Archive for December, 2011

December 22, 2011

Pen Down for Meaningful 2012

Not so long time ago, in a not so far away place called Singapore, people here enjoyed our childhood days in simple kampong life, living in wooden houses and zinc houses. Fast forward to the present day. Most of these old houses were gone, and people had moved to densely populated high-rise HDB blocks with letter box area at the ground floor.

In Sengkang, some concerned residents had been thinking what could be done to the unintended litter from junk mails thrown around HDB area. Many months ago, my simple answer was to put up a proper repository for junk mails, like the way I always put aside the recyclable in my own little recycling corner at home. Initially, I was actually quite hesitant to email my suggestions to TC, as I had a funny feeling that nobody would be bothered about it.

I created this very first blog here on 11-11-2011, and have gained the most from learning to write something simple for the last 1+ month. I have written down all that I want to share on my hands-on experience for the past few months, and have my confirmation from the unanswered answers on Greening HDB. My wish for the new year is to get myself back to more meaningful work on Greening Home again, and enjoying what I have been doing as part of my own creativity.

Best wishes to all! Merry Christmas 2011 and Happy New Year 2012!

Hands-On Green Matters

[ Photos taken by Nokia X3-02 Phone, M1 $0 Phone Deal ]

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December 20, 2011

After Many Months, Many Lines Up (3 of 3)

In a nutshell, the relevant people can actually take many meaningful steps to try to reach to the point where no stone will be left unturned. Everyone seems to be just good at using the mouth to echo the tone of environmental awareness, and adopting one-step forward, two-steps back mentality towards a sustainable, clean and green environment in Singapore.

    • Government can play a more positive and proactive part to promote a clean and green environment.
    • Government can give green tax rebate to companies which take extra green effort in corporate social responsibility.
    • Government can present and recognize TC and residents’ extra green effort in TC Management Report.
    • Government can give small green S&CC rebate (every quarterly?) to household, using TC report as a gauge.
    • NEA has put in place various awareness programmes and schemes to promote a sustainable environment.
    • The unwanted junk mails can easily fill up one plastic bag in a week (per HDB block), and can fill up at least one A4 paper carton box in the recycling bin (for every 3 HDB blocks).
    • It will not be sustainable to have the huge junk mails taking up extra spaces in landfills, and continue to be buried together with disposed waste.
    • Hopefully everybody can commit and work together towards a sustainable, clean and green environment.

Hands-On Green Matters

[ Photos taken by Nokia X3-02 Phone, M1 $0 Phone Deal ]