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…

Neurotic about plastic

For many who know me, they know I love Germany. Not just for the awesome wursts I’ve tried (no pun intended here), but for how civic-mindedness and social responsibility is built into German societies. Yes, you may argue that the Germans can sometimes be too regimental and uptight about a lot of things. But no one can take…

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…

One day, we will all be dinosaurs.

One day, we will all be dinosaurs. And we are our own Tyrant osaurus Wrecks. One of the commitments I made to myself during this period of my life was to be socially and environmentally informed. So I’ve signed up to a Coursera course recommended by a friend – The Age of Sustainable Development by Columbia…

13 before 30 – recalibrated

Yes – I have become one of the 68,300 unemployed residents in Singapore. When Channel NewsAsia reported the figures for Q2 unemployment in Singapore, I reassured myself that they must be right. That I have 68,299 comrades marching with me.