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Protect the Earth

Do you feel the need to protect our ailing planet Earth? Is there anything we can do to contribute in our own little way to give back to nature?

Here’s a reminder on how easy it can be to contribute in our own little way:

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  The basic 3Rs where we can practice and relate to daily. Reduce printing, sign and store all your forms electronically, reuse single sided printed papers.

Volunteer to clean up in your community. Our office is our 2nd home, cleaning up of our work space, practicing the 3Rs while doing so, and discarding the bulky rubbish in a responsible manner will make the environment more conducive for everyone including yourself.

Conserve water. Other than drinking water, shower facilities are provided in Gather. It is important to be mindful to minimize wastage.

Choose sustainable. Drinkware and kitchen utensils are provided at Gather to minimize use of single-use disposable items. Other than that, many cafes in the vicinity offer BYO cup discounts to fight waste.

Bring your own recycle shopping bag. Cut down on single-use plastic bags by having a reusable shopping bag with you.

Plant a tree. In Singapore, the Plant A Tree Programme encourage organisations and individuals to actively participate in the greening of our country. You can show your support by donating to the Garden City Fund. You can find out more about the programme here: https://www.gardencityfund.gov.sg/plantatree

Don’t pour chemical waste into the sink. When chemicals, both medical and non-chemical are poured down the drain, they enter the wastewater system, which usually filters into a local treatment plant. However, these chemicals persist through the treatment process end up often discharged back into the surface and ground water.

Bike more & use our public transport. Drive Less. Switching from car to bicycle not only save on petrol consumption but also greatly reduce the carbon dioxide emission from the vehicle that’s polluting the air.

Adapted from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S Department of Commerce