Child’s Play Meet 7 makers who create toys and conduct experiments using everyday objects

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Be it pebbles, shells, toothpaste caps, cardboard boxes and even used wrapping paper, while I was growing up these were a part of my ‘toys’. I would pick easy-to-find daily objects and transform them into some kind of a play thing, a project that could be done by myself or with a little help from a grownup. In contrast, nowadays, a child’s world of play is dominated by ‘off-the-shelf’ toys and most of them are …[Read more]

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Zero Waste Bootcamp│ The best way to REDUCE is to REUSE, say eco warriors at ReFeel

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As most of us head into work, everyday, we grab our favourite beverage in a non recyclable cup with a plastic lid (who wants to deal with a spill in the morning!). That’s an average of 20 + cups with lids in a month. That’s 240 per person in 1 year. If one was to calculate the number of cups that end up in the garbage bin per day in an entire office building, the …[Read more]

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Reader’s Corner A must-read book to save the world

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After hearing Greta Thunberg (and seeing her mega fast-expanding audience!), we are certain that today more people in the world are willing to pause, listen and act to embrace pro-environmental behaviours, provided the speaker makes sense! So we decided to ask inspiring eco warriors based in Singapore, to share their favourite book – fiction or nonfiction – which centres around our planet or our environment. Secondsguru will be running a ‘Readers’ Corner’ as a regular …[Read more]

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Eco warriors Featuring young changemakers leading climate action worldwide

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“This is all wrong! I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet, you’ll come to us young people for hope? HOW DARE YOU?” Four minutes is all it took 16-year-old Greta Thunberg to call the bluff of those in power, the powerful leaders who say they are doing their best to protect our planet and environment when in reality all they can talk about …[Read more]