If you wish to go green and take action, this book makes it easier for you. Eugene has compiled a list of 7 habits that are commonly found in people who are green conscious and environmentally aware. All of us can start learning these 7 habits now and take action to improve and protect the environment. The 7 habits include:
Habit 1: Respect nature and renew your bond
Habit 2: Improve your environmental awareness and knowledge
Habit 3: Reduce your environmental impact
Habit 4: Spread the green message and influence others
Habit 5: Support green initiatives and groups
Habit 6: Participate as an active citizen
Habit 7: Choose to be a responsible consumer Read more
Eugene is the Director of Green Future Solutions and the Founder/Editor of AsiaIsGreen and Green Business Times. He has a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He has worked as an adjunct lecturer teaching ecotourism at a local polytechnic and also as a project officer at the National Environment Agency, Resource Conservation Department, managing waste minimisation and recycling issues.
Eugene is a volunteer with the Environmental Challenge Organisation and a Youth Environment Envoy with the National Environment Agency. He was a commendation award winner of the Green Wave Environment Competition 2007. He also writes frequently to the local newspapers and his published letters and articles are listed below:
- ‘Clean’ power plant – “One step forward and two steps backward in our green efforts.” (Straits Times, 4 Oct 08)
- To save ourselves, we must get back to nature (Straits Times, 25 Dec 07)
- Clean power, green power – Electricity suppliers should disclose carbon footprints (Today, 22 Oct 07)
- After Live Earth, Give Up Hope (Today, 7 Jul 07)
- Six things we can do to protect the environment (Straits Times, 6 Jun 07)
- The green spirit (Today, 5 Jun 07)
- Global warming: Four possible scenarios (Straits Times, 15 May 07)
- The real culprit of global warming? Human activities (Straits Times, 5 May 07)
- Data on waste useful (Sunday Times, 6 Aug 06)
- Score a Green Goal for Singapore too (Straits Times, 8 Jul 06)
- Bouquet for SingTel’s efforts to be environmentally friendly (Straits Times, 22 Jun 06)
- It takes time to inculcate recycling culture. Do more to educate people to cut waste (Straits Times, 15 May 06)
Guest Writer – Julian Wong
Julian Wong is the author of The Green Leap Forward, a blog that explores China’s green efforts, policies and technologies, and also the author of The Solar Coaster, a blog on solar energy. He is currently a Fulbright Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing researching renewable energy policy and entrepreneurship, and holds a M.A. in Environmental and Energy Policy from Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, and a J.D. from Duke Law School. Julian was a private equity mergers and acquisitions attorney in New York and Hong Kong and a member of the New York City Bar Association Energy Committee.
Guest Writer – Irene V. Rafer
Irene V. Rafer is a private citizen of the Philippines. She is the author of “The Shape of My Life” – a personal blog about her family, background, childhood, education, her hearts desires and conscience, and about the people who taught her the meaning of life. She also write about environmental issues. She is a supporter of Greenpeace Southeast Asia.
Guest Writer – Saad Khan
Saad Khan is the community editor of Social Bridges where they are having active discussions on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and greener options in Pakistan. He is a student of media sciences with an emphasis on sustainability and green living. He does not have any huge academic or practical experience in this field (just 22 right now) but have participated in many local environmental and social campaigns – a green activist – to be more precise.