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Sustainable Building Conference 2013 (SB13), Singapore


Sustainable Building 2013 (SB13) Singapore is a pre-eminent international conference series on Sustainable Buildings & Construction. The event is co-organised by the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings (BCA CSB) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).  The conference aims to provide an unparalleled view into regional and international sustainable building issues and promote greater sustainability through […]


August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Climate Change,EVENTS/CAMPAIGNS,Green Cities | Read More »

World Environment Day 2012: Support Project Green Hands

Plant a tree today Project Green Hands WED 2012

  The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. – Chinese Proverb   By Bhavani Prakash What is this life if full of care, we have no time to plant a single tree? And what better way to express our gratitude to Mother Nature, compensate for […]

June 5th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Action,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Save Bukit Brown


Keeping these sites the way they are is about who we are and want to be as Singaporeans, about what we value and how we connect to our nation. –  CHAH KAH TIM writing in Today Online Bukit Brown is more than a cemetery. It is symbolic of so many things at so many levels. […]

March 10th, 2012 | Posted in Green Action,Green Cities,Green Events/Campaigns,S.E.Asia/Australasia,Singapore | Read More »

NUS Masters in Environmental Management 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Environment and Climate Change in Asia: Book Launch

By Bhavani Prakash Given the complex nature of various environmental issues, the solutions going forward require an increasingly cross-disciplinary approach that can weave together different perspectives. University education all over the world has to move in that direction. One such example is The National University of Singapore’s Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) degree. It is […]

January 26th, 2012 | Posted in Green Cities,Green Meetings | Read More »

UN International Year of Co-operatives 2012


The UN has declared 2012 as The International Year of Co-operatives. A co-operative is a farm, business, or other organization that is owned and run jointly by its members, who share the profits or benefits. [Wikipedia]. According to the media release of International Co-operative Alliance: “ The International Year of Co-operatives, or IYC, celebrates a different way of […]

January 21st, 2012 | Posted in Green Action,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Calendar of World Environmental Events 2012


by Bhavani Prakash A very belated Happy and Green New Year to all our readers.  This is our first post for 2012. Like last year we start with the key environmental (and related) events in the months ahead. We also take the opportunity to thank our team of Guest Writers for their wonderful perspectives so far and […]

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in Green Festivals,Green Meetings | Read More »

Wanda Embar: Veganpeace

Dairy Cows.Courtesy : Veganpeace

By Bharathi Shiva Wanda Embar (WE)  is the Founder of Veganpeace, a website dedicated to “inspire people to strive towards a more peaceful world where animal and human rights are respected and honored.”  Embar, who was born in Leiden, the Netherlands studied mathematics at the University of Leiden and later at the University of Toulouse, […]

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Food/Meat Reduction,Health,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

PepsiCo’s Water Claims in India: Some Hard Questions to Answer

Pepsico Water Label

PepsiCo’s Aquafina bottled water marketed in India bears the label making the claim of having achieved ‘positive water balance.” The label says: Giving Back MORE WATER Than We Take We call it “Positive Water Balance”. To help save a precious resource that is fast depleting in India. Through rain-water harvesting, community water-sheds, and water conservation […]

December 5th, 2011 | Posted in Green Action,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Emma Freedman: Saving the Orangutans

Emma Freedman      Photo by Edmund Lee

By Bhavani Prakash Emma is only 12 years old, but age is no excuse for the visionary girl from Corralitos, California to champion a cause she ardently believes in – that of saving the orangutans. We were touched and inspired by her passion after from her recent trip to Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia where she presented […]

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity,Nature Education/trips,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Conference on “Sustainable Environmental Management in Urban Asia”


Our readers may be interested in the forthcoming conference in Singapore on 15-16 December 2011, on “Sustainable Environmental Management” organised by the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Master of Science in Environmental Management programme. The two day conference will address the issues regarding Urban Planning that are unique to Asia.  The information (as obtained from […]

November 24th, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change,Green Cities,Green Meetings | Read More »


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