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Sat 11 Aug 2007

Free Pedal Ubin guided ride: Registration now open for Sat 1st Sep 2007!

Category : events

The Raffles Museum Toddycats open up the Pedal Ubin programme to the public every quarter. Offered to the public since 1998, we conduct a relaxing four hour ride suitable for novice cyclists and introduce the heritage and natural history of Pulau Ubin to the clueless Singaporean.

As long as you can balance yourself on a bike, you will survive the ride! We don't ride continuously anyway, as we get off our saddles to take a close look at the island's curiosities, and we are certainly curious people!

Registration - If you want to sign up for the public ride on Saturday 1st September 2007, please read the Participant's Page! - but note that you have to be at Changi Point Ferry Terminal at 8am, latest!

Posted at 4:17AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Sat 11 Aug 2007

Salon.com: Plastic bags are killing us

Category : coastalcleanup

"Plastic bags are killing us," by Katharine Mieszkowski. Salon.com, 10 Aug 2007. The most ubiquitous consumer item on Earth, the lowly plastic bag is an environmental scourge like none other, sapping the life out of our oceans and thwarting our attempts to recycle it.

"The plastic bag is an icon of convenience culture, by some estimates the single most ubiquitous consumer item on Earth, numbering in the trillions. They're made from petroleum or natural gas with all the attendant environmental impacts of harvesting fossil fuels. One recent study found that the inks and colorants used on some bags contain lead, a toxin. Every year, Americans throw away some 100 billion plastic bags after they've been used to transport a prescription home from the drugstore or a quart of milk from the grocery store. It's equivalent to dumping nearly 12 million barrels of oil."

Read on at salon.com

Thanks to Jude Yew for the forward to the media-socialist list.

Posted at 4:15AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news