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World Refugee Day - Whoever, Wherever & Whenever With the on-going Ukraine-Russian conflict, there has been more scrutiny and light shed on the repercussions of the people caught in the war-torn areas. World Refugee Day is a United Nations observance that is held on 20th June every year and it is a day where we should take a moment to realise the significance of the mass exodus as a result of the conflict. With millions of people forced out of their dwellings, countries and communities are taking in these people for shelter. It is simply too hard for us to understand what it feels to be part of a situation like this. This year’s theme is “Everyone has a right to seek safety” and whoever, wherever and whenever they are and come from, they have a right to seek safety.
A Day in the Bee Farm Before we get to the nitty-gritties of a day in the bee farm, you need to know more about bees and why they are so important to us & the environment. This way, you can have more appreciation when I take you through a day in a bee farm! Bees help pollinate & grow about 90% of the world’s wildflower plants and 35% of the world’s crops which amounts to ecosystems all over the world. There are various programs in place all over the world to help this cause put in place by the United Nations in efforts to protect the bees. These black & yellow critters are also under a barrage of threats as the result of human activity. Some examples are introduction of invasive insects, pesticide, change of land-use etc.
Invest in Our Planet Earth Day is celebrated annually to create awareness about pollution and to come together as one to look at another year of environmental progress. It is a day to think back and reflect how you have affected or impacted the planet. People think of ways to give back to the environment with new ideas to reduce their carbon footprints and water management, to name a few. They also get their hands dirty, with activities like tree planting with the Earth’s benefit at heart. It is important that people take a bit of time off on this day to think about how the environment has been affected by mankind and how they can do their part to minimize these impacts.
Trash to Treasure Recycling has been garnering more attention and importance in the last couple of decades. Year after year, consumption rates are rising globally and so is our human nature to want new things. Recycling is more than just reducing the amount of waste material sent to dumps and landfills, it is a method of revitalizing these materials to be used in new products. Everyone has somewhat crossed paths with recycling at least once in their lives!
Making The Invisible Visible Water, arguably one of the most important natural resources on the planet, abundant yet lacking at the same time. World Water Day is on 22 March every year. In 1993, the United Nations started this movement to help people understand the importance of sustainable management of fresh-water resources. World Water Day is closely tied to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030 which is one of the main focuses.
10 ways to increase your employee engagement Employee engagement is so crucial in today's workplace. Here are 10 great ways to increase the employee engagement of your employees! Working from home or not, there is always a solution for you!
PLASTICS – BANE OR BOON? SINGAPORE PLASTIC WASTE In Singapore, according to statistics provided by the National Environmental Agency (NEA), we use about 1.76 billion plastic items each year, including 820 million plastic bags from supermarkets, 467 million PET bottles and 473 million plastic disposable items. Many of these plastics tend to be single-use items. For example, packaging waste, including plastics, form about a third of domestic waste disposed of in Singapore.
Happy 56th Birthday Singapore - How you can give back this National Day Here are 10 great National Day gifts from Market for Good, a B2B platform for social and environmental enterprises in Singapore! Let us celebrate our beloved nation’s 56th Birthday with these great gift ideas that help us build up the Singapore spirit or simply allow us to enjoy the upcoming National Day holidays. Happy 56th National Day!
World Environment Day- Choices or Sustainable Choices? What “sustainable choices” should we make on this Environment Day other than the individual responsibility of using recyclable bags when going to the supermarket or refusing the use of plastic straws and more…there is so much more that can be done on a larger scale, especially by corporations.