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    message It s effective and a really simple idea mohammadsyafiq said on 02 August 2010 at 11 12 PM Imagine the amount of things that can get things done with twitter Its mobility and ease of access are no match for the old and clunky social media sites of before dorkyain said on 02 August 2010 at 11 19 PM Twitter is the greatest platform in our generation Ever since it was started so many different campaigns have been on it Especially the power of the trending topic Once you see a topic you would want to click on it to know why it is trending We can certainly make a difference just by the most efficient way to get through to everyone notsosunnily said on 03 August 2010 at 1 07 AM I definitely think that Twitter is a exceptionally smart method of reaching out to the masses Almost everyone youths and adults alike are on Twitter Twitter gets messages out and across in short amounts of time what with trending topics and mentions It s almost too easy to get a message rolling on Twitter and sending out a green message on a social networking site like Twitter is a quick and effective way of raising awareness in the society Also with everyone using Twitter on the go now there are ways to get interactivity by having them take a picture or tweet about how they ve started going green mjquek said on 03 August 2010 at 8 58 PM Twitter has been creating lots of official profiles for various causes such as the recent one for affiliated advertisers I feel it will be great if Twitter can create its own official profile for environmental issues where supporters of the green movement can follow the profile and share

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    taking care of the environment I think we ought to do better D notsosunnily said on 02 August 2010 at 11 29 PM It s heartwarming to know that not all Hollywood actors actresses behave like I m a star so I should get everything the way I want it when I want it But I suppose that s a common stereotype just like the stereotype that all people from Texas own ranches ride cows horses and speak like retards The fact that large names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are doing their bit for the environment should be motivation enough for us to start saving mother nature If at most we do not give back we need to ensure that we re not making things worse If Hollywood stars like Edward Norton Hulk s going green Josh Harnett Natalie Portman Cate Blanchett George Clooney Cameron Diaz Pierce Brosnan Will Ferrell Tom Hanks Julia Roberts and Matt Damon can do it why can t we therealjosiah said on 03 August 2010 at 12 20 AM well I d say they managed to achieve their goal denzelljy said on 04 August 2010 at 12 39 AM What actors have at an advantage is the media of course So i think the least they should do is setting an example for people if they are keen on promoting environmental messages They have the resources to do so after all On our part aside from staring at Marion Cotillard s face and flying hair we can also make baby steps to live a greener lifestyle and save money at the same time Still isn t that quite a paradox for us too Saving money to go green What for To spend on something more expensive and prolly more environmentally detrimental later on

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    for them to use plastic utensils it is causing way too much harm to the environment I feel that they could have at least play a part in encouraging their customers take away to reduce the use of these utensil should there be no alternative This could be done by imposing an additional cost when taking away This may be a small effort in going green but it s definitely a start for hawkers and their customers to go green maotao19 Yes I think restaurant should go green As a part time worker in some restaurant I saw a lot of rubbish after one dinner finished How could they deal with the rubbish That s the key to a green restaurant Container Homes How about this for an idea a container home http www greenkampong com design singamas turns to making houses from containers as recession hammers trade I think Ikea had a similar idea and it doesn t really matter who came up with the idea first as long as it s green It s quite cool don t you think it definitely takes up less space than By xieyanyu on 10 Jul 2010 Comment Like Report 3 Comments camellialimxinyi Yeah I like the idea too Not only can we recycle the containers I think its a great alternative to apartments for people living in disaster prone areas too ie people living near volcanoes etc since it s easier for them to evacuate the place in times of danger without losing too much money property Also I think it s possible for us to use these containers as karaoke rooms or recording studios etc but I m not too sure if we can live in it as a home in the long run unless you re living alone yinqing I think this idea is brilliant Saving space is the most important point And the containers are not wasted I will not mind living in a container as my home Imagine your living room is the first level and then second would be your bedroom etc Isn t it just like an animated world But just as camellia said it will be more suitable as a home if one is living alone And wouldn t it be nice as well if these containers can be turned into studios Saves time going from one location to another They just have to change containers ruskinong The container idea is definitely a great I would love to have one of them While containers are recycled So is living space Perhaps we could even stack them up to make it more space saving Bicycles Over Cars Recently I read about various cities in the world that have an overwhleming choice of bicycles over cars Examples include Copehhagen Denmark The 1 7 million people living in this northern city are known to be avid cyclers The city also won the European Environmental Award for its clean waterways and leadership in environmental planning in By thelion on 05 Jul 2010 Comment Like Report 10 Comments greenenthusiast While theoretically it may seem like a good idea I don t see it as feasibly being possible for Singaporeans to switch to bicycles Here s why 1 Singaporeans are pretty face The idea of each person in the family having to buy a bike and then the cost of maintaining each of these bikes is not cheap maybe not as ex as cars but most Singaporeans ALREADY have cars Bikes would be additional cost 2 Our road infrastructure is not made for excessive amounts of bicycles As of now LTA is even making pavements and sidewalks smaller in a bid to make roads wider roads meant for engine vehicles The reason why it is completely dangerous for bicycles to be ridden on roads with cars and other engine vehicles is the speed swerve and brake ability differences in engine and non engine vehicles More accidents are bound to happen if more bicycle riders start riding on our roads 3 While turning to bicycles instead of cars may be reducing the toxic wastage cars aren t our biggest polluters in the country and therefore the effect on Singapore s CO2 levels will not be that drastic Singapore s biggest polluters are our landfills high amount of refuse and garbage Singaporeans have yet to understand the power of the cliche d REUSE REDUCE RECYCLE This and this alone will reduce Singapore s Carbon wastage Just to note I m not against the idea completely If it can be feasibly delivered that would be GREAT I m just playing devil s advocate here GO SP I m proud to be alumnus of an institution that takes such effort for the environment DMC Kids organising this campaign GOOD LUCK and WELL DONE Great job all of you really proud Sincerely DMC Graduate back2nature I ain t into going green I suppose the city winning that award was not mainly due to cycling Thus I am not keen about using the go green as a reason to promote cycling I have been using bicycle as my main commuting mode since 1996 until recent years then it became my secondary mode I see Singapore not being a bicycle friendly city as a sign of lagging behind other developed cities LTA really need to look at it seriously send people to learn from others instead of giving false excuses and using projects such as PCN that were started for different reasons to avoid facing the problem directly 1 Cost shouldn t be of an issue The range of cost for bicycles start from as low as S 30 to S 10K Thus people can choose their comfortable price 2 Yes it is dangerous but mainly because of the lacking infrastructures Also studies have shown that the rate of accidents reduces surely the number will increase but not the rate when there are more bicycles on road 3 Agree going green shouldn t be the reason to cycle I would also like to add another seldom mentioned R Reject Reject products that are not environment friendly luiting In my opinion this is a good notion as well A change like this could bring about benefits more than preserving the environment it could make the person healthier as compared to sitting in the public transport or the private transport Though it would cost you money to get the bike the cost pales in comparison to that of constantly having to pay for transport fees at the rate that our fees are being jacked up However that being said it would most definitely be better if larger countries like china and india were to cut down on their carbon emissions or energy consumption Their efforts will most likely if not definitely be more obvious then a small country like ours Nonetheless in a situation like this everybody has to do their part imagine everyone going back to basics and rejecting the automobiles and public transport That would no doubt be more effective then ever xian Another country is Switzerland Switzerland has many routes built just for cyclers I think if Singapore make an effort it is possible that people will regard bicycle as their new form of transport The reason why Singaporeans are not using bicycle to go from places to places is because it is against the law to cycle at pavements It is also very dangerous for them to cycle on the main car road Many of us take cycling as a recreational activity and we travel everyday by MRT bus or car This is partly due to the busy lifestyle Singaporeans are leading Unlike the past when public transport is a scare people DO use bicycle to travel around I think we could start educating our friends that cycling is not a bad choice for travelling as it saves us money and reduce Carbon emission chenxwdawn I really like the idea of bicycles I was in Canada last year and they have this system where you can rent bicycles The great thing about it is that it s a city wide effort so you can return the bikes to another bike point at your destination In that way you can use the bicycles for traveling short distances I think that would be a feasible system in Singapore if LTA looks into making bicycle lanes on the roads Cyclists aren t allow to ride on pathways but Singapore s narrow roads are far too dangerous ruskinong Well i would think that Singapore is trying to change her means of transportation from conventional cars to one with only MRTs where every part of SG is connected up by MRT For bicycles i would say that they are promoting it But not as much as MRT systems which have a higher chance of persuasion as compared to converting to bicycles since they are fast and convenient wangdi18 Yes if the change come ture there is not only no traffic jam but also a way to reduce polluted air What is more riding a bicycle is good for your health It has been proven that riding bicycle can help you develop a strong heart and muscular limbs in addition you do not worry about parking problem at all So I think it is a good idea about making Singapore green through cycling bu02 If the country was cooler i wouldnt mind cycling However if i were cycle to somewhere lets say work i wouldnt wanna come in sweaty I think the MRT system is just enough for long distance travels Its still ok to cycle when ur destination isnt that far hazwari06 In my opinion it would be great to use bicycles instead of cars because it s a way to reduce air pollution This would also bring more benefits to singaporeans health It might take awhile for singaporeans to adjust but it would be a good culture to cultivate for urban dwellers like singaporeans Cycling also cuts down on transport expenses and is good exercise for everybody Of course it will take a longer time for people to travel on bicycles but the reward is breathing in cleaner air and living a healthier lifestyle Health is very important in this fast paced society If you fall ill then precious time and money would be wasted HENCE making singapore green through cycling will improve every singaporeans health character and spirit elaine1226 I don t agree to it Although it will save the environment it will make work less effective causing workers to be less incompetent due to the energy spent to ride to work and after work It will be a great exercise for everyone to use bicycles rather than cars but how hardworking can every single one be The Big Green Help http www biggreenhelp com This is Nickelodeon s way of getting children to do their part in saving the environment They have pledges messages games and even quizzes to not only get them entertained but also learn a thing or two about being green With collaboration of popular television channels children as young as 4 years old will know By leezhixun on 04 Jul 2010 Comment Like Report 4 Comments blinglim It is a good job what Nickelodeon is doing By targeting the young children with all these Green messages and in the form of interactive games pledges quizzes etc children will grow up with these knowledge in them I believe it will definitely help in the Green situation in the long run By the way i went on the website and tried the BIG GREEN Quiz You should go take the quiz too See how much you can score without looking it up on the net I got 8 D jade It is certainly an effective initiative As going green becomes a growing trend the target age group has significantly widened and new media becomes increasingly influential I agree that children should be encouraged to engage in green habits from young so that they will be more likely to continue being environmentally friendly in future The site proves that going green can be fun and goes to show that if children can do their part so can we Here is another fantastic site which shares various green messages and success stories targeting teenagers and adults in this case http www go green ae repeaterbeatermaliki01 Even though it is commendable that they are raising awareness of going green amongst kids however these messages will mean nothing to kids if they do not know the importance or the true meaning behind going green since most kids will just brush it off as just an another advertisement Yes they may learn a thing or two on how to go green but do they practice it I ve seen it on Nickelodeon and it didn t really leave an impression on me Most of the time it shows random kids talking about how to go green Talking about going green doesn t make the world more greener From what I see they just gathered kids all over the world just to talk about going green rather than asking the kids to do things that would enable them to go green If they had showed some activities of going green done by these kids other kids may be motivated to do so but sadly I see none So at the end of the day what do they achieve actually Are their goals met I doubt it somehow Action speaks louder than words They should organise events on how to involve kids and to actually make them have a hands on experience of going green Through this experience kids may actually know the importance of going green because hearing it on tv and experiencing it first hand is different wahidah Yeap repeaterbeaterkid said exactly what I thought I ve seen the advertisements and so have my 12 year old siblings who are probably their main target audience They didn t seem impressed but rather nonchalant about it I don t think it left an impression It carried across their content loud and clear but it was forgettable and nyeh It would be great if it was carried across as a campaign and kids in Singapore actually get a hands on experience in matters like these Let s Do Some GreenReadin I m sure most of us read a lot starting from research for school projects to reading novels as favourite pastime Especially when you read novels instead of buying for yourself why don t you go down to the nearest library and grab the book of your choice It may seem as a very tiny matter but it means a lot to our mother earth since it will By leonlim0 on 03 Jul 2010 Comment Like Report 5 Comments abysmal We all love to read that is why we love to buy recycle give as gifts borrow and collect books However we also tend to discard them and probably have them added to our landfill which is not favorable to the environment Now that the Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle is around where we can read everything that we want from news to magazine articles to different Ebooks without having to cut down trees to make more books It is much more environmentally friendly and you can store all your favourite books into your iPad to read anywhere anytime xoxo Personally i don t feel that buying your own books may be a harm to the environment Yes library is a sharing place you do not need to recycle or throw away these books Everyone would be able to read these books by just scanning their library card But why so much of a hassle when you can just buy your own books Yes printing out may be an issue and a waste of paper but the same logic applies to buying your own book you can always pass the book down your generations or alternatively you can always donate these books to needy homes or schools Either way i feel that purchasing your own book isn t harmful to the environment you get read your favourite book over and over again camellialimxinyi I agree with both toinkie and xoxo There are always two sides to an issue and since I will only read a book once I prefer going to a library to borrow a book I used to have a whole collection of book at home and as the numbers grew the books became more of a nuisance than a collection since I had to maintain keep them I ended up donating those that were in good condition and recycled the rest Thus I feel that what actually matters is that you handle the books appropraitely and not letting them go to a waste by throwing them away that is if you prefer to buy new books iamnotme I think it depends on the kind of book you are looking for For example the latest or new ones It s really sad to wait so long for the book to be loaded into the library Furthermore these newer books will definitely be snatched in seconds Hence this is the scenario in which I ll prefer to purchase the book rather than waiting to borrow it So it all boils down to how eager you want that book instead of just trying to save paper and going to the library instead No offence but I still find the library totally cool and people should definitely give it a shot if you re look for a book from a relatively old collection or for research materials wahidah Why don t we just stop printing altogether I know this is near to impossible but think about it At the rate we re going now practically everyone has a smartphone Wouldn t it be smashing if everyone could just download information and read

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    the green cause If a person were too preoccupied with thinking that oh i ll look good buying something environmentally friendly it would be easy to overlook facts like this company s not actually eco friendly To stop things like this from happening the only way is to have people really want to go green We have to really want to save the Earth to notice the little details that would otherwise be unnoticed therealjosiah said on 03 August 2010 at 12 17 AM I just posted something that might be in relation to what you re talking about http spgogreen sg talking topic id 339 greenism said on 03 August 2010 at 10 39 AM Oh This is just so sad It s just disturbing to see that many companies out there are using green as a marketing tool to sell their products or service I guess it s a business strategy but it is definitely not an ethical thing to do Buyers are deceived into buying the products while in the back of their minds they are thinking that they are supporting a cause If this goes on I feel it is only right if laws or regulations are passed to ensure that businesses which claim that they are supporting green causes justify that they are doing so In that way we are able to prevent or at least reduce such incidences However I feel that it does take a lot of effort and support from the various relevant authorities to do so alvin2 said on 03 August 2010 at 9 58 PM i agree with notsosunnily that people are just buying these products to make themselves feel good They do not bother to inquire deeper on how these companies go green and that is why these companies

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    34 PM If only everyone can be like this then the world would be a better place But knowing humans we don t actually practice this We always have this mindset whereby we feel that if we don t do it it won t affect much and others can take our place A good example is water conservation We tend to feel that we don t and won t contribute much to the world This is wrong and i think everyone should take this small step together cont crazymadzy said on 02 August 2010 at 9 37 PM Perhaps schools can lead the way and implement this kind of activity once a month especially for students in primary school But this does not mean all the other schools don t participate in it It is a known fact that when we re young we learn better and we know what is wrong and right If students are taught to save water from young maybe the future generations can further help save the world mjquek said on 03 August 2010 at 9 02 PM I feel that Water Conservation Month is a great way to kick start your water conservation habit From a month you can slowly build up to two months of water conservation and one day you will realise that you can actually save water consumption every day for a full one year After all a habit always start from constant practice We should really start cutting down on our water consumption from today onwards It will make a great difference in the future alvin2 said on 03 August 2010 at 10 12 PM I feel that this idea is great And i agree with johnngxe Water is really precious and we should conserve water and not just within

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    of time in that room One should go for a natural paint It does not contain heavy metal or any VOCs Natural paints and wood finishes are often composed of natural plant dyes oils and waxes A number of environmentally conscious companies manufacture these products in all of the expected forms paint primer finish sealer stain wax etc However many consumers find the costs overwhelming There are different types of natural options such as Clay Paint which is one of the most common natural paints It is composed of earth based minerals and uses mostly water as a solvent It works for an earthy and adobe look for your home or office Another option would be the Lime Wash which is a reasonably inexpensive green alternative to traditional paint Limestone a calcium based mineral is combined with water to form a simple natural paint that is the basis of all whitewashes Lime wash can be used indoors or outdoors and forms a unique glowing finish that comes in a variety of colors Another type of natural paint is milk based paint Casein a protein found in milk products is separated from the milk and mixed with water clay and earth pigments to form a thick eco friendly paint Casein paint is a form of tempera paint a fast drying egg based paint that has been in use since the days of ancient Egypt Interesting no fionaseah said on 04 August 2010 at 1 52 AM That s interesting I think other than the benefits you mentioned green actually soothes one mind I d really consider painting the walls of my study room green because of its de stressing factor dtyw said on 21 August 2010 at 4 41 PM Wow that really is quite amazing Little did I know that

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    who wants to buy it maybe we can send it salvation army or donate it to children home or to anyone who you think might have better use for it Rather than throwing it away i think passing it on to someone would make it better Reduce Reuse Recycle D codenamebutter said on 03 August 2010 at 11 34 PM Yeah one should always donate or better yet re sell their old electronics such as your mp3s laptops handphones etc That s one way to make money and also practice the 3R s Even computer brand DELL has jumped on the Recycling Bandwagon advocating people who wants to recycle their products product has to carry the brand DELL though can send their computers back to their stores Certainly a great eco friendly effort on their part tanyanhan said on 04 August 2010 at 10 23 PM You could always go for Cash Converters to convert your old goods for KACHING cash I have been there before where I traded my home s old food processor It is kind of cool cause that shop sells goods that have been traded in by other people so anybody looking for second hand cheap goods could go there for a look too nad said on 04 August 2010 at 11 51 PM i do agree with the idea of donating old computers to schools or people who can repair it and give it to the needy but as for cash converters i dont think thats a very good idea since they dont give you much cash in fact its so little it would be less than a quarter of the price you bought it for and they sell it off at much higher prices than the amount they paid you the people who purchases

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    in order to function properly so we should start to go green in our each and own way which escalates and goes a long way to help the environment xyrhs said on 03 August 2010 at 10 21 PM I have to agree with logesh It isn t only about these prehistoric creatures that are found but rather animals insects plants trees everything that is susceptible to the damages caused by pollution Water pollution can be caused either through natural reasons or human activities However we can and should do our part in reducing pollution caused by human activities at the very least It s our fight to stop all these extinctions and preserve these living things Here are some of the things we could actually do 1 Toxic products like paints automobile oil polishes and cleaning products should be stored and disposed off properly As a matter of fact it is better to use non toxic products for the house as far as possible Also never dispose off such products by throwing them into your toilet or sink 2 Dispose off your trash in a proper manner and try and incorporate the recycling habit as far as possible Non degradable products like tampons sanitary napkins and diapers should not be flushed down the toilet for these can end up damaging the process of sewage treatment and usually end up as litter on beaches 3 Refrain from throwing litter into streams lakes rivers or seas If you do spot litter on beaches or in water systems after ascertaining that it is safe collect them and dispose off them in any nearby waste disposal system 4 Try using environmentally friendly household products like toiletries soap based household cleaning material and washing powder as far as possible 5 Try using natural fertilizers

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