Population White Paper & Implications

February Green Drinks invites you to participate in the anticipated talk on The Population White Paper and The Implications on the Environment, featuring a distinguished panel of speakers:

Ms. Faizah Jamal, Nominated MP (Environment and Heritage) People and Civic Sector

Ms Jamal will be speaking on the Population White Paper Debate in Parliament. She is one of the few NMPs to vote against the White Paper, calling for an environmental impact assessment of the infrastructure plans to be carried out and shared with the public first. She said the White Paper should be one that speaks from the heart, rather than from the head.

Dr Ho Hua Chew, Conservation Committee Vice-Chairman, Nature Society (Singapore)

Dr Ho will speak on the implications of the Population White Paper and Land Use Plan on nature areas and conservation. He is a proponent to a holistic approach to land use that promotes a rich array of values for…

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Madam Speaker …

Madam Speaker, environmentalism is not an interest group; it is the foundation to all else. If there is no environment, there is no economy. If we continue to act as if as if human beings are no more than economic digits, as if humans are the top of the heap and we think we can get away with it, we will continue to be an egocentric society which has cut off its own heart and then attempts to live without it. How is that ‘sustainable’? That to me is the height of insanity.

From Singapore NMP Faizah Jamal’s full speech on Population White Paper & Land Use 2030 (from an environmental perspective)

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Remember Singapore

us army post i want you 1917With intensive usage of media, campaigns are launched to achieve certain particular goals, usually in a political, social or commercial sense. Sometimes, a campaign represents an era, and some of its posters go on to become iconic representations that are even remembered after decades. One of the examples is the United States’ “I Want You For U.S. Army” poster in 1917.

china great sparrow campaign 1958Campaigns are meant to have a long term impact. However, human errors, wrong judgement or a lack of foresight during the introduction of campaigns can sometimes lead to failures or even disasters to the country. In 1958, the new China launched the Four Pests Campaign in a bid to eliminate rats, flies, mosquitoes and sparrows. The sparrows were targeted because they ate the farmers’ grain seeds. In a short time, millions of Chinese were mobilised for the campaign. Sparrows, as well as other birds, were shot, with their nests…

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As you may have heard, we’ve been running this little campaign to spread some awareness about Green Products in Singapore.

We’ve since closed the voting after running it for a month and a half, and we’re happy to present the top 10 (by order of merit):

  1. Sustainable Living Labs iBam 2 (36% votes)
  2. Third Wave Power mPOWERPAD (13% Votes)
  3. Madana Yoga Jute Natural Rubber Yoga Mat (7% Votes)
  4. Idocare Dishwashing Liquid (6% Votes)
  5. USB Cell AA Rechargeable Batteries (6% Votes)
  6. House Of Marley Redemption Song Earphones (6% Votes)
  7. Envizyme Green Tree Laundry Liquid (5% Votes)
  8. Star Bamboo Chopping Boards (5% Votes)
  9. Timberland Earthkeepers Rugged Original Leather 6″ Boot (4% Votes)
  10. Envirosax Organic Series – Reusable Hemp Tote bag (3% Votes)

Congrats to Sustainable Living Labs and the iBam 2 for grabbing a huge proportion of the votes.

And do check out all of these products (by clicking on their…

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We’ve been running this little campaign to get a Top 10 list of green products as nominated and voted by the community. As you can imagine, “Green” is a difficult word that makes it impossible for us to put any limits on what should and should not be nominated. So instead of being arbitrary about it, we decided to go without categories (or of-the-moment buzzwords & philosophical debates) to feature a wider range of products for everyone to take a look at, and appreciate.

As such, we would like to ask you to vote, based on “whether I’d buy it“, rather than “is it greener than the rest“.

Oh BTW, you’re allowed to vote for up to 5 products!

Happy voting, and please share this!

More info about each product and brand:

Timberland Earthkeepers Rugged Original Leather 6″ Boot

  • Premium full-grain leather from a tannery rated…

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House Of Marley

House Of Marley

Visit www.choose.sg to see the entire House Of Marley Collection.