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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 »

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


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 »

Mohammed Dilawar: World Sparrow Day March 20th

Passer Domesticus House Sparrow Photo Salim Ali Foundation

By Bhavani Prakash Who would have thought that the humble and ubiquitous house sparrow (Passer domesticus), normally taken for granted in urban surroundings is actually now an endangered species?   According to Veterinary World , in most of Europe and countries like India, sparrow populations are rapidly declining – with bird counts showing a drop in […]

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Food/Meat Reduction,PEOPLE,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Thomas L. Friedman in Singapore: Why We Need A Green Revolution

Thomas Friedman in Singapore

by Bhavani Prakash Thomas Friedman, one of the world’s most influential columnists with The New York Times, with a following of over 20 million readers, and best-selling author of “Hot, Flat and Crowded” was in town (Singapore) yesterday to give an interesting lecture on “Why We Need a Green Revolution.” He was invited by the […]

January 25th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Energy/Renewables,Green Action,Green Meetings | Read More »

Calendar of World Environmental Events 2011 and UN International Year of Forests

green calendar 2011

by Bhavani Prakash This is our first blogpost for 2011. We wish our readers a very happy and green New Year! We would also like to thank our team of Guest Writers for their wonderful contributions last year and look forward to new perspectives in the coming months. Here is a list of key environmental […]

January 5th, 2011 | Posted in Green Action,Green Festivals | Read More »

Celebrating a Green Diwali


by Bhavani Prakash    Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated in India and the world over with great pomp and fervour. People spring clean their homes, decorate them with beautiful rangoli (patterns made of coloured powder or rice), wear new clothes, offer prayers at […]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Green Festivals | Read More »

Workshops on Sustainable Jewellery and Apparel

Workshop on Sustainable Jewellery and Apparel

As is well known, the mining industry is one of the most destructive of industries, often leading to local pollution of the air and water, deforestation and civil conflict in some areas.  An effort towards sustainability is fraught with challenges – it is often hard to find a truly “sustainable” source of metals, and there […]

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Ethical Jewellery/Fashion | Read More »

Veggie Thursday in Singapore

Veggie Thursday 1

“While we can do many things to reduce our carbon emissions, many of these things are much less effective than changing our diet which, in terms of individual action, is the best thing we can do.” – JAMES HANSEN Meat-free days are a campaign to reduce anthropogenic climate change and improve human health and animal […]

September 15th, 2010 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Food/Meat Reduction | Read More »


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