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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 […]

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

Vimla Bahuguna: Treehugger of the Chipko Movement

Vimla Bahuguna

By Bhavani Prakash Much has been said and written about the Chipko Movement. It continues to be one of the most prominent and analysed of environmental movements emanating from India. Long before ‘treehugging’ became a fashionable word in the west, women villagers of the Garhwal region on the foothills of the Himalayas (Uttarakhand District in […]

March 28th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Why We Should Have The Green Corridor

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by Eugene Tay Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde Nature Society (Singapore) (NSS) has submitted a proposal,The Green Corridor: A Proposal to Keep the Railway Lands as a Continous Green Corridor, to the Singapore government on 21 October 2010. NSS proposes to retain the current KTM […]

March 26th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity,Green Travel/Tourism | Read More »

Seeing is Believing: Zero Waste Kanyakumari

Shores of Kanyakumari District

By Bhavani Prakash In a previous blog, we had featured Madavi Nathan Oliver’s observations on the Plastics Free Kanyakumari (PFKK) campaign in the district of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. The campaign spearheaded by the District Collector (DC), Rajendra Ratnoo includes banning of single use plastic bags, and is progressing towards a Zero Waste Kanyakumari through […]

July 27th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity,Plastics | Read More »

Nestlé buckles to Greenpeace pressure on Unsustainable Palm Oil

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Greenpeace’s two month long campaign against the multinational food and consumer goods giant, Nestlé’s use of unsustainable palm oil sources has shown results. Nestlé announced in a press release that they will partnering with the non-profit organisation, The Forest Trust, to systematically identify and exclude companies owning or managing high risk plantations or farms linked to deforestation. According […]

May 18th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity,Biodiversity & Ecosystems,Green Events/Campaigns,S.E.Asia/Australasia | Read More »

One Mind, Two Theories : Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace

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A small but insightful exhibition is currently on at the Singapore Botanic Gardens called “ONE MIND, TWO THEORIES” referring to the great merging of thought between  Charles Darwin and his lesser known contemporary Alfred Russell Wallace. 2009 is a year of some very meaningful anniversaries. It’s been 150 years since the publication of Charles Darwin’s […]

August 13th, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Biodiversity | Read More »

Engaging Local Communities in S.E.Asian Peat Swamp regeneration

This note has been prepared for Eco Warrior Malaysia, a team of volunteers led by Matthias Gelber, in partnership with the Selangor Forest Department, Global Environment Centre and Plant a Tree Today, to replant the degraded peat lands at North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest(NSPSF). The NSPF covers about 70,000 Ha , one of the largest […]

April 9th, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Biodiversity,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Activism | Read More »

Loss of Biodiversity: Why are we losing so many species? Part IV

Why are we losing so much of our biodiversity? To make sense of the specific reasons for the loss of biodiversity, this is one programme (“The State of the Planet”, part of BBC’s “Earth” DVD series) that hit the nail on the head. It’s always a pleasure to watch Sir David Attenborough, and of course […]

November 26th, 2008 | Posted in Biodiversity,Climate Change,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

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