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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 »

Madhu Verma on SoCh in Action: Social Change by Children

SoCh logo

Madhu Verma is the brains and spirit behind SoCh in Action, a Singapore based non-profit that organises a yearly event to showcase the best social change initiatives by children between the ages of 9 and 14.  The event is just around the corner, with the ” Be the Change” Exposition to be held on Saturday, […]

October 20th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Food/Meat Reduction,Green Action | Read More »

Climate Reality Project: 24 Hours of Reality


If you’ve missed the live 24 hour screening by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project on September 14th 2011, here are some key recordings for you. Watched live online by 9 million people, the purpose of the coverage was to debunk various climate denial theories, and raise awareness about the reality of Climate Change. The hourly […]

September 21st, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change | Read More »

The Earth Charter

The Earth Charter

“Do not do unto the environment of others what you do not want done to your own environment.My hope is that this Charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a ‘Sermon on the Mount’, that provides a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the next century.” - Mikhail Gorbachev by Bhavani Prakash We are proud to officially […]

September 19th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Green Action | Read More »

The International Coastal Cleanup

Photo: Wild Singapore

We bring here a synopsis of the International Coastal Cleanup, a yearly effort to clean up the coastlines of the world and improve ocean health. Each year on the third Saturday in September (in 2011, it’s on 17th September), several hundreds of thousands of volunteers clean up litter from lakes, rivers, and beaches around the […]

September 8th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Plastics,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

India’s GM bill “anti-people, anti-nature”

India GMO Bt Brinjal

The Coalition for a GM-Free India is a voluntary group of individuals and NGOs who are fighting against the introduction of the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill (easing the introduction of GM crops) in the Indian Parliament. It was meant to be tabled on August 17th, 2011 but was forestalled due to other […]

August 24th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Joint Statement on Martyrdom of Shehla Masood

Shehla Masood

Though we try to share stories of inspiration and hope as much as we can, it is also our responsibility to highlight the ones that cause us much grief and sadness, especially as they remind us of the heroism with which men and women all over the world risk their lives and are sometimes are […]

August 21st, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Wildlife | Read More »

Making Singapore Bicycle Friendly

Double cycling lanes in Syndey leading on to pedestrian path

By Bhavani Prakash One of the things I noticed during my recent visit to Sydney was the lane markings for bicycles. Markings such as the ones that I am about to share below would really make riding a bicycle safe and convenient in a place like Singapore, where the roads are already well laid out […]

July 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Green Cities | Read More »

GOONJ: Not Just A Piece of Cloth

Layers of recycled cloth fillers in GOONJ's sanitary napkin

by Bhavani Prakash India is a land of extreme contrasts. While there are pockets of unimaginable wealth and prosperity due to the rapid economic growth of recent decades, these co-exist with a vast population of poor who can barely feed or clothe themselves, whether in urban slums or in villages. Women are the worst affected […]

May 26th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Behaviour Change,Sanitation,Waste Management | Read More »

Earth Day Singapore 2011

earth day

Update after the event: Here’s a video recording of some of the hightlights of the Earth Day celebrations at Bottle Tree Park on 22nd April 2011 From the previous post: A lot of excitement is building up at Bottle Tree Park, Singapore owing to the hectic preparations being done by Tay Lai Hock, the Founder […]

April 12th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Green Events/Campaigns,Green Festivals,Green Meetings | Read More »


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