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Mon 10 Sep 2007

Hazy days at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve

Category : marine

Posted at 2:04PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Mon 10 Sep 2007

Remember Chek Jawa - Asian Film Symposium, Monday 10 Sep 2007

Category : marine

Many efforts and factors eventually contributed to the deferment of reclamation at Chek Jawa and in the midst of it all, independent film maker Eric Lim found himself particularly drawn to one element that he witnessed - the efforts of the ordinary, urban Singaporean’s efforts to help out a tiring, muddy and incomprehensible biodiversity survey, at a time when all hope had been lost.

Shot between 2001 - 2004, Eric made "Remember Chek Jawa," to chronicle the volunteer survey and also provides a brief glimpse of some of the activities that led to deferment of reclamation at Chek Jawa.

He has just released this trailer below, and you can catch the movie on MONDAY, 10th September 2007: 7.30pm at Cathay's Picturehouse. It is the Closing Film at Asian Film Symposium.

Hop over to his webpage for the trailer, background and schedule!

Posted at 4:19AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Mon 10 Sep 2007

International Coastal Cleanup Singapore - NUS Volunteer Recruitment Drive

Category : coastalcleanup

Registration closed; thanks everyone!

16th International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore
Saturday, 15th September 2007
Recruitment Drive for NUS Participants

What's It About?

The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) is an annual event coordinated by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, NUS and part of the international event coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy in Washington, USA.

This event, the world's largest one-day volunteer effort, involves some 400 000 people in 70-100 countries who gather to clean up trash at beaches, lakes, oceans and mangroves all over the world.

This cleanup is more than just collecting and removing trash!!

The trash collected is categorized and recorded, and the consolidated data is sent to the Ocean Conservancy under the United Nation to be analyzed. The results of the analysis become a powerful tool in finding the sources of marine debris, helping to identify solutions, and developing effective pollution control strategies to help prevent the problem.

So, don't hestitate, help protect our marine life.

Remember it's everybody's business! Be an ICCS-NUS volunteer.

Date: Saturday, 15th September 2007
Time: 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve

Chartered Bus Pickup Times and Venues:

  • 8.00 am @ Admin Block (near Central Library)
  • 8:00 am @ Prince George's Park Residence bus terminal (Next to KE VII)
  • 8:15 am @ Clementi Central (Outside McDonalds)
  • 8:45 am @Passenger service counter at Kranji MRT

This event is supported by the Campus Sustainability Committee, National University of Singapore. Free cotton t-shirt will be given to each participant. Transport to and fro will be provided at various venues. Please note that there will be no CCA points given for this community service.

To volunteer for the 16th ICCS, please click here.

Registration ends on Monday, 10th September 2007, please register quickly as we have only 120 places. We would appreciate it if you register only when you are serious about participating in this event so as not to deny others a place in this event.

For more details on the 2007 Coastal Cleanup, please see coastalcleanup.nus.edu.sg. For enquiries, please contact the volunteer organisers: Gui Deng: u0507638@nus.edu.sg or Wang Lei: u0507630@nus.edu.sg

See you there !

Warmest Regards
Wang Lei, Gui Deng
NUS Organisers
International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore 2007

Posted at 2:51AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news