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Madhu Verma on SoCh in Action: Social Change by Children

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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, […]

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

Climate Reality Project: 24 Hours of Reality

Climate-Reality-Project

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 »

Go GM Free in Australia

Australia Wheat Scandal Greenpeace Report

By Bhavani Prakash Today sees an important report being released by Greenpeace Australia against GM wheat trials in the country. These trials are clearly, as the report alleges, a result of government-industry nexus, rather than for the interests of consumers or farmers.  Featured here are the various GM campaigns in Australia and the people behind […]

July 7th, 2011 | Posted in Food/Meat Reduction,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Save the World’s Saddest Dolphins: ACRES’ response to Resorts World Sentosa

Bottlenose dolphin

We recently published the article, “ACRES needs your help to “Save the World’s Saddest Dolphins”  To recap, Resorts World Sentosa(RWS) is Singapore’s leading casino operator, and is importing 25 bottlenose dolphins captured in the wild from Solomon Islands. Two additional dolphins had died during training in the Philippines.  ACRES is a Singapore based NGO which […]

June 8th, 2011 | Posted in Water/Marine Life,Wildlife | Read More »

ACRES needs your help to “Save the World’s Saddest Dolphins”

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Animals Concerns and Research & Education Society (ACRES), is a Singapore-based NGO which creates awareness about animal rights, and promotes community involvement in the animal protection movement. Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Singapore’s leading casino operator purchased 27 dolphins from Solomon Islands. Two already died last year in Langkawi in transit.  Please support ACRES’ campaign to […]

May 30th, 2011 | Posted in Singapore,Water/Marine Life,Wildlife | Read More »

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