Do you know that for the past 30 years, the rate of global warming has accelerated? The environment is important to us, it determines our survival. Our class has thus taken action as a response to Earth Hour, create awareness about the issue of climate change and inspire people to alleviate some of Earth's sufferings.
Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund), asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.
The video directors, Rebecca and Wan Ling, have finally accomplished their goal for the week: To finish filming the class environmental video. The speech drafting, allocation of each member to the line they are saying, and patience in organising everyone to create this combined effort has finally paid off. Thank you everyone in 09S08 for making this possible. The video will be officially screened on the net by Thursday, 8th April 2010. Rebecca and Wan Ling might also be posting for some hilarious NG scenes/photos. So, stay tune!
3 weeks ago, our Service Learning Project Leader, Cheryl, represented our class to participate in the Earth Hour Roadshow at Wisma Atria, selling Earth Hour T-shirts and other WWF merchandise. She helped to promote Earth Hour (27th March) during the Roadshow (20th March) by giving out postcards, which was largely mistaken by the public as a movie publicity event. Another surprising fact was, only 1 out of 6 Singaporeans knew what "Earth Hour" is truly about, despite the event being advertised at such a large scale where posters can even be seen pasted at various bus-stops. Here are some photos of the event.
To pledge for the environment literally means to be determined to do small actions that can alleviate some of Earth's suffering and take one step further by inculcating environmental-friendly habits in their daily lives. Participants can simply write their pledges in this format, "I pledge for the environment by...". Here are some good examples:
(i) I pledge for the environment by switching off my lights after use.
(ii) I pledge for the environment by setting my aircon at 25° C
(iii) I pledge for the environment by turning off the tap while brushing my teeth.
The list goes on.
This blog will not only recount the phases of the project we experienced as a class but also promote some useful articles worth to share that we have garnered on our own, which will definitely appeal to environmentalists/environmental activists.
Hello! Welcome to our environmental blog, we are very pleased to have you here!
We are a group of teenagers from Tampines Junior College embarking on an environmental Service Learning Project.
(i) Create awareness of environmental degradation through a mini video about what we have to say about the environment
(ii) Provide environmental education to the college - Encourage students/working staff to pledge to do a small part for the deteriorating environment.
(iii) Share tips on how the community can inculcate environmental-friendly habits in their daily lives
About our title
This project is titled "09S08 Votes Earth" as a response to Earth Hour. "Vote Earth" is the campaign for Earth Hour, and since we have decided to take action and do our part, hence the title.
Visit our BOOTH!
We are setting up a booth in college on Monday, 19th April 2010, 11AM onwards in front of the canteen. We hope to engage as many people as we can to pledge for the environment, and collate the pledges in a poster format after providing some environmental education to our college mates. We have collaborated with World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF Singapore) for this project, thus feel free to ORDER an exclusive EARTH HOUR T-SHIRT/purchase any other WWF merchandise from us!