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NUS Student Leaders‘ Green Issues Briefing. Marcus Tay Guan Hock , Sustainability Executive. Contents. What should we do to save the environment What is the bare minimum a club should do What more can a club do? NUS Green Commitment. What does being Environmentally Friendly means to you? .

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Nus student leaders green issues briefing

NUS Student Leaders‘Green Issues Briefing

Marcus Tay Guan Hock , Sustainability Executive


Contents

Contents

  • What should we do to save the environment

  • What is the bare minimum a club should do

  • What more can a club do?

  • NUS Green Commitment


What does being environmentally friendly means to you

What does being Environmentally Friendly means to you?

  • Especially as student group?

  • Canoe to clean trash?

  • Clear rubbish while you trek?

  • Tree planting for your YEP?


Environmental friendliness as an urban person

ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLINESS AS AN URBAN PERSON

What does it mean to you?


Imagine

Imagine

  • A YEAR WITHOUT TOILET PAPER

  • (mostly) no shopping for anything except food

  • producing no trash (except compost)

  • using no carbon-fueled transportation


Zero impact man

Zero Impact man?


Zero impact family colin and michelle isabelle beavan

Zero Impact Family- Colin and Michelle, Isabelle Beavan

“That’s the thing about this current wave of environmentalism,” he continued. “It’s not about, how do we protect some abstract pristine space? It’s what can real people do in their home or office or whatever. It’s also very urban. It’s a critical twist in the old wilderness adage: Leave only footprints, take only photographs. But how do you translate that into Manhattan?”


What you do daily is more important

What you do daily is more important

While it is nice to protect pristine nature, it is equally or even more important to manage the daily environmental impacts of your life or club activities.


What can you do for the environment as a club in urban singapore

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AS A CLUB IN URBAN SINGAPORE?

Bare minimum expected


Bare minimum green behavior expected

Bare Minimum “Green” Behavior expected

  • Recycling for your event

  • Catering – Reusable plates

  • Recycle your Banner.

  • Get useful Door gifts

    • Newater bottles?

    • Post its?

Courtesy of

http://chem-eng.blogspot.com

Courtesy of www.confettistationery.com


Recycling for your events

Recycling for your events

NUS Open House 2009

Call OED Hotline at 65161515 or write to us at [email protected]


Reusable plates and cutlery for catering

Reusable plates and cutleryfor catering

  • Made from Melamine

    Caterers who don’t charge or charge a minimum:

Courtesy of www.machio.com


Recycle your banners

Recycle your Banners


What more can you do for the environment as a club

WHAT MORE CAN YOU DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AS A CLUB ?

More environmentally responsible things that you can do but some will bring inconvenience.


Doing more as a environmentally responsible club

Doing more as a environmentally responsible club

  • Ask your camp participants to bring their own spoon and fork and water bottle – for camps.

  • Get more vegetarian food for your catering

  • Bring elderly or other disadvantaged, for nature walks. Can apply for club bonding sessions as well.

  • Rinse your plastic containers after meals and recycle them – for camps

Increasing level of difficulty


Why more vegetarian in your catering

WHY MORE VEGETARIAN IN YOUR CATERING


Hear from the experts

Hear from the experts

Don't eat meat, do ride a bike, and be a frugal shopper 

Dr RajendraPachuari

Chief of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Links:ABC News


Meat production

Meat Production

  • 18% of GHGs, more than world transport sector(13.5%)

    Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of UN.

Report says major improvements could be achieved at

reasonable cost


Reasonable cost

Reasonable cost???


No more frightening statistics

No more frightening statistics


My personal rules on vegetables meat out

My personal rules on vegetables (meat out)

  • At least a vege meal once a day.

  • Ask Vege when on course or function

  • Indulge at mass meals with family and friends

  • Indulge at special food spots e.g. Changi Village

As a club either for catering or for camp participants:

LESS MEAT , MORE VEGE


Doing more as a environmentally responsible club1

Doing more as a environmentally responsible club

  • Ask your camp participants to bring their own spoon and fork and water bottle – for camps.

  • Get more vegetarian food for your catering

  • Bring elderly or other disadvantaged, for nature walk. Can apply for club bonding sessions as well.

  • Rinse your plastic containers after meals and recycle them – for camps.

Increasing level of difficulty


What is there to see in singapore regarding nature

What is there to see in Singapore regarding nature?

Is there anything worth seeing?


Photo of dolphins by chim chee kong off st john s island 12 mar 2004

Photo of Dolphins by Chim Chee Kongoff St. John's Island, 12 Mar 2004


Dolphin sightings in singapore habitatnews

Dolphin sightings in Singapore(Habitatnews)

  • "Best photo ever," of a dolphin in Singapore waters! 21 May 2007

  • “Dolphins spotted off Raffles Lighthouse." 06 Jan 2006

  • "Dolphins sighted off St. John's Island." 02 Sep 2005.

  • "Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin carcass on Labrador Beach." 15 Jun 2005.

  • "Dolphin's off St. John's island." 01 Feb 2005.

  • "Dolphins off PulauSenang." 04 Jan 2005.

  • "Dolphins sighting at Sisters islands." 22 Jun 2004.

  • "Dolphins sighted off St John's Islands." 12 Mar 2004.


Chek jawa

ChekJawa?

On PulauUbin


Chek jawa high tide

ChekJawa, high tide


Chek jawa low tide

ChekJawa, low tide


Snakes and sea anemones

Snakes and sea anemones!


Wildsingapore by ria tan

WildSingapore by Ria Tan

  • Weekly updates of all Nature Events in Singapore

    http://wildsingaporehappenings.blogspot.com/

  • Important to go on a guided session to see more than just trees.

  • Most importantly, it is free! (mostly)


Doing more as a environmentally responsible club2

Doing more as a environmentally responsible club

  • Ask your camp participants to bring their own spoon and fork and water bottle – for camps.

  • Get more vegetarian food for your catering

  • Bring elderly or other disadvantaged, or for bonding sessions for nature walk

  • Rinse your plastic containers after meals and recycle them – for camps.

Increasing level of difficulty


Rinsing your plastic containers

Rinsing your plastic containers

Especially for Camps


Plastics have recycling number

Plastics Have “Recycling” Number


Plastic food containers

Plastic Food Containers


Yes theoretically it all can be recycled

Yes! Theoretically, it all can be recycled

  • Only plastic bottles allowed in NUS because of infrequent collection and hygiene issue

  • Absolutely yes, if you just rinse it


It is still manual sorting

It is still manual sorting


Nus green commitment

NUS Green Commitment


Nus environmental targets

NUS Environmental Targets

NUS pledge a reduction of:

by 2015 against a business as usual scenario


Future development

Future Development

  • 47% increase in total GFA by 2015


Nus student leaders green issues briefing

  • OES was set up in Oct 2008 - sign of NUS’ commitment to the environment.

  • OES reports direct to DP (admin).


Conclusion

Conclusion


Conclusion1

Conclusion

  • Contact us or SAVE if you need help on how to make your events/organisation more green.

  • Share with us how you have made your events more environmentally sustainable. We will be keen to highlight to the rest of the campus.

    OES Team:

    http://www.nus.edu.sg/oes/about/ourteam.html


We need you

We need you…

The environmental movement is not something only for the treehuggers, it is daily lifestyle choices that has to be embraced by everyone so as to be able to succeed.


Your club matters

Your club matters…

“I may be only one, but still I am one and I cannot refuse the thing that I can do.”

———— Helen Keller.


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