Thursday, 29 January 2009

The Green Volunteers

Today we are constantly bombarded with words such as climate change, ecological footprint, carbon sinks and offset etc that they are beginning to sound like weasels words. Some of these so called “experts” using these clich├ęs have probably never planted a tree or entered a tropical rainforest in their lives! In our world of politically correct stances and sound bytes, these words sound pretty cutting edge and enlightened but they are meaningless empty sounds if they are not followed up by positive actions. These feel good words do absolutely nothing to improve our environment or help slow down global warming.

In reality, a small city state like Singapore is powerless to slow down global warming, we cannot even prevent the haze that’s coming from our neighbours. What we can do as individuals or as a group is to clean-up our mangroves, do reforestation projects, reintroduce native trees and shrubs back into our schools, parks and open spaces so that our native fauna can slowly return.

We can do reforestation and social projects in our region to help badly degraded landscapes and native hill tribes improve their standard of living. We can take part in a direct action ongoing programme called “WHISTLEBLOWER” where we identify and report polluters, illegal environmental activities and other socially unacceptable behavior to the relevant authorities.

Let’s not just sit back and take it, let’s bring the fight to these selfish irresponsible behaviors.
As individuals, we can make a difference and we don’t need anyone’s permission to do this. If you believe that you can make a difference and are prepared to get your feet wet and hands dirty – then join us in our regular activities.

To be kept updated of our regular activities, please email me ( your name and DOB.

Grant W Pereira
The Green Volunteers
Mobile 65 96840950

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead



Hill Tribes