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    bottles They definately use much less energy than regular laptops and desktops By reginayeongws on 30 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 2 Comments lizziebee Recycled CDs and plastic bottles That is really cool and unique And you re right We should use green laptops While I think a mini laptop is convenient it may not able to support all the programs and disk space a DMC student needs 1 Toshiba Portege R500 2 Toshiba Tecra M9 3 Dell Latitude D630 4 Dell Latitude D630 ATG 5 Apple Macbook Air Read more about them at http www devhardware com c a Hardware Guides Top Five Green Laptops They do look pretty bulky and unappealing to me though except for the Macbook Air which I wouldnt use anyway because the memory isn t exactly the best Why is it that every time something is green there has to be sacrifices made to laptop design etc And I mean its almost the same with every other product wahidah Oooh sounds good You know what s better If we d just stop printing books newspapers and what have yous At the end of the day we ll just view all our information on screens running on sun and moonlight Concerts Galore There have been numerous concerts that have taken place this year As we all enjoy the shows do we stop and think about how much energy has been wasted to ensure that we have a good time Eg electricity What are some ways that concert promoters and the people in charge of venues engage in to reduce the energy consumption at the shows Maybe we By dmb02crshuayang on 30 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 3 Comments lizziebee Personally I myself have attended a few of the many awesome concerts which have come to Singapore this year and I must say I thoroughly ENJOYED going for all of them But on the other hand I realised that hey you re right The amount of energy wasted and litter accumulated and all Celebrities are leaving a very very very long trail of carbon footprint all these just to make money Plus it seems like Singapore is the perfect place to have gigs At baybeats this year this band was telling us that where they came from it was too cold to support sound equipment so they were loving the Esplanade stage lol OK so here are some things we can implement 1 Have concerts held OUTDOORS like in Glastonbury yay 2 Have them in the daytime so we can save on energy used for lights 3 This way sound systems can install solar panels to get electricity Just some silly ideas But hey if it can save the earth maybe we should bring up this matter with Bono dalvin89 hey lizzie Right with you on the awesome many gigs But not sure if you noticed but they keep having fireworks for every little event though its beautiful and everything and definitely lends to the grandeur

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    containing an antibodies Although organic food is expensive but the health benefits of consuming organic food can vastly worth the cost Organic By shintaaa on 27 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 2 Comments cmo Organic food not only comes with health benefits it benefits the environment as well Along with this awareness of wanting to eat healthy foods usually comes a concern for how we treat the environment As we become more educated about how conventional farming methods destroy top soil and pollute our waters etc it is only natural to want to buy food that has been grown by sustainable agricultural methods that avoid the unnecessary pollution caused by chemical fertilizers and pesticides Genetically Modified Organisms are another concern Through scientific intervention to improve crops mankind has potentially opened a Pandora s box by messing around with Mother Nature The long term damages caused by these biological experiments could be irreversible While government agencies argue they are perfectly safe the jury is still out One example of the damage that can be done by arranging nature is when people brought mongooses to Hawaii to get rid of the rats It did not work we still have plenty of rats and now unfortunately there are not as many native birds Hopefully people would recognise the health and environmental benefits of organic food and that it will soon be commonplace to find organic food at all supermarkets at an affordable price range nzyjordan organic food is neither more nutritious than conventional food nor necessarily less impactful on the environment Best Energy Alternative Unless we cut down on Fossil Fuels our oil reserves will run out in less than 100 years With so many types of alternatives to fossil fuels available what is the best solution to solve the fossil fuel problem Alternatives range from solar energy and biofuel energy to wind energy and tidal wave energy But which alternative is the best By redswordjhong on 27 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 3 Comments nazama To answer your question in the best simple manner I can Every single one of the alternative energies you have mentioned is an equally good solution at least when it comes to using cleaner energy for a change over fossil fuel sandyyy Almost 80 of the energy the world consumes is produced by burning fossil fules coals natural gas and oil They are the cheapest and most effective way of producing energy but we re using them up faster than they can be replaced The problem is fossil fuels are non renewable and limited in supply Despite the promise of alternative energy sources like the ones you ve mentioned above they are renewable energy but they collectively provide only 7 of the world s energy needs Source Energy Information Agency and they are still a far more expensive option Perhaps the best solution to our growing energy challenges comes from The Union of Concerned Scientists No single solution can meet our society s future enery needs The

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    noble green cause much of the blame for the current state of the environment has been shifted to us the ordinary consumer We are bombarded with print ads radio ads and television commercials beseeching us to reverse our bad habits to stop polluting the By amirasyafiqah on 21 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 4 Comments firstbornunicorn Is it really the consumers fault for constantly demanding more more more from the environment Or is it the manufacturers and corporations that only cares about profits and returns Is it that they are often taking the easier way out by purchasing raw materials that are cheaper but more harmful to the environment That it is cheaper to allow their factories to spew noxious fumes instead of spending a little bit more to install cleansing mechanisms Yes going green begins with us the individuals and the community But what we do must also be backed up and supported by those who are doing the most harm shouldn t it dtyw Not much to say on this one good points Going green certainly does involve more parties than we think it does angrysnail firstbornunicorn Nobody is really to blame in this situation Corporations create products for consumers to buy but they themselves are consumers too It s all down to how we can create more with less cmo Who is responsible for this situation that is the deterioration of Mother Earth Scientists answer humans A true answer but a bit incomplete Humans have lived on earth for many millennia but atmospheric carbon dioxide levels became dangerous only a few decades ago In reality the fault lies with the capitalist system its absurd and irrational logic of unlimited expansion and capital accumulation its obsessive drive to increase material production in pursuit of profits The narrow minded rationality of the capitalist market with its short term calculus of profit and loss is intrinsically contradictory to the rationality of the living environment which operates in terms of long natural cycles It is not that bad ecocidal capitalists stand in the way of good green capitalists It is the system itself based on pitiless competition demand for return on investment and the search for quick profits that is the destroyer of ecological equilibrium Of course radical change involves consumption as well as production Nevertheless the problem of industrial capitalist civilization is not as is often claimed by some environmentalists excessive consumption by the masses and the solution is not a general limitation of consumption not even in the advanced capitalist countries The problem is the prevailing type of consumption based on false needs display waste fetishism of commodities What is needed is production aimed at the satisfaction of genuine needs beginning with those that might be called biblical food water shelter garments A Reflection It s been a couple of weeks since the Go Green march and I think it s a good time to take a step back and really ask ourselves a question Have we really made

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    Army breathing second life into old clothes by turning them into accessories or simply bringing their own shopping bag when going shopping Instead of cutting down on paper used for the receipts which is a negligible issue as paper CAN be recycled we should focus more instead on the amounts of plastic bags used as plastic is NOT recyclable and thus imposes more harm on the environment Retailers can also do their part by using paper bags that can be recycled instead of plastic bags dtyw A very valid point by firstbornunicorn Although I agree that the receipts do take up a substantial amount of paper used the major pressing issue here would be the recycling of clothes and other items involved in shopping such as bags There are really simple solutions to these problems such as giving away old clothes recycling them for new accessories and bringing your own bags for shopping michelleang I absolutely agree with firstbornunicorn I highly doubt that girls shopping and the printing of receipts is to blame for high paper usage Much paper is wasted elsewhere take for example the most common example printing on a single sheet and not reusing the other side something i feel most of us do not actually do otherwise tiffooo Well that s where blogshopping comes about If we look at the trend in Singapore now more and more girls are looking towards blogshopping as another alternative to purchase our pretty dresses This in a brighter side can help decrease the high paper usage However we should also use our laptops less often to prevent high electrical usage I believe it s all about give and take cmo Actually and quite remarkably 9 600 000 trees are cut down each year just to produce paper receipts To top that the amount of CO2 emitted by producing one ton of receipt paper just one is equivalent to the amount of exhaust a car emits while driving for an entire year Paper receipts are a remnant of the past With today s electronic alternatives there is no reason why consumers or retailers need paper receipts Electronic versions are not only legal and valid but much more efficient So what s keeping retailers and consumers from adopting electronic receipts For more on receipts and its effects on the environment head on over to http www theenvironmentalblog org 2010 05 end paper receipts html YOG The Youth Olympic Games is just around the corner How do you think Singapore is trying to make this prestigious event as green as it can By p1043750 on 12 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 4 Comments xoxo I feel that Singapore is has tried to go green by organising YOG buses provided for the public However by having signs on the road on Give way for YOG all over the expressway is not being environmental friendly as they are wasting more resources Other activities and events that the YOG will be holding cannot be helped as

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    wasting many electricity sources But i feel that the street lamps and all are necessary to prevent drivers from getting into accidents on the road at night Unnecessary lights are light sources coming from buildings like Marina Bay Sands i just passed by the place last night and i realised that they have lights shining towards the sky creating beautiful light rays However with such light rays shining on the sky do you realise how much power is being used up per minute These unnecessary lights could be reduced to save energy jessica I agree with xoxo We do need lights to guide us at night and that unnessasary usage of light should be reduced Solar energy for street lights at night can be used absorbing the energy during the day and using it during the night attsayang Well I suggest why not we use candles After all it will be a very romantic night out with your loved one SINGEST 2011 Hi everyone D I was there and i realised something No doubt the atmosphere and the sound quality was better and everyone was enjoying but do they realise how much they are harming the environment Everyone was stepping on the grass and tentages were set up killing thousands of green life therefore i would like to suggest that SINGFEST By ohhzuii56 on 08 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 3 Comments rinka Ya I totally agreed with this suggestion Green life was once hurt it is dead that can not renew again We should protect them otherwise more and more green life will be damaged and a lot of resources would be wasted attsayang Yes I certainly agree with you I pity those grasses which have to die due to our selfishness I hope the next sigfest will be held at an indoor stage michelleang Agreed And to add to that so much wastage when it came to the selling of food and drinks Countless plastic cups and cans were thrown away non recycled Green Pizza Box Manufactured from 100 recycled material the top breaks down into convenient serving plates eliminating the need for disposable plates The bottom converts easily into a handy storage container eliminating the need for plastic wrap tin foil or plastic bags Made from a standard pizza blank the Green Box requires no additional manufacturing By shayna on 08 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 10 Comments eugenekazamatan Wow singapore pizza shops should actually work this out Maybe its time they changed their packaging to something more eco friendly D khairulariffin I totally agree with eugene this is really an awesome idea that could actually work out I hope our local pizza franchises would adopt this soon enough D xian Cool rinka Cool More restaurants should follow this and hence save more resources jumpyqueen This is such a creative and brilliant idea Even though the normal pizza boxes could be considered as enviromental but they are nothing compared to this whole new way of packaging This

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    will go nowhere so to prevent this from happening as I m sure we all wanna save the earth we have to keep the spirits up support the green movement as much as we can so that By p1037984 on 05 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 1 Comment iseyjeselin Rise Of The Ebook Not only are eBooks stylish they are also a worthwhile investment for your pocket as well as for the Earth According to an article eBooks saves trees by reducing paper consumption saves energy used in book production eliminates packaging materials and all the energy and cash costs associated with those materials and many MORE What By faizjuffrey on 05 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 9 Comments faris yup to add on here s a list of what ebooks can give you http www successconsciousness com ebooks benefits htm and there s a report to back up on the fact that an ebook is environmentally friendly http cleantech com news 4867 cleantech group finds positive envi The report states that a book uses up approximately 7 46 kilograms of CO2 over its lifetime and that the Kindle produces roughly 168 kg during its lifecycle making it a clear winner against the potential savings 1 074 kg of CO2 if replacing three books a month for four years and up to 26 098 kg of CO2 when used to the fullest capacity of the Kindle sharizann E books gives us convenience bargain and an alternative way in helping save Gaia As long as technology lives we can read them over and over without having to worry about yellowed papers or torn off pages Imagine that thick Harry Potter book of yours is fitted inside these latest technological advancement called PC tablets iPads Kindle Asus etc etc Technology not only brings convenience to us but also benefit Mother Earth waltzingmathile Yes I highly recommend ebooks I own one myself and it has saved me from having to buy so many books Just imagine if everyone in the reading world were to own an ebook each we would save so much paper and so many trees Having said that nothing beats reading your favourite novel page to page physically Slowly savouring each chapter and each paragraph on those gradually yellowing pages It would be wonderful if some tech genius out there could invent something to recreate that experience out of an ebook With that in place I m sure the traditional masses will start switching to kindles ipads iamnotme I believe in the future everyone would own an e book and actually r ead from it The libraries will no longer have hardcopies and would be actually filled with databases for us to download the ebooks from the databases instead Imagine the number of papers saved But charging an e book on a regular basis would be pretty energy wasting too no I guess there s always two sides to something just like a page in a book jumpyqueen Imagine a

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    Certainly LOTS of people will think twice before throwing their pieces of sweet wrappers on the floor as the screamings of Lady Gaia will pop into their heads That s a good start So we can look forward to lesser amount of litters then It s going to be a litter free Singapore soon toinkie Yes today s event really gave me more than just a sunburn Whenever I go grocery shopping I m going to bring my own bag so as to use less plastic bags How about you guys The last but not least save our Lady Gaia faris really loved the Green March just now And by the sound bytes pun intended I got we have positive feedbackS I gotta admit that the lady gaia really made me want to do something to help the earth afterall she s watching over all of us o o ginachiam I guess it would been better if the popcorns didnt come with plastic cups But it s alright One step at a time and Im sure Lady Gaia would be pleased An Alternative Recently i read this article on the net and it is a splendid idea indeed It talks about a new geoengineering method The general idea is to induce the ocean and the organisms in it to take in more carbon dioxide thereby helping to reduce the greenhouse side effect However there could be side effects as by reducing the amount of carbon By fourlay on 04 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 3 Comments rebeccalai It seems like a workable idea but then if ocean and the organisms take in more carbon dioxide maybe they will turn unhealthy and if we were to consume the fishes i think we will get sick too Hopefully the method can have some form of measures to prevent the side effects If the geoengineering can induce the trees to take in more carbon dioxide there might be no side effects chenxwdawn Even though the idea seems genius in theory it could be risky to play around with the atmospheric gases The side effects may not be worth the risk and inducing the ocean and organisms to take in more carbon dioxide sounds fishy too no pun intended Perhaps it is still more viable to look into prevention rather than cures At least there is increasing awareness in Singapore today about going green already yinqing As what Dawn has said prevention will always be better than cure I believe with our current generation we are better educated and know what we can do to better save the Earth To Rebecca s idea of inducing the trees to take in more carbon dioxide I think this idea sounds good but still I feel there might be a chance of another side effect Hence it is still back to the old way Do your little bit to save the Earth The Long Journey Hey all it has been a long campaign and well sure there

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    of all fatal fires sptammy And to think such a small toxic thing like cigarettes can burn such a humongous hole in our tree population what more can so many other things we use in our daily lives do Let s continue to save and recycle the little things that can make a big difference for the trees on Earth Every little step counts jumpyqueen Now all of us know that smoking is not only bad for our health it s also very damaging to the earth So let s us be all anti smoking dtyw By not smoking we are actually contributing more to our environment than we think To any of you smokers out there deciding to quit save the environment and have a healthier body two birds with one stone High Recycling Rate Introduced in 2002 Singapore Green Plan aims to increase the recycling rate in Singapore to 60 by 2012 The Plan will aid the nation to achieve the targeted recycling rate of 70 by 2030 set in the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint In 2009 the recycling rate is 57 and it has been increasing steadily over the years We should not have much By umbra on 04 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 6 Comments sharon9280 Sounds good doesn t it Let s look at the statistics In 2009 about 6 1 million tonnes of waste was generated in Singapore and each person generated around 1 230 kg of waste For the 3 common types of waste disposed their recycling rate is still low and these are mostly household wastes Plastics 9 Food Waste 13 Paper Cardboard 48 This means that Singaporeans rely on government efforts to increase the recycling rate More efforts are needed to reduce the amount of paper plastics and food waste disposed and to increase their recycling rates Half of the paper and cardboard waste generated still ends up being burned And do you know that recycling is actually the least efficient out of the 3Rs This means that we can t depend solely on recycling but we also need to reduce the waste disposed in other words more reducing and reusing of waste What say you jade Recycling rates are low mainly because many choose to throw it in the ordinary bins instead of the recycling ones for the sake of one s own convenience Not only is it more difficult to sort out the rubbish these people neglect the fact that this may lead to some items being left out as a result not recycled Therefore we should always try to use the recycling bins whenever possible And in SP it is very easy to spot one everywhere you go khairul03 I ve to agree with sharon Instead of wasting time and effort to recycle why don t we just reduce our waste Try to maximise every single paper that we use in school Past tutorial papers that we didn t bother to copy down answers can be used as rough papers In addition while printing use both the front and back pages Don t just use the front page and ignore the back You can reduce the number of papers by half teehee01 I think we should just reduce our waste and try to reuse papers to its fullest More recycling bins should also be placed so that people can conviently recycle their waste keshias I m glad that the government is taking small steps at a time Change can t happen overnight With the target and goals in mind in every short term period we can work towards a clean and green city We have a lot of obstacles to overcome before we can attain environmental sustainability jumpyqueen I agreed with keshia Change can t happen overnight It takes time for the citizens to adjust Edmund Is A Good Man Now we re all familiar with phrases like Hallo what time is it and Nononono I have to have my lunch What about those times when we re printing Isn t it a pain ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE S NO PAPER Actually that s a good thing I think everyone even me take advantage of the fact that printing at the studio is free By janetyan on 04 Aug 2010 Comment Like Report 5 Likes jade khairul03 xian sharon9280 keshias like this 11 Comments bluefairy Edmond is truly a good man Maybe SP can consider giving him a pay raise or God forbid a promotion The amount of energy and paper he helps to save daily from the hands of the students is incredible A true environmentalist fionaseah I think Edmund is just doing his job really Hahaha But one suggestion about printing in the studio since we re on it I don t know if it s just me but is there a way to actually print on both sides It makes me cringe whenever I see a thick stack of printed papers on 1 side when they can actually be half of its thickness that is well if you print on both sides tanyanhan Mmm even if edmund doesn t allow us to print freely in the studio we would have to print ourselves too at the printing room and it is equivalent to wasting as much paper and ink and also MONEY xinderalla hahaha yeah I am equally guilty of always printing more than i need just because it is free of charge Now Edmund keep the stack of paper in his room and provide us with just the amount we need to print our work on It is a little sad that we are abusing the privilege we enjoy but all s not too late yet We can start by printing just the number of pages we need and print it on double page We can also educate our juniors on the importance of this Let s make the world a better place for Edmund and Gaia greenism Hahaha I agree with Fionaseah I guess Edmund

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