Start of a Water Challenge

As Earth Day’s draws near, I’ve volunteered to take on a personal challenge with WWF Singapore to document the adoption of water-saving habits. It starts with recording my typical usage habits on Day 0 and then implementing the following five measures over a week-long period…

The Ugly Side of Beauty Products

Heartfelt words from an animal passivist. Do you know more than 100 million animals die in laboratories each year – in the US alone? That’s 17 times worse than the holocaust and no one is actually bothered by it. Why? Just because survivors (if any) of the brutality of a laboratory life cannot write memoirs…

Seafood that tastes better

How sustainable is our seafood consumption habits? Can we ensure that there’ll be marine species (to feast on) in generations to come?

Topping the world – Singapore in energy consumption per capita

We’re pretty familiar with the term “carbon footprint”. There’s the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) for countries and there’re regulations imposed on companies on the way they treat pollutants and waste. Effective July 2016, SGX requires companies listed on the exchange to provide a sustainability report with a focus on their environmental impacts alongside…

The dissolution of marine life… with every degree celsius

What happens to CO2 released into the air following the burning of fossil fuels for energy, deforestation (either releasing CO2 gases by forest burning or simply removing our natural filters of carbon dioxide since trees are plants – the only species that breathe them in), and industrial processes? Good news is – only 46% of the CO2 remains…

The story of earthleng

It was a big day for me as I sat in front of my Mac, clicking “invite” to every single of my friends for them to like my earthleng Facebook page. And the notifications of friends accepting my invite streamed in. It was such a warm fuzzy feeling – the many nods of approval. Not just…

Finish your food… and your spoon, too!

I absolutely loved the idea when I first read about it – edible spoons! How cool is that? Bakey’s, based in India and founded by Narayana Peesapaty, a former researcher, produces edible spoons in a bid to eliminate waste from plastic utensils. It strikes a chord with me because each time I am made to use…