Earth Day

22 April 2023

Take action this ‘Earth Day’

To celebrate ‘Earth Day’ today on 22 April, volunteers gathered at Wisdom Park to plant 12 trees, bringing the total count of trees planted here to over 1800.  As the trees grow and mature, they will gift us fresher air and become a refuge for bees, birds, and many more beings.  In years to come, their canopies will also fill out and ease the temperatures here.

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22 April 2021

Make a stand for Mother Earth

Today is Earth Day.  This bountiful planet which we all call home has been the source of all we need for our survival and livelihood.  In just the last two centuries however, humankind has callously over-harvested its natural resources and caused immense damage to its ecosystems in pursuit of material comforts and conveniences.  “The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not for everyone’s greed,” said Mahatma Gandhi.

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9 May 2020

Honouring our mothers while helping Mother Earth

This weekend, we shall be celebrating Mother’s Day where we pay tribute to their sacrifices and support over the years. Mothers are just like Earth in terms of their patient endurance and generosity in providing us with what we need to grow through life. Therefore, have you ever thought of honouring your mother and help Mother Earth at the same time?

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29 April 2020

Planting trees can help prevent premature deaths

New researches by scientists in the United States have shown the benefits of increasing tree cover in cities to people’s physical and mental health.  In Philadelphia, America’s fifth-largest city, researchers touted that hundreds of premature deaths can be prevented every year if the city’s tree cover were increased by just 10%.

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27 April 2020

An elusive Malayan icon

What animal is black and white, weighs up to 300 kg, lives in the jungles of Asia, and is not a Giant Panda?  It is ‘Tapirus indicus’ – or commonly known as the Malayan Tapir.  This inhabitant of our lowland jungles is the largest of 4 species of tapirs in the world, and the only one found in Asia.

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22 April 2020

Please make everyday ‘Earth Day’

Today, we observe the 50th anniversary of ‘Earth Day Celebration’ in a subdued mood due to the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic.  The world is sick; millions of people are under quarantine, and billions more are confined to their dwellings.  So instead of going outdoors to plant trees, we are left to do what we can for Mother Earth from our homes.

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