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  • 20 Green Books You Should Read
    Here’s 20 green books that I would recommend for you to read. How many have you read before? Save the Earth by Jonathon Porritt The red pill that started it all for me. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus The book that inspired me to take up environmental engineering. Earth in the Balance […]
  • 6 Principles to Make Your Green Message Stick
    One interesting idea from the book, Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath, is about the Curse of Knowledge. Quoting from the book: “This is the Curse of Knowledge. Once we know something, we find it hard to imagine what it was like not to know it. Our knowledge has “cursed” us. And it […]
  • The 4 Skills Environmentalists Need To Learn – FACT
    The 4 skills environmentalists need to learn are FACT – Forgiveness, Accountability, Clarity, and Thick-skinned. 1. Forgiveness The first skill environmentalists need to learn is forgiveness, both forgiving others and forgiving yourself. Some people in the environmental movement demand that others subscribe to their beliefs and are angry and upset when peopl […]
  • 7 questions to ask yourself before starting environmental projects or initiatives
    For those starting environmental projects/initiatives (especially young people), ask yourselves these questions before you start: 1) What exactly are you trying to do or achieve? What’s your goals/objectives? 2) How do you measure and track to make sure you are meeting your goals/objectives? 3) How serious are you? Do you want to see real impacts, […]
  • Singapore to implement carbon pricing
    Now that Singapore will be implementing carbon pricing, the first question is whether it would be in the form of a carbon tax or a cap and trade system? Carbon tax allows price certainty but uncertainty in emissions reduction. Easier to implement and price certainty is good for businesses. But usually tax increase is not […]