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Fun and Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Singapore

by Voices Wellness 05 Apr 2021
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The earth is our only known home and that’s certainly good enough reason to care for our beautiful planet. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.

In celebration of Earth Day this April 22, we’ve rounded up some fun and easy ways to commemorate a day that aims to raise awareness about environmental protection. Inaugurated in 1970, the day was originally meant to protest the negative impact of industrial development. Today, its effects continue to take a hold of our world, resulting in rising sea levels and declining wildlife. With global warming being a real threat, it’s crucial to do our parts in conserving the earth, even in the small ways.

Here’s what you can do to play your part:

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Go on a coastal clean up

If you appreciate the sight of clean waters and rich marine life, consider doing your part through a coastal clean-up. Local company Adventure Paddlers offers a unique Eco Tour on kayak where participants can witness the source, damages, and journey undertaken by marine waste through visits to the gathering points of such debris. Starting from Pasir Ris Park, the kayak tour includes pitstops along the coastlines and slow current waters, where one can help pick up litter while enjoying a leisure work-out.

More information here.

Photo: Style Theory

Join a clothes subscription service

To help reduce textile waste, consider subscribing to clothing rental services, which allow you to expand the variety of your wardrobe sans the hefty price tag. For the fashion-forward, there’s Style Theory, which lets ladies rent casual outfits, formal dresses, and even designer handbags on a monthly basis. Parents with infants can check out, a baby clothing subscription service that offers sustainable and high-quality essentials for their little ones.

More information here and here.

Photo: NParks

Plant a tree

Living in a Garden City as beautiful as Singapore’s calls for the continuous effort to preserve nature sites. One way to contribute is by planting a tree through the Garden City Fund’s Plant-a-Tree programme—simply donate a minimum of S$300 to have a young tree planted in one of the National Parks. Aside from beautifying the environment, trees also help to purify the air by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, prevent soil erosion, provide shade, as well as increase biodiversity.

More information here.

Photo: Science Centre Singapore

Learn eco-friendly habits

With staying home encouraged during the ongoing pandemic, Science Centre Singapore (SCC) will be offering a line-up of fun and educational Earth Day activities on its website, Facebook, and Instagram to keep the little ones entertained. Highlights include a game of spot the difference for them to learn about daily practices that can make a positive impact to the earth. Others include workshops on composting, plastic recycling, as well as eco-friendly habits. On April 22, SCC will be partnering with Temasek Foundation to present I am a Young Sustainability Champion VodCast, a livestream about sustainability and the challenges our planet is facing.

More information here.

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