely true Especially when there s a lot of things for every season that we can absolutely re use or recycle For the month of Hari Raya there s always green or red if it s CNY packets that can be re use Old baju kurungs can always be re use by younger siblings or cousins while spring cleaning gives us a lot of opportunities to recycle or give away things we already don t need For Christmas one should always

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