Sunday, February 28, 2010
OK, before anyone screams and shouts at me (because I did say last year that I would NOT upgrade my old one) , my old one died on me before Chinese New Year, and I had to get one. I will now have to take my old phone for recycling.... what about the chargers, can they be recycled too?
Saturday, February 27, 2010
We went to the library today, and I picked up a nice little lift-the-flap little green book (made from recycled materials) for my son....
It's very cute, and it nicely explains how to reuse stuff in the home to kids.
The little green book also has a blog : http://simonlittlegreen.com/blog/ It has monthly green tips, ideas from kids, and educational green games too.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Well, after a bit of a wait since WWF's initial launch in 2008, Singapore has it's own SeaFood Guide!! Yay!
Facts from the WWF site:
a) Singapore is one of the biggest seafood consumers in Asia Pacific. Average 100,000 tonnes of seafood each year!!!
b) In an opinon poll commissioned by WWF 80% of those Singaporeans asked said they would either stop eating seafood or reduce the amount of seafood they ate if they were made aware it was being unsustainably harvested. That's good !!
c) Most of Singapore's seafood is imported and the majority of it from the Coral Triangle
The Coral Triangle covers almost 2.3 million square miles of ocean and covers the seas of 6 countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Phillipines, the Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste.
The Coral Triangle harbors 75 percent of all known coral species, more than half of the world’s reefs, 40 percent of the world's coral reef fish species, and six of the world’s seven species of marine turtle. It also contains 51 of the world's 70 mangrove species and 23 of the 50 seagrass species. This area is of high economic value, as it supports more than 120 million people living in the area, providing income and food security. So, if our demand for seafood increases at a faster rate than they can be replenished, this area could collapse.
Pictures from WWF
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Gong Xi Fa Cai, or Gong Hey Fat Choi! We had a jolly good time visiting our relatives in Hong Kong, and welcoming in the year of the Tiger --- rooooaaar! My son had fun receiving lots of red packets (aka lai see or ang bao) from them too. For those of you who aren't Chinese, red packets are a little bit like Christmas presents, except you get money inside little red envelopes, and you can open them on the day you get them (well, best to do it at home!).
Red packets from managed sources
You can reuse this red packet....
...but not the ones with the sticky glue!
You can get your red packets (without the money) FOC from many places, including malls, banks and department shops. I was impressed with the HSBC red packets, and most of the others can be reused as they don't have the sticky glue on them! Why didn't I thnk about reusing last years? I've saved up my red packets for reuse next year - have you?
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Sorry folks, haven't been blogging for ages. Didn't have time to finish my coat, so I'm rather disappointed. Been hit by heaps of work in the office, lots of politics, and it's literally like a tsunami. Going for a 2 week break, and hopefully I'll be inspired and refreshed :-)