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    Coca Cola as a brand that has corporate responsibility and as a brand that cares not only about making profits or their consumers but also for the environment Green Or Blue The world as we know it is dying that much we know im sure of that hence explaining all the Go Green activities you can see springing up from shops industries n even schools yeah schools My issue on this though is just one particular main thing As we all know right now there is a lot of work to be done what with the By lizziekow on 30 Jun 2010 Comment Like Report 10 Comments melissajaswal We should start with companies Make them more socially responsible because they are they are heavy users of products and also can cause major pollution weirong The government can also contribute in a greener world by imposing environmental friendly policies soapandshampoo Well as the old saying goes it all starts with me So i guess we could start by doing small little things like taking shorter baths switching off electricity and all Sounds really cliche but fact of the matter is not much of us are really doing all these basic earth saving actions zhenggggg Aside from starting with ourselves we can focus on community efforts in going green No man is an island there is only so much we can do alone One example of going green as a community is with the YOG s effort to be as green as possible Measures like not wasting paper are implemented Also along orchard road there are recycling bins to encourage people to recycle their unwanted stuff More importantly we have to educate others about the benefits and urgency of going green rhcp09 For a start this needs to be inculcated in the young so I guess parents and schools have the main responsibility Parents need to be further educated about Green efforts and these will eventually be passed on to their children At this point in time there are still many people indulging in non green practices even after repeated advice given So more education on green practices and perhaps how it may be even easier in some circumstances be easier to go green xyrhs For a start I believe that it needs to start from every individual Be it young or old It s only when this belief of going green is inculcate in every being then government organizations or even the community will indulge in the green practices because it s what they believe and stand up for Of course educating these individuals plays a huge role in inculcating the values of going green Thus I think that we should start off from educating each and every individual do not assume that every one knows about green practices and harms This way the practice of going green can be passed on down to the younger generation because going green would be a value we want to pass on bluefairy As our king of pop said or rather sang I m starting with the man in the mirror I m asking him to change his ways and no message could have been any clearer If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at yourself and then make a change Such wise words Starting with ourselves would be an excellent start even by doing the smallest things And by setting a good example first we can influence the next generation and generations to come toinkie In my opinion we should start from the schools where our younger generation learn Rather than urging people to go green when they are too used to their not so green lifestyle it d be better to teach the kids since young how they can play a part to save the world that we live in starting from the little things such as taking shorter showers not using air conditioner etc bu02 We should start with our daily activities Small things like energy saving ovens and refridgerators will contribute to the overall effort It is pretty difficult to convince big companies to go green when they would lose profit so in my opinion it should start with the small easy things luiting we should start with spreading the word and making famous celebrities endorse and support the cause They are the ones who will motivate people to follow in their footsteps Besides they will probably make going green look cool and the youth will always try to emulate them Hey Gucci Mamas So apparently luxe brand Gucci s the latest in our high fashion gig to go Green with Eco friendly bags and boxes A good half page article appeared in last week s Urban about how our beloved luxe labels are cutting down their carbon footprint for a greener and more sustainable Earth They ve all got fashion goodies certified by FSC Forest By cstar on 29 Jun 2010 Comment Like Report 3 Comments archangelyusuf my iphone thats eco friendly i think but on a more educationally inclined discussion here s my piece on what u wrote Gucci s one of the many brands that are turning green that on top of the fact that we already have eco friendly shops such as the body shop etc is bound to send across the message to the rest of the world that we humans are finally using a larger percentage of our brain power i mean its about goddamn time don t ya think question we have to ask ourselves is till wen will it last melissajaswal I think Gucci s effort is commendable and more brands should follow suit caspertan That is commendable of Gucci Nowadays fashion brands are so obsessed with money making that they often forget about their corporate social responsibility Just look at GAP which used to make use of underpaid labourers during their production That is so socially irresponsible of them However it is refreshing and heartening to

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    small things to further discourage the use of plastic bags If you are setting up a business if there is a need to provide bags for customers give them paper bags and these paper bags should be made of recycled paper if possible Moreover when shopping for groceries bring your own bags or baskets This is a common practice over in other well developed countries thus i do not see why singaporeans should not adopt it as well anlesytx said on 03 August 2010 at 10 25 PM I think it s hard for most Singaporeans to achieve this goal of not using plastic bags because to be exact our die hard habits have been formed since the day we were born We see plastic bags everyday and we use them because it can be found almost anywhere How can people like us avoid it when it is just right before our eyes I feel that the only way out of the deadly and lasting danger of plastic is to cut down the use of plastic if not avoid it altogether To ensure that it works I believe it is high time that the Government should work on it through campaigns and et cetera before the issue of a dying Earth turns into a crisis which we may unlikely to handle it engkhong said on 03 August 2010 at 10 25 PM Actually some Singaporean companies are now offering alternatives to plastic bag such as cloth bags and paper bags which are being able to be recycled For example Starbucks and Coffeebean in Singapore using paper products for all their bags to hold the drinks Other companies can actually learn from this and come up with their own formula Sure it may cost a bit more but what is this compared to saving the Earth for our future generations to enjoy laura said on 16 August 2010 at 4 30 AM Plastic bags may have its harms but finding a suitable replacement is challenging plastic bags are extremely cheap easily mass produced durable and can be made to look much more attractive than its closest alternative paper bags Plastic bags do pose a serious threat to the environment because of the difficulties faced in disposing of them as well as the chemicals released when they are produced but on the on the other hand banning plastic bags in favour of paper bags will lead to a rapidly rising demand in paper This means that the already high rate of deforestation around the world will be heavily accelerated That doesn t sound very eco friendly either The best solution the way I see it is for everyone to bring their own bags when shop several inexpensive shopping bags are on sale for this purpose gogreener said on 12 April 2011 at 7 42 PM Banning plastic bags totally is not possible For example China has banned plastic bags to be used domestically however they do allow eco friendly plastic bags biodegradable

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    the drink cans I think there shouldn t be any harm in consuming canned drinks It would however definitely be a better solution to cease drinking from cans But that would be an incredibly difficult feat as many of us have become accustomed to canned drinks One of the solution that I can think about is to bring your on tumbler to store the drinks There s this vending machine in school that dispenses drinks into cups instead of cans Maybe the machine can stop providing cups and a sign can be put up to notify people to bring their own bottles instead jittelicious said on 04 August 2010 at 9 23 PM bluefairy gave me an idea Maybe instead of having vending machines that dispense canned drinks those could be replaced with machines that dispense just drinks Basically we can place our own tumbler on the drink platform and dispense the amount of drink we want accordingly The machine will then charge us according to how much was dispensed This way not only do we save the environment we also get the exact amount we want sptammy said on 05 August 2010 at 1 11 AM Wow this is interesting indeed Yeah I do think that people carrying their own tumblers bottles cups would be pretty radical and life changing for all of us In fact I am quite excited if we had a movement like that to revolutionize vending machines and the future of canned drinks In fact Starbucks is already implementing it step by step one step being giving offers to customers who bring their own tumblers for drinks Post your comments Latest Topics CDL s E Gen Challenge E Generation Challenge13 Recycled Stationary Items Deposit refund System Plant Vs Plastic Popular Keyword Tags Environment Go Green

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    incredibly visual creatures and are going for things that are different extraordinary and pleasing to the eye The designs around us are changing so rapidly and dynamically it will definitely play a big role in changing the way we think about things and this includes going green farhana said on 23 August 2010 at 3 09 PM I do agree with sptammy about the attractive design might have a possibility to entice the younger generation about going green However honestly I don t think it is JUST the design that matters but the mindset of an individual Why bother invest in a thing or two when eventually you d get bored of it and go back to your old ways That just beats the whole purpose yes As cliche as it may sound but every step of change begins with ourself Cheers Post your comments Latest Topics CDL s E Gen Challenge E Generation Challenge13 Recycled Stationary Items Deposit refund System Plant Vs Plastic Popular Keyword Tags Environment Go Green Green Green Building Media Power Consumption Recycling SP Youth environment global warming go green going green green media paper recycle recycling spenv House Rules We do not tolerate rudeness personal

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    in Japanese so I can t tell whether they re environmentally friendly or not Here s one which I discovered today René Furterer They were having a promotion at the shopping centre while I was on my way to cut my hair According to this website http www behindthechairjobs com displayarticle aspx ID 1603 they have been focused on going green for the past 50 years With products like these why not give it a try And we should support them to help them sustain business so that they can invent more organic products in the future You can check it out here if you re interested http www renefurterer com common 0 4320 12981751 15228569 0 en US 342343890 00 html vid 15228467 As saviours of the earth we should also make it a habit to only consume organic products from environmentally friend stores I only know of Body Shop so you can share with everyone if you know of others lizziebee said on 01 August 2010 at 9 46 PM I think Khiels or however u spell it is trying to go green too They re just like a more expensive version of bodyshop la also body shop products are not as organic as they claim to be i noticed that they re still made up of 1001 chemicals which I dont know what they are exactly also I can t believe that despite all that I like they re products quite alot I think that its difficult for commercial companies to go green entirely which reminds me that I should dump my used bodyshop packaging at their stores where they collect them to be recycled quite cool right bydaylight said on 02 August 2010 at 10 31 PM O Totally did not know that nail polish can cause that much damage Shall definitely be wary of how I get rid of my nail polish in the future Thanks for the tip notsosunnily said on 02 August 2010 at 10 41 PM Unfortunately I just recently discarded a few bottles of nail polish Shame on me But with this newly acquired information I ll remember to keep notice in the future Nail polish is like another way for females to look pretty semi permenantly as well as to their own liking so there s no way that the usage is ever going to stop However I m sure that there are other measures that can be taken to reduce the harmful effects to the Earth Like lizziebee said No one would go all the way to ulu pandan just to dispose a few bottles on Nail polish There SHOULD be more convenient ways for disposal of hazardous waste dorkyain said on 03 August 2010 at 12 34 AM oh wow I use way too much nail polish I love it though I have to find other ways to dispose of the nail polish Most probably i will rinse the bottles hen disposing them under glass recycling Singapore needs

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    days people are so into beauty products that makes them shine from top to toe No one ever knew that it is a crime to put on nail polish I personally believe that it is impossible to stop the production of nail polish and removers because demand for it at present is still high What we can do is to invent new methods to dispose such toxic waste Or perhaps try to convince the ladies to stop buying such products by educating them about the consequences of it People will want to know the reason before they boycott certain products Or perhaps we can create or invent new nail polish and removers that have reduced toxic waste All we have to do is challenge our mind to make the impossible possible jittelicious said on 04 August 2010 at 9 30 PM Actually environmentally friendly nail polish and removers do exist Many companies have already realized the dangers of these chemicals and have instead used naturally occurring minerals instead of the toxic chemicals So ladies here is a list of some companies which produce environmentally friendly nail polish and removers Honeybee Gardens PeaceKeeper Jerrie Visage Naturel and Sante Post your comments

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    Maybe we could have like vegan days 2 3 times a week Its much healthier for us too I can imagine obesity rates going down D xyrhs said on 03 August 2010 at 10 08 PM These facts are indeed appalling I remember learning in one of my science class about food chain If we go vegan less energy are loss through biological processes such as excretions sweating and other bodily functions However as much as I would like to turn vegan for Gaia like lizziebee it is impossible for me to become a vegan totally I love meat Turning vegan might be difficult but I am open to eat less meat Other than going vegan for a healthier us it can be an alternative to a slimmer us too luiting said on 04 August 2010 at 8 13 PM I feel that going vegan once a week would be quite an interesting change in our routines Besides it brings about health benefits why complain about going vegan I for one would not mind it at all but find the idea quite awesome Seems like everyone in general is quite supportive of the notion however it takes the discipline to do that Maybe we should make every single wednesday a meat free day farhana said on 23 August 2010 at 3 14 PM Hahaha if you were to ask me if I m prepared to go vegan for the sake of gaia I d give a straight no But fret not like Lizzie I d try to cut down on the meat intake Interesting facts you ve got there but then again if someone ain t that willing to even cut down on their meat intake there are 1001 or probably more ways to help gaia Do make sure to

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    example for aircon it can be replaced by using fan for microwave u can replaced to use boiling water and stem it ipods haha i dont even have one befor for the phone is ture that it can also be replaced by use public phone BUT is public phone portable answer is no is public phone available anytime and everywhere answer is also NO there for phone is very important another lame example is that is let said there is an accident in the middle of the high way and u need to make a very emergency call do u wan to run and find a public phone to make a 995 call jus for the ambulance do u think when the time u found the public phone the person already dead thats why phone is very important to me how about the computer can it be replaced by any other things for me i think it cant maybe for others it can replaced expamle if i need to do a reseach on some science stuffs i can just simply login to google or yahoo to get my information other that goin to the library and find the books that i need for me computer is a very usefull technology ncoleey I m not willing to give them up We are too used to the modern conveniences brought about by the advancement in technologies It is impossible for us to entirely give up on the technologies that we had learned over the decades Do you agree that every production causes carbon emission Well from I pod hand phone to even food production it involves carbon emission in the process We become so dependent on the technology and the convenience it brings about So much so it is impossible for us to be independent from them Would you rather lead a Tarzan like lifestyle Tarzan like lifestyle meaning green no machine guns to hunt no factories to produce proper clothes and NO ELECTRICITY Most importantly No music no life no kpop I die minli Personally i can give up modern conveniences like air conditioner and microwave ovens since i dont really use them often However techonologies like handphone laptops and ipods are some things that i cannot give up as i need it to communicate with my friends family and to get updated on the lastest news of my idols Also i need to have music accompanying me during long journeys so an ipod is a neccessity Hence although these modern conveniences might harm de environment i dont thnk i would be able to give these few items up candy023 I think that it will be hard for most people to give up their modern conveniences and entertainments because we are too used to having these modern technologies and we cannot bring ourselves to give them up Personally I cannot give up my computer as I use it every single day to chat with friends check emails listening to music and checking the latest news and gossips of celebrities Without the computer I will be unable to do most of the things I normally spend doing daily Also it will be more inconvenient for me to communicate with others as I normally ask people questions through the MSN or email dragon29125 Technologies have advanced to make things convenient for us while most of them are something that we can do without there are some things that human beings have heavily depended on from the last century Personally I am willing to give up on air conditioning microwaves iPods This is because air conditioning and iPods are just objects that gives material comfort something we can always do without since our life is not heavily depending on these material comfort Of course microwaves is just an invention that can help to cool faster through vibrations of liquid molecules However being someone who is particular about food microwaves do heat up food but does not give Mailard browniong of food which means the radiation given off does not actually make the food crispier and tastier So what about handphones and computers specifcially internet They are something that human beings have depended on a lot from the last century This is because of globalisation Because of globalisation we tend to feel easy to travel further be it at local or to other countries as a result of vast improvement made in transport technology Therefore it is pretty much impractical to be without internet or handphone if you are going to communicate with people that is not beside you at the moment It is just SO impractical to write letters to your family members who are probably in cinema watching movies or perhaps just studying in school just to ask them to come back home To conclude communication technologies are something that I personally think we can t do without as a result of globalisation but the other technologies are just mostly material comforts martinpriscilla I would be willing to give up my air conditioner microwaves and everything except for my communication tools Not having such technologies are fine because it s easier to adapt without them But being in a world that is so advanced it s hard to avoid a tool that is very nesessary Handphone We need to know whats happening around the world and it is vital to have a tool that can allow us to know about it In cocnlusion i can give up all my technologies except for my handphone meiyue i willing to give up air conditioning microovaves computers or iPods as can be substitude by other thing that it is more environmentally friendly Instead of air conditioning can be replace by fan as it take up more electrical energy but the only thing that i cant give up was handphone cause it to convience and the only tools that you can used to communicate as fast as possible davidlee There are some things that i would not even consider giving up like my laptop and my handphone these are my most efficient mode of communication Still i can give up things like aircon and water heaters instead of using the aircon we can use the fan this helps us to save electricity As electricity is mainly produced by the burning of fossil fuels we would be conserving a limited resource on the earth We would also be reducing polluttion of the earth as burning of fossil fuels release pollutants into the atmosphere peiqian89 well personally i feel that in our current world now especially in singapore living without technology is almost impossible especially computer and handphone it link us to the rest of the world and allow communication and finding of lastest news information etc As for air conditioning microwaves and ipod music i can let go Well this three product isn t essential in our daily life simply because we can still survive even without it air con is use for cooling purposes but we can always used a paper to fan ourself isn t it microwaves could be convenient in preparing food but we can always used cooking stove to get our food prepared Current technology for handphone would definately replaced the current ipod jiaqi909090 For me i am willing to give up products such as air conditioning and Ipods I am willing to give up these things because there are better replacements for them For example i could use the fan instead of using air cons I am willing to give ipods up because i could use my mobile phone to listen to music I am not willing to give up my handphone because it has many different functions and it is also portable It allows people to contact me whereever i am making it an everyday necessity I am also not willing to give up laptops because i need to use it for school projects entertainment and other sorts of functions which is very important and that makes me unwilling to give it up v v v v D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D melvina I think i can give up microwaves air conditioning or ipods Because such products not quite useful for me in daily life but for mobile phone or computer it will no give it up because i need computer to do some research my assignment In a addition i need phone to communicate with others jiaqi I would be willing to give up on air conditioning microwaves computers and anything else except my moblie phone I can subsititute my laptop and ipod for my handphone Handphone have the applicantion such as music player that can replace the use for having a ipod With the rise of the modern technology these days all moblie phone have internet access therefore it can replace the need of having laptop dragon29125 Of course not to mention for TNCs Transnation Corporations imagine if they communicate without using of handphones and internet they would have take a few days or even weeks jus to get one message from another corporations chewping I am willing to give up my ipod since phone do have the function of playing musics and videos Ipod is not a must for me and may not use it everyday However phone is crucial to me so that i am able to communicate with my friends and families Due to the modern technology i felt that phone are making our life more convenience and do have many function as well as application Therefore I don t think that i am willing to give up my phone since phone is a form of communication in our daily life alybelle There are 2 things in terms of modern conveniences that are very important to my life which are laptop and Iphone To be honest I won t be willing to give up any of these 2 devices as I need my Iphone to listen to songs and for calling when I m outside However when I m at home I d need my laptop as it is my source of entertainment I know that I may seem selfish however this is the reality of the modern life Most of us would not be willing to give up any of any of these items as it is already part of our lives I feel that if giving up these things doesn t make me happy and I also feel forced to what s the point of doing it I do realize that it is part of an act to save the environment but when you re doing something for a good cause You should mean it from the bottom of your heart and hope that these small little things that you do makes a difference huiling Personally i am more willing to give up air conditioning and microwaves because it is not a gadget that you will use it everyday You can use fan instead of aircondition and steamer instead of microwaves As for computer and mobile phone i am not willing to give up because it is a must to have it For computer i will need it to watch drama play game and do research As for mobile phone i will need it to communicate with people wanqi For me i would most probably not be able to give up mobile phones and computer To me all this products are necessity without all this it would pose a inconvinence in our life examples how are we going to communicate nad keep in contact with one another without the presence of all this advance technologies e g mobile phones and computer however i feel that things like microwaves and ipods and maybe air conditioning are products that we can choose to give up we can use other equipment to heat up food instead of microwaves instead of using air condition fan can be a very good choice either technology are so advance now thus there can be many functions in just 1 product like mobile phones Hence there isnt a need for ipods phamnguyen Cellphone is a very important mean of communication nowadays However with the aid of the various of different kinds of communication software available such as Yahoo MSN Email Laptop can also be used as a mean of communication it may not be as convenient as a handphone can be concerning the portability of handphone but laptop can provide many more useful functions which one s cellphone may not in this case I m willing to give up my handphone over my laptop sixuan personally i think i would give up everything that i have except for my handphone in this society handphone is one of the only forms of communication through distance though public phones are available however i feel that with a personal phone around getting things done would be much more convenient imagine having to queue up to use the public phone during an emergency period would people have the patience to do that handphones now has many function in which it would affect our daily life sending text messages is also a form of communication in this modern society it is not use for redundant purpose but also a way in which message is transferred to another person and it is more instant comparing with using letters or notes we will be able to get the message through when there is an emergency things would be done at a faster pace therefore i think i would not be able to give up my handphone wongliying Personally I would be able to give up the microwave air conditioner and iPod This is so as we can use the stove to heat up our food and there are radios and other means of devices that can play music I only had air conditioner a few years ago so I think I can revert back to using the fan However I find it hard to give up gadgets like the computer and mobile phone The computer is very important to me as I use it to complete my school work There is also the internet which is a means of tool for us to check updates or schoolwork from the school network It is also easier to clarify questions with the teacher using emails than to wait for another day or week before we see them I can also chat online with my friends to discuss projects even when it s late at night The internet also allows us to know things that are happening in other parts of the world Thus we can learn more things The mobile phone is also another gadget that is hard to give up This is a means of communication Though we can use the computer to chat however it is hard to chat when we are walking the phone is also a more direct way of transferring information to one another christine I don t think that im willing to give up these modern convenienves either In the modern society these devices had already cause and huge impact on us They had already become a part of my life For mobile phones its created invented to help us to communicate with one other in our daily life We cant survive without mobile phones unless you wan the world to stop improving i can give up mu ipod as im able to listen to songs using my mobile phone now As for air conditioning i dont think im willing to give it up too as im really to used to it What im doing now is to reduce the usage of it As for microwaves i feel that its not really a neccessities so i can do without it Technologies wise its hard to give it up because they help us alot What i feel is that instead of giving what we have now what not we come out with more environmental friendly devices like create a green mobile green air conditioning etc We can make these products which are harming the environment now to be GREEN this one way of moving forward isnt that so yuming For my personal view I think our world is modern world now we should use some modern product to enjoy our life No doubt these products make our life very convenient We need to communicate to others by use of computer and mobile phone Air conditioning is very useful because Singapore is always very hot So for me I am not willing to give up the computer mobile phone and air conditioning But I think I can give up microwaves and iPod because they will not affect my life greatly I can use my mobile phone listen to the music instead of iPod yveline I am willing to give up all the above stated because i am not very dependent on them I agree that it is convenient but i think that there are also other ways to communicate with people However i will only be willing to give up only when the environment is in a critical situation D iamagoodboy I may give up my microwave my iPod and air conditioner Although it will be a bit hard for me to prepare food without my microwave For air conditioner I don t use it anyway Regarding mobile phones and laptop might be a bit hard for me to let go In this Age mobile phones are quickly becoming a need instead of a want To me it s an essential communication device as without it my world will be in darkness literally While mobile phones are important communication devices my laptop are important to me to get my work done But with all these environmental thingy going around I am sure using a laptop instead of paper is a

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